This award is given in honor of Soroptimist’s first Federation president, Ruby Lee Minar. Each year SI/Bidwell Rancho honors a woman with our Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women. This award honors women who are making extraordinary difference in improving the lives of other women or girls through their professional and/or volunteer work. These women have identified and focused on a need in their communities, which has significantly contributed to the improvement of women and girls’ lives.
The program enables our Club and the Soroptimist organization to thank these women and encourage other women to explore ways to assist women and girls. Although clubs are free to honor a woman for a lifetime of good work, the majority of the work should have occurred within the past two years.
Women who are improving the lives of other women or girls through their professional or volunteer action are eligible for the Soroptimist Ruby Award. These women have identified and focused on a need in their communities, inspired and encouraged other women, and have significantly contributed to the improvement of the lives of women and girls.
The Ruby Award program begins at the local Soroptimist Club level, where the SI/Bidwell Rancho Club will award their chosen honoree with a cash award and honor them at our Awards Banquet held in the Spring.
How To Nominate A Woman For The Ruby Award
Women may nominate themselves or another woman they feel is deserving of this honor. Please click on the link below and complete the application form. Applications must be submitted before the application deadline to be eligible
Award Applications should be sent to:
Soroptimist International of Bidwell Rancho
Attn: Ruby Award
P.O. Box 9170
Chico, CA 95926
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS: DECEMBER 1ST