CLOVIS ROUNDUP STAFF
Soroptimist International of Clovis is starting off its 2017-2018 year by offering $1,500 in Live Your Dream Awards; installing new officers for the year, and pushing forward with plans for its annual fundraiser, The Denim & Diamonds Dinner-Auction on Oct. 21.
Educational and training monetary awards are offered to women who are the primary provider for their family, has financial need and is enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program has disbursed more than $30 million to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges. They are women who had the courage and determination to turn their lives around.
Recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, including books, childcare and transportation. The program begins on the club level, where amounts vary. Club recipients become eligible to receive region-level awards. The first place region award is $5,000.
To apply for the Soroptimist International of Clovis Live Your Dream Award, visit www.soroptimist.org/awards/apply.html
Preparations for the 16th Annual Denim & Diamonds Dinner-Auction are in full swing under the direction of Chairman Roberta Rohde. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m., at Clovis Rodeo Hall. Tickets are $45 and may be purchased from Soroptimist members and at Clovis Book Barn.