About Us


Our Mission

Our mission is to preserve and protect the natural and historic resources of the Lake Norconian and the Lake Norconian Club. Our goal is to increase awareness and promote community involvement. This place matters and its preservation can only be accomplished with your support.



Lake Norconian Club Foundation Executive Board

Lake Norconian Club Foundation is a 501(c)3 consisting of all volunteers who are passionate about protecting and saving the history of the Lake Norconian Club Hotel and Historic District.


Su Bacon-President

Su has had a significant impact on the historical preservation andcurrently holds the position of Commissioner of the Historic Preservation Commission for Norco from 2009 to the present. Her passion for historic preservation had her on boards both both the Gamble House as well as the board of the Pasadena Heritage.

Su is a well-known interior designer and her design career has focused primarily on Craftsman, the Revivals and mid-century homes, Bacon has worked on a number of different projects throughout the United States. In addition to be featured in many magazines she has also been featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

Su Bacon’s personal style epitomizes the casual elegance of the Western lifestyle. “You can come in and take your boots off or not, put your feet up and have a glass of wine … but most of all relax and enjoy yourself. You’re home,” she offers.

Su Bacon can be reached at sub@lakenorconianclub.org


Jodie Filkins Photo 2014 (002)

Jodie P. Filkins Webber-Secretary

Jodie is currently a resident of Norco, Attorney, and the sole proprietor of the Law Offices of Jodie P. Filkins.  Jodie Filkins’ legal career has spanned the spectrum of civil defense over the last 20 years and includes expertise in personal injury, products liability, bad faith, subrogation and workers compensation.  Her current practice is devoted to defending insurance companies, private self-insured enterprises and public entities before the Workers Compensation Appeals Board.  In addition to her legal practice, Jodie Filkins Webber serves as a current California State Commissioner on the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, the Commission charged with the duty to redraw the voting district boundary lines for the State Senate, State Assembly and all Congressional Districts throughout the State of California in 2011.  Finally, Jodie Filkins Webber is devoted to her local community and  participates as a sponsor and volunteer for many events in Norco and the surrounding areas.

Jodie P. Filkins can be reached at jodiew@lakenorconianclub.org




Denise Lynn Sutherland-Treasurer

I have been a contributing member of the Lake Norconian Club Foundation since its inception.  I love volunteering for our fund raisers that are for LNCF’s efforts to preserve and protect this historic symbol of yesterday, that is right here in our own backyards.  I am a former Historic Preservation Commissioner for the City of Norco and I am the current Treasurer of the LNCF since 11/2019.

My hopes for the Lake Norconian Hotel is for her once again to become an iconic destination,  full of life and celebration and new memories; restored back to her natural original beauty, luxury, opulence and grandiosity that she was and will be again.  The continued support of the members of the LNCF is so greatly appreciated and we must always remember, This Place Matters, and our continued efforts to free her from the chains/fence that bind her, is all of ours responsibility.   
Please join in the LNCF’s efforts by joining today @ membership@lakenorconianclub.org.

Denise Lynn Sutherland can be reached at treasurer@lakenorconianclub.org


Lake Norconian Club Foundation Board of Directors


Diane Markham-Social Media

Diane grew up in a beautiful 1929 English Tudor home, fostering an early appreciation of architecture, art and history. Married and raising boys, most of her early volunteer work involved the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, schools and sports organizations. As a highly competitive innovator, she has won numerous accolades for cosmetic sales and special events in the industry which she is now employed. Now an empty nester, she prefers to devote her spare time to the pursuit of saving her community’s most significant hidden treasure, The Norconian Resort. Always looking for creative solutions, a fellow board member once said; Diane is never inside the box.” She believes that if you can do something to help, you should.

Diane Markham can be reached at dianem@lakenorconianclub.org



Susan Sawyer-Membership

Susan is retired and has been a resident of Norco since 2004 when she moved here from Corona with her husband Mark.  Her children were already students at Norco High and she had always loved the town and it’s unique, quaint and rural lifestyle.  Her first introduction to the Lake Norconian was driving past the hotel with Mark and he pointed out that it was where he was born when it was a navy hospital and his father was stationed there.  That’s all it took.  Susan became fascinated and wanted to know more.  They became members of the foundation and Susan learned all she could about the property and immediately volunteered to help.  Now it is her passion to introduce the history to others and fight for it’s preservation.

Susan Sawyer can be reached at susans@lakenorconianclub.org




Diana McGrew-Webmaster

Diana has always been fascinated with  the Lake Norconian Hotel and she is very proud to be a part of this organization. With the creation of this website she is hoping to inspire others to show their appreciation of this great treasure and encourages everyone to help with this great cause. The goal of this website is to provide the public with details on how everyone can help to save this great piece of history.

Diana has been in the graphics industry for over 10 years and now has her own business, DbD Graphics, that offers graphic design, printing and website creation.

Diana McGrew can be reached at webmaster@lakenorconianclub.org