Soroptimist honor two young women for volunteer action
February 14, 2012
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Soroptimist International of Truckee-Donner presented two remarkable young women, Leanne Davis and Courtney Pomeroy with its Violet Richardson Award, which honors young women for volunteer action Feb. 9 at Zanoand#8217;s Family Italian Restaurant in Truckee. Leanne Davis and Courtney Pomeroy, both 17-year-old Truckee High School seniors, received a $250 cash award at the awards ceremony.
Leanne Davis is an active volunteer for YoungLife. She has participated with YoungLife for four years and is now a leader, mentor and role model to the other girls at YoungLife. Young Life has helped form Leanne as a person and holds a special place in her heart. She wants to show all the younger kids, especially the girls, the opportunities they have in life. Leanne is striving to show the girls what a clean life looks like and they donand#8217;t have to get into partying or other unhealthy scenes in order to live and be liked. Her hope is to be able to show them they are not only liked for being simply who they are, but they are loved for it, both by the YoungLife community and by Christ. Soroptimist International of Truckee-Donner will also award a $250 award to YoungLife in Leanneand#8217;s honor. Leanne Davis will now advance to the Soroptimist Sierra Nevada Region level, where a $1,000 Violet Richardson Award recipient will be selected. At that level, an additional $1,000 will be contributed in honor of the recipient to her volunteer organization. The program culminates with a $2,500 award to the finalistand#8217;s volunteer organization.
Courtney Pomeroy is an active volunteer for Tahoe Forest Church. Courtney volunteers twice a week at both the high school and middle school youth groups. Courtney is passionate about kids and can relate to how they feel and what they are going through. She is able to connect with the kids in a way the adult leaders cannot. Her goal is to be a role model for the younger girls and show them they do not have to follow in the footsteps of this culture. Soroptimist International of Truckee-Donner will also award a $250 award to Tahoe Forest Church in Courtneyand#8217;s honor.
Founded in 1987, Soroptimist International of Truckee-Donner is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Truckee-Donner members join with almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories to contribute time and financial support to community-based projects benefiting women. For more information about how Soroptimist International of Truckee-Donner improves the lives of women and girls, contact club president Lil Schaller at 530-550-5007.