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Soroptimist Club Accepting Applications for Violet Richardson Award

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Diane Kegley

Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago is now accepting applications for the Violet Richardson Award. Named after the president of the first Soroptimist club, the Violet Richardson Award honors girls who are making a difference through volunteer service. Each year, Soroptimist clubs honor girls who donate their time and energy to causes that make the community and world a better place--such as working to end discrimination and poverty, assisting women and children who are victims of domestic violence, or mentoring young girls. The program begins at the local club level ($250 cash award), with club recipients eligible for additional awards at the district, regional and national levels of the organization. One winner is chosen to receive a finalist award of $2,500 and a matching contribution to the charitable organization of the recipient's choice.

Are you or do you know of a young woman, aged 14 to 17, who would qualify for this award?

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For more information, check our club web site at www.si-suburbanchicago.org under the "Programs and Projects" tab. To request an application and obtain the local address for submitting the completed application, use the "contact us" link on the club web site."

Deadline for submitting completed applications is November 30th, 2013.

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