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

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.

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!:
    • 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


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 $251,000 was raised and donated back to our community in the form of scholarships to Ramona area high schools and community funding to nonprofit organizations.
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

February 2016

Cindy Hasz

Cindy Hasz

Cindy Hasz LVN is the founder of Grace Care Management in San Diego, California.  She founded Grace Care over ten years ago and has a reputation in the elder care community as a skilled and dedicated patient/family advocate. A Licensed Vocational Nurse since 1977, Cindy’s nursing career has been spent doing geriatric nursing at all levels of care.  From hospital to rural home care, she brings a special level of creativity, dedication and love to those she serves.  She became certified as a Geriatric Care Manager (CMC) through CMSA in 2008. Cindy is also a well-published health care journalist who wrote the first eldercare column on the internet through “American Reporter.” Grace Care Management’s mission is to provide quality personalized eldercare to individuals and their family members seeking guidance and support with health care needs. Grace Care Management provides Geriatric Care Managers and a professional senior care team who will advocate for optimum health, dignity and quality of life along the whole continuum of care.



January 2106

Nick Jordan with Montecito High School students.

Nick Jordan with Montecito High School students.

On January 27th Dave Lohman and Nick Jordan will speak about a new program at Montecito High School. Mr. Jordan, with the support of Principal Lohman, has developed a new curriculum for students interested in learning skills of the construction industry.  This  new venture in vocational education has proven to be very successful and rewarding.

In February, Dave Lohman became Continuation Principal of the Year in San Diego and Imperial counties. His commitment to high school students and his extraordinary leadership at Montecito and Future Bound (independent study) over the past three years is well-known. Before going to Montecito High, Dave was assistant principal at Ramona High School. Nick Jordan is a teacher at Montecito High School.

SVVC Jan flyer 2016