23rd Annual Fall Luncheon, October 2, 2021
Even though the Pandemic is slowing down we are planning a “Virtual Luncheon” again this year. This is how our luncheon will work. You purchase a table for $200 and you have the luncheon at your home with your family or friends. We will provide lunch for up to eight guests and deliver it to your house the morning of the luncheon. A $10 charge for each additional guest over eight will apply.
If you decide on the lunch that we will provide it will consist of the following: Appetizers: Skewered Mozzarella & Tomato Bites with Kalamata Olive Drizzle, Artichoke /Olive Tapenade with Crackers. Entrée: Oven Roasted Turkey, bacon, Avocado and Cheese on a Bolillo Roll, Cowboy Salad and fresh Fruit. Dessert: Flan Chocolate Cake with Cherry topping. The food will be ready for you to plate yourself.
If you didn’t try the Luncheon last year you should this year. Those who did had a wonderful afternoon. There will be a basket for you to keep or raffle off among your guests.
For more information or a registration form please contact Colette Polaski 530-677-1285 or 530-957-4021.
Don’t Miss the Knights of Columbus Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament at Cold Springs Country Club on October 11
Join us on the links at the Cold Springs Country Club for a fun time that supports a fabulous cause. Your entry includes a small bucket of balls, golf cart, polo shirt, lunch, contest events and a dinner at the Country Club. Please consider participating in this event. It’s one of three annual fundraisers for the Mother Teresa Maternity Home.
Please contact Randy Bickel, 650-504-5016, or Keith Flaherty, 916-826-3943 for more details. Click HERE for a registration form and sponsorship information.
Recently Held Events
Fall Luncheon – A Virtual Success!
Colette Polaski, the chair of the 22nd Annual Fall Luncheon, and her committee came up with the idea of a “virtual luncheon” in order to continue the successful fall tradition of support for Mother Teresa Maternity Home.
The “virtual luncheon” was held on Saturday, October 3rd for 20 table hosts, in their individual homes, who enjoyed an afternoon of safe distancing friendship with their guests and wonderful food. Hosts had the option to either order a prepared and delivered lunch or provide their own. Those choosing to have the food prepared by our own Chef Colette Polaski and her team in the St. Patrick’s kitchen had it delivered to their homes by a team of volunteer drivers on Saturday morning. In addition, those unable to host a luncheon supported the Home with their financial donations.
The names of the table hosts were entered into a drawing for several beautiful gift baskets created by our usual donors to either keep or to hold another drawing with their guests. Guests were given an opportunity to continue their support of MTMH through individual donations at the luncheons or by mailing them directly to MTMH.
We are very grateful to everyone for your generous financial support to help keep the maternity home operating for the women and infants in need during these uncertain times.
We look forward to returning to a “normal” Fall Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021.
The following photos were sent in from some of our luncheon hosts. Follow along for a sampling of the festivities.
An Evening of Elegance Dinner and Auction, Saturday, February 1st, 2020
On Saturday, February 1, 2020 the Mother Teresa Maternity Home presented its 17th Annual Dinner and Auction with resounding success. This is the premier event where businesses and community members come together to provide essential funding to ensure the ongoing services offered by the Home. The sold out event of 240 attendees enjoyed a festive atmosphere in an elegantly decorated Gurnell Hall in Placerville.
Fabulous appetizers and dinner were, once again, provided by Master Chef Mike Inks of the Foothill Grill and served by the ROP students from El Dorado area high schools. New this year was an auction table with gourmet cakes as a special silent auction treat in addition to the traditional silent auction. And, back this year by popular demand, guests enjoyed a game of heads-or-tails playing for a $1,000 prize.
Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Wendy Thomas who also assisted auctioneer Jack Sweeney during the live auction. Prizes included a Holland America Cruise for two, a one-of-a-kind tour of historic Cielo Ranch in Meyers, premium Celine Dion concert tickets with a night on the Delta King in Old Town Sacramento, a three-night stay in a three-bedroom vacation house in South Lake Tahoe with a private pier and beach access, and game tickets to the Oakland A’s and Sacramento Kings, to mention just a few.
Our “Fund – A- Need,” gave everyone an opportunity to participate in the funding of the much needed Education Fund. This fund will be used to assist our residents who have had their education disrupted by moves, abuse and poverty. The fund will be used to pay for high school and community college courses, testing fees, driver training and licensing fees, uniforms and equipment as needed. One of our goals is to have them leave Mother Teresa Maternity Home as a more educated woman with the skills of a productive member of our community.
We’d like to thank all those involved in making this a memorable night. Sponsors, donors, generous attendees and the volunteers who donated countless hours made the 2020 Evening of Elegance one of the best ever. We couldn’t do it without you. We look forward to seeing you again next year on February 6, 2021!