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14th Annual Dinner and Auction Benefiting Mother Teresa Maternity Home
The 14th Annual Mother Teresa Maternity Home Dinner and Auction held on Sat. February 4, was another sellout festive evening for the 240 guests in attendance. The “Evening of Elegance” transformed Gurnell Hall into a Mardi Gras decorated dining room filled with guests wearing their best and snazziest attire.
Once inside the dinning room, guests had an opportunity to hear the live “soft Jazz” music from the Black Tuesday Jazz Band and to view and bid on over 70 silent auction items plus purchase a wine cork to participate in the Barrel of Wine game and a chance to win one of three packages of fine wine. A scrumptious dinner was prepared by Master Chef Mike Inks of the Foothill Grill and served by the ROP students from El Dorado High School.
Auctioneer Jack Sweeney was assisted by our emcee Jim Yates. Together they conducted an exciting live auction. The 13 Live Auction items included a Carmel/Monterey Get-A-Way; A four night stay at Beautiful Lake Tahoe; Oakland Raiders Tickets; various packages of fine wine and jewelry courtesy of Randolph’s Jewelers and tickets to see the San Francisco Giants battle their way to an “odd year” World Series.
Our “Fund – A- Need,” gave everyone an opportunity to participate in the funding of the much needed Transitional Housing Fund. This fund is being used to assist our graduate residents and their babies, with vouchers for necessary items needed upon leaving the home.
Through the generosity of the sponsors, donors and guests, the event will help support the Mother Teresa Maternity Home for the coming year. Be sure to mark your calendar for the 15th Annual event on February 3, 2018.
Christmas Cookie Exchange
The Mother Teresa Maternity Home will hold its annual Christmas Cookie Exchange in December 2016. There will be a beautifully decorated tree serving as a festive backdrop as we visit with others who help support the home. Watch for further details.
18th Annual Fall Luncheon
On October 2, 2016, the 18th annual MTMH Fall Luncheon was held in Gurnell Hall, at St. Patrick Church in Placerville. Over 240 guests enjoyed viewing beautifully, creatively decorated theme tables along with a delicious salad lunch, raffle baskets, a live auction, and wine raffles. One on the highlights of the day was an inspirational talk presented by a former resident of the home, Mikaila Cabral, who told of how her time at the home helped both her and her baby daughter.
We were very fortunate to have many returning table decorators as well as some first time participants. In addition many of our long time volunteers ran the various committees along with some first time volunteers! The youth of the community joined in as servers, decorators, and clean up workers. A big thank you to all who aided in making this such a successful event in support of the home and its residents, especially Father Gomez who donated the use of the hall.
18th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament
The annual Mother Teresa Maternity Home Golf Tournament presented by the Knights of Columbus was again a great success. This was the 18th consecutive year we hosted this event played at the Cold Springs Golf & Country Club.
As you know, the Mother Teresa Maternity Home needs your help, as it receives no government assistance. Its existence depends on the generosity of sponsors of events such as this golf tournament. We truly appreciate all those who helped make the tournament a success. Event sponsors, donors, volunteers and players all play an important role in making this event a reality. We hope to see you all again when we do this in 2017.
17th Annual Golf Tournament
The 17th annual charity golf tournament hosted by the Knights of Columbus to benefit the Mother Teresa Maternity Home was held on June 1, 2015. The tournament was played in memory of Marianne Chavez who was a strong supporter of the MTMH and an avid golfer. The tournament was successful in raising over $11,000 for the home.We did well with sponsorships, raffle prizes and auction items. However, we experienced a decline in the number of players (44 this year) after recent years and are looking for ideas to promote the event and attract golfers for future tournaments and help support the Mother Teresa Maternity Home.If you have any ideas on how to make the event even better next year please contact Paul Kodelja at 530-622-3275, or write to 6541 Crystal Blvd, El Dorado, CA 95623-4862, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you next year for the 18th annual tournament. Thanks for your support and may God bless you!