Intermountain Republican Women Federated will start the New Year with three speakers: Judy Rees, Dawn Perfect and Loren Spivack.
The meeting will be in Ramona Valley Grill, 344 Main St., on Monday, Jan. 27, at 10:45 a.m. Members, spouses and guests from Ramona, Julian, Santa Ysabel and surrounding areas are welcome.
Ramona Tea’d will kick off its 2014 forums with Bill Whittle, conservative blogger, political commentator and author.
Whittle, who spoke at the Ramona Tea’d forum in January 2013, also is a director, screenwriter, editor and pilot.
He is probably best known for producing PJ Internet videos, and he presents “Afterburner,” a weekly three-minute editorial challenging conventional wisdom about politics and society from a conservative perspective, and “The Firewall,” a series of independently produced video essays based on his early political writing.
Known for his talks on common sense conservative political issues, he has spoken at universities and tea party events across the country, and he has participated in talk radio and television programs.
“Gearing Up for the 2014 Elections” is the title of his talk in Ramona.
The forum will start at noon in Ramona Mainstage, 625 Main St. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Food and drinks are available.
Friends of Ramona Library will slash prices in its bookstore at the Saturday Sale on Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hardcover books normally $1 will be 50 cents (does not include books over $1).
Paperbacks will be 10 cents (does not include books over 50 cents).
Ramona Soccer League is accepting registration for its spring soccer teams.
To register by mail go to RamonaSoccer.com, fill out the registration form and send it in with the fee and a copy of the child’s birth certificate.
Walk-up registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26 and Feb. 8 and 9 outside Quiznos in the Stater Brothers shopping center, 1664 Main St.
Ramona Ramblers Senior Travel Club plans trips everywhere from Sycuan Casino in San Diego County to San Antonio, Texas, in 2014.
The Ramblers club is open to persons ages 50 and older for $5 per year.
Among trips on the 2014 calendar are:
The Ramona High School girls and boys soccer teams will be hosting their second annual golf tournament on Saturday, Jan. 25, to raise funds for their soccer program, and invite the community to participate.
Proceeds from the tournament will be used to pay for uniforms, equipment, tournament fees and other program expenses.
San Diego County District 2 Supervisor Dianne Jacob, at podium, administers the oath of office to Intermountain Republican Women Federated’s 2014 executive board at the group’s Dec. 16 meeting. Officers are, beginning second from right: President Nancy Frazee; First Vice President, Programs, Mary Bonner; Second Vice President, Membership, Sallie McKelvey; Third Vice President, Ways & Means, Mary Lou Kohl; Recording Secretary Nora Simon; Corresponding Secretary Claudia Weringa; and Treasurer Betty McCaffrey.
Saturday Jan. 4
KIWANIS OF RAMONA, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Ramona Valley Grill, 344 Main St. More: 760-440-3000.
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Village Shopping Center, 23662 San Vicente Road, and Ramona High School, 1401 Hanson Lane. Provided by Ramona Disposal. Clean green trees only — no ornaments, plastic bags, or yard waste. Free. More: 760-789-0516, www.ramonadisposal.com.
Steering his motorized sleigh down 11th Street, Ramonan Bill Bryant —with his wife Judy, Santa Claus and a Ramona VFW crew — waves as they head toward the Ramona Vista military housing to deliver toys, clothing and other gifts to 34 children on Saturday afternoon.
Santa’s Christmas Drive also includes trees, turkeys and gift cards for the rest of the Christmas meal for VFW Post 3783’s adopted military families. Money to pay for the annual event comes from the post’s Christmas in October dinner and other donations.
VFW and auxiliary members, Ramona Boys Scouts, Ramona Rotarians and Ramona High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps members participated in a gift wrapping party at the post, 2247 Kelly Ave., on Dec. 11.
More information about the Ramona post and its activities, call 760-789-788 or visit vfw3783.com.
A nonprofit faith-based organization established in Ramona in 2012 has one purpose: “To help, support and serve single mothers.
It calls itself The Blue 1 Mission, Supporting Single Moms and, one of its leaders says, the group “is thrilled to offer our first, 100 percent complimentary, biannual ‘Work Shop’ for single moms in the awesome community of Ramona.”