HBCC Hall of Fame



Don Garrick

Don Garrick co-founded the Orange County Interfaith Network in 2007, and has held key positions in the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council for over 15 years.  He has worked tirelessly to foster tolerance and understanding of the many and varied ways that our communities residents worship.  Don has served as Vice Chair of the Huntington Beach Human Relations task Force, an organization charged with making sure that our town has a zero tolerance policy for discrimination in any of its forms.  A member of the Orange County Public Affairs Council, Don is always willing to support the public outreach of our communities many worthwhile charities.  In adition, Don has been the Director of Public Affairs for the Huntington Beach North Stake since 2006 providing public outreach guidance for seven congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  On the HBCC Board since 2009, Don served as President for the 2012-2013 year, and as VP Membership from 2012 to 2015.  Finally, Don has organized over a hundred community service projects involving over four thousand volunteers since 2006, recruiting and guiding project leaders and volunteers.  The HBCC Board is proud to install Don Garrick into the HBCC Volunteer Hall of Fame.   


Eldon Thorp

Eldon Thorp has given many thousands of hours supporting youth activities in our community.  From spending time as a leader in the Y Indian Guides program, to serving as Scout Master, he has always been committed to making sure that our youth have every opportunity to develop into solid citizens.  Active also in his Church of Christ, Eldon oversees Wednesday night dinners for homeless and needy church members, providing support and guidance to fellow volunteers in his church.  Eldon is always willing to personally transport those who can't drive themselves.  On a broader scale, Eldon has been an active leader, serving in almost all of the key roles in the Golden West Y's Men organization that generates funding and drives active public support for the many good works of the YMCA.  Most recently he has held a key financial pleadership role for the Southwest Region of the Y's Men.  The HBCC Board are pleased to install Eldon Thorp in the HBCC Volunteer Hall of Fame.