Soroptimist International of Okanogan Valley is now accepting applications from Okanogan County girls aged 14-17 who volunteer in their school or community. The winner of the local Violet Richardson Award will receive $200 and be considered for additional awards, including a possible cash award of $1000.
The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts such as: community service projects; fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty. The award is named in honor of the first Soroptimist president, Violet Richardson Ward, who believed in personal responsibility and the motto, “It’s what you do that counts.”
Applications are available by e-mail by contacting the club at firstname.lastname@example.org . Information is also available at the Okanogan, Omak, Brewster, Pateros, Oroville, Tonasket and Liberty Bell high schools.
For more information about the award, contact Darla at (509) 557-9411.
The completed application form must be received by the Club on or before December 1, 2013.