Soroptimist HB Recognizes Outstanding Women & Girls Feb. 24

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. –The public is invited to celebrate Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach’s Annual Violet Richardson Award and Women’s Opportunity Award honorees on Feb. 24, 2011. Award recipients in the local community, as well as presentations Miss Huntington Beach and Working Wardrobes presentations provide a positive evening showcasing people doing things to help others.

Soroptimists honor women and girls who make a difference in the Huntington Beach community and inspire others. Time: 6 p.m. February 24, 2011 at our monthly Program dinner. Location: Claim Jumper Restaurant Brookhurst St @ Talbert Ave, in the private media room, rear entrance, Fountain Valley, CA. RSVP required, $20 advance; $25 door. Maureen Sloan, Public Awareness Chair, Club Director (714) 488-7800.

Patricia Cosulich, Violet Richardson Award РThe H.B. High School sophomore is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors. Starting a chapter of the World Vision Organization at HBHS is just the beginning. Hoops for Hope project and other fundraisers involving students and their families are inspiring. Meet Patricia as she accepts a cash award that will help fund Patricia’s goal to attend the World Vision Youth Summit this summer in Australia.

Janet DuBry, Women’s Opportunity Award – This brave woman is a single mother of three who fled an alleged abuser to protect her daughter. DuBry created a website and t-shirts for a campaign, “We are gonna tell”, to raise awareness and guide families through recovery and legal action relating to molestation and child abuse. Working while attending school, Janet is headed for a career in the OC District Attorney’s office as an advocate for victims in the sex crimes unit.

Soroptimist International Huntington Beach honorees share a vision and dedication to hard work for the benefit others. This is the mission of Soroptimists of Huntington Beach, serving the local community for 48 years.

Miss Huntington Beach will be chosen on Saturday, February 19, and will also receive a scholarship for an essay competition amongst pageant contestants about their community service work. Another guest speaker, Rose Rivera, Manager of Client Services at Working Wardrobes will discuss at-risk teens and adults who have recently emerged from crisis situations: homelessness, domestic violence, alcohol/drug rehabilitation as well as those recently incarcerated.

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