February 2012

San Vicente Valley Club’s general meeting and luncheon will be on Wednesday, February 29 at the San Vicente Valley Inn, 24157 San Vicente Road.

The luncheon is open to the public; guests are encouraged to make reservations at the front desk of San Vicente Inn or call Mary Jo Adamske (760) 787-1566 or cell (760) 703-0123 by Friday, February 24 for Club luncheon. The cost is $12.00. If a cancelation is necessary please contact Mary Jo.

Who were the first inhabitants of Ramona Valley thousands of years ago? Why was the town first called Nuevo? Was there really a nationally-ranked drag strip at the Ramona Airport? Who was Ramona’s famous female author of best-selling children’s books? A new book, “Images of America: Ramona, California” by local author and historian Richard L. Carrico answers these questions, with a slide presentation at 12:30 focusing on images and stories from the new book. The new book autographed by the author will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to the Woodward Museum.

Richard explains that the book is a collaborative effort between him and the Guy B. Woodward Museum. Carrico knows about the value of research, he is a lecturer in the Department of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University, has written three other books, is a well-known archaeologist, and has more than 30 published academic articles. His previous award winning book Strangers in a Stolen Land: Indians of San Diego County is used in university and college courses throughout the West.

The order of events for the day will be: Social time 11:00, Call to order 11:30, Luncheon 12:00, Program 1:00.

We are a nonprofit organization for all residents of Ramona brought together for the social, philanthropic and civic betterment of the community with our generous charitable contributions towards student scholarships and the needs of our community. For membership information contact Mary Jo Adamske (760) 787-1566 or cell (760) 703-0123.

Other interest groups consist of Book Marks, Bridge Marathon, Lunch Bunch, Friends of the library, Bunco and much more.

Website: http://www.sanvicentevalleyclub.com