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NC Awards Dinner

Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 05:00 PM · $65.00 USD · 10 rsvps
Radisson Hotel in Santa Maria, CA

 We hope you will join us for the

2019 North County Looking Forward Awards Dinner & Fundraiser!

Our fun awards evening is the only local awards dinner where the awardees have songs sung to them by talented local singers.

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Come hear Gale McNeeley and Joelyn Lutz sing to each of the award winners.

During the 5 p.m. social hour, we will listen to the wonderful music of electronic accordionist Chuck Osborne.

Come have fun with us while we recognize eight outstanding individuals and one organization during our 2019 North County “Looking Forward” Awards Dinner & Fundraiser on Sunday, June 23 at 5 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria.

2019 Award Recipients

Audy Macdonald & Jessie Funes, “Looking Forward” Award

Kathy Sharum & David Dennis, Giving Back Award

Nancy Emerson, Environmental Protection & Sustainability Award

Lideres Campesinas, Working Families Award

Yesenia DeCasaus & Elva Muñoz, Social Justice Award

Lupita Rios, Youth Activist Award


Thanks to our early sponsors:

"Looking Forward" Sponsor

United Food & Commercial Workers Local 770

Platinum Sponsor

United Domestic Workers

Silver Sponsors

The Fund for Santa Barbara

Dr. Robert and Mrs. Louise Hammond

Bronze Sponsors

Democratic Club of the Santa Maria Valley

Lompoc Valley Democratic Club

Santa Maria-Lompoc Branch of the NAACP

It's not too late to sponsor or place an ad! Click here to open or download pdf with more information



If purchased by June 16 tickets are $70/person, or $65 for SBCAN members.

Tickets purchased after June 16 are $75 for members and non-members.


All meals are served with a salad, a main course, garlic mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and a dessert.

The main course choices are:

  • Pesto and Mozzarella Chicken (rolled in chicken breast, lightly breaded)
  • Filet of Salmon (Lemon Dill Beurre Blanc)  
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli (Basil Marinara)

After you purchase your tickets, please email us at dinner@sbcan.org to give us the names of your guests and your dinner selections. If you are coming to honor a particular person or organization, or there are other people you would like to sit with, please let us know that as well.