Truckee Soroptimists seek Ruby Award nominations |

Truckee Soroptimists seek Ruby Award nominations

Debbie Spohr

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner is currently accepting nominations for the 2016-2017 Ruby Award Recipient, known here in Truckee as the Woman of Distinction, who will be honored at our Celebrating the Best for Women Program in March 2017.

The Soroptimist Ruby Award honors ordinary women, who through their professional or personal activities, make extraordinary efforts on behalf of women and girls. It also provides a $500 award on behalf of the recipient to the charity of her choice.

For nomination forms, contact Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner at or coordinator Francine R. Tone at

The deadline for nominations forms is December 30, 2016. Send nominations forms to Francine R. Tone at

The Woman of Distinction award has been recognized by Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner since 1984. Last year, Debbie Spohr was honored for her tireless work as a school counselor, particularly helping teenage girls in the Truckee and Sierra High Schools.

In addition to her counseling role, Ms. Spohr works in crises management with Placer County and the Children’s Center.

Ms. Spohr has dedicated her life to helping those in need and her journey brought her to Truckee in 1985. Ms. Spohr has touched the lives of many young girls in our community. She is also involved with the S-Club, a Club sponsored by Soroptimist designed to develop leadership skills in high school girls.

President Leslie Dugger explained that each year, our club goes on a mission to find one more woman in our community who embodies the Soroptimist mission in all she does.

“The quality of life in our community is enhanced by the work these women have done and we want to identify them, bring attention to their work and honor them,” said Dugger. “I hope we receive many nominations. I know there are many deserving women in our community.”

This article was provided by the Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner. For information, go to or contact Dugger at

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