Oceana News


September 22nd - Weekly News Update
MANAGEMENT REPORT by Dan Farrar, General Manager
The October statements have been mailed out and homeowner payments must be in on or before October 15, 2023.  Please check your statement carefully and if there are any billing discrepancies, please contact the FirstService’s Accounting Team by email at [email protected] or the Customer Care Center at (800) 428-5588.  The Customer Care Center can also address after-hours property issues such as a power outage, waterline or backup.

Parking continues to be a challenge and we ask all residents and guests to not park on or by red lines (fire lanes) or red curbs.  Red markings are set by the Oceanside Fire Department.  The Compliance Committee is reviewing violations with possible towing implications.

Vendors who need to temporarily load and unload equipment and supplies can receive a temporary parking permit from the Management Office.   The permit is for a designated period of time and needs to be displayed on the front dashboard while temporarily parked.  Please stop by or call the office at (760) 757-3937 to obtain this load/unload permit.

Guest overnight parking, without a temporary parking permit is allowed for a maximum of three consecutive nights.  A temporary parking permit, available online or from the office, allows a maximum stay of seven days.  Thank you for your cooperation and a full list of the parking rules is noted in the Member Handbook available on the website or in the office.

 – Good News! There is a new, user-friendly lock on the gate at the Dog Park. It has the same combination as the previous lock, but please remember to punch the button for the lock symbol, after punching in the numeric portion of the combination.

– For afterhours emergencies please call the FirstService Customer Care line 800-428-5588

– Please continue to report broken and burned out lights to the office, thank you.

BrightView Update for the week of September 25th 
Spraying in Units 12, 6, 2.  Areas being sprayed will be flagged.  
Herbicide – Prosecutor Pro.  Active ingredient – Glyphosate

Reminder: please contact the office if you need to be placed on the No Spray list


Monday, September 25       11:30 a.m. in office conference room
Monthly Executive Board Meeting (Board of Directors Only)
Agenda Attached

Wednesday September 27    9:30 a.m. in the Auditorium, Zoom, and OCA-TV
Monthly Board Meeting
Agenda Attached

Wednesday, October 11       9:30 a.m. in the Auditorium, no Zoom or OCA TV
Special Member Meeting
Registration required due to fire code audience limits.
Registration period runs from Monday, September 25 at 9 AM through Friday, October 6 at 3 PM or until capacity is reached.
Click Here to register or the office can help you register if needed

Nominating Committee Recruitment – The board will approve 5 homeowners to serve on the Nominating Committee at the October 25 Board of Directors General Session meeting. Members will serve their term from 10/25/23 – 3/16/24. Please email [email protected] by October 15, if you are interested in serving or have any questions.

ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE   https://oceanaseniors.org/activities/ 

TONIGHT!               Fri, Sept 22             7:00 – 8:00 p.m.           Poolside                                                                                                                                                                                            AUTUMN EQUINOX DRUM CIRCLE – Join host Charlie Wendt as we usher in the start of autumn! Enjoy the ages-old tradition of drumming in a circle. Bring a drum, noise maker, or play on one of Charlie’s drums. Come join the fun!

COFFEE HOUR     Thurs, Sept 28         9:00 – 10:30 a.m.           Clubhouse Auditorium                                      
Enjoy coffee & donuts while the Clay Colton Duo is performing!

SUPER SATURDAY SALE!!         October 7         10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                               
Visit the Boutique and Annex for spooktacular deals!!  
Save the Date:        Friday, Oct 13       10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Community Room                                                        
Free Flu Shot Event                                                                                                                         
The Community Resource Center will be hosting a free flu shot event in the community room. Vista Community Clinic (VCC) is sponsoring this free event by providing 100 shots. Anyone with health insurance will need to bring their card. Those with no insurance can still receive a free shot. Residents can use this event as an opportunity to discuss insurance needs with VCC.

SAVE THE DATE:  OCA Art Show and Sale       Sat, Oct 14th      11:00 to 2:00 pm
Entry form available Sept 4 to Oct 2 in the office. Payment of $10 for the artist’s space.   Volunteers needed to help the artists set up on Friday, Oct 13 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Please see attached flyer for more information.

As the summer winds down the course remains in great shape.  We will be closed Tue-Wed, October 24-25th for greens aerification and will offer a $3 discount on our rates following the maintenance.

Live music nights are scheduled for October 6th and the 27th – we will confirm the bands and food vendors soon. Our Haunted Holes Halloween tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 28th.

Our PGA Director of Instruction, Natalie, will be running a new program called PGA HOPE which is a 10 week instruction program focused on teaching Veterans with varying physical and mental abilities.  Natalie completed an intensive training program through the Southern California PGA to become a certified instructor for PGA HOPE and we are very excited to be the first executive course host facility.

Friday Junior Clinics will be held on October 6th and the 20th from 3:30-4:30, and our PGA Junior League begins this month with 28 juniors competing for the next 6 weeks.

All information regarding our upcoming events can be found on the website, and be sure to download our free Emerald Isle Golf Course app for up to date information on events.

CRC Meeting in Oct - Date TBD...
NEW Facilities Committee Meeting on Sept 18th

NEW Facilities Committee Meeting on September 18th @ 1:00pm in the community room. If you are interested, but unable to attend please notify [email protected] and we will get information to you. You are invited even if you just want to get more information. The intention of this New committee is for members to walk or use golf carts to inspect all units in OCA on a regular basis as determined by the committee. Most importantly to report safety issues that could cause liabilities to OCA or injuries to homeowners. The committee will also report areas of maintenance concerns… Please add to calendar and to Weekly updates.

Owls Get a New Home on the Canyon

Many long-time residents have enjoyed looking at the towering owl house set high up on the steep canyon along Vista Campana N. It was likely built in the early years of Oceana, but has been looking the worse for wear in recent years.  

Mark Mann, a resident who happens to be a woodworker, noticed the deteriorating owl house and decided to do something about it. Recently with the help of another resident, Bill Matthews, he brought down the old structure. Mark then proceeded to build a new owl house, which will hopefully last for decades to come.

 Once it was completed, he painted it green, but felt it looked somewhat bland. He decided to call upon another resident, Tony Schwab, who not only leads our Drama Club but is also an artist.  Tony lent his painting skills to the new owl house resulting in a colorful addition to the scenery of our beautiful canyon. With Bill Mathews help again, and photographer Lisa Olivero to record the moment, the new owl house was erected on August 17th.
The Tavern at Oceana - An Original Play With Music
Save the date: The Drama Club of Oceana


An Original Play with Music

Premieres  Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 7pm and Sunday, November 12, 2023, at 3pm

Oceana Club Auditorium 

Seating is limited

$ 5 Tickets on sale at Oceana Office starting in Oct

Hilltop Highlights