Nominations now open: deadline for submission is Friday, May 1, 2015
Around the world, many women are working to improve the lives of women and girls. Some women work to improve conditions for women and girls through their personal or volunteer efforts; others do so through professional avenues. The Soroptimist Ruby Award, formerly the Soroptimist Making a Difference for Women Award, is designed to honor these women. Although not Soroptimists, their work helps promote the issues that are important to Soroptimists, while offering inspirational stories about how to make a difference in the lives of women.
The Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women honors the first federation President Ruby Lee Minar. Ruby is also a gemstone associated with wisdom, importance, vitality, strength, power and love: All words embodying the award recipients.
Past SI Laguna Beach Ruby Award winners are phenomenal women in our community and include Faye Chapman, Kathy Burnham, Ketta Brown, Faye Dietecker, Sande St. John, Donna Schuller, Betsy Jenkins, Ann Quilter, Lada Marks, June Neptune, Joan Irvine Smith, Joanne Culverhouse and many others.
Nominate a woman in our community who deserves to be recognized for her accomplishments, or nominate yourself! (NOTE: current Soroptimists are not eligible for this award, see below.)
- A woman in the community who is improving the lives of women or girls through her professional or personal life.
- By identifying and focusing on a need of women and girls, this woman has contributed to the improvement of their lives.
- Although we may honor a woman for a lifetime of good work, the majority of the work should have occurred within the past two years.
- Nominees do not have to live in Laguna Beach to be eligible, but the majority of their work should benefit women or girls in Laguna Beach.
Previous award winners, Soroptimists, immediate family of Soroptimists and employees of Soroptimist are not eligible for the award. Immediate family is defined to include parents, siblings or children by adoption, blood or marriage.
- All nominations MUST be received by 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2015. Late nominations will not be considered for this year's award.
- The nominee will be approved by the SILB Board of Directors and announced at the business meeting on May 5, 2015.
The SILB Ruby Award winner will be presented with their award and a check for $1,000 for the non-profit organization of their choice at the Awards and Installation dinner in June, 2015.
Please complete the form below to nominate a woman (or yourself!) for the Ruby Award.
NOTE: FORM MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 P.M. ON MAY 1, 2015 TO BE ELIGIBLE.