Annual Don and Doña Presentation Barbeque Event

2021 Annual Event was held last September 25th

2021 Don and Doña Honors Recipients


Back Row: Mike Mishler, Dennis Gaiser, Neal Dixon, Virginia Wooten, Bob Fierro, Terry Taclett
Front Row: Linda Braunschweiger, Linda Packham, Helen Shields, Barbara Swetek, Cathy Trainer, Rachel Resnik Miles

For 56 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 a Annual Presentation & Celebration Event that includes a Santa Maria style BBQ.

The 2021 Annual Event was held last September 25th at the Camarillo Community Center (1605 E. Burnley St.).
The 2022 Annual Event details (date, time and location) will be presented on this website as the details become finalized.


Dons and Doñas 2021


A complete listing of The Pleasant Valley Historical Society’s Don and Doña Honor Awardees, from 1965 through 2021, is available.  Use the Dons and Doñas link below to view/download/print the PDF file:

Don and Doña Honor Awardees: 1965 – 2021

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