Big Bear Lake, CA, November 28, 2012, 6am – Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley is looking for a few good women for three local awards. The Soroptimist’s will present the Woman’s Opportunity Award, the Violet Richardson Award and the Women Helping Women Ruby Award. The Woman’s Opportunity Award provides women who serve as primary wage earners for their families with a cash award to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training. The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women ages 14-17 for demonstrating leadership by identifying an issue that is important to them in their community and the world, and addressing it through volunteer efforts. The Women Helping Women Ruby Award is given to a woman who has worked to improve the lives of women and girls, and would inspire and encourage other women. If you would like to apply or nominate a deserving woman for these awards, please contact Dottie Saville at 951-660-6958. The Deadline for applications is December 1, 2012.