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A FEW GOOD MEN AND WOMEN WANTED FOR 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The 2019 Nominating Committee has been approved by the Board and is ready to go to work.  Their major task is to find several qualified, thoughtful volunteers to run for a 2-year term on the Board.  This is a great opportunity to continue a long line of dedicated board members who have made it their goal to make OCA an attractive, stable and desirable place to live.  At the OCA Annual Meeting on Sat., March 16, 2019, three directors will be elected to join the seven-member panel. 

You will soon hear about two question/answer forums and a meet-the-candidate social in February where you will have the opportunity to get to know our 2019 candidates. 

Interested candidates should contact any member of the Nominating Cte. or Karen Walter in the OCA office.  Candidate packets including an Intent to Run form are available from Karen or a Nominating Cte. member.  The deadline to submit your Intent to Run form is Fri., Feb. 1 at 3:00 pm to be on the ballot.  Members of the Nominating Cte are:  Maggie Coffin, Ray Jacobs, Bill Loftus, Patricia McArdle and Jay Norris.

Oceana Wildlife Update “Coyotes and rats and rattlesnakes! Oh My!”

Since our coyote neighbors have been a recent and heated topic of discussion in Oceana, we’ve been learning some practical ways to protect our pets and make our community less attractive to them.  Don’t leave garbage, dog food or any edibles outside ever (this includes bird seed which attracts rats and rabbits—the coyotes favorite food). Discard all overripe fallen fruit, since this also attracts rats and rabbits.  Don’t leave bowls of water outside (Note: standing water also attract mosquitoes).  Never leave pets outside unattended—remember, there are no fences in Oceana. Always keep Rover on a short leash and don’t walk him on the side of the street closest to the open canyon areas where the coyotes live. 

A few residents have also recently reported seeing rattlesnakes in our community. Just like the coyotes, rabbits and rats, rattlesnakes are also native to this region and they’ve all been living here for hundreds of thousands of years.   Here are a few safety tips for avoiding contact with this deadly reptile. If you are gardening or out for a walk do not reach into a bush where there might be a rattlesnake nest.  Don’t let your dogs run into a bush where they might get bitten.  If you have to take Rover out for a walk after dark, carry a flashlight and watch your step. Snakes are cold blooded and sometimes like to warm themselves on the pavement in the evening. 

Share & Wear is NOT CLOSING!!!!!

👜  SHARE AND WEAR IS NOT CLOSING!!!!!!!!!! 💃

 
Ever hear a rumor that was SO untrue that you wondered how it started?  Well we’re here to
dispel the rumor that Share and Wear is closing!
 

Changes are coming to Share and Wear, and we’re definitely refining some aspects but we’re NOT CLOSING!

 

As of October 1, 2018, Share and Wear will be still be open:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 11-2 p.m.

CLOSED FRIDAYS.

And as of October 1, Oceana residents and guests of Oceana residents will be welcome, but non-residents will only be able to shop at Share and Wear accompanied by an Oceana resident.  Unfortunately, this is due to ADA restrictions, which we are compelled to abide by.  Guests of Oceana residents must be accompanied BY Oceana residents. 
 
***BUT here’s the good news! EVERY First SATURDAY of the month will be “SUPER SATURDAY” which means everything is 50% off (except jewelry) and the public is welcome! For those of you who work weekdays, the FIRST SATURDAY will be YOUR day to come shop our styles at the Boutique and find your treasures at the Annex!  We even provide you with BAGS, unlike other California retailers, so NO NEED to drag the bags down!  
 
Listen up!

 ALL the wonderful activities here at Oceana are what makes OUR Oceana special and unique… do you realize that? We have over 40+ activities: clubs, meet ups, parties, off site events, get-togethers….  No other affordable retirement community offers this much to their residents, and you know WHY?  Because of YOUR donations and purchases at SHARE & WEAR!!!!!!   You probably do not realize how many hundreds of dollars Share & Wear nets Oceana in order to fund EVERY activity we have here, did you?!!  Well, the loss of revenue would cause a tsunami for us, so COME ON DOWN – donate and DEFINITELY SPEND  💰🏃!!!!

 
Many of your neighbors have NO idea what Share and Wear is or even that it exists!  PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD by doing 3 things now:
1.  Dispel the rumor 🗯
2.  Spread the new hours⌚
3.  Bring your guests and yourself and SHOP, SHOP, SHOP!👫👫
 
You’ll be donating to YOURSELF and your community at the same time.  AND, did we mention that we’ll be open to the public EVERY FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH?! Spread the word like wildfire! 💨💥We have some of the BEST merchandise around!!! Come see!!!    
 
Be like Paul Revere and alert your neighbors: “Share & Wear is coming, SHARE & WEAR IS COMING!!”🏇📣   And be like Uncle Sam and tell others “Share & Wear Needs YOU!”☝
 
Come take advantage of what THIS OCEANA offers, and be a part of the solution to keep the variety of what we DO offer GOING by your donations and purchases!  We need EACH OF YOU to make Share & Wear a continuing success!!  
OCEANA… COME ON DOWN!!!!  

 

Pickleball Update

Pickleball meets every Monday and Tuesday at 2pm in the auditorium for Open Play for ALL skill levels. Additional Open Play is available, also in the auditorium, at 1:45pm Fridays and 1pm Saturdays. The Friday and Saturday times are new. Until more people realize these times are available there may or may not be enough players. 

Tuesday mornings at 9am are reserved for Advanced Players. Please use your own judgement as to whether you are ready to join this group.

Private Games with friends of your choice may be held any time Open Play is not scheduled and the court is available. Court time may be reserved on the clipboard in the pickleball gear box. Remember, if two parties arrive to play at the same time, the party with the reservation gets the court. If you would like to schedule a standing private game (same time every week) please contact Steve Reigle.

NO PLAYER WILL BE ALLOWED TO PLAY WITHOUT FIRST HAVING SIGNED AN OCEANA LIABILITY WAIVER. ALSO, COURT-TYPE SHOES (GOOD GRIP) ARE REQUIRED. WITHOUT GOOD SHOES AND A SIGNED WAIVER YOU DO NOT PLAY.

Visit the Pickleball page for ongoing information.

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Emergency Evacuation Assistance

Do you have an Oceana friend or neighbor who will need help evacuating in case of emergency? Please click here for information on how to make us aware of their need. 

Chair Volleyball

On Mondays AND Thursdays at 1:00pm we play chair volleyball in the clubhouse.We are always looking for more players. It’s a lot of FUN and it is Easy to play . So come on over and check us out.

O.C.A. Movie Nights

Sorry movie fans the movie nights are on hold until if and when the copyright and license issues are resolved .

Come Play Chair Volleyball

Chair volleyball is a low impact fun game that is played in the clubhouse on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 pm ’til 2 pm. Come on over and have some FUN!

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SAFETY COMMITTEE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

We are looking for volunteers to assist our current Safety Committee to patrol the community, check common area buildings to assure they are locked, and discourage solicitors and non-residents from roaming our grounds.

If you can offer a few hours of your time each week to help with these activities or if you have questions about these tasks, please call John Webster at 760-966-1868 or email him at john1948@cox.net.

 

Coffee meet and Greet

Coffee Thursdays

Don’t forget every Thursday at 9:00 A.M. be at the club house for the  “Greet  and Meet”. You’ll get to know some of your neighbors and have some  Coffee and Pastries .50 cent each.
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