20th Anniversary - A Chocolate Affair

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

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 9, 2018 (save $5.00) ...

Purchase online through the online silent auction site

Call 530-344-1476 or use the Become A Sponsor form

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 and the Placerville Kiwanis Club in sponsoring "A Chocolate Affair" for 2018.

Soroptimist International of Placerville is delighted to announce an exciting collaboration with Placerville Kiwanis Club.  The two longstanding Placerville Clubs will join forces in presenting the 20th Anniversary of A Chocolate Affair event on February 10, 2018. We are preparing new and exciting ways to add to the great reputation this event holds in our community.

This event raises funds for local educational scholarships, awards and other community service projects. Each club will add their expertise and labor of love to create a fun-filled atmosphere for guests to enjoy wine and beer tasting and 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





Kiwanis logo

Kiwanis Club of Placerville mission: Our mission is to serve the needs of children, families, and communities, both locally and worldwide.

John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Race

Holiday Food Baskets, Coordination of the creation and delivery of holiday food baskets

Kiwanis Key Clubs, coordinating youth participation in community service projects

Annual Pasta Feed

Kiwanis Family House, to continually provide convenient, restful, secure, and low cost accommodations for the families of patients being treated at the UCD Medical Center or at Shriners Hospital.


Top Chocolatiers
Chocolate Chef

David Sobon Auctions

El Dorado Community Foundation

The Clipper

The Mountain Democrat

Serrano by Parker Development


Gold Key Storage


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

Purchase online through the online silent auction site

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)