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,
except November and December, or as noted in the Spindrifter

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 and table displays by committee members
         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

Sue Kalish
Sue Miller

1st Co-Vice-President:
Susan Harris
Sheryl Lester

2nd Vice-President:
Maureen McMahon
Mary Ruyle

Recording Secretaries:
Marilyn Sorenson
Suzanne Ward

Corresponding Secretary:
Julie Fiss

Cindy Lococo
Mail: 1140 Wall Street #783
La Jolla, CA 92038-7033

Sandy McCreight

Immediate Past Co-Presidents:
Bonnie Sipe
Penelope West

Ann Craig
Devonna Hall


There are four different types of membership: 
Active, Supporting, Life and Charter.
Total membership is capped at 400 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 2020.   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 2019-2020

It Takes a Village!


The Spindrifter is our award-winning monthly newsletter that keeps members informed of club and committee activities, projects, upcoming events, and more. Circulated via email prior to the monthly meeting, the newsletter provides information about the program speaker, special interest workshops, field trips, committee reports, announcements about activities, and a calendar of upcoming events in the area.


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