Above and Beyond: Chamber’s theme for 2013

Choosing the best of the best wasn’t easy, Sally Westbrook admitted before announcing recipients of annual

Surrounded by her family, Kim Lasley beams after receiving the 2012 Citizen of the Year award at Ramona Chamber of Commerce’s Installation Dinner & Awards Banquet at San Vicente Golf Resort on Sunday. From left are Krysta, Jayme, Jim, Kim, and Deanna Lasley. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

awards at the Ramona Chamber of Commerce’s Installation & Awards Dinner in the San Vicente Resort Sunday evening.

“We live in an awesome town with amazing citizens, businesses, non-profits, and volunteers,” said Westbrook, Annual Awards Committee chair.

In coming weeks, Ramona Sentinel will feature each of the recipients: Jennifer Jenkin, owner of Pamo Valley Winery, the Business of the Year; Ramona Rotary Club, Non-Profit Organization of the Year;, Kim Lasley, Citizen of the Year; and the late Ellie Whitcomb, who died Jan. 9, 2012, and whose family accepted her Lifetime Achievement Award.

Among the 165 guests at the dinner were Congressman Duncan Hunter, State Senator Joel

Jennifer Jenkin, right, owner of Pamo Valley Winery, accepts the Business of the Year Award from Sally Westbrook, Annual Awards Committee chair. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Anderson, State Assemblyman Brian Jones, and County Supervisor Dianne Jacob.

As is tradition at the annual dinner, Jacob administered the oath of office to the chamber’s 2013 board members.

“Above and Beyond” is the chamber’s 2013 theme, Master of Ceremonies David Worden said, adding, “Tonight we are honoring those who have gone

Carol Kinney accepts Ramona Rotary Club’s Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award from Sally Westbrook. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

above and beyond to make Ramona shine.”

State Senator Joel Anderson presents the late Ellie Whitomb's grandson Will Anderson, daughter Sharon Uran, and granddaughter Jennifer Jenkin with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Whitcomb, who died last year. Sentinel photo/Maureen RobertsonBob Murray, 2013 chamber of commerce president, leads other chamber officers and directors in repeating the oath of office as stated by Supervisor Dianne Jacob. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Holly Michaelis and Paula and Mark Dumas are among those representing Ramona Rebels Elite Cheer, a nominee for business of the year.

Congressman Duncan Hunter, right, with Bob Murray and Faye Welch.

San Diego Country Estates Association Director Eileen Castberg, left, with SDCEA President Doug Kafka and Secretary Maggie Johnson.

Charlotte Jensen, left, with Danica Mazenko with Assemblyman Brian Jones' office and Sharon Davis, honorary mayor.

Jewelry World's Tom and Kathleen Cole

BeeBee Wilson and John and Becca Vargas

Jill Bacorn, center, Citizen of the Year nominee, with husband Eddie and daughters.

State Sen. Joel Anderson, second from right, with San Diego Country Estates Association General Manager Mario Trejo, SDCEA President Doug Kafka, and Kat McClanahan, incoming chamber director.Jason DeLeo, 2011 and 2012 chamber president, and his wife, Danica.

Cheryl Hotchkiss sells opportunity drawing tickets to John Degenfelder, Citizen of the Year nominee.

Assemblyman Brian Jones with Jaye Matthews, left, president of Mackenzie Aviation at Ramona Airport, and chamber director Carol Fowler.

Kim Lasley accepts Citizen of the Year award from Sally Westbrook.

W.T. "Woody" and Dawn Kirkman of W.T. Kirkman Lanterns Inc., Business of the Year nominee.

Assemblyman Brian Jones talks with Supervisor Dianne Jacob.

County Supervisor Dianne Jacob administers the oath of office to Ramona Chamber of Commerce officers and directors.

Related posts:

  1. John Degenfelder, Kim Lasley, Jill Bacorn are finalists for 2012 Citizen of the Year award
  2. Chamber accepts sponsors for annual awards banquet
  3. Strength in Unity: Chamber’s 2010 theme
  4. Chamber accepts nominations for citizen, business, lifetime awards
  5. Chamber announces award finalists

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1 Comment for “Above and Beyond: Chamber’s theme for 2013”

  1. Great group of folks! Wonderful respresentatives of Ramona! Thank you all so much for being so amazing! Karen

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