Celebrate the most joyous season of the year at the AWC-SB Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 4. Following the success of last year’s party we again gather at the rebranded Uncorked Wine Tasting and Kitchen for wine and delectable appetizers. If you need more reasons to celebrate, in addition to holidays, join us in honoring the recipients of the Founders Award and the AWC-SB Member of the Year Award.
Annual Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 4
Uncorked Wine Tasting and Kitchen
432 E Haley St
Downtown Santa Barbara
AWC-SB Members $25; Nonmembers $35
includes appetizers and wine
Lois Phillips Founders Award Recipient
Teri Jory moved to the Mesa in 1992 while earning a PhD at UCSB. She then met her husband and raised twins. As President of the grassroots Our Mesa Neighborhood (OMNI) she accomplished a lot with the support of neighbors coming together speaking as one voice. She implemented the Mesa Safe Program, a door-to-door campaign with a goal of disaster preparedness. In collaboration with the Mesa Business Association, she advocated for crosswalks and a pedestrian/bike path so children have safe routes to school. She works to empower survivors of human trafficking by serving on the District Attorney Human Trafficking Task Force as well as Standing Together To End Sexual Assault (formerly Rape Crisis Center). A 4th degree black belt, she created and teaches a Don’t F*** With Me (DFWM) self- defense workshop which empowers women, and all genders, in their personal safety around the world.
AWC-SB Member of the Year
Bonnie Carroll publishes a monthly award-winning online lifestyle magazine Bonnie Carroll’s Life Bites News. Under this banner she also produced her own radio show. She continues to contribute to a variety of travel and lifestyle publications. In 2002 she published her first children’s book and plans to release a second book soon. Her journalist work over twenty-eight years includes published articles in magazine and news publications in print and online. As a photo journalist she published her travel adventures throughout the world, and still hopes to go air ballooning over Turkey.
AWC-SB President Carolyn Jabs said, “Bonnie is an exceptional communicator who spontaneously uses her skills on behalf of AWC-SB. A consummate professional, she takes advantage of new technologies to tell the stories of places and people that capture her attention.”