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: Gina Curry

Gina Curry

ADC/IP Job Coach

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

A: My first day at St. Madeleine’s was August, 12, 2003

 

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

A: I like spending time with my kids, walking, cooking, shopping, and

watching documentaries

 

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

A: I enjoy 70’s music, singers and songwriters  

 

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

A: Jerusalem and Germany, home of my ancestors

 

Q: What brought you to SMSC?

A: The students; also the hours and work days are great for a working mother

 

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

A: The students are very friendly, accepting people and the staff are very kind as well.  I think that SMSC is the most dynamic program around.

 

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

A: Welcome new employees and hope that they enjoy our students as much as I do. There is so much to learn, just give yourself time.

 

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

A: When I figure out what a non-verbal student wants, and what they are trying to communicate to us. Once I understand, I can share it with other staff and it works.  I also enjoy coaching a student that has been placed in a job that pays well with benefits. 

Volunteer Spotlight: Jonathan Woods

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

JONATHAN WOODS

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

Jonathan has been volunteering at SMSC since he was in high school, about 7 years now.

Why did you decide to become a volunteer?

Originally, when Jonathan was younger, he took swimming lessons for several summers at the SMSC’s pool, as did 2 of his brothers and 2 cousins. Jonathan always hoped to play for the San Diego Padres or Los Angeles Lakers (they still haven’t called J) or work for SMSC’s pool when he grew up.  Jonathan is very happy the pool did say “yes”. 

What are your favorite things about volunteering?

Jonathan loves getting up and coming to the pool each day.  He enjoys working with friends and meeting new ones.  He looks forward to helping SMSC students with their workouts in the water. He likes helping to keep around the pool cleaned up and neat.  Jonathan is so happy he was able to grow up and have his dream job!

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.