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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Soroptimist Club Hosts Monte Carlo Night

Soroptimist for Altadena Now 11-17-2015

L-R: Club Co-President Phyllis Howard with her husband Jerry, Realtor Paula Walker and her husband Phillip with club Co-President Margie Mason.

A bit of Las Vegas came to Pasadena the evening of Friday, Nov. 13th, as the Altadena-Pasadena branch of Soroptimist International hosted its second annual Monte Carlo Night at the Women’s City Club.

Attendees enjoyed playing casino games—such as Roulette, Blackjack and Craps—for the chance to win raffle tickets. They also ate delicious food, served buffet style, including some delicious mushroom cornmeal canapés. Raffle items included dinner for two at a variety of local restaurants, retail gift certificates, and other treasures. Attendees bid for silent auction items that included Rose Parade tickets, Disneyland admission, tickets to the Pasadena Playhouse, fashionable handbags, and tickets to the Distinguished Speaker Series. A Wine Toss afforded the opportunity to win fine wines.

All in all, the Soroptimist Monte Carlo night was a great success and fun for all who attended. Club Co-President Margie Mason thanked the Monte Carlo Night Steering Committee, and remarked, “A special thanks goes to Jane Kolb who spearheaded the whole event from start to finish.” Co-President Phyllis Howard said to the members and guests, “Thank you for all your energy, hard work and support.”

Proceeds from this event support Altadena-Pasadena Soroptimists’ mission to improve and enhance the lives of local women and girls. For more information, please visit


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