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.
Lyda Noble Sprinkles
To Nominate 2021 Dons and Doñas, please use the Navigation Shortcuts (below) to reach the 2020 Don and Doña Nomination Form.
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 ‘Contact Us’ form (shown below).