Service Groups

Here are some of the service organizations working hard to make our community a better place for all. If you are interested in getting involved, they want to hear from you. As you can see, there are a lot of different ways to help. Check out our Clubs page as well for some “physical” ways to support and beautify our community.

Bonita Historical Society

The Bonita Historical Society is dedicated to preserving, for public education and enjoyment, the culture, history, art, crafts and aesthetic facets of the region, specifically El Rancho de la Naçion in South San Diego County.

4355 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902

Wendy Wilson-Gibson, Museum Director

Phone: 619-267-1805


Bonita Optimist Club

The Bonita Optimist Club is dedicated to helping the youth of our community by “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” by following the tenants of the Optimist Creed. The Bonita Optimist Club is a 125 member strong service organization serving the Bonita Valley and Chula Vista. The Optimist Creed is a list of the ideas by which Optimists try to live their lives. If these represent the values that you hold, please join us in making our community better.


P.O. Box 872,
Bonita, CA 91908-0872

Buffy Parker, President
Jean Vaccaro, Secretary

Friends of Bonita-Sunnyside Library

The Friends of the Bonita-Sunnyside Library strives to encourage literacy, lifelong learning, and the love of reading. Our mission is to promote, fundraise, and advocate for the library in our community. We are an all volunteer, non-profit organization. You are invited to join us and support our bookstore located adjacent to the Bonita-Sunnyside Library.


4375 Bonita Road,
Bonita, CA 91902-1351

Betty Unibe, President
Phone: 619-479-9489

Kiwanis Club of Bonita

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Meetings are held Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. at the Bonita Library Community Room.


306 Greenwood Place,
Bonita, CA 91902

Fernando Orozco, President
Jim Woodford, Secretary
Phone: 619-427-1457

Las Primeras

Las Primeras is an all volunteer group of women dedicated to a legacy of compassionate giving. We change lives. Through fundraising and involvement in our community we offer hope, encouragement, and foster independence to those in need.


Message to our Supporters:
Your support truly makes a difference in the lives of so many, and Las Primeras appreciates your contributions. For a list of our beneficiaries and sponsorship or donation information, please contact us. Thanks again for all your support!

P.O. Box 112,
Bonita, CA 91908

Nancy Holiman
Phone: 619-933-3242

San Diego County Volunteer Sheriffs

San Diego County’s Volunteer Sheriffs serve and protect our community by completing home checks for vacationers, making daily calls on home-bound seniors, and providing other important services.


4325 Bonita Road,
Bonita, CA 91902

David Gillespie,
Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 619-990-6284


Starlarcs is an auxiliary to the Starlight Center in Chula Vista which serves people with developmental disabilities and their families. Every year, we sell a variety of Christmas greens (wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, etc.). All of the profits from these sales support the Starlight Center.


Barbara Scott
Phone: 619-895-6511

Sweetwater Community Planning Group

The Sweetwater Community Planning Group’s mission is to maintain the integrity of the Sweetwater planning area as a semi-rural community with unique topographical, ecological, historical, recreational, and cultural characteristics.


The guidelines followed are from Part XIII of the Sweetwater Community Plan, San Diego County General Plan (revised 2005), GPA 04010, and the Sweetwater Design Guidelines from the County Board of Supervisors (May 1991). The SCPG reviews issues concerning community character, land use, housing, public facilities, conservation, recreation, scenic highways, seismic safety, open space signage, and noise.

The Sweetwater Community Planning Group (SCPG) serves as an advisor to San Diego County Planning and Land Use. It also provides an opportunity for members of the public to speak to the SCPG on any subject within the Planning Group’s purview but not on the agenda.

Presentations are limited to three minutes. Action can only be taken on items from the currently published agenda. Other actions can be placed on a future agenda. Copies of the agenda are posted monthly at the Bonita-Sunnyside Fire Station and Library at least 72 hours before the meeting. If there are no action items, a meeting is not held.

The SCPG consists of 15 members. Vacancies are filled by election or appointment. Applications are available from the County by contacting Cheryll Jones, Planning and Sponsor Group Coodinator, at 858-694-3816.

We welcome all residents to our monthly meetings and appreciate community input on any issue that impacts the Sweetwater Valley. We are fortunate to have had ongoing support from Supervisor Greg Cox and his staff even though we are only an advisory group. Harriet Taylor and Sheri Todus are the current co-Chairs of the SCPG. We hope to see you at an upcoming meeting.

1st Tuesday of the Month @ 7:00 p.m.
4900 Bonita Road
(Bonita-Sunnyside Fire Station)

P.O. Box 460,
Bonita, CA 91908-0460

Harriet Taylor, Co-Chair
Phone: 619-977-1317

Sweetwater Woman's Club

Sweetwater Woman’s Club…More Than a Century of Service
The mission of the Sweetwater Woman’s Club is to promote educational, cultural, and community welfare of the Sweetwater Valley and environs; to contribute to special projects each year; and to cooperate with District, State, and General Federation of Woman’s Clubs.


P.O. Box 334,
Bonita, CA 91908-0334

Jo Lynn Campbell, President
Phone: 619-479-7888

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