May Soroptimist Summary


2019 SIA Recognition Banquet!

Join your Soroptimist friends on June 22 as we celebrate our achievements and honor SIA leadership in Montreal, Canada. This fun-filled event will include award presentations, recognition of outgoing and incoming board members, and the installation of 2019-2020 SIA President Tina Wei-Kang Pan! Click here for more information to plan your trip to beautiful Montreal!

Penny Babb

Penny Babb Named President-elect

Penny Babb has been elected to the position of 2019-2020 President-elect and will assume that office on September 1, 2019. She will assume the office of SIA President on September 1, 2020, and will serve in that position through August 31, 2021. Click here to watch Penny's candidate video and review the full ballot results.

New SIA Staff

Meet SIA’s newest staff member, Jackie Schrauger! Jackie joins SIA as program director. In this role, Jackie will develop program materials and resources to support the Soroptimist Dream Programs: The Live Your Dream Awards and Dream It, Be It. Read more about Jackie here! You can reach Jackie at Please welcome her aboard!

New Soroptimist Clubs!

Join us in welcoming new clubs that chartered this past month with letters of congratulation and encouragement. Find contact information for these clubs in the secure Club Directory or email

Soroptimist Store

Don’t quit your daydream. And we mean it! Use this vibrant spiral notebook to keep track of your thoughts, plans or dreams! Measures 7 inches high by 5.5 inches wide. Buy yours today for just $7.


Dream It, Be It: Don’t Miss the Deadline

Did your club hold a Dream It, Be It project this year? You have until June 1 to report your project outcomes. Make sure the girls you served are included! 

Soroptimists Celebrating Success Award

Before you know it, the July 1 deadline for applying for a Soroptimist Celebrating Success Award will be here. Apply today!

Need Inspiration?

We regularly feature outstanding club work on our Facebook page. If you’re not following us, you should be.

Take One Step

Are you winding down your club activities from this club year? Thinking about your plans for next year? This is a perfect time to take advantage of SIA’s tools for club planning. If you haven’t already, set aside a club meeting to participate in Working As One. Then, use our action planning tool to prioritize out your work for next year.


Extend your impact worldwide through Club Giving!

Together we can reach the 20 million women & girls who stand to benefit from our global Dream Programs. When your club contributes at least 10% of what your club raises locally, you help to ensure a brighter future for even more women and girls!

To learn more about the Impact of Club Giving, check out our: 10 Reason to Give 10%. Be sure your club contributes at least 10% by May 31 in order to receive recognition for 18/19!

Make a Club Giving gift today!

Honor A Mother & Empower Another

This Mother’s Day, give the gift of education and impact lives for generations to come! Because when girls have educated mothers, they are more likely to reach higher levels of education, leading to OPPORTUNITY,CHOICE, and EMPOWERMENT.

When you honor a mother with a donation to Soroptimist, you will have the option to designate a personalized e-card to your loved one. In her name, thousands of women and girls will be able to achieve their dreams!

Public Awareness

Promoting the Live Your Dream Award

It’s the time of year to announce, honor and share the inspiring stories of you club and region award recipients. Check out the Live Your Dream Award publicity kit to help raise awareness of this powerful and life-changing award.

Do it for the ‘Gram!

Did you know that Soroptimist is now on Instagram? Follow us on “the gram” to see inspiring photos and stories. Also follow us on our other social media sites to stay in the know:

Soroptimist of Japan Facebook
Soroptimist 46th Biennial Convention Facebook


Keep Calm and Have that Difficult Conversation

Just as in our everyday life, we occasionally need to have a difficult conversion with fellow club members. Before you have such a conversation, it is important to set your emotional intention and tone in order to get the results you want. Find out what you can do to stay calm and present when tackling a sensitive topic here.   

Recruiting Our Friends and Family

Word of mouth recommendations from family and friends are said to be one of the most influential marketing tools. Let’s use this to our advantage! Many Soroptimists across our federation already know this and have shared how they involved their friends and family. Read what they had to say about the benefits of volunteering together here.

Be Nice to You!

Does your inner critic get the best of you? Don’t let that negative voice damage your self-esteem and impair your quality of life. Learn more about overcoming negative self-talk and becoming a kinder person to a very important person … you!



Plan to attend SI’s 21st International Convention, July 18-21, 2019, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With its “Soroptimists Enable a Sustainable World—Global Connections, Empowered Women” theme, the convention will offer an interesting and enlightening program, including keynote speakers, interactive workshops and informative presentations. Click here for additional information. Please note, a conference interpreter for SI general sessions will be provided for each language group with 30 or more attendees.

SI Updates

Click here to read updates about CSW 63 and the President’s Appeal donations and newest project.



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