About The Village Garden Club of La Jolla

The Village Garden Club was founded in 1974 by a small group of women with fresh ideas and much enthusiasm. Now, 40 years later we have a strong membership of 425, each contributing and sharing their own unique talents. We meet in La Jolla, California, which is located in San Diego County. Our club is one of the most dynamic in the Palomar District, providing an outstanding schedule of programs, field trips, workshops and other activities throughout the year. The club's objectives continue to guide us in planning projects and programs.  


Meetings are held generally on the 4th Thursday of the month, September through May

Location: Congregation Beth Israel, Social Hall
            9001 Towne Centre Drive
            San Diego, California 92122

Time: 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. - Social hour with refreshments
         10:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. - Business Meeting
         10:30 A.M. to 11:45 A.M. - Program
         12 Noon - Lunch, when applicable
         12 Noon - Special Interest Programs/Workshops (if scheduled)

Executive Committee

Bonnie Sipe
Penelope West 

1st Co-Vice-President:
Wendy Brody
Paula McColl

2nd Vice-President:
Margaret Anne Lozuk
Kathy Peterson

Recording Secretaries:
Sue Kalish
Brenda Schneider

Corresponding Secretary:
Diana Lombrozo

Cindy Lococo (Mrs. Stefano)
Mail: 1140 Wall Street #783
La Jolla, CA 92038-7033

Sandy McCreight (Mrs. Peter)

Immediate Past President:
Devonna Hall

Lucy Borsenberger (Mrs. Dennis)
Ann Craig


There are four different types of membership: 
Active, Supporting, Life and Charter.
Total membership is capped at 425 members.  

New membership is by application and all new members are accepted as Active members.  Each candidate for membership shall be sponsored by two Active members.  

Applications shall be accepted in March 2018.   New Member Application forms will be available at the March meeting and online in March.  As space allows, new members will be selected by lottery after June 1.  

Priority shall be given to previous applicants.
Please contact Dodie Williams for more information about becoming a member. 


To promote horticulture
To increase the knowledge of artistic use of plant material
To sponsor civic projects
To further the conservation of natural resources and wildlife
To preserve and beautify our environment

THEME FOR 2017-2018

One who plants a garden, plants happiness
-Chinese Proverb


Our monthly newsletter, contains a wealth of information about upcoming and ongoing events for
our club and helps to keep all members informed, even if they are unable to attend meetings.


Our yearbook is published once a year and is ready for distribution at the first meeting in September.
Every member receives a yearbook as it contains everything you need or want to know about the club.

Included in the yearbook:

* Member names with address, phone number, email address and photo
* Club officers
* Standing committee chairmen
* Meeting dates, times and programs
* Club projects
*Special Interest Programs and Workshops
* District, State and National Garden Club information
* Bylaws for the club