Thursday, October 31, 2013

Apply For Soroptimist International Of Loomis Basin's Community Awards

Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin announces that applications are being accepted for community awards. Applications are due starting December 1, depending upon the award, and are available at

Women’s Opportunity Award
This award aids 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, and who reside in the Loomis Basin. Applications are due by December 15, 2013.

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 1, 2013 and reside in the Loomis Basin. This winner receives a cash award and an additional cash award for the non-profit of her choice.  Applications, which are also available from high school counselors, are due by December 1, 2013.

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 are due by December 1, 2013.

To learn more Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin, go to, visit a Wednesday 8 a.m. weekly meeting at ‘The Train Depot’ (Taylor Rd. & Horseshoe Bar Rd.) in Loomis or the once a month 2nd Wednesday evening meeting at Lorenzo’s at 5:30 p.m. You can also contact Eileen Elder, President, at (916) 652-4509.

Soroptimist ( is an international volunteer service organization for business, professional and retired 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 LIFE center, former foster youth attending Sierra College, and other community and international projects.

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of Soroptomist International of  Loomis Basin.

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