Our Dons and Doñas
For 53 years, Don and Doña honors have been awarded to long-time local residents who are nominated by the community (see complete list). Some are members of pioneer families, others have made a difference in the community through their professional and volunteer efforts for at least twenty years. The designation harkens back to Early California days as the title given to community leaders. Adolfo Camarillo (1864 - 1958) was considered the “last of the Spanish Dons”. It is a proud accomplishment to be named a Camarillo Don or Doña. The Society is pleased to acknowledge their contributions to this lovely valley. See CityScene interview. The public is invited to the annual celebration, a Santa Maria style BBQ. The next event will be on August 18, 2018.
Dons and Doñas for 2017 are (L to R): Ana Maria Blattel, Gloria Miele, Mrs. Gloria Miele, David Schlangen, Rita Faulders, Jerry Scott, Grace Martinez, Martin Daly, Karen Allen and Dante Honorico.