Channel your finest elegance along with your inner “madness!” Come to the Fourth Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party fundraiser on Sunday October 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Doubletree Suites in Santa Monica, as Santa Monica Breakfast Club celebrates their 83nd year. Tickets are $90 each.

Chef Julio will once again create his buffet of delectable Afternoon Tea sandwiches, pastries and delicacies, accompanied by a selection of fine teas and Prosecco. There will be great conversation, fabulous Silent and Live Auction items and a raffle of unique and colorful Gift Baskets. This year’s event will honor Dee Menzies, a true Santa Monica community hero – Head of School at Carlthorp for 33 years, first woman president of the Rotary Club of Santa Monica and an active member of many local boards, foundations and associations.

Attire is sophisticated or eccentric – it’s the Mad Hatter Tea Party, after all! Last year over 110 members of our community attended, and we raised thousands of dollars for dental care for local children whose families need the assistance.

The Santa Monica Breakfast Club was founded in 1935. This group of dedicated people works to raise funds for local children whose families cannot afford urgently needed dental care. For tickets contact event chairs Jeannie Kusserow and Kathryn Boole at or (310) 493-8004. Proceeds from the event support Children’s Dental Care through the Santa Monica Breakfast Club Welfare Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Submitted by Kathryn Boole

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