Soroptimist award presentations on Wednesday, Feb. 26
Soroptimist International of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills is having a special evening of award presentations on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6 at Sierra Vista Bank , 3311 Coach Lane in Cameron Park, to honor three award recipients.
One of the honorees will be receiving the Women’s Opportunity Award. WOA is the signature award program of Soroptimist International of the Americas.
These women have primary responsibility for themselves and their families, are entering or re-entering the workforce and need to obtain education and skills training to improve their employment status.
The winner receives a financial award at the club level and then is eligible to move to region and federation levels for possible additional awards.
The 2014 award from the Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills club is $2,500.
As a sub-category of Women’s Opportunity Award, the club is recognizing a second woman who essentially meets the qualifications of the WOA award but is also a former military service person.
This is in keeping with a new program for this year, Women Honoring Women Who Serve. The award for this winner is $1,000.
The Violet Richardson Award recognizes and honors young women between 14-17 (still in high school) who make the community and world a better place through their volunteer work.
The club offers a cash award to the recipient and the organization for which they volunteer. The 2014 award from the Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills club is $1,000.
Award night is open to the general public.
Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.
The Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills club focuses on helping women, girls and others in the local community to succeed in a variety of ways through monetary awards and other methods of support.
The club raises funds through events such as the Chocolate Affair, Show ‘N Shine Community Event, LunaFest and other means. The club redistribute these funds annually through various awards and scholarships to individuals and grants to local non-profit organizations.
Soroptimist International of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills meets at the Cameron Park Country Club on the second and third Wednesdays of each month at 7:30 a.m. The fourth Wednesday meeting locations change and is held in the evenings at 5 or 5:30. Each meeting is scheduled for an hour.
To learn more about the group call Shelley Thomas at 916-717-3008. Online at: http://www.soroptimistcpedh.org/