This award honors women who through their professional or personal efforts are making extraordinary differences in the lives of women and girls. Honorees are women who have worked to improve the lives of other women and girls. Their work has had a significant impact, and also inspires and encourages other women. A Club level donation is made annually with a donation to the charitable organization of the winners choice. Previous award winners, Soroptimists, immediate family of Soroptimists and employees of Soroptimists are not eligible for the award. Club application deadline is December 1.
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|2011 - 2012 Awards Banquet|
Robin King, Marcia Hale, Director of Camp Evergreen & Diane McKoen
2011 - 2012
Robin King & Diane King owners of Tater Patch Quilts, Merrill, Oregon were named the 2011 - 2012 Ruby Award Winners. Their program "Operation Quilts & Challenge The Hearts" makes and donates quilts to worthy causes. To honor their work Soroptimist made a donation of $500 in their name to Camp Evergreen, a grief camp for young boys and girls.
2010 - 2011 Awards Banquet
Left to Right: Soroptimist Judy Phearson, Soroptimist Linda Davenport, Trudy Novak, Amand Krueger, LaBeads Yahwee, Amanda Dittmeyer, Kelsie Quick, Soroptimist Nancy Dey
2010 - 2011
Trudy Novak was named the 2010 - 2011 Ruby Award Winner. Trudy orgnaized and has been the leader Project Linus in Klamath County. It is each chapter's mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers." Trudy and the local chapter have provided over four thousand quilts to children in our region alone. In Trudy's honor, Soroptimist of Klamath Falls is donating $500.00 to Project Linus, Klamath Falls Chapter.
From left to right: Salli Zavala, Teresa Perry, Shannon Houston, Wanda Scheer and our current Soroptimist President, Kristi Redd.
2009 - 2010
Wanda Scheer, representing National Assistance League of Klamath Falls is this year's recipient. The Assistance League was honored for their philanthropy of Operation School Bell. A free, confidential clothing service for all K-12 elementary, junior high and high school students throughtout the city and county.
Previous Award Winners