Do you know a woman living in the Rim of the World communities who goes beyond the call of duty to help improve the lives of other women? If so, you need to nominate that special lady for the Soroptimist International of the Rim of the World 2015 “Ruby Award.” This annual award honors a woman who is making extraordinary difference in the lives of other women and girls, all of which is the Soroptimist mission.
Nominees should be local women who have made, or are making, significant contributions to the community through their professional and/or personal lives.
Local members have been giving the Ruby Award for over 30 years. Recent award honorees include Linda Conforti for creating Angels in Waiting; Jill Neumen for her dedication to the Foster Care Program; Kim Walker for her involvement with Girl Scouts; Kelly Kunsek for her work with Camp Paivika that supports the mothers of disabled children; and Cheryl Russell for developing the early childhood music program in the Rim of the World Unified School District schools.
There is a nomination process, which includes an application form, the written consent of the nominee and an essay (with a maximum of 750 words) that states why the nominee should be considered. Women can nominate themselves or other women they feel qualify for the award. Soroptimist members and previous winners are not eligible. All the paperwork must be turned in by December 1. For an application and instructions contact Andrea Hilton at (909) 337-7253.
The award winner will be honored at an awards banquet next spring.