Giving Back

Camarillo Chamberís Woman of the Year, Pat Richards

Camarillo Chamberís Public Servant of the Year, Danita Crombach

Camarillo Chamberís Man of the Year, David Press, accepts his award from emcee Bart Stern

Mr. and Mrs. Howington of Logix Development Corp. with Keith Grim (center), Camarillo Chambers Entrepreneur of the Year

Debi Maki, Camarillo Chamberís Educator of the Year, and her husband Scott

Employees from Imation, Camarillo Chamberís Business of the Year

The Camarillo Chamber of Commerceís Top Ten Community Awards During a feel-good evening at the Spanish Hills Country Club, the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce recognized the individuals, organizations and businesses that work every day to make Camarillo a better place to live. Man of the Year David Press was honored for his dedication to the Camarillo Boys & Girls Club and St. Johnís Pleasant Valley Hospital/St. Johnís Regional Medical Center, while Woman of the Year Pat Richards was honored for her commitment to the arts and her work in organizing the Camarillo Art & Jazz Festival, which is set for the weekend of August 4, 2006. Other honorees included: Imation (Business of the Year), Keith Grim (Entrepreneur of the Year), Debbi Maki (Educator of the Year), Loryn Moore (Youth of the Year), Ira Grooms (Senior of the Year), Danita Crombach (Public Servant of the Year), Dr. David Migocki (Volunteer of the Year) and Camarillo-Somis Pleasant Valley Lions Club (Service Organization of the Year).

A 1927 Packard 343 7 Passenger Touring

Murphy Auto Museum Founder Dan Murphy with 2006 Automotive Personality of the Year Leo Bunnin, president and owner of Bunnin Automotive Group

Caregivers Executive Director Dianne Kleppinger with first Oxnard Caregivers volunteer Glatha Hemme

The Grand Opening of the Murphy Auto Museum Classic automobiles, vintage clothing, a barbershop quartet and a BBQ lunch were all part of the festivities at the grand opening of the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard. The grand opening, which was also a fundraiser for both Caregivers, a Ventura-based volunteer organization dedicated to assisting the elderly, and the Murphy Classic Car Foundation, introduced attendees to the elegant and newly renovated, 18,400-square-foot museum. For more information on Caregivers, call 658-8530, and for more information on the museum, call 487-4333.

Landscape designer Darren Andre, Dee Press and Marianne Slaughter

Camarillo Hospice Volunteers Connier Williams and Maria Bruno

Yvonne Parker

Mike and Bonnie Masculine

Camarillo Hospiceís 10th Annual Spring Garden Tour Every year Camarillo Hospice, a community program of volunteer assistance to patients with life-threatening illnesses, their caregivers and the bereaved, organizes a spring garden tour as its major fundraiser. This yearís tour featured the beautiful gardens of David and Shannon Karen, Mike and Bonnie Masculine, Yvonne Parker and Dee Press and Marianne Slaughter. The tour was self-guided and offered attendees a variety of different garden styles. Docents were on hand to answer questions and provide direction.

For more information on Camarillo Hospice, call 389-6870 or visit


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