Loomis Soroptimist Distributes Community Grants

1490 Soroptimist Loomis Contributions to Del Oro Pool and Softball field projects – LtoR Dan Gayaldo, Grace Kamphefner, MacKenzie Parks, Olivia Moore & Sean EricksonMarketing Action is pleased to support Soroptimist International Loomis Basin. The club recently  presented more than $7,500 in community awards to support women’s education and recognize other community contributions. Soroptimist (soroptimist.org) 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 Live your Dream Award supports women in achieving their career aspirations by providing funding for education. Cassandra Harrison of Roseville, a single mother of two children, who works full time and graduated from Sierra College with honors in Child Development, won the Live Your Dream award. She is currently taking classes that will enable her to transfer to a university program this fall. 
1469 Violet Richardson Award -- Taylor Froomin of Loomis, a student at Del Oro High School, volunteers with Placer TOP Soccer with Randi Beasley

The Violet Richardson Award recognizes a young woman who volunteers in the community. Taylor Froomin of Loomis, a student at Del Oro High School, who volunteers with Placer TOP Soccer was selected to win the Violet Richardson scholarship. The program is offered through the Placer Youth Soccer League and enables children with disabilities from ages 4-18 to play soccer.

The Ruby Award for Women Helping Women recognizes those who improve the lives of other women or girls through their professional or personal activities. Terri DuPriest, who impacts, inspires and encourages the young women, and men, in the Del Oro High School Golden Eagle Marching Band’s color guard and winter guard, received the Ruby Award.

1472 Ruby Award Winner -- Terri DuPriest Del Oro Band in center, (L)Emily Knisley & (R) Erika Rotchford, President, SILBSILB helped found the Senior L.I.F.E. Center of Loomis in 1978. Fred & Acsa Hitchen received a grant to continue to provide social and educational activities as well as nutritious lunches to over 80 seniors weekly at the center.

The Loomis club’s Teacher Grant program helps instructors fund projects that will have lasting impact on students. The Soroptimist grants will be used by K12 teachers for projects such as community gardens, electronic readers, headphones and 3D shapes for hands-on math activities.

The club also gave donations to support the Del Oro High School Aquatic Center and Softball Field projects that will be assets to the community.

Donation to Support Soroptimist Projects — At the ceremony, Don Mashburn, General Manager for the California Breeze Softball Organization and Board member of Florin Road Bingo, presented a donation of $2500 to the SI Loomis Basin club. The funds will be used to develop education projects such the Soroptimist Dream It Be It Career Support for Girls.