Community In Focus
April, 2020 - Issue #187

The 54th-annual premier volunteer recognition event - the 2020 Santa Clarita Valley Man & Woman of the Year dinner - will be held Friday, May 1... and we can't wait to see who takes the titles this year! The purpose of the Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year Recognition is to honor men and women who have given outstanding volunteer service to the Santa Clarita Valley area. Nominees are evaluated on a variety of criteria, including volunteer effort, years of service, impact and commitment to the nominating organization and number of registered non-profit organizations the individual has served. Local non-profit organizations nominate their volunteers, previous winners allocate and tally points - and then the community waits for the big reveal at the annual dinner.
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2020 Man of the Year Nominees
Hunt Braly Bridge to Home
Dale Donohoe Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation
Alan Ferdman Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc.
Jeff Hacker Carousel Ranch
Taylor Kellstrom Circle of Hope, Children's Hospital LA, JCI Santa Clarita
Brian Koegle COC Foundation, SCV Chamber of Commerce, SCV Senior Center
Dr. Alan Pollack SCV Historical Society
Josh Rivas Soroptimist International of Greater SCV
Dave Reeves Rotary Club of SCV
Richard Sandnes Boys & Girls Club of SCV
Gordon Uppman Rancho Camulos Museum
John Vance Single Mothers Outreach
Bill West The Friends of Hart Park & Museum

2020 Woman of the Year Nominees
Nola Aronson VIA of Santa Clarita
Janis Ashley The Friends of Hart Park & Museum
Ann-Marie Bjorkman Boys & Girls Club of SCV
Maria Christopher Rancho Camulos Museum
Sharlene Duzick JCI Santa Clarita
Peggy Edwards Bridge to Home
Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel SCV Historical Society
Janine Jones American Cancer Society
Laura Kirchhoff Soroptimist International of Greater SCV
Mitzi Like Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation
Nancy Starczyk SCV Chamber of Commerce
Julie Sturgeon SCV Senior Center, Rotary Club of SCV
Teresa Todd Carousel Ranch
Laura Troost Zonta Club of SCV

The Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA Story
The YMCA prides itself on its sense of community - one that is working toward a healthier, happier future. Through a variety of exercise classes and education programs, as well as child care and family-friendly activities, the Y is building strong kids, strong families and strong communities throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. With a fundamental desire to provide opportunities for every family to build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance and become more engaged with the community, the Y helps families achieve an overall feeling of health, wholeness and social responsibility.
Did you know? You can change a child's life by making a gift to support the Y's Kids to Camp program. It's magical to experience nature for the first time or to make a new best friend or to feel like you can do anything. Donations are an investment in the lives of kids and a stronger community. There hasn't been a better time to join or support the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA.
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Mission Valley Bank's local roots run deep motivated by the desire to be an integral part of the area they serve. A strong community thrives on personal relationships and Mission Valley Bank supports - and is honored to be supported by - the Santa Clarita Valley. Mission Valley Bank is more than just another local bank. They are a full-service, independent, commercial bank that is locally-owned, community minded and relationship driven. They're proud to have earned their reputation as Trusted Advisors. Mission Valley Bank is as dedicated to their customers' success as they are. They appreciate their business and welcome the opportunity to earn yours.
Mission Valley Bank Centre Pointe Business Banking Office 753-5693
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