Shining Star Awards

Project Understanding requests the honor of your presence at the Shining Star Awards: Volunteer Appreciation Event at 6pm Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Poinsettia Pavilion. The Master of Ceremonies will be Ventura City Councilmember Cheryl Heitmann.

Community transformation occurs through great volunteers and community partners. Individuals and organizations will be honored for their community service, including these pre-announced winners:

Volunteer of the Year for each program:

  • Tutoring-David Ensminger
  • Food Pantry-Joanna Norstedt
  • Tender Life Maternity Home-Karen Collier and Carolyn Tabor
  • First Step Center-Nita Perkins
  • Administration-Meg Perry and Gina Norstedt.

Business of the Year: MortgageCouch

Collaborating Partner of the Year: CAPS Media

House of Worship: Ventura Seventh-Day Adventist Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Philanthropists of the Year: Oxnard Monday Club

Community Partner of the Year: Richard H. Bejune Memorial Foundation

Other Awards are secret until the presentation.

Project Understanding transforms lives and community by…
Housing the homeless, 100 last year
Feeding the hungry, 900 per month
Tutoring children, 325 each week in Oxnard, El Rio, Santa Paula, Saticoy, Ventura

Dress will be semi-formal/business attire. There will be appetizers and refreshments served. Please RSVP to or by phone at 652-1326 ext. 301.

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