Annual Don and Doña Presentation Barbeque

Canceled 2020 for Coronavirus Compliance

For 55 years, Don and Doña honors have been awarded to long-time local residents who are nominated by the community.  These residents 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”.)  The Society is pleased to acknowledge their contributions to this lovely valley. The public is invited to the annual celebration, a Santa Maria style BBQ.

The 2020 event schedule is canceled for Covid-19 compliance.


Dons and Doñas 2019

Linda Ayerza
Steve Blois
Lynn Decker-Mahin
Elaine Magner
Beth Miller
Rebecca Pecsok
Fred Penney
Edy Santangelo
Daniel Schoenewald
Felicia Swald
Lyda Noble Sprinkles
Tish Taylor

Dons and Doñas 2021

To Nominate 2021 Dons and Doñas, please use the 2020 Don and Doña Nomination Form.  The form can be accessed by clicking here.

Annual Don and Doña Presentation Barbeque

The 2020 Event is canceled for COVID-19 compliance regulations.  The 2021 Event is scheduled, and event details will be posted as they become finalized.  For immediate inquires, please contact us using the ‘Send us a message:’ form (shown below).

$ 75.00
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Donation Total: $75.00

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