Chamber Foundation Announces Non-Profit and Volunteer Honorees

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Westminster Free Clinic Executive Team pictured with Jill Lederer, President/CEO of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber at their Thousand Oaks facility.

The Greater Conejo Valley Community Foundation will host their annual Spirit of Community Awards on Thursday, May 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel. Bob Engler has been chosen as the 2014 Community Volunteer of the Year and Westminster Free Clinic as the 2014 Non-Profit Organization of the Year.

Bob Engler is a retired fire chief that has been a Thousand Oaks resident for over 20 years. He is an active member of Kiwanis and board member for Conejo Recreation & Park District’s Trails Advisory Committee while supporting many local nonprofit organizations including: Manna, Red Cross and Community Conscience. Bob is a beloved friend, coach and mentor throughout the community.

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Bob Engler pictured with Jill Lederer, President/CEO of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber (left) and Greater Conejo Valley Foundation Chairman Kristen Davis of Amgen (right).

Westminster Free Clinic, the Non-Profit Organization of the Year, provides essential medical services to low-income residents. Their dedicated staff and army of volunteers includes: physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and other medical professionals who volunteer their time at the clinic after their regular jobs. Additionally, the clinic has a high school internship program that is already helping to cultivate the next generation of health care providers.

Honorees that evening will also include: Teachers of the Year (CVUSD and LVUSD), U.S. Armed Forces, Fire Enforcement Agencies and Fire Protection Agencies.

Tickets to attend the Spirit of Community Awards are $35 per person and includes complimentary “tastings” by local eateries prior to the awards ceremony. Tickets are available online at through Wednesday, May 28, 2014. 

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