Sharon Caruso, a longtime member of the Soroptimist International of Ceres, was honored by the club as its 2018 “Soroptimist of the Year” on Sept. 5.
The Ceres club in its 46th year has a tradition of honoring a member of their club as a Soroptimist of the Year. The list of previous honorees demonstrates number of community leaders that the Club recognizes.
Caruso was recognized her many hours of service to Soroptimist and their programs which include Soroptimist Empowering Teens (SET), Women of Distinction and annual fundraising events where she has continually served as a co-chair, to name a few. The award was presented by the 2017 honoree Lisa Mantarro Moore.
“You can always count on Sharon to be there for our community,” said Moore of Caruso. “She never ceases to do for others and looks for ways to serve women and children and our fellow Soroptimists. Every day Sharon sets an example for others to follow.”
Recognition was also provided by both state Senator Anthony Cannella and state Assemblyman Adam Gray. On hand to watch Sharon receive the award were husband Paul Caruso, daughter and son-in-law Amanda and Brandon Hunt and granddaughter Maelynn Hunt.
President Eileen Stokman chaired the meeting and offered praise for her club.
“Each of our members does so much for our community, I am so proud to be a member of Soroptimists,” said Stokman.