For 59 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.
Again for year 2023, the Pleasant Valley Historical Society recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the community. Once again, nominations were received and reviewed to determine this year’s group of worthy recipients. The individuals selected for 2023 include a wide range of service to the community to make the Pleasant Valley area even a more special place. PVHS congratulates the following:
The 2023 Don and Doña Honors Recipients:
Standing: Allen Grizzard-Paul, Tony Trembley, Chuck Spence, Jo Spence, Phyllis Anderson, Lloyd Christie, Russ White, Karin Farrin, Greg Farrin
Seated: Mary Grizzard-Paul, Carl Anderson, Joni Berger
The 2023 Annual Event was held last September 16th at the Camarillo Community Center (1605 E. Burnley St.).
Dons and Doñas 2023:
Lloyd Christie, D.V.M.
2022 Don and Doña Honors Recipients:
Left to right: Brenda Brueckner, Karen Gatchel, Wayne Brueckner, Mary Ann Novak, Betty Weyek, Helen Faul, David Tennessen, Curt Luft, Mary Goldberg, Gwen Speakes, Diana Hagen, Don Howald
The 2022 Annual Event was held last September 25th at the Camarillo Community Center (1605 E. Burnley St.).
Dons and Doñas 2022:
Mary Ann Novak
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
The 2021 Annual Event was held last September 25th at the Camarillo Community Center (1605 E. Burnley St.).
Dons and Doñas 2021:
Don and Doña Honoree History and Archives
The PVHS Museum displays six scrapbooks filled with information about previous Don and Doña Honor Awardees, beginning with the year 1965.
The PVHS Museum has a complete listing of Don and Doña Honor Awardees, from 1965 through 2022, available. Use the Dons and Doñas link below to view/download/print a PDF file: