Apply for Soroptimist Awards

Teachers, girls volunteering & women training can apply

Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin announces that applications are being accepted for community awards. Contact Marketing Action if you need more information.

Violet Richardson Award This award recognizes young women who make the community and the world a better place, particularly for women and girls, through volunteer efforts. This might include fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; or working to end discrimination and poverty. Girls must be between the ages of 14 and 17 on December 15, 2010 and reside in the Loomis Basin. This award winner receives $500 and an additional $500 for the non-profit of her choice. Applications are available from high school counselors.

Women’s Opportunity Award This award aids mature women who must enter the job market or return to careers in order to support themselves and their families. This award aids women who need additional skills, training and education to upgrade their employability. Candidates should be heads of households, completing undergraduate programs or entering vocational or technical training programs, who reside in the Loomis Basin. Applications are due by December 15, 2010.

Teacher Grants These small grants help fund teachers’ long-term projects that will benefit numerous classes over time. Previous recipients have used the funds for books, music, science project equipment, historic costumes and other similar projects that benefit the students and community. The grant request can be from any area of study. Applications will be available in November at elementary schools in the Loomis Basin.

Soroptimist ( is an international volunteer service organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin is a 501(c)(3) organization. The club supports Loomis Women’s Shelter, Loomis LIFE center, KidsFirst and other community projects.

To learn more Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin, visit a Wednesday 8 AM weekly meeting (first Wednesday excepted) at the Ugly Mug in Loomis, or contact Rhonda Morillas, president, 916-652-5276.