Community Recognition & Awards
Meadowlark Service League Celebrates 40 Years of Service
June 7, 2012 - Featured on Society805.com
This year the Meadowlark Service League (MSL) celebrates its 40th birthday. The non-profit 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.” Read more...
Meadowlark Service League Distributes $233,000 in Grants and Scholarships
June 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
Camarillo philanthropist George Kroll remembered for his work and support
December 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. Read more: - vcstar.com
Meadowlarks provide comfort for rain residents
December 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. Read more: - vcstar.com
Holiday home tours raise money for county charities
November 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. Read more: - vcstar.com
Meadowlarks Receive Service Organization of the Year
November 17, 2011
Congratulations to two of our members Judy Goulet and Mary Little for receiving the 2011-2012 Community Gems Award
March 26, 2011
Each year the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce recognizes ten outstanding people and organizations whose deeds and actions have contributed to the betterment of the Camarillo Community. (Read more...)
Meadowlarks Receive Recognition in The Acorn
June 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. (Read more...)
Meadowlark hands out $200,000 to nonprofits
June 9, 2006
Despite a tough year for most local fundraising groups hampered by high gas prices, ongoing support for Katrina victims and the skyrocketing cost of area housing, the Meadowlark Service League had a banner year in 2005. (Read more...)