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Monday, April 15, 2024 at 8:30 AM

Soroptimist Recognize Sage Scott with Ruby Award

Soroptimist Recognize Sage Scott with Ruby Award
Submitted by the Soroptimists International of Fallon —  Sage Scott received the Ruby Award, an award from Soroptimist International of Fallon. She was recognized recently at a Soroptimist meeting. Sage is a, young woman with three sweet girls and a lovely mother and father, has a huge heart and from a young age her mother suggested that she started helping others. When she was 12 years old there was another student in class that was deaf and Sage learned to sign in order to be able to communicate with the student, not leaving him out of the social world of school. She is a courageous woman who cares about the overlooked, the under served and those in need of a big heart.  There is nothing that she doesn't understand or care about as she has come from a challenging youth. Her mother and sister have experienced domestic violence. She has experienced food insecurity and housing insecurity. Homeless veterans have had a special place in her heart and she, with the assistance of her children, have packed "care packages with personal care items" and delivered them to homeless shelters in Reno. She provided holiday meals with the assistance of the community for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. She has provided toys and gifts at Christmas. Her mother cautions her that her big heart can put her into a dangerous situation, when as an example she picked up a drifter and learned his story. He was a cross country runner who had been in the military, hopped a train with a buddy to see the world and plays the banjo for money along his tour.  She says others have equally interesting stories to share if people would take the time to listen. When asked if her children share her huge heart and practices, she says yes "they love to help", but at the same time she has to teach her girls to be safe and to not get taken advantage of in helping situations. Her oldest daughter told her about a student at her school that doesn't have enough food.  While she suggested her daughter could share her food, she must always take care of herself first.  This is all about teaching boundaries. She and her children practice random acts of kindness. In recent years there was a fire at a house in Winnemucca. Sage loaded up a pickup with clothes and household items, then delivered the much-needed supplies to the family.  She also provided them with steppingstones so that when their house was re-built they could take heart knowing that people care and they are on their way to starting over and building a new future. Sage’s mother shares that she reflects the true meaning of her name; Sage: wise, prudent, sensible meaning having or showing good judgement, suggests great understanding of people and situations and unusual discernment and judgment in dealing with them, wise beyond her years, wide experience, great learning and wisdom. This award is named in honor of  Ruby Lee Minar, the first Soroptimist of the America's President.  A ruby is a gemstone, also associated with wisdom, importance, vitality, strength, power and love - all words embodying our award recipients.  

​What is a Ruby? A GEM — Precisely what our club’s choice for a “Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women” recipient is...a gem. This annual award honors non-Soroptimist women who are making extraordinary efforts on behalf of other women. This award gives the club and the entire organization the opportunity to say, “thank you” and encourage others to explore ways to assist women. Contact Membership Committee member, Sue Chambers, 423-5850, for more information.

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Comment author: Claude EzzellComment text: Paul was one of the most manifest men I have ever met. He was a good friends with my Dad and always had an entertaining story for the occasion. One of my most favorite stories Paul told dated back to the late 60s or early 70s and it revolved around him killing a deer way out in the mountains. Naturally the deer ran down into a deep canyon and died. Knowing that it would take him forever to haul it out he devised an awesome plan. After preparing the deer he drove back to NAS Fallon and rustled up a SAR crew and they flew out and picked up the deer. Of course it was labeled as a training flight but what the hell in those days you could do that sort of thing. Rest in Peace my friend until we meet again!!Comment publication date: 4/11/24, 1:15 PMComment source: Obituary - LCDR Paul N PflimlinComment author: THughesComment text: So sad to hear. Prayers to the Goings family.Comment publication date: 4/5/24, 6:35 PMComment source: Obituary - Bill GoingsComment author: April SmithComment text: I love this beautiful woman and her family so much. Such a pure soul and I had a great pleasure taking care of her while she was at the homestead and being by her side for her last daysComment publication date: 4/2/24, 8:50 PMComment source: Obituary - Frances Elaine (Sanford) Atkinson V Comment author: Veronica BrandenburgComment text: Dee was the nicest lady! I remember her fondly from the days of my youth at Northside Elementary, many years ago. She and Mrs. Rowe were my favorite office ladies! I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with her family.Comment publication date: 4/1/24, 3:26 PMComment source: Obituary - Mary Delda “Dee Hewitt