Pinkies Up!

The Hats on for High Tea and Fashion Show, sponsored jointly by the Soroptimist International Clubs of Poway and Rancho Bernardo, is scheduled for May 4 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. Dress to impress and bring your best cocktail hat. Tea will be served with delightful snacks, vendors will be selling cute accessories, and a fashion show for entertainment. The Master of Ceremonies is Carol LeBeau, long-time Channel 10News anchor and the guest speaker is Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego County District Attorney, who is one of San Diego’s innovative and respected law enforcement leaders. Fashion will be provided by White House/Black Market.

Money raised will help fund the seventeen-year-old Traditional Housing Program, as well as other programs that the Soroptimists support that help women and girls in the community and world-wide. Transitional housing is provided for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. The Soroptimist International Clubs of Poway and Rancho Bernardo have been collaborating together on this eighteen month program that moves families from dependency and abuse to a safe, self-sustaining lifestyle. They provide furnished housing, financial help, and mentoring. Members of Soroptimist International Club have an opportunity to mentor the individuals in the program. After the program, the family takes everything in the apartment with them to help start their new life.

According to their website, “Soroptimist International of Rancho Bernardo’s projects are aimed at improving the lives of women and girls in their community and throughout the world. They are passionate about these projects and work hard to make them successful for everyone that is involved.” The Soroptimist Club of Poway meet each month at the Broken Yolk Cafe on Carmel Mountain Rd. The Soroptimist International of Rancho Bernardo also meet each and patronize local Rancho Bernardo restaurants for their lunch meetings. Check out their websites at or for more information.