Soroptimist accepts ‘Woman of Distinction’ nominations

Soroptimist International of Hood River invites individuals and organizations to honor a woman in their midst whose professional or volunteer work has made a distinctive difference in the life of Hood River County or in the lives of women and girls. Nominations for the service club’s annual “Women of Distinction” award are being accepted until Thursday, April 30th.

“We have been honoring amazing women in our community for over 40 years. We know we will never run out of worthy nominees,” says committee chair Jean Harmon. “Our larger community benefits from the work of these outstanding citizens and we ask your help in making sure they are recognized.”

Nomination forms, guidelines and a list of previous winners are available at Waucoma Bookstore, on Facebook at Soroptimist International Hood River, or by calling Barbara Young at 541-490-1996. Nominations need to include all activities that show the nominee’s dedication, effectiveness and vision. Letters of support are particularly helpful.

Winners and their nominators will be notified in early May, and their names and pictures will be announced in the Hood River News, on local radio stations and on the Soroptimist Hood River Facebook page. The Women of Distinction awards luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. Tickets are $24 each and will be available at Waucoma Bookstore in early May.

Soroptimist of Hood River, part of Soroptimist International, is a business and professional women’s service organization dedicated to empowering the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. For more information about Soroptimist Hood River, contact Barbara Young at

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