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 Maxine McNamara at 760-788-6189 or contact her at  Maxine also has membership information.

Updates & Announcements

Laissez les bon temps roulez!

And we most certainly did! The San Vicente Valley Club’s Mardi Gras Fundraiser was held on Sunday, February 15, 2015  at the San Vicente Resort. The dinner and auction featured the New Orleans band, Euphoria. This year we  added another room to hold our silent auction since last year’s event was pretty crowded.  There was  more room for dancing, eating, and visiting with friends. A great time was had by all especially members of  the Town Hall Bridge Club who danced the night away!

Proceeds from the evening benefit the club’s community funding and student scholarships.

Mardi Gras Flyer 2015

A Sincere Thank You to all who have contributed their time and energy to make our scholarship program a success. In the past nine years, over $170,000 was raised and donated back to our community in the form of scholarships to Ramona area high schools and community funding to nonprofit organizations.

Book Marks – Reading List for 2014-2015
Click Here for list of books that will read 2014-2015

Find a new interest and meet some of our members.  Have you visited our Interest Groups ?
Book Marks – Book Club
Lunch Bunch
Theatre Group

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 2015

A Helping Hand in the Valley

A Helping Hand in the Valley

San Vicente Valley Club’s Luncheon will be on Wednesday, May 27th at the San Vicente Valley Resort, 24157 San Vicente Road. The luncheon is open to the public; Please either make a reservation at the Front Desk of the San Vicente Resort or call Maxine McNamara 760-788-6189 by Friday May 22nd check-in 11:00. If a cancellation is necessary, please contact Maxine.




We will have our Installation of New Officers at today’s luncheon.

They are as follows:

President: Maxine McNamara

1st VP: Penelope Fox

2nd VP: Kaaren Thiem

Recording Secretary: Valerie Macklem

Corresponding Secretary: Donna Colbert

Treasurer: Mary McDonald

Please join us in welcoming our new board.

March 2015

Judy Nachazel

Judy Nachazel

Our speakers, Judy Nachazel and Jolinda Marshall, will tell us about their artistic talents. Judy, a California native and resident of Ramona for 32 years, studied art at Grossmont College and San Diego State University. She extended her studies through workshops with many noted artists. Working in pastels and acrylics, Judy paints what interests her. Her goal is to capture and convey that interest to the viewer. She has taught pastel and given pastel demos and workshops throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties and in Oregon. She is now spending more time traveling with Joe, her husband of 46 years, and with family. They have 4 grown children and nine grandchildren.

Jolinda’s background and education in glass comes from life itself, (and shows in the beautiful Cobalt Blue Platter photo) rather than through any specific artistic training. Says Jolinda, “I grew up in a house where there was original art on the walls and fresh flowers in the vases. Art was an offered and important elective. However, my formal education is mostly focused around psychology and parapsychology, rather than art. I have a M.A. degree in Psychology and have worked in the area of counseling during the majority of my adult life.

Jolinda's Art Glass

Jolinda’s Art Glass

I would like to think that I bring the depth of that perspective to my art – a wordless expression of the human condition. I owned a stained glass gallery many years ago in Northern California, where I learned and taught all the basics in stained and sandblasted glasswork.  After raising our three children, I came back to glass… this time focusing the majority of my artistic expression in the area of glass fusion.  I have a wonderfully accommodating and beautiful studio, here in Ramona, provided through the genius of my creative husband.  I enjoy greatly translating the visions of my clients into the beauty of glass!”