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Tahoe Soroptimist chapters recognize 9 community members

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Earlier this month, Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra and Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe recognized nine women in the local community.
Courtesy / John C. Valverde |

Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra and Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe recognized nine women for their involvement in the community during a ceremony on March 9 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

The three categories of awards were:

The Violet Richardson Award — given to young women in our community whose volunteer efforts include: helping other disadvantaged girls; fighting drug abuse, crime, and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty.

Live Your Dream Award — Soroptimist’s main program which helps recipients achieve their dreams of a better life. Many have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic and sexual violence, drug and alcohol abuse, death of a spouse or other life challenges.

Ruby Award — this award is given to women who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls through their professional and/or volunteer work.

These award recipients become eligible to receive a region-level award.

Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra awarded: Kayleen Conard and Destiny Hursh the Violet Richardson Award; Vanessa Ruiz the Live Your Dream Award; and Paula Peterson the Ruby Award.

Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe awarded: Tatum Bunnett, Madison Evans and Elizabeth Krolicki the Violet Richardson Award; Charlene Jones the Live Your Dream Award; and Marissa Muscat the Ruby Award.

Both chapters congratulate these award recipients and thank them for being stellar inspirations to our community.

This article was provided by Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe and Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra. More information on both groups can be found at http://www.sislt.org and sitahoesierra.org.




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