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Monday, July 22, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, California—The public is invited to attend the Circle V Ranch “Family Camp” from Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21, 2013.
Circle V Ranch Camp & Retreat Center is located just 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara across from Cachuma Lake in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Long-time Camp Director Ray Lopez announced, “Our traditional sleep-over summer camp sessions are for children ages 7-13 and run for six days and five nights including all lodging, meals, activities and recreation and space is still available for sessions in August. For those families looking for a taste of Circle V, we invite all ages to experience our Family Camp weekend where parents, grandparents and kids to get a taste of Circle V fun and activities together.”
To receive the Family Camp application or for more information, contact Circle V Ranch Camp Director Ray Lopez at 805-688-5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org or download the application at http://www.circlevranchcamp.org/uploads/1/5/4/0/15406224/2013_family_camp_registration_packet.pdf
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Photo: Sandra and Michael Focht, Sr. of the Focht Family Foundation present a $7,500 donation check to Circle V Ranch Camp Director Ray Lopez and Friends of Circle V Founder Sally Corlett.
Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County — Sandra L. Focht and Michael H. Focht, Sr., founders of the Focht Family Foundation, attended the recent Friends of Circle V Ranch V Ranch Camp annual reception and presented a gift donation of $7,500 to Camp Director Ray Lopez and Friends of Circle V Founder Sally Corlett. Mrs. Focht stated, “Our foundation is comprised of three generations of our family. We are committed to local philanthropy and are delighted to make this gift to the wonderful Circle V Ranch Camp”
Mr. Focht stated, “Our family has visited Circle V Ranch Camp and seen first-hand how children’s lives are transformed by attending a week-long summer session. We are very happy to make this donation to assure that more kids receive camperships and can enjoy all the traditional activities and care that Ray and his staff provide. We are very proud to support the mission of Circle V right here in our beautiful Santa Ynez Valley.”
Ray Lopez expressed his appreciation, “On behalf of all our camp staff, I am so grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Focht and their Foundation for their incredibly generous donation to fund camperships for kids to experience summer camp. What a blessing!”
Santa Ynez resident Sally Corlett, founder of Friends of Circle V stated, “I am very thankful to the Focht Family Foundation for their generosity. ‘Friends’ are all volunteers who support the mission of Circle V Ranch Camp to provide a traditional, sleep-over summer camp experience in a safe, nurturing environment. There are no dues or fees to become a “Friend’ of Circle V, just a commitment to help; and the Fochts are incredibly open hearted with this gift.”
Founded by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles Council in 1945, Circle V Ranch Camp has been located on 30 acres in the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County in the Santa Ynez Valley near Cachuma Lake since 1990. There are eight Circle V Ranch Camp summer sessions, each six days and five nights of traditional supervised fun for boys and girls ages 7 to 13. Campers enjoy activities including hiking, swimming in the pool, learning about nature, archery, arts and crafts, painting, photography, playing games of baseball, basketball, ping pong, foosball, soccer, miniature golf and of course, campfires, skits and songs. Campers stay in air-conditioned cabins or traditional canvas tents.
In 2012, the camp hosted more than 1,200 children for this time-honored summer experience. Spaces are still available for Summer 2013 sessions and families with children ages 7-13 are encouraged to apply.
Please contact Camp Director Ray Lopez at (805) 688-5252 or email@example.com or visit www.circlevranchcamp.org
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The Dorothy Llamas Memorial Chapel was dedicated at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles' thrift store in Los Angeles, June 21, 2013. Reverend Pedro Villarroya C.M. officiated. Store employees remembered Llamas, a former store director, as someone firm and kind, and always interested in others. Llamas was active in all levels of the Society, as a Vincentian, council president, district council president and regional historian. "She loved people," said her daughter Rosemary Sudduth, who was present. "She felt everyone was meaningful to God and meaningful to her." Sudduth said a Llamas family chapel is in Providence, Rhode Island, where prayers returned family safe from World War II. Sudduth is happy to know her family now has another chapel: "We are a praying family. Our family believes in prayer and that prayer changes things." Sudduth said prayers to God in her mother's chapel at the thrift store will certainly have Llamas' prayers in heaven. "She will be fighting on your behalf!"
Photo: (left to right) LA5 Rotarian and Society board member Mark Mariscal, LA5 Rotarian and Director/Chair of the Grants Committee Dr. Carmen Schaye, Society board president Claire Padama and Society executive director David Fields.
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