Our 21st Year - A Chocolate Affair

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 6:00 - 9:30 pm

Where: El Dorado Fair Grounds - main bldg.

For more information: 530-344-1476

Advance Tickets

Buy your tickets in advance for $40.00 before February 8, 2019 (save $5.00) ...

Purchase in person at one of these locations:
California Welcome Center - 2085 Vine St., Suite 105 - El Dorado Hills
River City Bank - 348 Main St. - Placerville
The Paint Spot - 1303 Broadway - Placerville
The Paint Spot - 3965A Durock Road - Shingle Springs

Please join Soroptimist International of Placerville in sponsoring "A Chocolate Affair" for 2019!

Soroptimist International is presenting our Our 21st Year of A Chocolate Affair event on February 9, 2019. We are preparing new and exciting ways to add to the great reputation this event holds in our community.

This event continues to raise funds for local educational scholarships, awards and other community service projects. This is a true labor of love for our club and we are looking forward to creating a fun-filled atmosphere for guests to enjoy wine and beer tasting along with samples of delectable bites from local wineries and restaurants.


Soroptimist logo

Soroptimist International of Placerville mission: A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Scholarships for High School Seniors

Live Your Dream Award (Scholarships for women who are "head of household" and who are furthering their education)

The Center for Violence-Free Relationships

CASA El Dorado (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

Hope House: a transitional home for women and children

"Dream It, Be It": Career Support for Girls targets girls facing obstacles to future success. Provides access to professional role models, career education and resources

"Soroptimist Helping Hands" a program to fulfill emergency needs for women and children not available from any other resource






Top Chocolatiers
Chocolate Chef


El Dorado Community Foundation

The Clipper

The Mountain Democrat

Serrano by Parker Development


Gold Key Storage

Become a Sponsor


Want a chance to travel around the world for $100?

The winner of this special raffle will have an opportunity to select from over 5 trips in locations around the world, some worth as much as $8,000.00! This opportunity is not to be missed and tickets will be available online. Imagine — a trip almost anywhere in the world for $100.00

UPDATING SOON - Listed below are the selections from our 2018 event:

Item #1 - Value $4000


Two nights at the beachfront Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica plus a five course, wine paired sommelier dinner for two at FIG Restaurant.

beach scene

The moment you arrive at the oceanfront Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows you will be magically transformed. Refined luxury mixes with casual elegance and an unrivaled level of service to create an atmosphere that simply allows you to be yourself. Enjoy a perfect sunset, be pampered in the fabulous spa, sip margaritas around the pool, make a sand castle on the beach or spend a fun and active day exploring Santa Monica. Whatever you do, your cares and stress will melt away, your senses will come alive and the experience will be unforgettable.


Item #2 - Value $5500

Three nights in a Jr. suite at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia. Includes elegant high tea and roundtrip air travel for two.

Victoria, British Columbia

Regarded as a Condé Nast Reader's Choice and Gold List hotel, and honoured with the Travel + Leisure distinction as a top Canadian hotel. The Fairmont Empress graces Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour and beloved cultural city centre. Located on picturesque Vancouver Island, the Fairmont Empress is the ideal location to explore all the natural beauty of the West Coast of Canada.

Interior room and beautiful grounds

Item #3 - Value $8000

Enjoy 8 Days / 7 Nights at the "Casa Vecchio di Pietra", a fully restored 5 Bedroom / 4 Bath Farmhouse in Le Marche, Italy. Sleeps 12 Guests. With stunning views of the vineyards, olive groves and Sibillini Mountains, the manor is beautifully renovated but contains the original stone walls and chestnut beams. You will love the heated pool during the Spring/Summer and two gorgeous fireplaces during the Fall/Winter.

Three hour drive to Rome or Florence, one hour to Assisi. Only 30 minutes to beach, lakes, rivers, many castles, art museums. wineries and more.


Item #4 - Value Priceless

Barcelona scene

Luxurious cruise for 2 in Balcony Oceanview cabin for 6-8 night - Alaska, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, or Bermuda. NO expiration, but small print exceptions & black-out dates apply. (NOTE: can be an Oceanview cabin - NO balcony - for a minimum bid of $4,500. Value: Priceless.

Item #5 - Value $4500

Villa La Estancia - 5-star resort on Medano Beach in Cabo San Jucas. 8 days/7 nights in a 2200 sq. ft., 2 BR/3BA condo that sleeps 6. Resort includes: 6 pools, 9 Jacuzzis, 7 restaurants, and 3 first-class spas & gyms. Black-out dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, & Spring Break.

view of interior

Contact Us

E-mail: chocolateaffairedc@gmail.com

To write us or send donations by mail:

Soroptimist International
P.O. Box 263
Placerville, CA 95667

(Please make checks payable to: Soroptimist International)