Local Women Honored: South Sound Exceptional Woman Awards Banquet Presented by Soroptimist International of Olympia

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2018 South Sound Exceptional Woman Awardees. Photo courtesy: Soroptimist International of Olympia

The Soroptimist International of Olympia is proud to bring you their third annual South Sound Exceptional Woman Awards Banquet. This banquet’s purpose is to honor women, the unsung heroes, who help their organizations – internally or externally – and make our community a better place. This noncompetitive award allows organizations across the South Sound to celebrate these outstanding women.

This awards banquet will be Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Olympia’s Hotel RL. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with awards banquet starting at 7:00 pm. Tickets ($85 per person) can be purchased through http://buytickets.at/olympiasoroptimists/239846.

The Soroptimists are proud to award exceptional women nominees from many organizations and businesses in the South Sound, including women from: Law Enforcement, services to Armed Forces, City and State Governments, Non-Profits, and Service Organizations. We are honored to announce the following 20 South Sound Exceptional Women from our community:

Awardee | As referred by:

Krina Allison | Student Orchestra of Greater Olympia

Jill Barnes | Washington Center for the Performing Arts

Dottie Breaux | YWCA of Olympia

Mary Findlay |Association of the United States Army (AUSA)- DuPont/Steilacoom Chapter

Heather Hahn|Edward Jones – Region 65

Jill Kawulok | Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington

Sergeant Amy King |Olympia Police Department

Kathy Morgan|Washington State Aging and Long Term Support Administration

Detective Carrie Nastansky | Thurston County Sheriff’s Office

Judith Norton | Zonta Club of Olympia

Victoria Okuly | Team Red, White, & Blue (RWB) – JBLM Chapter

Amy Rowley | The Mayday Foundation

Meilyn Ruff | Fisher House JBLM

Katie Schmidt Hurley | Family Education and Support Services

Courtney Schrieve | South Sound Reading Foundation

Tawni Sharp | Family Support Center of South Sound

Jennifer R. Smith | Henderson Law Group, PLLC

Trudy Soucoup | City of Tumwater

Sherry Sullivan | CIELO

Linda Terry | Senior Services for South Sound

In addition, Soroptimists International of Olympia would like to publicly thank the current sponsors of this event.

Positive Changes Sponsor

Thrivent Financial

Community Investor Sponsors

South Puget Sound Community College Foundation

Thurston County Title Company


Fellowship Friends Sponsors

The Evergreen State College Foundation

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Soroptimist International of Olympia – is an international volunteer nonprofit organization of service and community minded women whose purpose is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Soroptimist International of Olympia have many programs to assist this effort locally and globally including the funding of educational awards and scholarships for women, sponsoring girls to attend S.T.E.M. workshops and programs, supporting programs for children in foster care, assisting in anti-human trafficking efforts, assisting women in economic crisis in form of employment related group mentoring.


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