Award Recipients 

2024 award recipients

Live Your Dream Award
Jessica McKinnon
Tracy Gardner
Jessica Warrick
Live Your Dream Winner Jessica Warrick
Violet Richardson Award   winner Amira Wanden
Ruby Award winner Teresa McGinnis
Violet Richardson Award  
Amira Wanden
Catherine Burns Scholarship  
Jenica Huddleston
Live Your Dream Winner Tracy Gardner
Catherine Burns Scholarship  winner                              Jenica Huddleston
Courage Award
Petrina Fennell
Ruby Award
Teresa McGinnis
Live Your Dream Winner Jessica McKinnon
Courage  Award  winner Petrina Fennell 

2023 award recipients

Live Your Dream Award
Ashaley Rohme
Lazelle Sanders
Edrie Black
Kelsie Thurman
Violet Richardson Award  
Lily Williamson
Catherine Burns Scholarship  
Delaney Holland
Ruby Award
Kristen Freeman
Director of the Women's Shelter at the Eureka Rescue Mission
President Monica Rose and LYD Chair Hannah  Winans  present Ashaley Rohme with a Live Your Dream  Award.  
President Monica Rose and Dyann O'Brien present Delaney Holland with the  Catherine Burns Scholarship Award.  
President Monica Rose and Karen Mann present Kristen Freeman with the Ruby Award. 

2022 award recipients

  • Governor Kris Chorbi presents Live Your Dream winner Emily Klem with a an additional check for $5,000 as a Founder Region winner.  Also pictured is region LYD Chair Debbie Coles and District IV Director Vicki Baldwin.
  • President Danelle Tegarden and VRA recipient Alexandra Riggs.  
  • Live Your Dream Chair Hannah Winans and LYD recipient Terri Bowman.
  • Live Your Dream Chair Hannah Winans and LYD recipient Sheila Coppini.
Live Your Dream Award
Emily Klem
Terri Bowman
Sheila Coppini
Misha Osborne

Violet Richardson Award
Eliana Horowitz
Alexandra Riggs
Courage Award                    
 Ruby Award
Tina Taylor Sims                      
Karen Mann

2021 Award Recipients

The 2021 Award's Program was conducted on Zoom since it was held during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
  • Ebelyn Miranda is a single mother of one child who is getting her professional certification training in PSI Property & Casualty Insurance. She is currently working for Stan Smith Insurance in Eureka.
  • Brittnee Thompson is studying Early Childhood Education at College of the Redwoods. She is a single mother of a daughter and lives in Crescent City. She wants to become a Head Start teacher for her tribe.
  • Lori Squillace is a 51-year-old divorced mother of a teenage son and lives in Mendocino. She is studying to become a Holistic Health Practitioner through Quantum University. Through nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, meditation, mind/hear coherence, she wants to help people become healthier and more peaceful in their lives.
  • Nancy Hurtado is a divorced mother of two small children and working on her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education/Health at the International Sports Sciences Association.  She hopes to further her knowledge on how the body moves and how she can help others better understand how their body moves and can be transformed into a healthier and more comfortable version.
Klayre Barres is a student at Eureka High School. She is a co-founder and Vice-President of the Eureka High School “S” Club. Her goal is focused on empathy and creating an environment of safety for the young women at Eureka High School. Klayre says this about her volunteer work, “Activism and volunteerism for empathy and positive school climate is something that I have become passionate about since the walkout freshman year. From the pandemic to the wildfires to the election, our country is under a great deal of stress. Empathy unites, which is something we desperately need right now. “ Klayre was also chosen as the District winner and received another $1,000 from Founder Region Soroptimist.
  • Aileen Bartscht has helped distribute toys to need children living in Humboldt, Trinity, Mendocino and Del Norte Counties fore over five years. She started a personal project of making blankets and warm beanie hats for local charities such as the Women’s Rescue Mission. She places a “Heart Bead” on every blanket and hat, making them special and from her heart.
  • Katelyn Graeser and Sarah Fox are co-head coaches for girls’ softball at Eureka High School. On the softball field, they encourage girls to play even if they have never picked up a softball before. They make learning and growing a fun, challenging endeavor. They guild teamwork and team bonding with many exercises.
  • Byrd Lochtie has been a member of the League of Women Voters Humboldt County for over 50 years. Byrd has been a member of the State of the Community Luncheon committee, honoring local people for their efforts to “Make Democracy Work” and was also honored as a Civic community Volunteer. She is active in Girl Scouts, Humboldt Area Foundation and now oversees the Human Right Commission, County Board of Supervisors’ Human Trafficking grant. 

2020 award recipients

2019 award recipients

March 14,  2019
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Live Your Dream - Nina Tillman
Violet Richardson Award - Ashley Montero Cabrera
Courage Award - Stevie Abbott
Ruby Award - Kristina Christiansen
Violet Richardson Award  -  Sadie Wilkinson
Courage Award - Mishell Lopez
Live Your Dream - Sierra O'Leary

2018 award recipients

March 29, 2018
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Courage Award  - Myra Hallman
Live Your Dream  - Laury:n Brawley - District V Winner
Ruby Award  - Sue Lee Mossman - Breast Health Project
Live Your Dream - Ivy Gordon
Violet Richardson Award - Jamie Anne Robbins

2017 award recipients

March 9, 2017
Baywood Golf & Country Club

Combined SI/Eureka & SI/Humboldt Bay Event

Distinguished Youth - Ellie Pumpkin
Live Your Dream  -  Jennifer Askay and Abby Armstrong
Re-Entry Award - Renalda Prudhomme
Ruby Award  -  Carrie Coppini
Violet Richardson Award Recipient -  Leah Selcer 

2016 award recipients

March 10, 2016
Baywood Golf & Country Club

Combined SI/Eureka & SI/Humboldt Bay Event

Live Your Dream -  Hannah Bruckner
Re-Entry Award - Lilyann Navarro
Ruby Award Recipient - Lisa Skidmore -Director, Rescue Mission Women's Shelter
Violet Richardson Award Recipient - Francim Aquilar

2015 award recipients

March 12, 2015
Ingomar Club

Combined SI/Eureka & SI/Humboldt Bay Event

Distinguished Youth - Myah Daniels
Live Your Ream Recipient -  Lucy Gathoni Mbugua
Ruba Award: Paulette Gilliam - Socks For Soldiers
Violet Richardson Award Recipient - Sophia Haag

2014 Federation winner

Rebecca Schufflin - Women 's Opportunity Award Recipient 2014
District V Winner, Founder Region Winner, and SIA Federation Winner

President Dyann O'Brien and District V Director Kris Chorbi present Rebecca with a check for $10,000 from Soroptimist International of the Americas as a federation  level Women's Opportunity Award recipient. 

2014 award recipients

March 20, 2014
Ingomar Club

Combined SI/Eureka & SI/Humboldt Bay Event

Violet Richardson Award - Kirsten Josang
Distinguished Youth Award - Antonia Bird
Ruby Award - Mary Baker - Redwood Veterans Center
Women's Opportunity Award - Rebecca Shufflin