We're shining a light on Meadowlark Service League, an all-volunteer organization of local women that provides charitable donations to Ventura County nonprofits! Meadowlark Service League contributed $270K to 30 local charities and 25 college scholarships in June 2022. One of their major fundraisers is coming up on July 31 -- The Taste of Camarillo, a fun afternoon of food, drinks, boutique shopping and live entertainment at the Camarillo Ranch grounds. Vice President Gwen Speakes shares more about Meadowlark.
How and when did the organization get started?
Meadowlark has been around for 51 years. Started by a few hard-working women raising funds for Camarillo initially and extending to Ventura County charities in recent years.
What is your mission?
To raise funds for Ventura County local charities through our fundraising events.
What’s one thing you're known for?
All volunteer, low cost, well managed fun events, maximizing funds raised for local charities. Reputation as a hard working group of women that seek to give back to their community with their time, financial support and talents.
Why did the business choose Camarillo as its location?
The women in this organization live, work and thrive in this community and seek to help local non-profits. This year we granted funds to 30 deserving charities.
Are there any new or upcoming events?
The next event is our Taste of Camarillo Wine, Brew and Food Festival on July 31st. Tickets are available to this fun tasting, dancing and shopping day at the Camarillo Ranch grounds at www.TasteofCamarillo.com. The Wine Auction Gala will be on November 11th and the Charity Luncheon Tennis/Pickleball Tournament in March. These events are critical to our meeting out fundraising goals.
How can the community help?
Join and help us continue to give back. Attend our events. Sponsor our events. Contribute your service to help us in our events.
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Meadowlark Service League contributed $270K to 30 local charities and 25 college scholarships in June 2022. We are unique in our efforts to vet our charities well and contribute to charities that effect our local community in critical ways. Some are small and some are major organizations. We do not contribute to salaries and prioritize those that are volunteer organizations impacting our community in multiple ways. We impact youth, the elderly, education, the arts, the disabled and more. The organization has had a profound impact on our community.
Gwen Speakes, Vice President