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

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 $174,500 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 2015-2016
Click Here for list of books that will read 2015-2016

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

December 2015

Ramona Community Singers

Ramona Community Singers

The Ramona Community Singers will bring toe-tapping holiday tunes to the San Vicente Valley Club’s December meeting, December 16.  The group’s mission: To light up the community with music – one song at a time.  The singers’s eclectic repertoire includes American classics, popular tunes, show tunes and unique versions of holiday tunes.  During the past year, the group has been busy performing at the Ramona Fair, the Hoedown fundraiser for Town Hall, the Taste of Ramona at Dunkin’ Doughnuts and leading a singalong at Packard’s Coffee Shop.  Founded in February 2014, the group has grown to approximately 25 singers ages 15-80.   New members are welcome at any time.  No auditions are necessary and beginners are welcome.   “The group has great fun learning music at rehearsals,” says member Penelope Fox, but warns that joining the group may cause “dancing, singing, humming and whistling after leaving the rehearsal!”  The group meets at 7PM on Tuesdays at Town Hall in Ramona.  The group is under the direction of Ramona resident, Gina Seashore. Ramona Community Singers perform, free of charge for local philanthropic groups for fundraisers and special events.  “We do welcome donations, though, to help pay for music,” says Seashore.  Other December performances include Ramona’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting event at the Guy Woodward Museum/Town Hall from 5-8PM and the Town Hall 1890’s Christmas Dinner.  Ramona Community Singers founder and director, Gina Seashore is a community music leader and teacher. She has worked with various community groups to make music for over 35 years including facilitating “Rhythm Camps” for kids in local schools, leading community singalongs, hosting hand drumming parties and teaching songwriting classes at senior centers.  She teaches piano privately, teaches music at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in La Mesa, and is the Balboa Park carillonist.  She also lectures on world music – her special interest.

November 2015

Barney, Maxine, Toby and Daisy in old tunnel

Barney, Maxine, Toby and Daisy in old tunnel

San Vicente Valley Club’s Luncheon will be on Wednesday, November 18th at the San Vicente Valley Resort, 24157 San Vicente Road. The speakers will be Maxine and Barney McNamara.

In June 2015, Barney and Maxine McNamara (and two small dogs) embarked on the trip of a lifetime, a three-month vacation in Alaska with stops in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Come and see the beauty, vastness and quirkiness that they encountered all documented by Barney’s photography.

Barney McNamara is an engineer employed by T3 Innovations in Camarillo, a fisherman, photographer and off-roader. Maxine retired from the University of California, Santa Cruz. They have been married for 42 years (and still are!)