Award programs are what we do to support the mission of Soroptimist – improving the lives of women and girls, in our community and throughout the world. Currently, our Club supports two Soroptimist-sponsored award programs. The award programs begin at the Club level, where award amounts vary. Club-level recipients become eligible for additional awards at other levels of the organization. These programs are the end result of our fundraising efforts.
Awards Recognition Banquet
Each year, SI/Bidwell Rancho, recognizes the honorees at their annual Awards Recognition Banquet held in March this year in collaboration with International Women’s Day. The purpose is to celebrate the wonderful work women and girls are doing in our communities and present our Honorees with certificates of recognition, along with their award checks. This is a special evening where honorees are brought together to tell their stories, and are recognized for “Living their Dreams”.
2017 Award Winners
LIVE YOUR DREAM: Education and Training Award
From Left To Right: Dawn McDonald with recipient Michelle Wilson, Sally Mendez Club President .
Unable to attend was another “Live your Dream Award” recipient – Christina Carrillo
Congratulations to both woman!
RUBY AWARD (Women Helping Women)
From Left To Right: Sherry Holbrook with recipient Shannon Paige from “Soul Healing Horses“, Sally Mendez, Club President.
from Left To Right: Melanie Austen with Emily Bateman with the “Prom Project“, Youth for Change, Sally Mendez, Club President
From Left To Right: Sherry Holbrook with Megan Eskridge-Harriman for Stairways , Sally Mendez, Club President
From Left To Right: Carrie Grahlman and Maggie Dorsett for Butte College Food Pantry with Linda Lucena, Sally Mendez, Club President
From Left To Right: Rachel Biccum with the Associated Students Gender Sexuality Equity Center, Sally Mendez, Club President and Yvette Sanfilippo
Congratulations to all Honorees!
From left to right: Michelle Wilson, Martha Martinez and Desiree Gonzalez, Carrie Grahlman, Megan Eskridge-Harriman, Emily Bateman, Shannon Paige and Rachel Biccum