Soroptimist to honor young woman for volunteer action

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Soroptimist International of Truckee-Donner will present Nayeli Alferez with its Violet Richardson Award, which honors young women for volunteer action, on Feb. 14, noon-1 p.m. at Zano’s. Nayeli Alferez, a 17-year-old Sierra High School senior, will receive a $250 cash award at the awards ceremony.

Nayeli Alferez is an active volunteer for S-Club, (Soroptimist Club) at Sierra High School and a four-year member. She has participated in several projects through S-Club like Trick or Treating for Project MANA, See Candy sales, supporting a student to go to school in Cambodia, wrapping presents for Truckee Community Christmas, and making knot blankets for Community Christmas families.

“S-Club has taught me a lot, for example, how to give something to others without expecting something in return, also the good feeling of giving to others. In addition to this it has also helped me in being a leader and work on my organization skills,” said Nayeli.

S-Club taught her how to plan and set goals and organize her time to accomplish them. Soroptimist International of Truckee-Donner will also award a $250 award to S-Club in Nayeli’s honor.

Nayeli Alferez 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 finalist’s volunteer organization.

About Soroptimist International of Truckee-Donner

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. In addition, the club participates in Soroptimist International of the Americas’ major service project, the Women’s Opportunity Awards program-cash grants for women seeking to improve their economic situation through additional training and/or education. For more information contact President Noel Trim at 530-308-3566 or find them on Facebook.

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