Tag archives: luncheon

Domestic Violence Solutions
By Lynda Millner   |   February 28, 2019

“It takes more than a village… it takes a community.” The theme of the Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) luncheon was Community and purple is their color. We were in the Loggia Room at the Santa Barbara Biltmore to celebrate what has been accomplished so that victims are visible – not invisible – and to raise […]

Go Red Luncheon
By Lynda Millner   |   February 21, 2019

The Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront was a sea of red with a sold out crowd of 450 ladies and gentlemen sporting red – dresses, suits, ties, scarves, boas, even socks. It was all because the American Heart Association (AHA) was having their annual luncheon to promote and raise dollars for heart research and related areas. […]

Festival Of Hearts
By Lynda Millner   |   February 21, 2019

The Friendship Center elder day care held its 20th Festival of Hearts Luncheon turning Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort into the Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz. The 20th milestone of an event is symbolized by emeralds hence the suggestion to come as an Oz character or at least wear green. The results were […]

Artists Reception
By Lynda Millner   |   February 14, 2019

Friendship Center’s 20th annual “Festival of Hearts” was held at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort February 9. Several days prior to the event there was a display of many of the decorated hearts for the public to see. The showcase windows at Charleston Shoe Co. at 1017A State were chock a block full of […]

Channel City Club
By Lynda Millner   |   December 13, 2018

You always know when the Christmas season is here when the Channel City Club has its annual Christmas luncheon and program at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. It began with Gil Rosas playing the piano followed by the Montecito Union School choir conducted by Pam Herzog singing all sorts of Christmas and Hanukkah music. […]

Pegasus Luncheon
By Lynda Millner   |   October 18, 2018

Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center (HTEC) at 4420 Calle Real is a special place. As honoree and past president a couple of times, Barbara Toumayan shared, “It was a very small organization when I began fourteen years ago. It brings me total joy.” That will be echoed by thousands of individuals from children to adults since […]

Heroes of Hospice
By Lynda Millner   |   September 20, 2018

Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) hosted its sixth annual Heroes of Hospice Luncheon at the Coral Casino. It was a perfect venue for the theme “Jewels by the Sea.” A welcome reception was held on the terrace with waves crashing below. One of the reasons we all live in paradise! This luncheon was to honor […]

Gratitude Luncheon
By Lynda Millner   |   July 5, 2018

CADA (Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse) gave its 7th annual Gratitude Luncheon at the Four Seasons Biltmore to honor the mentors in our lives. The event is the primary fundraising source for CADA’s long-time Mentor Program, which is a school-based prevention program to encourage positive development and education for thousands of students. As the […]

Courageous Communicators
By Lynda Millner   |   July 5, 2018

The 11th annual Women of Achievement Awards luncheon was held at El Paseo restaurant with the 2018 honorees California State Senator Hannah–Beth Jackson and SBCC professor and social justice activist Dr. Carrie Hutchinson.  As the AWC-SB (Association for Women in Communication) president Lisa Angle explained, “AWC is all about connections both here and all over […]

Mother’s Day Luncheon
By Lynda Millner   |   May 24, 2018

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC) held its 17th annual Mother’s Day Luncheon to honor and remember our mothers in the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. It was a poignant event and totally heartfelt. It began with emcee Pamela Dillman Haskell moderating the lively (cool?) teen-parent fashion show from K.frank. The Santa Barbara Arts Performance […]

On the Money
By Richard Mineards   |   April 26, 2018

Storyteller Children’s Center, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, hosted its fourth annual Lunchbox Luncheon at the Rockwood Women’s Club, raising more than $80,000 for the nonprofit that helps the city’s homeless and at-risk youngsters and preschoolers achieve kindergarten readiness. More than 47 percent of the children, aged 18 months to 5 years old, live […]

Women of Inspiration
By Lynda Millner   |   April 26, 2018

Women of Inspiration was the perfect title for the Carpinteria Girls Inc. annual luncheon where women of inspiration are honored. This one was honoring the memory of global activist Nancy Koppelman. Nancy’s daughter, Renee, accepted the Women of Inspiration award on behalf of her mother and told what it was like to have her for […]

Go Red for Women
By Lynda Millner   |   February 22, 2018

February not only includes Valentine’s Day, but it’s also a heart-healthy month with the “Go Red for Women” luncheon sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA). Emcee Kelsey Gerckens told the sold-out audience at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, “Heart disease is the biggest killer of women, more than all cancers combined. One woman dies every 80 […]

Queen of Hearts
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 8, 2018

Saturday, February 10, marks the Friendship Center’s 19th Annual Festival of Hearts at the Fess Parker. The festive Valentine luncheon is a popular fundraising event for the adult daycare center, located on Eucalyptus Road in Montecito.  This year’s theme is the Queen of Hearts’ Tea Party, and attendees will enjoy lunch, local wines, musical entertainment […]

Community Leaders Luncheon
By Lynda Millner   |   December 21, 2017

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara gives a Community Leaders Luncheon to thank its donors and volunteers. This year, there were 350 folks attending at the Fess Parker – many to be thanked. Board chair Don Logan told the group, “This year we gave $8.44 million in scholar ships to 2,688 students and helped 25,000 […]