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1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
Jim Thorpe

| Friday, Jan 6, 2023
Man and Woman of the Year
Brian Koegle, 2022 Man of the Year and Julie Sturgeon, 2022 Woman of the Year.

The 2023 Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year dinner, an annual premier volunteer recognition event, will be held on Friday, May 5, at 6 p.m., at the Hyatt Valencia and nominations are now open.

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.

A nomination/application form is attached and can also be found online at the organization’s brand new website at scvmanwomanoftheyear.org.

Nomination applications are due by Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. All nominations will be acknowledged. We look forward to your participation.

– Individual volunteer services must be given to a group or organization that is a designated 501(c)(3),

– community service organization.

– Volunteer service is defined by long-time community commitment (not work related).

– Volunteer service includes, but is not limited to, the years of volunteer service, the type of service, and the impact of the service that was provided to multiple local organizations.

This year we will also feature the nominating nonprofit organization.

The Committee of previous honorees will select the Man and Woman of the Year from the nominees submitted.

1. A registered 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit may nominate up to two (2) volunteers, one man and/or one woman.

2. The criteria used by the Committee are weighted as follows:

Volunteer effort (sweat equity) – 40 points

Years of service – 20 points

Impact and commitment to nominating organization – 20 points

Number of 501(c)(3) organizations this individual has served – 20

A recognition party will be held on Wednesday, March 1, to recognize and honor the nominees and their organizations. The nominees, their significant others, and the executive directors of the nominating organizations, will be invited. More information will follow.

Past Recipients

1967 A.B. Perkins

1968 William Bonelli, Jr.

1969 Bill Kohlmeier

1970 Chuck Hendrickson

1971 Ed Bolden & Olive Ruby

1972 Bill Millsap & Bobbie Trueblood Davis

1973 Rev. Sam Dixon & Jerreann Bowman

1974 Judge C.M. MacDougal & Flo Chesebrough

1975 Rene Veluzat & Connie Worden Roberts

1976 Dick Millar & Joyce Wayman

1977 Steve Hall & Sara Faye Wood

1978 Dan Hon & Juanita Heinley

1979 John Fuller & Anne Lynch

1980 Judge Adrian Adams & Betty Pember

1981 Fred Trueblood, III & Margret Schulte

1983 Sam Garcia & Barbara Stearns Cochran

1984 Milt Diamond & Jo Anne Darcy

1985 Tony Newhall & Carmen Sarro

1984 Milt Diamond & Jo Anne Darcy

1985 Tony Newhall & Carmen Sarro

1986 Larry Margolis & Mary Spring

1987 Frank Lorelli & Ruth Newhall

1988 Tom Veloz & Betty Castleberry

1989 Dick Keysor & Jami Kennedy

1990 Lou Garasi & Rita Garasi

1991 Jack Boyer & Ruth Clark

1992 Clyde Smyth & Catherine Clark

1993 Stan Sierad & Betty Burke Oldfield

1994 Alan Barbakow & Pat Allen

1995 Sheldon Allen & Laurene Weste-McCarthy

1996 Chuck Clark & Charlotte Kleeman

1997 George Pederson & Pat Warford

1998 Bob Kellar & Roberta Veloz

1999 John Hoskinson & Pat Willett

2000 Tom Lee & Betty Seldner

2001 Steve Schmidt & Joyce Carson

2002 Frank Kleeman & Adele Macpherson

2003 Duane Harte & Linda Pedersen

2004 Don Fleming & Cheri Fleming

2005 Gary E. Condie & Jeri Seratti-Goldman

2006 Michael Berger & Diana Cusumano

2007 Greg Nutter & Jeanna Crawford

2008 Carl Goldman & Judy Penman

2009 Greg Amsler & Nancy Coulter

2010 Wayne Crawford & Mary Ann Colf

2011 Harry Bell & Candy Sphar

2012 Tom Dierkman & Myrna Condie

2013 Steven Sturgeon & Elizabeth Hopp

2014 Bill Lively & Cheryl Gray

2015 Leon Worden & Sue Endress

2016 Jim Lentini & Lois Bauccio

2017 Eric Stroh & Laina McFerren

2018 Nick Lentini & Gloria Mercado-Fortine

2019 Ed Masterson & Pam Ingram

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Jim Thorpe
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opening night ticket to Magic Mountain
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Mustang Drive-In
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