Monthly Meeting

A General Meeting and luncheon is held the last Wednesday of each month, September through June, at the San Vicente Resort, 24157 San Vicente Road, Ramona.

  • Check in and social time – 11:00 am
  • Call to Order – 11:30 am
  • Luncheon – Noon
  • Program – 12:30 pm

The luncheon is open to the public, with members and guests encouraged to make a reservation at the San Vicente Resort  front desk by the Friday before the meeting. The cost is $15.00. If you have made a reservation and must cancel, please call Kaaren Thiem at 760-788-4840 or contact her at  Kaaren also has membership information.

Updates & Announcements

We’re trying something new to raise funds for our scholarships and community grants. If you shop on Amazon, use the following link to donate a portion of your purchase to the Valley Club. This donation won’t cost you anything and will be a big help to us.
Thank you to our newest sponsor, Bay Equity Home Loans, 1140 Main St. # 202 , Ramona, CA 92065
800.BAY.3703. •


Someone's going to Disneyland!

Someone’s going to Disneyland!

The Valley Club presents the Denim and Diamonds Casino Night, Saturday, April 16 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM at the San Vicente Resort. Play for a chance to win 3 days and 2 nights at a hotel and casino in Laughlin, Nevada. There will be other cool prizes to try for as well as hors d’oeuvres and music. Casino Magic Parties professional staff is putting on the event for us including, 3-card poker, blackjack, roulette and craps along with other fun games. Come join us for an exciting evening! More info. as it becomes available. SVVC Fundraiser 2016 Flyer.


Maxine&MoneyWhat would you do with an extra $1,000? In addition to the Denim and Diamonds Casino Night, the San Vicente Valley Club is selling a limited number of tickets for its Cash-Give-Away. Tickets cost $25 each, and the Club is only selling 175 of them. The drawing will take place immediately after the Denim and Diamonds Casino at 9:30 PM. You need not be present to win. Contact Donna Colbert at 619-212-2008 to buy Cash-Give-Away tickets.

This year our charitable giving will include one substantial scholarship for a graduating high school senior in need. We will also make smaller grants to several community organizations and a larger grant to the Ramona Unified School District.

Our Donors to date are — many more to come!:
    • Disneyland — 4 one-day Park Hopper passes
    • Basket of Cheer — Assorted wine
    • San Vicente Golf Resort — round of golf for 2 plus cart rental (restrictions apply)
    • Oceanside Boat Rentals — Kayak or SUP Rental
    • The Stronghold — 1 month Jiu Jitsu Membership
    • Freddi Pakier Health Coaching — 2 hour cooking class for 4
    • Moonlight Amphitheatre — vouchers for admission
    • U.S.S Midway — 4 guest passes
    • Maritime Museum of San Diego — 4 guest passes
    • Oregon Shakespeare Festival — vouchers for 2 tickets
    • San Diego Air and Space Museum — 4 admission tickets
    • Living Coast Discovery Center — 4 admission tickets
    • Hornblower Cruises — 2 Seafarer passes
    • Alex and Ani — jewelry
    • AMC Theatres — 10 Community passes
    • San Diego Natural History Museum — 4 admission tickets
    • Salon Blondies
    • Dreamy Nails
    • Bay Equity Home Loans
    • Gibbon Conservation Center
    • Jewelry World
    • Ramona Disposal Company
 Find a new interest and meet some of our members.  Have you visited our Interest Groups ?

Friends of Ramona Library
All the current news about our Library can be found at the Friends new website: and by reading the Friends newsletter, The Friendly Wave, posted on the site.

Send all Updates To Maxine McNamara

May 2016

At our May meeting our new board will be installed. They are as follows:
Mary McDonald (President),
Kaaren Thiem (First Vice President),
Pam Molthen (2nd Vice President),
Barbara Patenaude (Treasurer),
Corinne Splinter (Recording Secretary),
Pat Watte (Corresponding Secretary).
Maxine McNamara will remain on the Board as Past President, ex officio.


March 2016

Jeremy Manley of Jeremy's On the Hill

Jeremy Manley of Jeremy’s On the Hill

Chef Jeremy Manley from Jeremy’s on the Hill will be our speaker. The magic began at the age of ten when Jeremy wandered into his family’s commercial kitchen.  By 13, Jeremy was catering weddings and retreats for hundreds of guests.  After high school, he went to Cordon Bleu for his classical training, and at the age of 21, opened his first restaurant, Jeremy’s on the Hill. When you are in a restaurant, is your food coming from right around the corner, in the neighborhood, across the country, or from overseas?  Not all countries have the same food regulations, with products coming from all over the world, food knowledge is more important than ever.  With a greater focus on local sustainability and organic, pesticide free food, eating locally sourced food has become easier than ever before.  When you buy your produce from a local farmer or farmer’s market, you are ensuring that you are getting the highest, best quality produce available, and eating what your body is naturally craving.  Many local farms have a Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA), where you make a weekly or bi-weekly commitment to the farm, and in return, receive a wonderful box of fresh, seasonal produce.  Additionally, you are supporting the local economy and families right in your neighborhood, and fewer people are involved in what you are eating. Eight years later, Jeremy’s has become a destination restaurant, featuring farm to table cuisine with a commitment to sustainability. Specializing in local proteins and produce, Chef Jeremy also provides culinary delights for vegan and gluten-free guests as well. Everything is crafted by hand, including the extraordinary desserts.  Two years ago, Chef Jeremy began catering the school lunch program, becoming one of California’s first farm to table school lunch programs.