The Beach and Country Guild has been raising money for one reason and one reason ONLY for over forty years. That reason is UCP San Diego. The all volunteer group has been throwing an annual ladies’ luncheon in a variety of formats for the sole benefit of the San Diego chapter of United Cerebral Palsy. On Wednesday, March 9th, the organization welcomed their new members who will continue the legacy of the only charity whose sole focus is UCP in San Diego.
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In the beginning, the Beach and Country Guild members would get together to play cards and have a light lunch at one of the home of the ladies in Rancho Santa Fe calling this event Dia Del Sol, while bringing the cause to the social circle of the ladies in order to raise a few dollars to aid the facilities. Later, the luncheons would incorporate the event into a grand estate tour of some of the great properties of the area. The undertaking of the event would require many more Guild members and volunteers as they added a fully plated luncheon and runway fashion show to entertain the generous guests. Nordstrom would become a major sponsor of the event for years to come.
The last five years proposed yet another change, the Beach and Country Guild would find itself struggling to find an exquisite, grand private estate to host the incredible and one-of-a-kind event forcing the organization to move to public venues such as the Grand Del Mar. This has created much less need for so many volunteers and hands on deck the day of the event leaving the focus to creating a great experience for guests to learn about the programs and good works of United Cerebral Palsy in San Diego.
The Beach and Country Guild has also added one additional event to their annual roster which happens in May of each year, The Regale In The Ranch, which again will be hosted by Michael & Ilene Lamb at their estate in Rancho Santa Fe. More details for the Beach & Country Guild events can be found at their website, www.beachandcountry.org