The Golden Gate Disneyana Club is the original Northern California Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Cub (DFC), an international, non-profit organization committed to preserving and sharing the rich legacy of Walt Disney.
Founded on Halloween in 1987 when Ray Vyeda and Disney animation Legend Bill Justice, the creative force behind Chip and Dale, joined with other Bay Area and Northern California fans to share their love of Disney. The GGDC offers something for everyone; from collecting animation art to Disney pins, from the latest Disney news to inside stories on Disney history. For nearly 30 years, the GGDC has been bringing the Disney Magic to its Members.
The Club gathers together four times a year, including our annual Christmas Party, at locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Most of our meetings are open houses where you get the chance to view some of our Members spectacular Disney collections. There are also a variety of special events which have included trips to Disneyland, Disney Cruises, Disney theatrical productions, and Disneyana Conventions.
Membership includes a membership card, a subscription to our quarterly Golden Gate Disneyana Club Newsletter, and a collectable GGDC Club Pin.
Over the years, our meetings have featured a number of wonderful speakers including Disney Legends such as Imagineer Bob Gurr and Alice Davis, artist and animator Ron Dias, Margaret Kerry-Willcox (the model for Tinker-Bell), Terri Hardin, Sam Gennawey, Mike Peraza and many more!
So, come along and join the fun - be part of our Disney family!
GGDC Founders Ray Vyeda, Disney Legends Bill Justice, and Molly Vyeda