HC DrugFree's Executive Director Honored by Soroptimist International of HoCo

Pictured above: Glenda Johnson, Co-President, SIHC, and Joan Webb Scornaienchi

Pictured above: Glenda Johnson, Co-President, SIHC, and Joan Webb Scornaienchi

HC DrugFree’s Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi received the 2015 Ruby Award for Women Helping Women from Soroptimist International of Howard County (SIHC). A $250 donation was made to HC DrugFree. This award is named after Soroptimist’s first federation president, Ruby Lee Minar and it is also a gemstone associated with wisdom, importance, vitality, strength, power and love. The annual award honors women who through their professional or personal efforts are making extraordinary differences in the lives of women or girls and their work inspires and encourages women and girls.

Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Approximately 80,000 Soroptimists in 130 countries and territories support community–based and global projects benefiting women and girls. The organization is particularly concerned with providing women and girls access to education, as this is the most effective path to self-determination.

The name, Soroptimist, means "best for women," and that's what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.