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.

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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!”

April 2015

April speaker Teri horse photoOur April speaker, Teri Zaffarano has been the Equestrian Manager since 2008 and a homeowner in the Estates since 1998 (17 years). Says Teri, ” I started out with horses when we moved here from Hawaii with my daughter Katy at the age of 9. Katy started taking riding lessons with one of the trainers here at the IEC. She then joined the United States Pony Club which was a group of girls and boys all learning how to ride their horse. They worked on Dressage and jumping and horsemanship with the knowledge of how to take care of your horse. I become involved with the Pony Club; helping out a Rally’s and horse shows. I eventually became the District Commissioner on the San Vicente Pony Club (which is now called the Ramona Vicente Pony Club) as Ramona Pony Club merged with San Vicente. My daughter (who I could talk about all day) went onto Eventing at different venues including Cooper Meadows. Then found boys at age 16. I took over her horse and started taking lessons on Dressage and jumping and felt like I had started my life over. It is a great form of exercise and therapy for anyone who loves horses. And you have to love them because they are costly and are work but so worth it. When the position became available for the equestrian manager, I put my application in and here I am. Myself, my assist Angie Lancaster along with our crew of hard working men, Gerardo Collazo, Tomas Abazan and Pedro Rodriquez have been working very hard throughout these past years to keep all the common and arena areas in good and safe condition. I have hosting Combined Training and Dressage shows over the past 6 years. We are now in the process of revamping and adding new cross country jumps in the infield of the IEC on either side of the pond. Then we will be having a cowboy challenge obstacle course inside of the dried pond that we will have challenge shows, all will generate income for the equestrian center. We have a lot of plans for different disciplines at both centers in the future.”