Looking for Women of Distinction!






Is there a woman in your business, civic or personal life who has made a distinctive difference in the quality of life in Hood River county or in the lives of local women and girls?

Soroptimist International of Hood River is asking individuals, businesses and organizations to help honor a woman in their midst whose professional or volunteer work qualifies her as a Soroptimist ‘Woman of Distinction.’ Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, April 20, with an awards luncheon scheduled for Wednesday, May 17.

“Our community is full of strong, capable women what have shaped our county’s culture since its beginning,” said committee member Jean Harmon. “Soroptimist has been recognizing and celebrating distinctive women in our community for over 40 years. We know we will never run out of worthy nominees. because our larger community benefits from the work of these outstanding citizens, we ask everyone’s help in making sure they are recognized.”

Nomination forms, guidelines and a list of previous winners are available at Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River, via download from this website (see end of post), 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 helpful and should be included. Nomination deadline is Thursday, April 20.

Winner and their nominators will be notified in late April and names announced in the Hood River News, on Soroptimist’s social media sites and on local radio stations. The Women of Distinction luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17 from 11:30am to 1pm at the Gorge Room in the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. Tickets are $22 each and will be available at Waucoma Bookstore and online at EventBrite in early May, or by calling Jean Harman at 541-207-4226.



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