Named after the president of the first
Soroptimist club, the Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award honors
girls who are making a difference through volunteer service. Each
year, Soroptimist clubs honor girls who donate their time and energy
to causes that make the community and world a better place—such as
working to end discrimination and poverty, assisting women and
children who are victims of domestic violence, or mentoring young
The program begins on the Soroptimist club level, with club
recipients becoming eligible for additional awards at other levels of
the organization. One winner is chosen to receive a finalist award,
which includes a contribution of $2,500 to the charitable
organization of the recipient's choice.
We're currently gathering suggestions for our 2014 nominee, so if you know of a local girl already on the road to changing the world, we want to know about her! Send us a note here or call Diane Goetz at 360-424-7627 before December 15th.