It’s that time of the year again. All of our hard fund raising and service work pays off when we hand out our Women’s Opportunity Awards (WOA) and Violet Richardson Awards (VRA).
The Women’s Opportunity Awards program is Soroptimist’s major women’s education project. Through the program, we 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. Most of these women have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol abuse, and may use the awards to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare and transportation. This year, we were able to award three women during a festive ceremony on April 13.
The Violet Richardson Awards program is designed to recognize girls for their volunteer service to their communities. The program honors young women between the ages of 14 and 17 whose volunteer efforts include: helping other disadvantaged girls; fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty. We will be handing out this award to 2 incredible young ladies at our meeting on May 11.
If you are interested to learn more, or would like to attend the awards dinner, please leave a comment below!
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On May 13, SISV awarded three incredible young women with the Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award. This annual award is named after Soroptimist’s founder, Violet Richardson Ward, and is dedicated to young women and girls who make a difference in society through service.
The number of applications and quality was overwhelming this year. SISV is proud to have presented three young women with the Violet Richardson Award 2010.
(SISV VRA chair Angela Obeso awards the winners, from left to right: Chrystal Yan, Katherine Nasol (sitting to the left of her family) and Ambika Gopalan).
Members of Soroptimist International of Silicon Valley will join 200 other Soroptimists at the Sierra Pacific Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas, on April 23-25, 2010 at Visalia Marriott in Visalia, California. Local Soroptimist club members will join Soroptimists from 44 Soroptimist clubs in California for this three-day annual event.
The conference will highlight a year’s worth of community service by local Soroptimist clubs, plus feature programs and projects from Soroptimist International of the Americas and Soroptimist International.
Also at the conference, numerous awards will be presented to local clubs.