SMSC 2019 Event Schedule

Katie Boute and Alyssa Virissimo at the 2018 Haute with Heart Fashion Show

 

SMSC is happy to announce our 2019 Events Schedule!

April 27, 2019 

18th Morning Glory Brunch

We are bringing back our Morning Glory Brunch for 2019. Join us for an afternoon of bites, beverage tastings, live music, shopping and the return of our signature frog race with CASH prizes!

For more info click here.

August 10, 2019

42nd Haute with Heart Fashion Show & Luncheon

This event will highlight professional models and the community of St. Madeleine’s dressed in the latest fashions on the runway; boutique shopping; silent, live and opportunity auctions.

For more info click here.

November 8, 2019

6th Annual SMSC “Swing with Santa” Golf Tournament

Enjoy a day full of FUN on Sycuan’s Pine Glen 3-Par Course to support the Student Appreciation Holiday Celebration. All golfers receive a round of golf with cart, lunch, happy hour dinner reception & gift bag.

For more info click here.

January 18, 2020

6th Annual Tea by the Sea

Our always popular Tea by the Sea returns to The Marine Room yet again in 2020! Tea by the Sea will feature complimentary signature cocktail, hors d’oeuvre, silent auction, and a menu by Chef Bernard!

For more info click here.

Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming events and ticket information! 

Employee Spotlight: Mark Stone

Employee Spotlight 

MARK STONE

ADC Job Coach & Bus Driver

 

Q: How long have you been working at St Madeleine Sophie’s Center?

A: 16 years and 3 months

 

Q: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

A: Walking, reading and family time  

 

Q: What’s your favorite TV show, music artist, or book?

A: I enjoy Mozart, Steely Dan, and National Geographic

 

Q: Do you have a cool story to share about something you did or that happened to you?

A: Every year I have so many cool thoughts, ideas, and good stuff happen here.  It would fill 2 or 3 volumes!

 

Q: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

A: Hawaii and Fiji

 

Q: What brought you to SMSC?

A: Several people from ARC Lexington came here and told me to join SMSC

 

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at SMSC?

A: My son is disabled and I seem to click with this population!

 

Q: What advice would you give to new SMSC staff?

A: Just remember that Tom and Debra are with you on and off the property.  You are representing SMSC at all times!

 

Q: Tell us about a mission moment that you have experienced at SMSC?

A: At Lindo Lakes, years ago, I was sitting with a couple of consumers on a bench under a tree.  I was able to have a peaceful, reflective moment.  I felt good about my life.

Employee Spotlight: Fay Chargualaf

Fay Chargualaf
Transportation Assistant

Q. How long have you been working at St Madeleine Sophie’s Center?

A. I have been working at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center since 2002

Q. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

A. Reading, walking, and hanging out with my grandchildren

Q. What’s your favorite TV show, music artist, or book?

A. I enjoy a variety of books and music.  I don’t really have a favorite

Q. Do you have a cool story to share about something you did or that happened to you?

A. We were on a family trip to Sea World and my daughter started marching with the band that was performing, so our entire family marched along with my daughter.

Q. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

A. Italy

Q. What brought you to SMSC?

A. I came to the Center with my sister to fill out job applications.  We were both hired!

Q. What is your favorite thing about working at SMSC?

A. The consumers and all of their different personalities

Q. What advice would you give to new SMSC staff?

A. Be flexible and enjoy the diverse work environment

Morning Glory Brunch Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended our 18th Morning Glory Brunch as well as the numerous volunteers who made everything run so smoothly.

Your support and generosity will directly impact our aquatic and garden programs that affect hundreds of our students daily.

Check out our Event Photos from Gates Photography here!
https://gatesphotography.morephotos.net/Collections/307454

We would love to give a special thank you to the following individuals and companies that made this event happen!

  • Honorary Chair: Chris Hinman
  • The Alexander & Eva Nemeth Foundation, Inc.
  • Master of Ceremonies: Steve Hamann
  • Green Dragon Tavern’s Executive Chef Josef Felts
Sponsors
  • Sycuan Casino
  • The Menard Family Foundation
  • Peter & Mary Ellen Ferrantelli
  • John & Kay Krueger
  • Lundy Insurance
  • Redfearn & Associates
  • The Mansour Group
  • San Diego County Credit Union
  • Waste Management
Food and Drink vendors
  • Amore Cheesecake’s
  • Bekker’s Catering
  • Bivouac Ciderworks
  • Brigantine La Mesa
  • Chick-Fil-A Santee
  • Coffee Ambassador
  • Crafted Greens
  • Cupid’s Catering
  • Curiocity Catering
  • German American Societies of San Diego
  • Golden Bagel Cafe
  • Granite Lion Cellars
  • Grocery Outlet Bargain Market El Cajon
  • Hacienda Casa Blanca
  • Jackie’s Jams
  • Jamul Brewing Company
  • Lolita’s Mexican Food
  • Mary’s Donuts
  • Nicolosi’s Italian Restaurant
  • San Pasqual Winery
  • Starbucks
  • Suja Juice
  • The Hills Local Pub
  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Entertainment Lineup
  • International Academy of Jazz
  • Jason Weber
  • The Heroes
Our Underwriters
  • Alfred & Penny Gossner
  • Barbara Hietala
  • Barbara Thunder-Barnes
  • Barbie Bates
  • Bob & Andrea Raber
  • Carol & Rob McClure
  • Chris Hinman
  • Diane & Randall McCorquodale
  • Eladora Williams
  • Ellie Cansicio
  • Idy Land Surveying
  • J. Douglas & Marian R Pardee Foundation
  • Joe Saad
  • Jo-Ellen Palreiro
  • John and Colleen Garbaczewski Family Foundation
  • John & Kristy Godfrey
  • Lee Napier
  • Marcia Cassell
  • Stuart Karasik
  • Timothy Semenchuk
  • Toni Petruzzo
Boutique Vendors
  • Be Boutique
  • Designs by Eileen
  • Glamour Girlz
  • Premier Design Jewelry
  • Purses and Accessories by Dianna Thomas
  • Satori Designs
  • Soap Designs by Sydney
  • Sophie’s Gallery
  • Sophie’s Garden
  • Unchained Ideas

Check out some pictures from the event!

Employee Spotlight: Rachel Ramsey

Rachel Ramsey
Programs Support Manager

 

Q: How long have you been working at St Madeleine Sophie’s Center?

A: It will be 19 years in May!

 

Q: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

A:  I love kayaking, hiking, road trips, etc.

 

Q: What’s your favorite TV show, music artist, or book?

A: I like almost any Sci-Fi show so long as it is not too scary.  I like various type of music – nothing specific.

 

Q: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

A: Ireland & Alaska (Maybe visit the Victoria Island)

 

Q: What brought you to SMSC?

A: I discovered SMSC when picking up a consumer. I applied and then was hired as an ADC Job Coach!

 

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at SMSC?

A: Seeing the people we serve overcome challenges that will allow them to do the things they want in life that so many take for granted. I also love working with staff & problem solving!

 

Q: What advice would you give to new SMSC staff?

A: Be flexible, open minded, and positive! Enjoy what you do and you’ll find a smile inside every day!