Awards


Awards 2014

March 18, 2014

Valerie Vega, Amanda Sieglock, Letisia Zamora, and Suzanne Mangum

Marisela Gonzalez,  Miranda D. O'Mahony

Women’s Opportunity Award

Leticia Zamora ……………..…Barbara Warburton-Lodi

Marisela Gonzalez…………Elizabeth Kass-Lodi Sunrise

Valerie Vega………………….….Mina Lee-Lodi Sunrise

Violet Richardson Award

Amanda Sieglock ……………..Phyllis Almendarez– Lodi

City of Lodi Storm Drain Detective Program  Tokay High

   Miranda D. O'Mahony…….Brenda Kosaka - Lodi Sunrise

Girls Scouts of America, Troop 2030                   Lodi High

Ruby Award – For Women Helping Women

Suzanne Mangum………………….Beverly Lacy - Lodi

Suzanne is Executive Director of Lodi House and Lodi House Transitional Housing. An Enrichment Center at the transition house has computers to make it easier for clients to find employment. She also manages the Lodi House Thrift Store.

 

Awards 2013

Award recipients 2013
Katherine, Edith, Hanna,
Marcia, Maylene and Hanna


Lodi and Lodi Sunrise

2013

Awards Presentation

Welcome…………………………….………...Germaine Burke

Flag Salute…………………………………………Cindy Chan

Inspiration…………………………………………,.Lori Klarer

Introduction of SI Members and Guests…………..Susan Goad 

Award Presentations

Women’s Opportunity Award

Maylene Kisch Adam ……………..…Barbara Warburton-Lodi

Katherine C. Madison…………….Marcia Pothast-Lodi Sunrise

 

Violet Richardson Award

Hanna Stoltman ………Phyllis Almendarez/Karen West – Lodi

Edith Gonzales….….…………… Judy Dolyniuk -Lodi Sunrise

 

Ruby Award – For Women Helping Women

Annette Murdaca…………………………..Beverly Lacy - Lodi

Annette was the driving force behind the establishment of “Lodi House” and the Salvation Army “Hope Harbor Shelter for Woman and Children.” This support is made possible through the Vaccarezza-Murdaca Family Foundation.  Annette will be receiving the Region Ruby Award at our region conference later this month.


Marcia Elam ……………………Dr Liz Kaas – Lodi Sunrise

Marcia is passionate about education.  She founded Coalition for Higher Learning, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that the next generation of youth will have the opportunity to attend college or a university.


Ruby Award recipient Annette on right with Suzanne and Bev
WOA recipient Maylene with Barbara

 Vi Richardson recipient Hanna

 Hanna with Phyllis and Karen

Award recipients 2012
Judy, Cecelia, Tia, Diedra, Toni, Karen, Liann, Holly, Madison 

Madison and her Mom, VR Award

 Karen West and her friends, Rudy Award recipient

Soroptimist International of

Lodi and Lodi Sunrise

2012 Awards Presentation

March 20, 2012

Soroptimist Awards

The Women’s Opportunity Award, the major service project for Soroptimist, is presented to women who have primary financial responsibility for themselves and their families and are enrolled in a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program.

The Violet Richardson Award, named for the president of the first Soroptimist club, recognizes young women between the ages of 14 and 17 who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts.

The Ruby Award acknowledges women who are working to improve the lives of women and girls through their personal or professional activities.

Improving the Lives of Women and Girls,

 in Local Communities and Throughout the World

Lodi and Lodi Sunrise

Awards Presentation

Welcome.....................Marcia Pothast - Lodi Sunrise Flag Salute……………………Germaine Burke -  Lodi Inspiration………………………………..Marcia Pothast Introduction of SI Members and Guests……Germaine 

Award Presentations

Women’s Opportunity Award

Toni Marsh-Banks…………….....………….Pat Hill-Lodi Deidra Y. Linder……………..Minajoy Lee-Lodi Sunrise

Lodi Sunrise Inspiration Award-Tia Gardner..M. Lee

Violet Richardson Award

Madison Maldonado……………….....Beverly Lacy – Lodi Holly Fyffe…………………….……Mary Olah -Lodi Sunrise Liann Hoang…………………….Susan Goad -Lodi Sunrise

Ruby Award – For Women Helping Women

Cecilia Sierra, APANTLI……….Germaine Burke - Lodi APANTLI works with youths who are hardest to reach and at greatest risk, with the intent of producing a safe, healthy, nurturing environment characterized by respect for differences, trust, caring, and support.               

Karen West, Salvation Army Hope Harbor

Lisa Steele, Strong as Steele Foundation

Judy Kooyman………………Dr Liz Kaas – Lodi Sunrise Judy works at the Lodi Women's Center of SJ with victims of domestic violence

Closing and Soroptimist Pledge.......…Germaine Burke

 

Violet Richardson Award 

The Violet Richardson Award, Honoring Young Women for Volunteer Action   The Violet Richardson awards recognize young women who make the community a better place through their volunteer efforts.   Applicants must be committed to making the world a better place to live as evidenced by the time and quality of effort dedicated to volunteering. They must also have shown initiative in identifying a social problem and trying to solve it, have had significant accomplishments as volunteers whose actions benefit women, and be an inspiration to other girls.     This award is for young women ages 14 to 17 who volunteer in their community or school. This award is given by both Soroptimist International of Lodi and Lodi Sunrise.  Applicants must complete the application form and submit a typewritten essay of 750 words outlining their volunteer efforts.  Supporting materials may also be submitted   The recommended guidelines for choosing a recipient include the following.  The applicant must be committed to making the world a better place to live as evidenced by the amount of time and quality of effort dedicated to volunteering, have shown initiative in identifying a social problem and trying to solve it,  have had significant accomplishments as a volunteer,  volunteer action benefits women, young women or girls, be an inspiration to other girls.      Applications must be received by December 1 of each year. Both clubs use these applications. This is up to $500 award at the club level, and the recipients applications are submitted to the Region for consideration for the Regional award of $1000.  Phyllis Almendarez is the chairman of the VR award <phyllis-almendarez@comcast.net>.

See below for an application that you can complete and email to the committee chairman. You can use the Word formatted application or the PDF form.  Submit only one application, with essay and supporting materials. Deadline for applications is Dec. 1.

Beverly Lacy   <silodi@soroptimist.net>


Women's Opportunity Award

 The Women’s Opportunity Award is the major service project for Soroptimist International of the Americas.  The program name reflects the nature of the program:  giving women the “opportunity” to enter or re-enter the workforce with the education and skills necessary to attain a higher level of employment.  Eligible women are the primary income earner for their families, are attending or have been accepted into a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program to upgrade their employment status.  The award money can be used to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training.  Applications are received by December 15th of each year.     Barbara Warburton  is the committee chairman. Email Barbara Warburton <bwwarburton@gmail.com> or silodi@soroptimist.net for more information. 

To be eligible for the Women’s Opportunity Award, a woman must provide primary financial support for he

Please note that previous Women’s Opportunity Award recipients are ineligible to apply as are:

Provide primary financial support for herself and her family (including children, sprouse, siblings and/or parents).

•Attend or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree.

•Have financial need.

•Be motivated to achieve her educational and career goals.

•Reside in one of SIA’s member countries or territories.

Please note that previous Women’s Opportunity Award recipients are ineligible to apply as are:

Soroptimist, employees of Soroptimist and the immediate families of both, as defined as parents, siblings and children by adoption, blood or marriage.

This eligibility information is in the FAQ attached.  I have also attached  other downloads from the SIA website (WOA application, reference form, club instructions and transmittal form).

For information and application go to:

  http://www.soroptimist.org/members/program/ProgramDocs/Women'sOpportunityAwards/woa_emailable_app.html   

Application form also attached below.

WOAApplication-External-Writeable 2012.pdf WOAApplication-External-Writeable 2012.pdf
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                        Award recipients March 2011 

Soroptimist award recipients from left are: Dr. Grace Tay, Cecelia Jauriqui, Anna Price, Brittany Cunningham, Vicki Thao, Deyanira Nava and Dametris Vinegar.

Vicki Thao Violet Richardson Award with family

Cecilia Jaurequi Mary Graham Foundationa Award

with sponsor and Andy Prokop and wife.

Demitras Vinegar WOA recipient for SI Sunrise with her mother and children.

Anna Price, Violet Richardson runner up

Brittnay Cunningham Vi Richardson runner up

Awards night March 25, 2010

Temple Baptist Church


Back Row: Vannita Johnson, WOA SI Lodi, Ebony Fortier, WOA SI Lodi Sunrise, Joelle Gomez, Ruby Award SI Lodi, Liz Kass, Ruby Award SI Lodi Sunrise, Nicole Rosales, Violet Richardson Award SI Lodi Sunrise.

Front row, left to right:
Nhu-Anh Le, Live Your Dream Award; Michele Poteet, Live Your Dream Award; Selene Yepez, Live Your Dream Award; Tiara Shands, Mickey Moore Memorial Award; Zyania Lizarraga, Live Your Dream Award. 

  Press release below.
Soroptimists Awards 2011 Press Release.doc Soroptimists Awards 2011 Press Release.doc
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Awards night 2009

Tiara Shands with Mickey Moore's family & friends 2010 Mickey Moore Scholarship.

  

Ruby Award (Making a Difference for Women Award)

The RubyAward acknowledges women who are working to improve the lives of women and girls through their personal or professional activities. Their efforts help to promote the issues that are important to the Soroptimist organization. Honorees are women who have worked in extraordinary ways to benefit women and girls. The program enables local Soroptimist clubs and the Soroptimist organization to thank these women and encourage others to explore ways to assist women and girls. The program begins on the club level, where the type of recognition varies. Award winners at the club level are eligible for additional awards at other levels of the organization. This is not a monetary award at the club level.  The club accepts nominations from the community from October to November. The Sierra Pacific Region will be sponsoring a $500 cash award to the winner’s charity. The Regional winner will be presented with a check at the Sierra Pacific Conference.  The finalist at the federation level receives a $5,000 donation to the charitable organization of her choice.   For more information and nomination form go to the link below to:  

http://www.soroptimist.org/members/programs/ProgramDocs/MakingDiffWomenAwards/English/09-10RubyAwardClubInstructions-Writeable.pd

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