The Butterfly Auxiliary members are volunteers who actively produce major events. All chapters are actively involved in fundraisers for the Residential Living Center. Listed are major annual fundraisers held by the Butterflies to raise money needed to help with the operations of the Residential Living Center, and to help raise awareness for the services Hospice of San Joaquin provides. Events vary by Auxiliary chapter.
Spring Teas and Luncheon
Stockton and Tracy each host a champagne and spring tea and Lodi hosts a fall luncheon. The guests attending the teas enjoy English tea, champagne, finger sandwiches and desserts. The Lodi luncheon is catered locally and includes tea and sparkling ciders. All three hold a raffle with over the top baskets! They are packed with certificates and items the Butterflies have secured from our local community.
Moonlight Sip & Stroll
One of our biggest and most successful signature events is held on a hot August night where over 75 local wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and artists converge on Heron Lakes Drive, making a premier event in the San Joaquin Valley. The highly anticipated event has become a tradition for the community, Brookside residents, and the Butterflies.
October through November, the Butterflies are busy selling Poinsettias for peoples’ homes or businesses. This event’s success is built on the repeat orders of many satisfied customers who have found excellent quality poinsettias, plus an opportunity to support the Residential Living Center.
Another signature event, held the same day as the Kentucky Derby is Kentucky Derby West! Held at Sargent Equestrian Center this traditional event celebrates all of the thrills of the race with a California twist! Watch the race on a jumbo-tron, enjoy mint-juleps, wine tasting, appetizers, and dinner. Live and Silent Auction all to support the Residential Living Center.
An annual photo contest for your favorite Tot or Tail-wagger. Submit your favorite picture of a Tot or a Tail-wagger through the Hospice of San Joaquin website. Invite your friends and family to view the gallery and vote ($10 donation) for the best Tot or Tail-wagger. Enjoy local wines and hors d’oeuvres from area restaurants at the Grand Reveal Reception, complete with photo booth, raffle prizes and more!
Magic & Mischief
Magic & Mischief is a family event featuring hands on activities for children. Children are invited to make some magic or get into a little mischief with crafts and goodies.
If you have any questions, please call (209) 957-3888.