Violet Richardson Award seeking applicants |

Violet Richardson Award seeking applicants

The Soroptimist International Club of Grass Valley announces its annual Violet Richardson Award, which is a recognition program for young women ages 14 to 17 engaged in volunteer action within their communities or schools. 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 girls.

This award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts. The award is named for the first president of the first Soroptimist club in 1921, whose motto was, “It’s what you do that counts.”

The Grass Valley club will select a winner from the applications received from western Nevada County residents. The award will be presented in 2014 by the SIGV club.

The nonprofit for which the winner volunteers will receive a monetary award of $100.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 1. The program begins on the club level, with club recipients becoming eligible for the $1,000 region-level awards. One winner is chosen from among the region-level recipients to receive a finalist award, which includes a contribution of $2,500 to the winner’s volunteer organization.

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