Blue Bell Cat Awards

Blue Bell has enjoyed the untiring service from hundreds of dedicated volunteers for more than a quarter of a century.  

They have spent countless hours doting on our cats, publishing newsletters, developing websites, hosting fund raising events, and lending  professional expertise in public relations, strategic planning, legal, administrative, photography, graphic design, construction and financial services.

To recognize volunteers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, in 2014 we established the Blue Bell Cat Awards that are presented at our annual Cat’s Meow Valentine Brunch each February.  In addition to receiving a unique Blue Bell ceramic cat designed and hand crafted by Venice Beach Artist Gary Steinborn, each recipient is permanently recognized on a plaque in the cottage reception area. 

2018 Awards
2017 Awards
2016 Awards
2015 Awards
Extraordinary Service during 2017
  • Josh Brown
  • Lindsey Arnette
  • Chris Lutz

Lifetime Achievement

  • Judy Clark
  • Jeff Zakaryan
Extraordinary Service during 2016
  • Terri McCoy-Karman
  • Cynthia McGuinness

Lifetime Achievement

  • Lee Bradford
Extraordinary Service during 2015
  • Bimali Walgampaya
  • Joyce Buettner
  • Rima Ahdab

Lifetime Achievement

  • Marcie Hague
Extraordinary Service during 2014
  • Pamela Knudsen
  • Dennis Myers

Lifetime Achievement

  • Christine O'Hare-Pomponi


2015 Award Recipients - Pamela, Dennis and Christine