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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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The Violet Richardson Award rewards young women between the ages of 14 and 17 for their leadership, volunteerism and community involvement.  

Our 2018 Violet Richardson Award Winners 

Claire Breckenridge and Brinn Haydon


This new program will focus on young women in secondary school, getting them the tools they need to succeed.  Our club is still developing our strategy, but we're excited as this new initiative gains momentum!

Application Form

Focus on Girls...


Applications should be mailed to

Soroptimist International of the American River

Attention:  Violet Richardson Award

PO Box 7345, Auburn, CA 95604  

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2017 was the innaugural year of our club's GirlsSOAR! Conference!  This event is intended to assist young girls, grades 5 - 8, in finding their passion,  understand influences in their lives, deal with self image, social media and introduce them to influential women in our community!


Check back here for updates for 2018 soon!

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