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11/11/2009: "Soroptimists Awards"


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The Soroptimist International Friday Harbor club recently received awards, and is also ready to receive applications for three types of Soroptimist Awards to be made to San Juan citizens.

The first is the Violet Richardson Award to be given to a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17 who is helping to make our community and world a better place through their volunteer actions. The application is available on line at the Soroptimist website from the High School, Spring Street School or Joyce Sobel (378-4921 or jsobel@rockisland.com ) and are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2009.

The second award is the Women’s Opportunity Award which is intended to assist women in overcoming personal difficulties and bettering their lives through education and skills training. The $2500 award is offered to a woman who is the primary wage earner in the household pursuing an undergraduate or vocational degree. The application is available on line at the Soroptimist website or at The Toy Box in Friday Harbor. For more information contact Chair Kristine Odle 298-2577. Applications are due for this award on December 15, 2009.

The third award is the Ruby Award (formally the Making a Difference for Women Award) which honors women who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls through their professional and/or volunteer work. The program enables l Soroptimist to thank these women and encourage others to explore ways to assist women and girls. For more information and applications please contact Chairs Anita Barreca 370-5795 or Bette Cantrell 370-5683. Do you know someone who is making a difference in the lives of women? The application is available on line at the Soroptimist website and is due by January 10, 2010.

To learn more about Soroptimist International Friday Harbor and to download award applications please visit the website at www.SiFri.org.

The Soroptimist International Friday Harbor club just attended the Soroptimist District meeting in Tukwila. Pictured below are twelve of our local Soroptimists dressed for their Halloween Dinner at the conference. The Friday Harbor club received several awards for outstanding work amongst their peer clubs in projects, publicity, the club brochure and their website. Their next club project is the Soroptimist Awards.

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(L to R: Seated in front: Gretchen Staehlin; 1st Row l to r: Debbi Staehlin, Patty Brightman, Melanie Rollins, Dana Bune. 2nd Row: President Nancy DeVaux, Nancy Hanson, Marie DiCristina, Robin Jacobson, Sharon Pigman, Vickie Thalacker, Carrie Lacher.)

The Friday Harbor club received several awards for outstanding work amongst their peer clubs in projects, publicity, the club brochure and their website.

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