Soroptimists International of the American River recently had their main fund raiser “Bling on the Holiday Magic” event held at the Blue Goose Event Center. It was a great success and funds upcoming awards programs. The deadline for the awards applications is Friday, Dec. 15.
This is part of the program that our local chapter participates in to help support the mission of Soroptimist International — improving the lives of women and girls, in the local community and throughout the world.
Currently, Soroptimist International of the American River awards between $1,000 and $3,000 to one or more deserving woman in this community. Eligibility for this award includes women with the primary financial responsibility for themselves and their dependents. Women must also be attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program, as well as demonstrating a financial need.
The Violet Richardson Award rewards young women between the ages of 14 and 17 for their leadership, volunteerism and community involvement.
Applications and more information can be found at www.siamericanriver.org.