Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin is accepting award applications

Press Release                    For Immediate Release

Contact:  Soroptimist of Loomis Basin
Karen Fraser-Middleton, Marketing Action, Inc., 916-652-0993

Loomis Soroptimist club seeks community award applicants

Oct. 5, 2015 (LOOMIS, CA) –Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin is accepting award applications from students, teachers and community leaders. Applications are due December 1, 2015 and will be awarded in February.

Elementary school teachers, women who make a difference, high school girls who volunteer and women who are going to college to better their skills to support their families are encouraged to go to www.soroptimistloomis.com for more information, or contact SI Loomis Award Committee Co-Chair, Loree Rohe at 916-539-1721 or RNENVOY(at)wavecable.com. Completed applications can be mailed to SI Loomis Awards, PO Box 1141, Loomis CA 95650.

Live Your Dream Award

Women who provide the primary financial support for their families and are going to school to improve their skills may apply for the Live Your Dream Award. This award assists women in pursuing education to improve their skills and prospects for better employment.

Recipients may use the award to offset the cost of books, childcare, tuition and transportation required to attain higher education. To apply, women must live in the Loomis Basin, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Previous winners of Women’s Opportunity Award are not eligible and women may only apply to one Soroptimist International club.

Violet Richardson Award

High school girls living in the Loomis Basin and volunteering in the community may apply for the $1000 SI Loomis – Violet Richardson scholarship. The girl must be between the ages 14 to 18 on December 1, 2015. The application requires that she describe her volunteer efforts to make the world a better place, especially for women and girls. Applications are available from Del Oro High School office.

Teacher Grants

SI Loomis mini-grants for K-8 teachers support projects that have lasting value and will benefit students over time. Teachers in the Loomis Union School District are eligible to apply. These grants have funded books, music, technology, classroom equipment, and other special projects that enrich students’ experiences in any study area. Applications are online: http://soroptimistloomis.com/pdf/Teacher%20Grant.pdf

Ruby Award

The Soroptimist International Ruby Award recognizes women who are role models and contribute to the betterment of the local and/or global community. This non-monetary award celebrates outstanding women who improve the lives of women and girls.

About Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin

To learn more Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin, go to www.soroptimistloomis.com. The club meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 AM at ‘The Train Depot’ (Taylor Rd. & Horseshoe Bar Rd.) in Loomis. Evening meetings are held on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays of the month from 5:30 to 7 at the Loomis Train Depot. For more information about the club, contact Peggy Word, President at (916) 837-6106.

Soroptimist (soroptimist.org) 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. In addition to providing annual community grants, Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin is a 501(c)(3) and supports Loomis LIFE center, former foster youth attending Sierra College, community events, and other local and international projects.

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