Vacaville girls between the ages of 14 and 18 have until Dec. 1 to apply for the Violet Richardson Award, which recognizes young women for outstanding community service. Soroptimist International of Vacaville, an international volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls, will present up to $1,500 to a winner and up to $1,500 to the charity of the winner’s choice next spring.
“It’s what you do . . .
. . . that counts.”
The Violet Richardson Award honors young women, between the ages of 14 and 18, for volunteer action such as helping disadvantaged people; fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty.
The award program is named after Violet Richardson, the president of the first Soroptimist club in 1921. Richardson believed in personal responsibility and the motto, “It’s what you do that counts.” She lived her life accordingly, as an active member in her community who was committed to creating opportunities for girls and young women.
Applications for the award program are available online at vacavillesoroptimist.org [vacavillesoroptimist.org]. Just click on “Apply” or contact Susan Mays at firstname.lastname@example.org.