Barbara Meister was honored as the 2012 “Arts Patron” recipient at the Mayor’s Arts Awards event at the Ventura County Museum on November 15, 2012.
Rosalind C. Warner, President of the Rubicon Theater Company, introduced Barbara at the event with the following words:
Nominated by Rubicon Theatre’s Karyl Lynn Burns, Barbara Meister is a self-described, widely recognized “community activist” involved with numerous nonprofits throughout Ventura County. Barbara holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and has taught in the gifted program for the Ventura Unified School District. Since 2005, she has successfully served as the CEO and President of Barber Ford-Volkswagen-Subaru-RV. A founder of the Rubicon’s fundraising auxiliary, The Grandes Dames, she has been involved as a major sponsor of every Rubicon season to date. She has also served on Rubicon’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Other local arts organizations Barbara supports include the Ventura Music Festival, the Ventura Film Society, New West Symphony, Ventura County Ballet, Museum of Ventura County, Focus on the Masters, and the City’s Music Under the Stars series, to name just a few. As Karyl Lynn notes, “Barbara holds the arts in the highest regard and the arts organizations she supports would not be able to serve our community as they do without her generosity and commitment.”
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