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, the San Diego Botanical Garden Foundation and San Diego City schools
  • Host our annual cutting sale and Plumeria Festival.

The SCPS leadership team is composed entirely of volunteers.

SCPS Board of Directors

President: Ava Chan-Crowder (2021 – 2024)

Vice President: Dawn-Michelle Atallian (2022 – 2025)

Treasurer: Yvonne Sandza (2023 – 2026)

Secretary: Joanne Northcutt (2022 – 2025)

Jonathan Arendt (2021 – 2024)

Don Palmer (2023 – 2026)

Traci Peterson (2022 – 2025)

Jeff Sharp (2021 – 2024)

Jane Strawn (2023-2026)

SCPS Committee Heads

Annual Sales Events: Traci Peterson

Calendar: Ava Chan-Crowder, Leanne Preihs

Community Events and Volunteers: Jane Strawn

Educational Fund: Yvonne Sandza, Ava Chan-Crowder

Flower Show: Kim Schultz, Maggie Forys

Historian: Ava Chan-Crowder

Journal Editor: Ava Chan-Crowder

Membership: Tina O’Neill

Outreach: Ava Chan-Crowder, Jeff Sharp

Marketing & Publicity: Mike Atkinson, Adriana Holguin

Opportunity Drawing Tickets: Adriana Campuzano, Barry Pechersky, 

Refreshments: Kathy Estes (Assistant), Sonia Hansen, Dawn-Michelle Atallian (chair), David Cheever

Retail Sales Tables: Richard Pires

SDUSD Facilitron Liaison: Joanne Northcutt

Technical Advisor: Jonathan Arendt

Tree Trimming: Jeff Sharp (Chair), Don Palmer (Assistant)

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