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Meadowlarks Receive Generosity Award

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January 29, 2015 – Last night at the City of Camarillo City Council meeting, Mayor Bill Little announced the Chamber of Commerce’s Top Ten Award winners. The Meadowlark Service League received the Generosity Award which is being given for the first time this year.  During the past 15 years, the Meadowlark Service League has awarded over $3 million in grants to non-profit organizations serving Ventura County and scholarships to high school graduates.  Thank you to the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce for the recognition and to St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital for nominating us!

Meadowlarks Support Livingston’s Good Grief Program

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Meadowlarks Support Livingston’s Good Grief Program

Here is more information on how Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association helps adolescents cope with loss. We are proud to have provided the grant to support the Good Grief program. Thank you Livingston for mentioning us on your website!

“We are especially grateful to the
Meadowlark Service League for their support of our Good Grief program. Through the generosity of the Meadowlarks, we can help adolescents learn and heal as they move through their grieving process.”

http://www.lmvna.org/special/good-grief.html

Elegant Living Magazine Applauds Meadowlark Service League

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Elegant Living Magazine Applauds Meadowlark Service League

Spring/summer Issue 2013 – Last year the Meadowlark Service League (MSL) celebrated its 40th Birthday. This charitable group began as an auxiliary to the Children’s Home Society of Los Angeles until 1972 when it was incorporated “to initiate, educate, promote and develop charitable endeavors in the community and to raise funds to support such purposes”

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Meadowlark Service League Distributes $233,000 in Grants and Scholarships

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Meadowlark Service League Distributes $233,000 in Grants and Scholarships

Jun 7, 2012 – At its annual spring luncheon on Thursday at Las Posas Country Club, the Meadowlark Service League distributed over $233,000.  Of that amount, $208,900 was provided as grants to 29 deserving, local nonprofit organizations.  In addition, $25,000 was awarded in scholarships to high school graduates from both Adolfo Camarillo and Rio Mesa High Schools.

Meadowlark Service League is a non-profit organization of women dedicated to raising funds for a variety of local charities and programs that provide services to meet the needs of Camarillo and the greater Ventura County area. 

Recipients of the grants are:  ACHS Camarillo High After Prom Program, Alzheimer’s Association, American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County, Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo, Brain Injury Center, Camarillo Arts Council, Camarillo Family YMCA, Camarillo Hospice, Camarillo Ranch Foundation,  CASA of Ventura County,  Conejo Free Clinic, Food Share, Luggage of Love, Make-A-Wish Foundation,  Mary Health of the Sick Convalescent Hospital,  New West Symphony, OASIS, Ombudsman Program, Pleasant Valley Education Foundation,  Project Understanding Homeless Program, RAIN Communities, Rescue Mission Mens & Lighthouse Women’s, Rio Mesa High School After Prom Program, SOKM, Special Olympics of  Ventura County, St. John’s Healthcare Foundation, St. John’s Cancer Center of Ventura County and Ventura County Search & Rescue.

 The Meadowlark Service League obtains funds from its three major fundraisers  – a Tennis Tournament & Luncheon in April, Homes for the Holidays in December and A Taste of Camarillo in July.  For information on the upcoming ‘A Taste of Camarillo’ Wine & Food Festival in July – call Mary Little at (805)388-7158 or visit www.meadowlarkserviceleague.com

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Meadowlark Service League Celebrated 40 Years of Service

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Meadowlark Service League Celebrated 40 Years of Service

At the February meeting of the Meadowlark Service League, representatives from FOOD Share and the New West Symphony congratulated the organization on its 40th anniversary.

Comprising about 40 women, the Meadowlark Service League donated $228,000 last year in grants to 33 charities and scholarships to Adolfo Camarillo and Rio Mesa high schools.

Since its inception, the league has donated approximately $2.5 million to local nonprofits.

At the distribution-of-funds luncheon in June, league members plan to share a birthday cake with donation recipients.

The nonprofit organization raises funds from three yearly events: March’s tennis tournament and luncheon, A Taste of Camarillo Wine and Food Festival in July and December’s Homes for the Holidays.

For information, call Vicki Berman at (805) 388-5436 or visitwww.meadowlarkserviceleague.com.

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Camarillo Philanthropist George Kroll Remembered

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Camarillo Philanthropist George Kroll Remembered

Dec 28, 2011 – George Kroll, a philanthropist and member of community boards, including those of St. John’s Regional Medical Center, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, the Meadowlark League, Friends of the Camarillo Library and Padre Serra Catholic Church, has died. He was 95.

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Meadowlarks Provide Comfort For Rain Residents

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Meadowlarks Provide Comfort For Rain Residents

Dec 2, 2011 – At their December meeting at Saticoy Country Club, Meadowlark Service League (MSL) supported RAIN Transitional Living Center by providing coverlets, quilts and bedspreads as well as toys for the kids. Isaac Romero, Children’s Coordinator at RAIN, thanked Meadowlarks for their generosity and said the bedding would be used to provide a warm and cozy room to individuals that are joining RAIN particularly in the cold wintry months to come. The toys will be given to the children for Christmas and as “welcome gifts” throughout the year.

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Holiday Home Tours Raise Money For County Charities

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Holiday Home Tours Raise Money For County Charities

Nov 24, 2011 – There are those who dread the annual chore of preparing their home for holiday guests. And then there are people like Eva Katz, who welcomes the prospect of opening her home to the scrutiny of as many as 3,000 visitors in a single weekend.

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Meadowlarks Receive Service Organization of the Year

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Meadowlarks Receive Service Organization of the Year

Nov 17, 2011 – Each year the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce recognizes 10 outstanding individuals and organizations that have contributed to the betterment of the Camarillo community. 

Nominations are received from the community and a committee selects the award recipients.

The winners will be honored at the 44th annual Top Ten Banquet scheduled for March 26 at Spanish Hills Country Club. The recipients were announced at the Camarillo City Council meeting on Jan. 26. Read more

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Meadowlarks Receive Recognition in The Acorn

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 Jun 24, 2010 – The Meadowlark Service League, a community organization supporting Ventura County non-profits, awarded $12,000 in grants to the Ventura County Rescue Mission and the Lighthouse for Women & Children for services they provide for homeless men, women, and children in Ventura County.

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