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The Lompoc Vision

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DAR to Surpass One Million Members Since its Found-

ing Rancho Purisima Chapter Celebrates This Milestone.

This fall, the National Society Daughters of the Ameri-

can Revolution (DAR) will surpass ONE MILLION total

members who have joined the organization since its found-

ing in 1890. The DAR is a is a non-profit, non-political,

volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to pro-

moting patriotism, preserving American history, and secur-

ing America’s future through better education for children.

Members are all lineal descendants of those who supported

the cause of independence in the Revolutionary War.

The Rancho Purisima DAR Chapter, based in Lompoc,

is excited to join the National Society in celebrating this

milestone. Each of our DAR members has a unique story,

but all share a passion for historic preservation, education,

and patriotism, as well as a dedication to her local commu-

nity. Recent projects by the Rancho Purisima DAR Chapter

include the restoration of the Lompoc Valley Vietnam Vet-

erans Memorial at River Park, the restoration of the World

War I Monument at the Lompoc Museum, the distribution

of U.S. Constitution books and dictionaries at select LUSD

schools, and the sponsorship of the DAR Good Citizens

Scholarship Contest.

Rancho Purisima DAR Chapter encourages women in-

terested in DAR membership to contact the chapter for an

invitation to our next meeting or event. If you are inter-

ested in learning more about DAR membership, visit http://

ranchopurisima.californiadar.org/

or contact the chapter via

phone (805) 751-6006 or email

RPNSDAR@gmail.com.

DAR to Surpass

One Million Members

This is a critical time for Lompoc’s youth. The cost of trade school and college expenses and tuition continues to rise,

leaving some of our youth behind.

T

he Lompoc Valley Community Scholarship Fund aims to change that outcome for

students graduating from the three high schools in Lompoc who intend to attend trade

school, 2 year or 4 year colleges to prepare themselves for future careers. The Fund

is raising money through its inaugural fundraiser “Toasting our Lompoc Youth” on Sunday

October 13 from 1-4 at La Purisma Mission. Featuring live music, wine tasting and deli-

cious food under the oaks at the Mission, 100% of the proceeds will go to fund scholarships

exclusively to youth from high schools in Lompoc to attend trade school or college.

A real life example of how this scholarship Fund launched a future is Julie Shepherd, a

2019 graduate of Lompoc High and a recipient of a Lompoc Valley Community Scholar-

ship. In August, she started her freshman year at CSU Chico. She is majoring in Business

Administration with the goal of becoming a financial adviser. In Julie’s words, “I am very

grateful for the opportunity to go to college,

which would not be happening without this

scholarship. I want to say a huge “thank you”

to everyone from my community who donated

and made this scholarship possible. The idea

of going to college without the funds necessary

is a scary thing, and now, with this scholarship,

you have given me the courage to take on the

next chapter in my life. I am so excited about

the road ahead – thank you again!”

Tickets for “Toasting our Lompoc Youth”

cost $45, and can be purchased online at

https://toasting-lompoc-students.eventbrite

.

com. A limited number of tickets will be avail-

able at the event.

Participating wineries and eateries include

Brick Barn Wine Estate, Grocery Outlet Bar-

gain Market of Lompoc, Longoria Wines, Lu-

cas & Lewellen Estate Vineyards, Montemar

Wines, Palmina Wines, Samsara Wine Co., Sweetzer Cellars, Sweet Baking Co., and Zotovich Vineyards & Winery. The

admission price includes wine tasting, parking, and a commemorative glass.

Serving as founding sponsors of the event are Rob and Ann Glasgow, Roberta Heter, and IMERYS. First American Title

is the benefactor sponsor. Sponsorships remain available.

The Lompoc Valley Community Scholarship Fund is a distinct fund administered by the Scholarship Foundation of

Santa Barbara, a nonprofit organization and the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships, which

provides free financial aid advising services.

For more information about the event or the Lompoc Valley Community Scholarship Fund, please contact Molly Kem-

per at

mkemper@sbscholarship.org

or (805) 687-6065

Launching Lompoc’s Future Generation

L

ompoc Unified School District is partnering with Cal Poly to provide students an op-

portunity to learn more about college. “Allowing students to learn about the options

available after high school is one way to not only educate our students, but also moti-

vate them,” said Director of Pupil Support Services, Brian Jaramillo. Cal Poly selected Lom-

poc High School (LHS) as a partner

school.

This partnership will give LHS

applicants additional points in the

admissions process thereby increasing their chances of being ac-

cepted. Lompoc High School students are being provided a tour of

the Cal Poly campus on November 8, 2019 so they can stay true to

the Cal Poly motto of “learn by doing.”

Cal Poly is also working with the Cabrillo High School Math

Department to enhance learning opportunities for students. Lom-

poc. Cabrillo and Maple High Schools are all working with Cal

Poly on CTE pathways. “Partnering with a noted local institution

like Cal Poly is great for students. Having them involved in so

many aspects of our high schools provides a more robust learning experience,” said Superintendent Trevor McDonald.

LOMPOC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PARTNERS WITH CAL POLY