2006 SCV Man & Woman of the Year
Eighteen Santa Clarita Valley movers and shakers were introduced to the community Thursday night as the candidates for 2006 SCV Man and Woman of the Year. These candidates were nominated by Santa Clarita Valley charities, service clubs and foundations.
Eighteen Santa Clarita Valley movers and shakers were introduced to the community Thursday night as the candidates for 2006 SCV Man and Woman of the Year.
They were presented at a gala "Paparazzi Party" hosted in the Sand Canyon Home of Carl and Jeri Seratti-Goldman. Jeri is the 2005 Woman of the Year.
The ten men and eight women read like a who's who of Santa Clarita Valley volunteer service. Those nominated for Man of the Year are: Greg Amsler, Tom Barnett, Michael Berger, Elijah Canty, Rick Chambers, Wayne Crawford, Robert Fischer, Carl Goldman, Del Guyer and Greg Nutter. Nominated for Woman of the Year are: Jeanna Crawford, Diana Cusumano, Peggy Edwards, Linda Hafizi, Cathie Kincheloe, Pamela Koch, Colleen Lee and Pat Saletore.
These candidates were nominated by Santa Clarita Valley charities, service clubs and foundations. They are being honored for their contributions to the community through voluntary service. Some have been doing charity work for more than three decades.
The SCV Man and Woman of the Year goes back more than 40 years. Over that time, many prominent Santa Clarita Valley persons have been honored, including Bill Bonelli, Jr. (1966), Reverend Samuel Dixon (1973), Connie Worden-Roberts (1975), Jo Anne Darcy (1984), George Pederson (1997), and Don and Cheri Fleming (2004).
The judging of this year's honorees will be done solely by past Men and Women of the Year. Co-chairs of this year's event are Gary Condie and Jeri Seratti-Goldman, the 2005 SCV Man and Woman of the Year. The candidates will be judged on volunteerism (time worked with a charity), length of service, the number of organizations supported, and financial support.
The official 2006 Man and Woman of the Year will be named at the 39th Annual Awards Banquet to be held Friday, May 5, 2006, in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Valencia Hotel. This event will pay tribute to the top volunteers in Santa Clarita Valley and past award recipients. It will include dinner, a multi-media presentation and the awards ceremony. Besides receiving a life-long honor, the 2006 Man and Woman of the Year will receive a cash contribution from the event to donate to the charity of their choice.