Thank you to all who supported our first annual Our Lady’s Tea event on June 12, 2011, in the beautiful garden of the historic Darlington House in La Jolla.
More than 200 attendees were treated to a Sunday afternoon of sunshine and speakers discussing the progress of the pro-life movement in San Diego.
COLFS’ board member Colleen Maalouf introduced the event and reviewed the positive changes taking place at the organization, starting with the Tea.
Joan Patton, honorary chair of the event and long-time San Diego county pro-life activist and supporter, spoke of the passion in the pro-life movement after the passage of Roe vs. Wade and the faith that it would be overturned shortly thereafter. Still fighting for the rights of the unborn, Joan is a tireless leader and loyal COLFS’ supporter.
Dr. Karen Saroki told the crowd how she was led to become a pro-life family practice physician directly after completing her medical training. She credits her “Mama Mary” and her own mother, Faiza, for the choice of her vocation.
Scott Maxwell and Debbie Bradel spoke of how they will work together to encourage women in a crisis pregnancy to call COLFS by advertising the organization’s benefits on a wider scale.
We look forward to our next annual tea and hope to include many who were not able to attend due to the overwhelming response that quickly filled the venue.
Scott Maxwell promises, “Next year, we will anticipate a larger crowd and make accommodations to comfortably gather more women in support of what we do at COLFS and in the surrounding communities. We underestimated the enthusiasm of those in San Diego County and beyond who are serious about ending abortion and helping those in crisis pregnancies.”
Watch for more information about the Second Annual Our Lady’s Tea Event in 2012.