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El Presidente Dennis Rickard meets Spanish Royalty
2014 El Presidente, Dennis Rickard, (right) was honored to be introduce and photographed with Prince Felipe of Asturias (left), heir to the Spanish throne at a local fundraiser.
John T. Rickard Airport Terminal Dedication
The Santa Barbara Airport dedicated their newest terminal to Judge John T. Rickard. Santa Barbara native Judge Rickard served the Santa Barbara community in many ways, making valuable contributions to the history and future of Santa Barbara through his roles as a Judge, Mayor of Santa Barbara, lawyer, president of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, and Old Spanish Days El Presidente. He was a long-time member of the Old Spanish Days Board of Directors and served as El Presidente in both 1948 and 1949. His son, Dennis Rickard, has followed in his father’s footsteps in serving the community and is the El Presidente for 2014.