Oceana News


June 11th - Weekly Tuesday News Update (click here)
NOTE: The pool is closed any time there is an outdoor event poolside, from one hour before the event until the event is over.
Garden Club needs Dutch Ovens for Garden Club Gala! If you have one we can borrow (we need 12) please text Lisa at (917) 589-2003 or email [email protected]. Thank you!
Ceramics Studio News For all who donated plastic bottles and aluminum cans to our studio, we thank you! We are no longer accepting these items but please continue to support our community by donating them to the Billiards group, to help re-felt their tables!
Thurs, June 13th, 9:00 to 10:30 am: Coffee Hour
Enjoy coffee & donuts while listening to Adrienne Nims, music that moves your body and soul!
Wed, June 19th, 10-11:30 am: Watercolor for Beginners
4 class series includes July 17, Aug 21, Sept 18. All supplies included in $5.00 per class fee. Registration & payment at the Office – deadline is June 17th. Limited to 15 people.
Wed, June 19th at 7:00 pm: OCA at the Movies – “Tuesdays with Morrie” It’s free, no signup required. Popcorn, ice cream, pretzel bites and soda available for $1.00 each; hot dogs for $3.00 each . Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Thurs, June 20th, 6-7:00 pm: Summer Solstice Drumming Circle
Celebrate the longest day of the year – bring your own drum or noisemaker, or use one of Charlie Wendt’s. He’ll teach us about the earth and the sun and lead us in community drumming. Free, no signups!
Sat, June 22nd, Noon to 2:00 pm: Pride by the Pool
Celebrate Pride month with your friends and neighbors. A speaker from the LGBTQ Resource Center will be there, as well as local DJ Ricardo Rodriguez. Bring your own food and enjoy the fun! Free, no signups!
Sun, June 23rd, 3:30 to 5:30 pm: San Diego Harmony Ringers
Not your grandma’s church handbell choir! Over 15 ringers, including Activities Chair Ellen Marciel, play classical and other secular music on 5 octaves of handbells and chimes. Come at 3:30 pm for wine and cheese, then the music starts at 4:00 pm. Only $5.00. Sign up between May 30 and June 20.
Sat, June 29th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm: Garden Club Gala
Join us in the Community Garden for an afternoon of fun, food, music, raffles, and a lot more! Free, no signups!
Thurs, July 4th, 1:00 to 3:00 pm: 4th of July Party!
Join your neighbors to celebrate Independence Day, with the music of “Cool Rush” and all-American fare from our caterer Eddie Chiw. Hamburgers, sausages, Eddie’s homemade potato chips, green salad, & ice cream drumsticks for dessert. Beer, wine and soda, all for just $15. Sign up between June 11 and July 2.
June 7th - Weekly Friday News Update (click here)
A message from the OCA Board of Directors:
Homeowner Town Hall 
Saturday (tomorrow) June 8th 1-3pm 
The Board of Directors Invite you to the Town Hall Meeting tomorrow on June 8th, 2024. This event is planned to give you up to date information on: 
  • Management Changes 
  • Litigation 
  • I.T. Plan 
  • Strategic Plan  
  • Budget 
We will have a strategic plan break out session so you, the homeowner, can contribute your ideas. 
Your attendance is valued! 
*Note: This is a Homeowner Meeting – Please bring your ID and be prepared to sign in.
The asphalt work will start Tuesday 11,2024 at 7am to 6pm this all prep work.
On Wednesday 12,2024 at 7am to 6pm asphalt will be installed.
I had sent an email with the letter and maps of work being done.


Michael Flores
General Manager 

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month🌈

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month. It is observed and celebrated each year in the month of June to give honor to the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York’s West Village. One year later, on June 28, 1970, was the first Pride march in New York City. 

You may ask, “what does Pride Month have to do with the military and veterans?”  LGBTQ people have served in the military since the American Revolution. Major Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben was an openly gay military officer. He played a key role in the American Revolutionary War. He reformed the Continental Army. He wrote, Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States. Von Steuben wrote the Army’s drill manual used to train troops at Valley Forge. The drill manual was used for decades and continues to influence the modern U.S. Army manuals.

In celebration of Pride Month, the CRC requests Oceana residents consider nominating a deserving veteran for The Benjamin Dillingham III and Bridget Wilson LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor. It recognizes LGBTQ veterans who served under anti-LGBTQ policies, preventing their ability to serve, and serve safely and openly, as well as those who have served after the ending of those policies. These veterans took the oath to serve our country and have done so honorably, and with distinction, acting as role models in advancing equality. The LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor commemorates these veterans’ lives in hopes that their courage, bravery, and sacrifices will continue to inspire future generations.  Nominations are open now until June 30, 2024. The link to on-line application is

For questions, please contact Corporal Evelyn Thomas at [email protected].

In March, in observance of Women’s History month, the CRC held a month-long essential goods donation drive for the Foundation of Women Warriors. Thank you for the donations. These donations will help women veterans with children. Residents donated toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels, bath soap, hand wipes, diapers, disposable razors, feminine products, hand towels, clothes, and crochet blankets. From the CRC, thank you to the community of Oceana!

US Army and USMC Veteran Corporal Evelyn Thomas

Save the Dates for June Art Classes
Calling All Cribbage Players

Every Wednesday, 1pm to 3pm, in the Oceana cardroom we will be playing cribbage for all levels – come to play and learn!! We play 2’s, 3’s and 4’s. It will be fun! Come meet new people.

Please call Rhonda at 760 212 -7175 for any further questions. There will be teachers there to help newcomers to explain the rules! Bring on the challenge!!

Have a Green Thumb???

The Oceana Garden Club is seeking volunteers to help in assisting garden plot members who are either away/ill/or not fully able to care for their gardens on their own. If interested, Please contact Lisa Olivero at 917-589-2003

Unit 12 Painting Projects

Hilltop Highlights