Riviera Club Luncheon – 3/8/23
Donna Farris and I were invited to speak at a luncheon on 3/8/23 at the Hills Hotel hosted by the
Riviera Club. They are a non-profit women’s group located in South Orange County. Their
president Kathy Moon, is an excellent, motivated leader of this team of women. They are a
fantastic group who support various charities and we were very blessed to accept a check for
$500 from the Riviera Club directly. Additional personal donations of $614 was just received as
well, for a grand total of $1,114!!

Elisabeth Balsamo from community services introduced us and Donna was able to share the
history and mission of Healing Odyssey. I was able to share my testimony as a survivor and a
retreat participant. We also shared details about our upcoming Wine, Women, and Song
fundraiser and basket assembly! Our very own senior ambassador, survivor, and previous
retreat counselor, Heather C. Gilbert, is a member of this great philanthropic group. We are
grateful for her connection and support. The lunch was excellent, the company was uplifting and
welcoming, and the entertainment was so much fun! We are so very grateful for their support
and generous donations! Thank you so much to the Riviera Club! You guys rock!!

Healing Odysssey Luncheon image one

Healing Odyssey Womens Luncheon Two