Youth and Education Topic Day

Youth and Education Class 2016 Agenda

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LSMV honored with Proclamation from City of Santa Maria and the County Of Santa Barbara


On the evening of December 1, 2015 LSMV was awarded a Proclamation by the City of Santa Maria for our 20 years of Community Service! Very Honoured Madame Mayor and City Council. A number of Alumni, current Class members and the CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor and Convention Bureau were in attendance.

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And the Proclamation:

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On December 9th, LSMV was also honored for our 20 years of Community Service with an additional proclamation from the County!

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Law and Justice Topic Day

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Our Topic Day Planning Teams take planning very seriously! They almost always involve great food!

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Arts and Culture Topic Day

LSMV Arts and Culture Topic Day 2 Oct 2015

A day devoted to the Arts and Culture of the Santa Maria Valley.  We started off the day with breakfast and a tour of Art Craft Paints owned by Teresa Arredondo ( LSMV Class 2005). art craft logo_n

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We had a great time exploring the Santa Maria Valley Museum of Flight–what a gem of a treasure here in the Valley!  Mike and his staff were superb- it is amazing all the history they have amassed in the old hangers!

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A special thanks to Topic Day advisor, Valerie Amador ( Class 2014) for sponsoring our lunch, and the iconic Bill’s Takeout for the delicious burgers and fries!

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After lunch we headed over to another gem of the Valley, PCPA, where we had a fascinating tour of all they do there, plus a glimspse of some upcoming holiday stage sets!


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The under- under studies 🙂

Our final stop on a very busy day:

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Listening to Ms Olivia Bolanos Director of Curriculum at Santa Maria Bonita School District. We were at the new campus of Roberto and Dr Francisco Jimenez Elementary School learning about the Art Program. What a beautiful new school with a great program for the children. Thank you also for the refreshments! Very much appreciated!

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Vandenberg AFB- First Topic Day!

With less than 3 weeks from our Kick Off Retreat it was time for LSMV Class 2016’s first Topic Day.  We are headed out to Vandenberg AFB– this is not the usual public relations tour– it is one of the highlights of the year.  Many thanks to Larry Hill, Chief Public Relations VAFB and graduate of the Class of 2012 for arranging a stellar tour.

We met at the Board Room to do a headcount and then carpool out to base.  As security was tight, we needed to be on base at 0800.

We met the Vice Wing CC at 0830 and received the standard CC PowerPoint brief regarding the Mission of 30th Space Wing.  Then we headed over to the Missile Alert Facility– this was a real treat as we usually do not get to visit the MAF.  They were getting ready to test one of the silo missiles from up North here on base.  The missile ( minus warhead) is selected from Northern Tier base and then shipped to VAFB for a test launch after being refitted with safety features and guidance capability – in case the crews must destroy missile in flight.  A missile crew from Northern Tier base comes with missile to help set it up and then they ‘pull alert’ in the VAFB MAF until missile launch.  Launch is later this year- it takes 2-3 months to get the entire system ready to go.  Very fascinating tour!

Had a BBQ lunch at the Museum, sponsored by  Judi Kincaid,  Premier Designs Jewelry .  Jay had it all ready to go for us.  We were a bit late as there was a road delay on the way to the MAF which set us back the entire day.  So we had a really quick spin thru the Heritage Center. Jay was his usual knowledgeable and enthusiastic self and they all want to come back and see more!!

Then we headed over to Space Launch Complex  6 where the Class  got to see the starting stages of Delta 4 rocket in the hanger.  They thought this was beyond cool.  We walked down into the flame pit which was impressive and then took the elevator up 20-30 stories into the SLC and saw the booster up close.   They also saw the rollers that are rolled back on launch day- takes over 30 minutes to completely pull away.

Our last tour of the day was the WROCC Western Range Operations Center–we were running late and they had more security in place than usual so it was a whirlwind tour– the civilians were essentially gone and the computers shut down.  But they did get to see how the tracking systems work and all the various stations -weather, train/plane tracking etc.  The Commander of the WROCC came out to personally meet us and was with us on the tour.  His troops were very professional and gave us a very good tour even though the center was more or less ‘closed’

As always Team Vandenberg was enthusiastic and very glad to see us!  Everywhere we visited it was apparent they all are proud of what they do and are more than happy to explain and show us what they do at the base.  Larry Hill always puts together a great agenda– but in the 8 years I have been on this tour– I have to say – this one was out of the ballpark!  The only downside was- it had to be the hottest day since the space program began out there

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The sharply dressed Class of 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Memorial Observatory Site – VAFB

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LSMV Class 2016 Kick Off Retreat

The fun started on the afternoon of the 21st of August.  The weekend was full of team building, making new friends, food and laughter!


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A great looking group! Even have their own logo!

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August Leadership Speaker Series Luncheon

We are delighted to announce that Santa Barbara County 4th District Supervisor Peter Adam will be our Key Note Speaker this month.

He is a 5th Generation Rancher, Farmer, and Grower. He was elected to Public Office in 2012.

Supervisor Adam is always a dynamic and informative speaker so please join us Wednesday 19 August at Patricio’s Pizza in Old Orcutt.

Networking at 1130 Luncheon at 12:00

Click on link for more information and RSVP details

See you there!

LSMV Leadership Luncheon August 19 2015

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