Rancho Santa Fe residents to be honored at Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary luncheon


The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will present the 47th annual Women of Dedication Luncheon. “Philanthropy by the Sea” will be held on March 28 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina — Grand Ballroom, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. Sue Kalish and Maryl Weightman, are co-chairing the 47th annual event, which will honor the 15 women chosen by the Auxiliary who best exemplify the selfless volunteers who donate their time or resources to help others in need. The 2012 honorees are Joye Blount, Lucy Kable Means Borsenberger, Deirdre Carlson, Rebecca Charles, Sharon Culver Considine, Terry Cooper, Becki Etess, Susan Kazmarek-Biddick, Gladys Kohn, Elizabeth Ravenis, Jan Reital, Julie Howell Sarno, Jane Scher, Rita Solberg and Muffy Walker.

“Philanthropy by the Sea,” will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a reception, silent auction and boutiques. Lunch, mini-live auction and the presentation will follow at noon. Pat Brown, 10 News weather anchor, will emcee the event. Auctioneer is Steve Hamann.

Music will be provided by Bryan Verhoye. Entertainment by Chris Allen, pianist, and the San Diego Master Choral who will sing personalized songs for each honoree.

Registration is $95 per person and all proceeds will benefit the Door of Hope Restoration Project. The Salvation Army is pleased and grateful to announce its $1 million challenge matching gift for new facilities at the Transitional Living Center Door of Hope from the Joan T. Waitt Family Fund. Donations to this important transitional living program for homeless mothers and children will be matched dollar for dollar. This project will double the capacity of families helped as the need is so great.

To register or for more information, contact Pamela Lennen at 619-446-0273 or