Soroptimists seek award applicants

Soroptimist International of Placerville is searching for applicants for its 2013 Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women.

The award honors women who — through their professional or personal activities — make extraordinary efforts on behalf of women and girls. Women can nominate themselves or another woman in the community.

Applications are available by contacting Barbara Smiley at 916-813-6281 or by e-mailing [email protected] Applications must be returned to Soroptimist International of Placerville by Dec. 15.

Nominees should be women who have made extraordinary differences on behalf of women and girls.

The Placerville Soroptimist club will provide the recipient with a $1,000 cash grant, to be donated to recipient’s charity of choice.

Soroptimist International of Placerville is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Soroptimist is a cause-related philanthropic federation of clubs improving the lives of women and girls through social and economic empowerment.

With 95,000 members in 120 countries and territories, its major program, the Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards, provides cash grants for women seeking to improve their lives with the help of additional education and training.

The organization also sponsors the Live Your Dream Campaign in recognition of the power of women and their dreams.

Visit the campaign’s online home at

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Soroptimist International Of Placerville

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