Soroptimist International of Vacaville, an international volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls, is seeking local applicants for its recognition program targeted to young women who make the community and world a better place.
“Soroptimist International is celebrating its 100th year this year, and Violet Richardson
was our first president,” said Mary Dickey, chairman of the award committee. “This is to
recognize girls who are just like Violet – young women who are making a difference in
To be eligible, students in Solano County must be between the ages of 14 and 18, and
engaged in volunteer work. Richardson believed in personal responsibility and the motto, “It’s what you do that counts.” She lived her life accordingly, as an active member in her community who was
committed to creating opportunities for girls and young women. Soroptimist established
this award to honor her memory and her dedication to volunteer action.
Judges have the discretion of presenting up to $1,500 to a winner (or winners) and up to
$1,500 to the charity of the winner’s (or winners’) choice.
Applications are available online at vacavillesoroptimist.org [vacavillesoroptimist.org].
The deadline to submit is Dec. 15.