Ranch & Coast Magazine

February 2023

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Attend benefits WOMEN IN BLUE: PHOTO BY DOUG GATES Women in Blue Luncheon MARCH 8 | HILTON SAN DIEGO BAYFRONT The annual Women in Blue luncheon, now in its 12th year, elevates inclusion, leadership, and the empowerment of women and propels the advancement and representation of women in all ranks of policing. Women in Blue is a fundraiser for the San Diego Police Foundation to support San Diego Police Department's peer mentoring program, the Women's Leadership Conference, efforts to recruit more females to the ranks of SDPD, the Women's Recruiting Expo, as well as scholarships to empower women and inspire the next generation of women in blue. SDPD Chief David Nisleit will keynote the luncheon. The Rita Olsen Legacy Scholarship will be awarded to a rising SDPD female leader and three accomplished women in policing will be honored at the event. This year's 2023 honorees are SDPD Captain Julie Epperson, SDPD Police Dispatch Administrator and 911 Communications Operations Manager Mellissa Santagata, and SDPD Sergeant Lorraine Tangog. 619.232.2130, ext. 110, cathy@sdpolicefoundation.org, womeninblue.org "Havana Nights" Grand Gala MARCH 11 | THE SEABIRD RESORT TrueCare will host its "Havana Nights" Grand Gala to support the organization's expanding services for older adults and seniors with complex health needs, as well as the ongoing demand for telehealth visits and quality, affordable healthcare. "As our baby boomer generation enters their golden years, the importance of access to healthcare cannot be understated," says Michelle D. Gonzalez, CEO and president of TrueCare. "We are grateful for our community partners and supporters who make an investment in the health and well-being of our community. This allows us to do the important work of ensuring that we are here for every patient that needs us, regardless of their background." Guests will enjoy exceptional entertainment, signature cocktails, festive fare, and exciting auctions. 760.510.8507, debbie.adelman@truecare.org, truecare.org San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony MARCH 18 | JOAN KROC THEATER The annual San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of diverse women whose documented history of professional or volunteer work has made exceptional contributions to the San Diego region and beyond. It was established to raise community awareness of the roles of women in creating San Diego County and impacting greater society as a whole. A VIP reception begins at 10am followed by the induction ceremony at 11am. Proceeds support the Women's Museum of California. sandiegowomenshalloffame.com Kim Chao, Christina Karl, SDPD Officer Suzy de la Pena, Luisa Zarate, and Roqaia Alahmed ranchandcoast.com 36 FEBRUARY 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE 2019 Women's Hall of Fame honorees Jerrilyn Malana, Dorothy Smith, Judge Randa Trapp, and Starla Lewis

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