The club believes in giving back to the community.  We donate time, money and materials to the Santa Barbara Food Bank, Care-Net, Salvation Army, Wounded Warrior and CALM.  Last year we gave over 200 turkeys to the Salvation Army and the Santa Barbara Food Bank.  Donations in various amounts were also given to the other listed organizations.  We also had members give of their time to CALM and Care-Net.


For 2018, VTV  awarded $2000 to the Allan Hancock College Foundation scholarship fund. Here club member Larry Wright presents the combined check to students, Alberto Diaz, Isaac David thompson,Jose Antonio Espinal and Edgar Julian Lopez-Teran respectively.  Each received a $500 scholarship.  The club puts a lot of effort into putting on the autocross events that raise most of the money we donate to this great effort and we are proud of what these present and past winners have accomplished.

VTV  awarded $1500 to the Allan Hancock College scholarship fund, specifying three scholarships of $500 each awarded to students in the automotive disciplines. In 2015, the awards went to Erik Barajas Vazquez, Andres Delacruz and Edgar Nendoza. Erik and Edgar are both going for an Associate in Science degree.

Our participation and support with these scholarships is the best work we do.

2012 scholarship awards went to Jorge Lerena, Cora Poropat, and Kevin Strawder. Cora and Kevin were in attendance at the annual scholarship awards banquet with Chuck Jennings, VTV Vice President. This was Cora’s second year to receive the scholarship, and she says she will apply again next year.

The banquet was an impressive event with approximately 1500 people in attendance. Chuck was inspired by the overall sense of pride and appreciation. But most of all, he says he was very impressed with the expressions of appreciation and gratitude from Cora and Kevin. They were enthusiastic about their studies and their career directions. And they genuinely thanked VTV for our support.

Our participation and support with these scholarships is the best work we do.

Attached are three photographs of Cora, Kevin and their immediate families. Cora is accompanied by her brother and husband. Kevin is accompanied by his wife.

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