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CCPTA HONOREES

2017

Presto Pasta (CSA)
Meadowlark Services League (CSA)
Camarillo Noontime Optimists Club (CSA)
Mrs Figs. Bookworm (VSP)

2016

Jill Belkin (CSA)
B&B Do It Center – Camarillo (CSA)
Esper A. Peterson – Camarillo Library Homework Center (CSA)

2015

Karen Gatchel – SOKM (GOSA)
Mark Schienbein – CYBA (CSA)
Ventura County Sheriff’s Department – Parent Project (HSA)
Bruce & Mark Kurosaki – Camarillo Independent Sports League (HSA)
Linda Valdez (VSP)

2014

Kamala Nahas (GOSA)
RaeAnne Michael (OAA)
Carol Bjordahl – PVSD (CSA)
Grand Master Shin / Master Quan – Tae Ryong Taekwondo (CSA)
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (VSP)

2013

Corey, Paige & Dan Castro – Castro Family Toy Drive (CSA)
Gifted and Talented Education – GATER (CSA)
Save Our Kids’ Music – SOKM (CSA)
Paul Curo, Manager – Roxy Theater (HSA)

2012

Michelle Tingley (GOSA)
Nancy Ma (GOSA)
Kim Dawson (CSA)
Saving Lives Camarillo (VSP)
Deputy Michael Crone (VSP)
Dr. Luis Villegas, Jr. (VSP)

2011

Debbie Callaway (CSA)
Linda Hall (CSA)
Casa Pacifica (CSA)
Deanne Ellison, PVEF Speech (HSA)

2010

Cinemagic – PVEF (CSA)
Nellie Valentine (CSA)
PVEF (CSA)
Darren Patnoe – PVEF Robotics (HSA)

2009

Michelle Tingley (CSA)
Save Our Kids’ Music – SOKM (CSA)
Franklin D. Roth, CAO (HSA)

2008

Gail Doi (HSA)

2006

Patty Lerner (GOSA)
Peggy Smith (GOSA)

2005

Barbara Wagner (GOSA)

Resources

Downloads:

HSA Nomination Form for UNITS – You will need to add your specific school information to this form.  This will be the form you use to solicit nominations for your school.
HSA Nomination Form Council Level – You should also be soliciting nominations for the Council.  These will come directly to the Council and should be used to honor more of a Camarillo wide individual, group, company, etc.
HSA Information Deadlines for Units – This document is important for you to review.  This has all of the deadlines of when nominations, Honorees and registrations for our event are due.  It also has a timeline (which we also show below in this email) an information on all of the available awards.


Links:

HSA News & Updates

About

Honorary Service Awards (HSAs) are designed as a unique way for PTA units, councils and districts to publicly acknowledge both individuals and organizations for outstanding community service to children and youth in a community.  All monies collected with this program are used exclusively to fund the PTA Scholarship and Grant Program.

HSA nominees are selected by your parents, PTA board, teachers, staff, etc.  Each school should have an HSA Chairperson and committee (ideally 4 -5 people) who will review each nominee and decide on who will be chosen to be honored by your school and what level/type of award they will receive.  A list of the awards is on your information sheet, or you can click here.  Once the committee selects their recipients, you will order certificates, send out your invitations to the banquet, turn in your RSVPs to Camarillo Council, show up and enjoy our event on Tuesday, April 25th @ the Camarillo Community Center.

The cost of each ticket will be approximately $35.00 and you should have a line item in your unit Budget to cover the cost of the ticket for your President, Principal, HSA Chair, HSA Recipients and guest, if your budget allows.  You will also have the cost of the award and any special “gift/flowers” you give to them that evening.  The reason we mention this… if you have a budget of $500.00, you need to realize you may only be able to honor 3-4 individuals.  It is ultimately up to your unit who you honor and what your budget says, we have just been asked to provide some guidance.


Events: There are 3 distinct levels of Honorary Service Awards.

Unit Awards

Council Awards

12th District Awards

Those persons who have been nominated and selected by each Unit PTA for contributions made at the school level. The event to honor these recipients takes place in connection with the Camarillo Council Awards in Camarillo.

Those persons who have been nominated and selected by the Camarillo Council for contributions made within Camarillo. The event to honor these recipients is the same event as above.

Those persons who have been nominated and selected by the 12th District HSA Committee for contributions made within Ventura County. The event to honor these recipients is normally held in February of each year.

Nominations are accepted for each of the levels mentioned above. Anyone may make a nomination for any level (Unit, Council or District). At each level, a committee will select the recipients and the recipients will then be honored at the appropriate event. Keep in mind nominations should be made at the appropriate level. For example…someone who is nominated for their work within Ventura County should be nominated at the District Level. Nominations for work in Camarillo should be made at the Camarillo Council level. Nominations for someone at a school level should be made at the Unit Level. Nominations of both individuals and organizations will be accepted at all levels.


Please be sure to read through the checklist below. (This is an important information for your use).

PTA Check List

Important Dates

FAQs

  • Review the types of awards, donation amounts and criteria for selecting honorees for specific awards
  • Publicize the awards and ask for suggestions for honorees from your members. Distribute a flyer requesting names and information. Be sure to also solicit nominations for the Camarillo Council and 12th District H S A
  • Meet to discuss and select honorees. Remember to keep your proceedings confidential
  • Budget for HSA awards as a line item and keep expenditures within your budget
  • Order specific awards and certificates using order forms in the California State PTA Toolkit. Service pins can also be ordered at the same time, allowing four to six weeks for delivery
  • Reserve their place at the Camarillo Council HSA Awards Banquet and Reflections Art Showcase
  • Honor your recipients with the certificate, a few words at the event and some other small gift of appreciation
  • Maintain an accurate record of all HSA awards in a permanent file. In some sites, they have a perpetual plaque that needs to be engraved
  • Celebrate by making sure your school community is aware of the honorees

Deadlines for the 12th District nominations should be obtained by visiting www.12thdistrictpta.org.
Our updated timeline is coming soon:

Description Unit Level Camarillo Council Level
Solicitation for Nominees Prior to February 1st, 2017 Prior to February 1st, 2017
Nominations due by Your Unit needs to decide, we suggest
Monday, March 6, 2017
(Allows 1‐2 weeks for selection process)
Friday, February 24, 2017
Invitations Delivered to Units   March 3rd (Cam Council Meeting)
Order HSA Certificates from CAPTA Friday, March 10th Friday, March 10th
Reservations due by Friday, March 17th (suggested date) Friday, March 24th
Attendee Form (Attendees, Honorees, Type of Award and Payment) due to Cam Council Friday, March 25th  
Event Evening See Camarillo Council → Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

  • How Many Recipients? Every year we are asked for guidance on how many recipients a Unit should select for HSA Awards. What you have to keep in mind is the spirit of the award. You are recognizing people who have gone above and beyond or have done something this last year amazing for your students/campus/school. The more people you honor and recognize with this award, the less “special” the award becomes. There are many ways to say thank you or to recognize people – the H S A Awards are the “most special” of these ways.
    We tried to come up with a good “gauge” to help you determine the right number of honorees. We suggest 1% of your membership. So if you have 200 members, then 2 honorees is probably about right. Membership of 500, then 5 might be applicable. Remember…..this is a guideline!
    You should also consider the cost to your association when selecting your recipients. Between the cost of the dinner, award and gifts, you want to be sure you know what your budget line item is before making your selections.
  • How are nominees obtained? Each school should encourage nominations by sending home a form (attached) with every student at your school.  Give a form to all teachers and Staff Members, and include a copy of your form on your school’s website, and any electronic weekly E-Blasts you might use.  Your PTA/PTSA Board is a great resource for nominations.
  • Is this a committee based program? Yes, all nominees should be considered, discussed and honorees should ultimately be decided upon by a committee.  One person should never be the sole decision maker.
  • How do we honor our recipients? Each honoree will receive a certificate and a dinner and awards ceremony in their honor.
  • Who attends the HSA Dinner from each Unit (school)? All Honorees (and their spouses), Principals, HSA Chairperson, PTA/PTSA President, other PTA/PTSA Executive Board Members you choose to include from your school.

Types of Awards

The official information as to each award category can be obtained from the CAPTA website.

However, we thought it might be helpful to provide you some guidelines when deciding which award category to use when making your selections.  Keep in mind, this is just our suggestions and does not represent any official position from PTA:

GOSA

CSA

HSA

VSP

OTA

OAA

IN MEMORIAM OR TRIBUTE DONATIONS

GOLDEN OAK SERVICE AWARD (GOSA)
The Golden Oak Service Award is the most prestigious PTA award in California. This award may be given to an individual or organization that has made exceptional and significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in the school or community over the course of several years (usually…a minimum of 10 years).  This award is available by a contribution of $60 in the name of the recipient.

CONTINUING SERVICE AWARD (CSA)
A Continuing Service Award may be given to an individual or organization in special recognition of outstanding continued service to children and youth over the course of two or more school years.     The CSA may be awarded without consideration to whether or not the recipient has previously received other California State PTA Honorary Service Awards. This award is available by a contribution of $30 in the name of the recipient.

HONORARY SERVICE AWARD (HSA)
An Honorary Service Award (HSA) may be given to an individual or organization in special recognition of outstanding service to children and youth over the course of one or more school years. The HSA may be awarded without consideration to whether or not the recipient has previously received other California State PTA Honorary Service Awards.   This award is available by a contribution of $30 in the name of the recipient.

VERY SPECIAL PERSON AWARD (VSP)
The Very Special Person (VSP) Award may be given to an individual or organization in recognition of service to children and youth at some point during the school year. The VSP may be awarded without consideration to whether or not the recipient has previously received other California State PTA Honorary Service Awards.  This award is available by a contribution of $15 or more.

OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD (OTA)
This award may be given to recognize a teacher for outstanding service to children and youth through PTA, school or community.  This award is available by a contribution of $30 in the name of the recipient.

OUTSTANDING ADMINISTRATOR AWARD (OAA)
This award may be given to recognize an administrator for outstanding service to the children and youth through PTA, school or the community.  This award is available by a contribution of $30 in the name of the recipient.

Donations may be given by PTAs/PTSAs or by individuals in tribute to a person, a group or in memoriam. The donation may be made in any amount. An acknowledgement card or certificate, as requested, will be sent when a donation of $10.00 or more is made. Anyone or any group may donate to the HSA program fund; the fund is not limited to contributions by PTAs.

If you have any questions or would like to go over the process in more detail, feel free to contact our HSA Committee Chair with any questions.

We are collecting nominations at the Council Level as well. If you know of a person or company who helps the children and or schools of Camarillo as a whole, please nominate them at the Council Level (that form is attached as well).

Now, get started and have fun!  There are some amazing people out there who need us to tell them how wonderful they are and how much we appreciate what they do for our school and our children.