Community Builders; Soroptimist honors women during Women’s History Month
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Community Builders; Soroptimist honors women during Women’s History Month

Annually during March (Women’s History Month), Soroptimist International of Napa gives out the Live Your Dream Education and Training Award and the Violet Richardson Award.

The annual Live Your Dream Education and Training Award is given to a woman who is head-of-household, has financial need and has found the motivation to return to college or a trade school in order to make a better life for herself and her family.

This year’s first-place awardee are Alexandria Garcia who received $2,000 to help her reach her goals and will receive continuing support throughout the year.

The second-place winner was Alyxandra Gardne, whor received $1,000 also to help her reach her goals and improve her life and that of her family.

The annual Violet Richardson Award goes to a teenage girl who does outstanding volunteer work in her community. This year’s recipient, Marianne Homer, has excelled in her volunteerism with the local Girl Scout club in Napa - even developing a fun, but educational, Water Conservation board game.

Marianne Homer received $500 for herself and $500 for her Girl Scout troop. She has also been notified that she is the District III winner of the Founder Region of Soroptimist and will attend Soroptimist’ s Founder Region Conference the first weekend of May.

Soroptimist International of Napa is part of the worldwide organization of Soroptimist and is a women’s service organization working to empower women and girls through programs of social and economic development. The Napa club is celebrating 80 years in our community in June. For membership inquiries, contact Debbie Goodman at 707-478-7630 or email sinapa@soroptimist.net www.Soroptimistnapa.org www.facebook.com/SoroptimistIntlOfNapa.

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