2019 Annual Women’s Awards Banquet

Live Your Dream Award winners 2019 Alexandria Garcia (1st place) and Alyxandra Gardner (2nd place)


Soroptimist honors women during Women’s History Month


Annually during March (Women’s History month), Soroptimist International of Napa gives out the Live Your Dream Education and Training Award and the Violet Richardson Award. !--Break--  Of note in attendance were Fellowship President and Past Governor of Founder Region, Pam Parker and District III Director Joy Swank along with the family and friends of the awardees.

The  annual Live Your Dream Education and Training Award is given to a woman who is Head-of-Household, has financial need and has found the motivation to return to college or a trade school in order to make a better life for herself and her family.  This year’s 1st place Awardee went to Alexandria Garcia who received $2,000 to help her reach her goals and will receive continuing support throughout the year.  

The second place winner was also named Alyxandra, but spelled differently!  Alyxandra Gardner received $1,000  also to help her reach her goals and improve her life and that of her family.

The annual Violet Richardson Award goes to a teenage girl who does outstanding volunteer work in her community.  This year’s recipient is certainly outstanding!  Marianne Homer, has excelled in her volunteerism with the local Girl Scout club in Napa - even developing a fun but educational Water Conservation board game!  Marianne Homer received $500 for herself and $500 for her Girl Scout troop. She has also been notified that she is the the District III winner of the Founder Region of Soroptimist and will attend Soroptimist’s Founder Region Conference the first weekend of May to be honored and find out if she wins at the Region!

Soroptimist International of Napa is part of the world-wide organization of Soroptimist and is a women’s service organization working to empower women and girls through programs of social and economic development.  The Napa club is celebrating 80 years in our community in June.  For membership inquiries, contact Debbie Goodman at 707-478-7630 or email sinapa@soroptimist.net  www.Soroptimistnapa.org    www.facebook.com/SoroptimistIntlOfNapa