Soroptimist International North San Diego (SINSD) and Soroptimist International Poway’s joint fundraising event returns with a new name and the same worthwhile cause this year. Soroptimist Hats & Heels, scheduled for March 31 at 12 p.m. at Carmel Valley’s Fairmont Grand Del Mar, will raise money for the organizations’ Transitional Housing Program for survivors of domestic violence and other programs benefiting local women and girls. Guests can look forward to a delicious luncheon, silent and live auctions, raffles, and entertainment with Floyd A. Smith, formerly of the Fifth Dimension.

The event truly demonstrates the possibilities of collaboration. “Instead of having a chairlady this year, we have formatted the structure with a committee of eight women and members from both clubs who want to ‘learn the ropes” of planning the event,” shared SINSD President Ginny Brown. “Of course, all this would not be possible without the help and support of members from both clubs who volunteer their time at the event itself.” Learn more at