20th Anniversary, July 2019

The Southern California Plumeria Society is a vibrant group of more than 600 people who share a passion for plumerias. We were founded in 1999 with a mission to encourage and further the enjoyment, public awareness, scientific interest, research, education and preservation of all species of the genus plumeria.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Aloha spirit
  • Education at all levels
  • Integrity
  • Fun
  • Outreach

What we do

  • Host free  meetings offering talks with knowledgeable plumeria experts from around the world
  • Offer free tree-trimming services
  • Bestow scholarships and internships
  • Maintain an internet presence and resource of plumeria information
  • Send speakers to local groups and locations such as the San Diego Floral Association, the San Diego County Fair, and the San Diego Botanical Garden Foundation
  • Host our annual cutting sale and Hawaiian Plumeria Festival.

The SCPS leadership team is composed entirely of volunteers.

SCPS Board of Directors

President: Ava Chan-Crowder (2021 – 2024)

Vice-President: Don Doerfler (2019 – 2022)

Treasurer: Yvonne Sandza-Doerfler (2020 – 2023)

Secretary: Roman Kuchkuda (2019 – 2022)

Jonathan Arendt (2021 – 2024)

Tina O’Neill (2020 – 2023)

Leanne Preihs (2019 – 2022)

Jeff Sharp (2021 – 2024)

Terry Walston (2020 – 2023)

SCPS Committee Heads

Annual Sales Events: Patty Ochenduszko

Calendar: Ava Chan-Crowder, Leanne Preihs

Community Events and Volunteers: Terry Walston

Educational Fund: Don Doerfler

Flower Show: Kirsten and Noah Peraino

Historian: Ava Chan-Crowder

Journal Editor: Ava Chan-Crowder

Membership: Tina O’Neill

Outreach: Leanne Preihs

Marketing & Publicity: Mike Atkinson, Adriana Holguin

Raffle Prize Table

Raffle Tickets: Jan Estavillo, Dorothy Janse, Barry Pechersky

Refreshments: Juanita Edwards, Kathy Estes, Sonia Hansen, Dawn-Michelle Atallian, David Cheever

Retail Sales Tables: Richard Pires

Technical Advisor: Jonathan Arendt

Tree Trimming: Jeff Sharp

Contact us by email at info@socalplumeriasociety.com or by voicemail at 760-452-0768