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Violet Richardson Award

Violet Richardson Award

large_MP900442246.JPGThe 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.

You can apply to our club in two ways either as an online application or as a hard copy. The online application should be forwarded to the Awards Chair at sitahoesierra@gmail.com.  We will be happy to answer questions you may have.


If you or someone you know qualifies for this award, apply!

Hard copy applications are available at South Tahoe High School, El Dorado County Library, George Whittell School and the Zephyr Cove Library.

Send your application to:

Soroptimist Int. of Tahoe Sierra

Attn: Lydia Rogers/Awards-Violet Richardson

PO Box 18727

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151


Application deadline: November 15.

Click here to see Allyson’s story.


Congratulations to our previous recipients!

2011 – Alejandra Medina and Alyson Marchus

2012 – Katherine Albrecht

2013 – Margaret Carlson, Stephanie Thomaselli, and Carli Valney

2014 – Emily Aminian, Tori Jimenez, and Kelsey Kjer

2015 – Katherine Krolicki, Sarah Novak, Joemae Santos, Kylee Lyons, Haylee Chamarro, Emma Sower

2016- Abby Abel, Allyson Swain, Hunter Turney, Annie Buchser, Sabrina Green,Tatum Whatford.

2017-Tatum Bunnett, Kayleen Conard, Madison Evans, Destiny Hursh, Elizabeth Krolicki.

2018 – Catherine Yonhka


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