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Soroptimist International of the American River

Improving the lives of women and girls, through programs leading to social and economic empowerment...


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Awards & Programs...

Program is what we do to support the mission of Soroptimist International--improving the lives of women and girls, in our community and throughout the world.  Currently our Club supports these Soroptimist-sponsored award programs.  These programs are the end result of most of our Club's fundraising efforts.

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is a grant program that provides cash to women who have made the committment to improve their lives and the lives of their families through training and education, but who lack the financial resources to do so.                                                                


Currently, Soroptimist International of the American River awards between $1,000 and $3,000 to one or more deserving woman in our community.  Are you or do you know a woman who is working toward a better life?  


Deadline for Applications is November 15

acknowledges women who, through their personal or professional efforts, work to improve the lives of women and girls.  Formerly the Making a Difference for Women Award, this new name honors Soroptimist International of the America's first federation president, Ruby Lee Minar.  


Honorees are ordinary women who have worked in extraordinary ways to benefit women and girls. Nominate yourself or another extraordinary woman you know for her achievements!

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Girl Focused Programs...

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A mentoring-based initiative designed to

prepare young women in secondary school

to meet the challenges of today's world.

An award recognizing young women between 14-17 for

leadership through volunteerism.  

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Thank You for attending our

2018 Awards Ceremony



Holiday Inn

Auburn, CA



April 11, 2018



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In addition to our Award Programs, we also recognize members who are Super Soroptimists!


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