SOKM President Honored by Camarillo Council PTA


Karen and Richard Gatchel at Awards dinner

Karen Gatchel has received the Golden Oak Award from the Camarillo Council of PTAs.  The Golden Oak award is “given to recognize, as the most prestigious of the Honorary Service Awards, an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in a school or community.”

Karen received the award at the annual Honorary Service Awards Dinner and Reflections Art Showcase, held on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:00 pm at the Camarillo Community Center.  In presenting the award, Council President Jill Belkin cited Karen’s ongoing, unending efforts to promote music education in Camarillo schools.  “Karen is the heart of SOKM,” said Belkin.

The SOKM board agrees, and would like to express MANY THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS to Karen for this well-deserved award!

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