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Soroptimists to give $10k

October 25, 2013 · Updated 4:47 PM

Fall is awards season for the Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor.

Here’s some background information on each award, as well as the upcoming application deadlines.

Women’s Opportunity Award helps a woman in overcome personal difficulties and improve her life through education and skills training. Contact Sharon Pigman, sharon.pigman@gmail.com or 378-2949. Applications are due by Dec. 15.

The Violet Richardson Award honors a woman between the ages of 14 and 17 years who is helping to make the community a better place through her volunteer activities. Contact Val Keaton, val@valariekeaton.com or 425-869-1534. Applications due on Dec. 1.

The Ruby Award honors a woman (who is not a SIFRI member) who has worked to improve the lives of women and girls through her professional and/or volunteer work assisting women and girls. Contact Dana Bune, sdqsbune@rockisland.com or 378-0857. Applications are due Jan. 15.

The Fellowship Award will be presented to a woman who is returning to school for postgraduate study in an accredited college or university leading to an advanced degree. Contact Joyce Sobel at jsobel@rockisland.com or 378-4921 or Lenore Bayuk at bayukll@rockisland.com or 378-3636. Applications are due by Jan. 10.


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