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.
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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

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.

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.