March 8, 2018
This is a very important day in the life of our club. This morning we will give three awards recognizing some very special ladies in our community.
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. This is a cash award that is made possible through our fundraising activities (read Elegant Evening).
The Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award is a recognition program for young women in grades 8 – 11 engaged in volunteer action within our community or schools. The award is given to young women whose activities make the community and world a better place. This is a monetary award to eligible young women who have a passion for volunteerism which support women and/or children in some capacity. There are no restrictions on the type of activity.
The Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women honors the first federation President Ruby Lee Minar. Ruby is also a gemstone associated with wisdom, importance, vitality, strength, power and love: All words embodying the award recipients. This award is presented to a woman (or women) who have made a difference in the lives of women and families in our community. They have made South Lake Tahoe a better place to live through their volunteer efforts.