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Town Hall – Analysis - Property Management Co

Thursday, December 8, 2022
Immediately following Coffee Hour (10:30) in the auditorium.

The 2022-23 Strategic Plan includes an analysis of the pros/cons and financial costs of changing
from a self-managed HOA office to a professional property management company Now it is the homeowners’ opportunity to participate in the decision making process. Last month, the administrative staff was updated and encouraged to provide their input, questions and/or concerns, and to also be a part of the process.Come before 9:30 for the Music Men, coffee and donuts. Stay for the exploratory discussion.
Questions and/or input: kbishop@ocaoffice.org

No Tuesday Pickleball Training
There will be no Tuesday (4pm) Pickleball Training for new players during the month of December. Training will resume in January.
We Are Actively Seeking HOA Board Members!
See this flyer for more information, or download the Intent to Run Packet here.
Get Your Camera Ready!



The Website Committee 1st Annual Photo Contest


Name__________________________________________ Unit______   House Number_______




Category:     ____Animal       _____Pets       _____Plants       ____Landscape       ____People


___Event         ____Animated Object    


  1. Residents of Oceana are eligible for the contest.
  2. Register and submit photos by 01/16/23.
  3. Disclaimer: You give the Website Committee permission to post your photo on the website.
  4. Must capture photos between January 1, 2022 – January 16, 2023.
  5. Photos must be of Oceana.
  6. You may enter a photo for each category.
    1. 3 photos maximum for each category.
  7. Categories: Animals, pets, plants, landscape, people, an event, animated object, & holiday.


  1. To enter the 1st Annual Website Committee Photo Contest:
    1. The registration form is available at the OCA HOA office, speak to Emily Simpson.
    2. Bring completed registration form and photo to Emily Simpson in the office.
    3. You may email your registration form & photo to oceanawebcomm@gmail.com.
    4. You may complete the Google Form located on the “News” page of the website under the title: “Get Your Camera Ready”.
    5. Registration form is available on the website.


  1. The committee will judge photos January 24, 2023.
  2. The committee: OCA staff member, a professional photographer, & member of the maintenance crew.
  3. One prize per category.
  4. The Website Committee will notify all winners by email or by phone.
  5. All Photos will post on the Oceana website.
  6. Attendees of the 1st Annual Website Committee Photo Contest Reception will select the winner of the Resident’s Choice category. Date for Reception is TBA.

Get the form at either of these links:

Bylaw Review Town Halls

The Board of Directors has created an ad hoc committee to review our current bylaws and develop changes to be voted on by the community in March 2023.  We had one town hall meeting last weekend, and will be holding another one on October 29 to review our current bylaws. Please provide your feedback on any bylaws that you would like to have changed or ones you feel should still be included!

The attached document is our current bylaws.  The Board of Directors related sections (Articles V through VII), will be reviewed on Saturday, October 29th at 10 AM in the Card Room.  The town hall will last for 90 minutes.  Please come with questions or comments as we will not be presenting the bylaws, but only discussing the desired changes expressed by homeowners in the town hall.

If you plan to attend by Zoom or cannot attend at all, please email your questions or comments for review in the meeting no later than Thursday, October 27.  Those questions should be sent to Kelly Byrne at kbyrne@ocaoffice.org. Any questions in the Zoom chat will not be addressed in session.

Here is the link to the Zoom meeting for Saturday, October 29 at 10:00 AM:
Topic: Town Hall, part 2
Time: Oct 29, 2022 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 873 2963 4538
Passcode: 457478
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Community Updates – December 2nd, 2022


Scheduled Power Outage

SDGE has confirmed with the office that over 1,000 notices were sent out regarding the planned power outage in Oceana from Friday, December 9 at 11:00 PM until Saturday, December 10 at 5:00 AM. Additional information can be found here: https://www.sdge.com/residential/customer-service/outage-center/outage-map

SnowSide at Emerald Isle

Please see the flyer on the Upcoming Events Page for the upcoming SnowSide winter festival at Emerald Isle. Complimentary tickets are being offered to Oceana residents for Friday, December 9th. Residents can email directly with their requests (one per person) and they will be put on the VIP guest list: holly@emeraldislegc.com. Tickets will be sent via email through Eventbrite. Tickets provide access to the event and the activities, and food and beverages may be purchased additionally on site.

New Resident Orientation and Information Fair

Saturday, December 3, 12:30 – 2:30 PM, Free
If you are a new resident, or even if you have lived here for many years, come on down to the Clubhouse on December 3 to see the many activities, clubs and committees available for you to join. Hosted by your unit advisors and General Manager Scott Humberstone, this will be a fun afternoon! Win a prize! Cookies and lemonade will be available.

Giving Tree

There are a handful of names left on the Giving Tree in the Clubhouse lobby, for local Headstart 3- and 4-year olds that would love a special gift for Christmas. Select a tag, note on the clipboard which child’s name you have chosen, purchase a gift (maximum $15), wrap it, and bring it to the office. Headstart staff will be picking up the gifts on December 15.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest and “Oldie-Wed Game”

Saturday, December 10, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Potluck Dinner, Free!
Bring a dish to share.  Beer, wine and soda will be provided.  Lots of laughs as local couples find out just how well they know each other!  Prizes will be awarded to the “Oldie-Wed Game” winner and also to the ugly sweater contest winner!  Free, but RSVP to the office before Friday, December 9.

Intererested in Learning to Play Pickleball?

If so, please contact Denny Hanrahan at 760.525.0643 and he will find a time to work with you. There will be no training during the month of December.

Covid Update

L.A. is seeing a major COVID surge as viral illnesses stress hospitals statewide
Coronavirus case and hospitalization rates have risen dramatically in Los Angeles County, which reentered the medium COVID-19 community level for the first time since the end of the summer Omicron wave, raising the possibility again of an indoor masking mandate.
Local and state health officials worry about difficult times ahead for California’s healthcare system, not only because of COVID-19, but also flu and RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. Children’s hospitals throughout the state are already under stress because of RSV and other viral illnesses: Orange County declared a public emergency, and some San Diego County hospitals had to set up overflow tents outside of their emergency departments.

On behalf of the OCA Office, thank you for helping us, help you! We are here to assist you to the best of our ability. 

It is always best to request assistance through your AppFolio account; also, always feel free to Email or call: Office@ocaoffice.org or contact Scott Humberstone– GM or Amanda Effinger– AGM: 760-757-3937

Happy Holidays – Thank you for all you do….!!!