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Soroptimist International gives women’s award

Staff reports

Soroptimist International of Carson Valley presented a $1,500 Women’s Opportunity Award to help a Carson Valley woman improve her economic situation through additional education and training.

Shirley Rhoades will use the award to complete her education as a medical transcriptionist at Western Nevada Community College.

The Soroptimists chose Rhoades because of her optimistic attitude in the face of family tragedy, financial need and the excellent recommendations she received.

The Women’s Opportunity Awards, one of the Soroptimists’ major service projects, assists women who serve as the primary breadwinners for their families and must enter the work force or upgrade their employment status. Women’s Opportunity Awards enable these women to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training – such as books, child care and car fare. More than 700 women benefit from the Women’s Opportunity Awards program each year.

Soroptimist International of Carson Valley, founded in 1965, is a volunteer service organization for business and professional women. Almost 100,000 Soroptimists in 114 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based projects benefiting women.

For more information about how Soroptimist International of Carson Valley makes a difference for women, call Arlene Gleick at 782-2215.

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