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The two California branches (GRAD and GLAD) have merged to form the SoCalDF.

A Hearty Greetings to SoCal DF, fellow Dickensians!


Facebook group: 
Regular meeting venue: Riverside Main Library / Zoom
Chairman: Tim Clark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  1-909-225-2834
Corresponding Secretaries:
Vikky Pickett, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  1-951-805-2621
Jean Eggen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  1-310-645-5554

Zoom Link: Please contact Tim Clark for each updated Zoom link per respective meeting(s).


The Southern California Dickens (SoCal DF) Fellowship meets every other month to discuss a selected
novel or a specific Dickensian theme. If a Guest Presentation opportunity avails, we will calendar in the
between month.

We will offer Zoom meetings in July, September and November 2023 . Attempts at live meetings at our beautiful downtown library have not been well-attended, so such have been suspended until enthusiasm arises. Considerations for a quarterly live meeting are ongoing. We are planning a love Christmas social for December 9th.

We will be reading and discussing The Old Curiosity Shop these next three months.

Here are our upcoming 2023 Saturday meeting dates, along with our presenter, topic, and/or chapters that will be read and discussed:

  • July 8 (OCS, part 1, Ch. 1-36) presented by Martha Stead
  • September 9th (OCS, part 2, Ch. 37-73) presented by TBA
  • November 4 (a selected Christmas book) presented by TBA

Also: Our newsletter, SoCal DF Greetings, is published prior to each meeting.

Our annual Fellowship dues are designated to support local sponsorships and charities. We have chosen the following groups in the past to bestow Holiday gift donations and sponsorships. We will choose the recipients for this 2023 Holiday season during our Nov. 4th meeting.

  1. David & Margaret Youth Family Services (local Orphanage)
  2. Operation Safehouse (abused and battered women)
  3. Riverside City Mission
  4. Salvation Army
  5. The Dickens Project (Dickens U.)
  6. Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI high school Lit. program at Foshay)




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