November Soroptimist Summary
Registration and housing is officially open for the 46th Biennial Convention in Bellevue, Washington. Please join us Wednesday July 22 – Saturday, July 25 as we celebrate our successes in Reaching New Heights. Our volunteer Convention Committee Chairs and members have been planning an amazing convention for us. Access all the latest information and schedule via the convention website. And remember, we will be kicking off Soroptimist’s 100th Anniversary celebration during convention.
Introducing our brand-new expandable bar bracelet (available in both 24kt gold and silver), with a Swarovski sapphire color charm. This gorgeous bracelet features our “S” logo, is expandable from 2” to 2.5’, and now comes in a custom Soroptimist gift box.
Save the Date—#GivingTuesday
December 3, 2019 is #GivingTuesday—a global day of giving! This year we are launching a Facebook Fundraising campaign, a unique opportunity to host your own Soroptimist fundraiser! By creating a Facebook Fundraiser you’ll not only be raising awareness about our Dream Programs, but you’ll be providing your friends and family with the opportunity to invest in the cause you’re passionate about!
Never created a Facebook Fundraiser? No problem! We will provide a toolkit—arming you with all the tips and tricks to help make your Facebook Fundraiser a success! Keep a lookout for our #GivingTuesday emails that will include all of the details you will need to get started!
Live Your Dream Awards
The Live Your Dream Awards saw another year of inspiring growth, reaching 1,655 women and $2.6 million in funding distributed! Read all about the 2018-2019 Live Your Dream Awards in this impact report for members.
Dream It, Be It
Our clubs have done an incredible job with increasing the reach of Dream It, Be It—over 20,000 girls participated in 14 countries and territories in 2018/2019! Learn about our exciting program in this Dream It, Be It impact report for members.
Commission on the Status of Women 2020
The 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place at United Nations headquarters in New York from March 9-20, 2020. Every year, Soroptimist sends a delegation of leaders and members interested in advocating for the Soroptimist position, learning more about the United Nations and networking with other women’s organizations. The delegation is made up of Soroptimists from around the world and is a unique experience to learn, network and advocate. If you are interested in attending at your own expense, click here to learn more and register your interest. Please note that space is very limited.
Grants of Friendship
Rocky Mountain Region is offering a Grant of Friendship to a Soroptimist, two Soroptimists traveling together, or a Soroptimist and her spouse or travelling companion. Their hospitality is offered for up to 21 days and must include the Rocky Mountain Region Spring Conference on May 1 – 3 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Applications are due December 1. Click here for more information.
Camino Real Region is offering a Grant of Friendship to a Soroptimist member from outside of the United States for 3 weeks, including April 17-19, 2020 (the region conference). The Soroptimist grantee is expected to speak to host clubs and at the region conference, communicating information about the grantee’s home club and region, and the service projects undertaken by both. Applications are due by January 15, 2020. Click here for more information.
You’re the Inspiration
Motivation is an important skill to have! When you motivate your fellow club members, you energize them and keep them enthusiastic about working together to accomplish our mission. Additionally, when you inspire members, their engagement increases and more harmony exists within the club. Read more about why Motivation Matters.
It’s Great to be a Soroptimist!
Help us spread the word about how awesome it is to be a Soroptimist member! Submit your photos of club members having a wonderful time participating in volunteer projects including our Dream Programs, or just socializing and having a great time with one another. Click here to learn more about becoming part of our upcoming campaign on social media!
Using the S Logo
Take One Step by using the S logo on your publicity materials! With the end of the year on the horizon, remember that your SIA Board of Directors asked that clubs begin exclusively using the S logo as their visual identity (if they haven’t done so already) by December 31, 2019. Thank you to all the clubs that have taken steps to update your publicity materials, banners websites and social media pages with the S logo, which is SIA’s main visual identifier. You can download the S logo from the Recognition and Branding page of the website. Help us grow public recognition of our impact!
P.S. Has your club taken steps to help more women and girls? Download and post our special social media badge to celebrate your work!
Best for Women Newsletter
Purchasing a Best for Women newsletter subscription for your award recipients, local library or domestic violence shelter, is a great way to stay connected and raise awareness about SIA. To order a subscription, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and reference the Best for Women newsletter subscription.
100th Anniversary Celebration
Did you know that October 2021 marks Soroptimist’s 100th anniversary? We will gather at the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, October 1-3 to celebrate this auspicious event. More details to follow and be sure to save the date now! Check out our frequently asked questions to find out who is invited, the events planned during the celebration and more!
Read a summary of meetings held prior to SI’s 21st International Convention, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Have you seen your friends and family hosting online fundraisers? Interested in finding out more and making a greater impact? It turns out it’s not so hard to harness the power of your community and turn a dime into a dollar. Learn more about the power of one donation vs. many donations here.
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