Greta Dole 2022 Award Winner
The Violet Richardson Award honors young women between the ages of 14 and 18 for their volunteer activities. As a volunteer service organization, Soroptimist recognizes that young women who volunteer today grow to be vital active members of their community.
The award is named after Violet Richardson, the president of the first Soroptimist club of Alameda County in 1921. Richardson believed in personal responsibility and the motto, “It’s what you do that counts.” She lived her life accordingly, as an active member of her community who was committed to creating opportunities for girls and young women.
Soroptimist International of Rio Vista is pleased to announce Greta Dole as its 2022 Violet Richardson Award winner. Greta has a long history of volunteer service in the community such as soccer coach and referee for the local AYSO teams, teacher’s assistant at D.H. White’s KinderCamp, and involvement in various high school functions, to name a few. In her application Greta states, “The list goes on, but the program that really made a memorable impact on me was our family tradition of working with Families Helping Families of Solano County. Families Helping Families (FHF) is a 100% volunteer run, non-profit organization whose goal is to provide Thanksgiving food to families in need.” Greta first volunteered with this organization in 2014 and continues to this day.
Greta is an active Rio Vista High School senior. She is president of the Acts of Random Kindness Club, a member of the S Club, NAMI Club, and Associated Student Body Senior Representative.
Greta is interested in studying journalism and sports marketing in college. She says, “I have been interested in sports ever since I played soccer in pre-school. I have participated in five sports at Rio Vista High School. I feel women are underrepresented in sports and sports broadcasting and this issue persuaded me to pursue a sports related career so I can do my part to change that.” In honor of her volunteer activities the club awards Greta with a $1,000 scholarship.
The award is named after Violet Richardson, the president of the first Soroptimist club in Alameda County in 1921. Richardson believed in personal responsibility and the motto, “It’s what you do that counts.” She lived her life accordingly, as an active member in her community who was committed to creating opportunities for girls and young women. Soroptimist established this award to honor the memory of this unique woman and her dedication to volunteer action.