Soroptimist International of El Dorado, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women, will begin seeking applicants for its recognition program targeted to young women between the ages of 14 and 17, for volunteer action such as fighting drugs, crime and violence, cleaning up the environment and working to end discrimination and poverty.
The Violet Richardson Award program begins at the local Soroptimist club level, where Soroptimist International of El Dorado presents a $100 award to winners and $100 to their volunteer organization. Club-level winners then become eligible for one of 28 $1,000 awards.
In addition, at this level, $1,000 will be contributed in honor of the winners to their volunteer organizations. One finalist will be chosen from among the 28 winners for an additional award, including a contribution of $2,500 to the finalist’s volunteer organization.
Applications for the award program are available by contacting Gail Gomez at 323-7219. Applications must be returned to Soroptimist International of El Dorado by Dec. 1.