June Soroptimist Summary
2019 SIA Recognition Banquet!
Tickets are still available for the SIA Recognition Banquet. Join us in beautiful Montreal, Canada, on June 22 to celebrate our accomplishments, and our outgoing and incoming leadership. Click here to plan your trip today. Don’t miss the fun!
Celebrating Success Reminder
Has your club participated in something extraordinary in the last club year with your program, public awareness, fundraising, or membership efforts? If so, be sure to enter the Soroptimists Celebrating Success Awards. Remember, club entries are due to region chairs by July 1.
New! Soroptimist Bell Necklace
Proudly display the Soroptimist "S" logo with this gorgeous gold and silver bell necklace (item #114). The gold-plated chain is 24" and includes a lobster claw clasp. This necklace is perfect for every occasion and is sure to make a statement!
You asked for it and we will deliver. Beginning in September, the Soroptimist Store will feature many new and exciting products for both you and your club. Stay tuned for more details!
Live Your Dream Awards
We had the honor of working with this special group of women who served as judges for our Live Your Dream Awards. They had the difficult task of choosing the top candidates for our finalist recipients. A special thank you to each of these women for their time and hard work! Stay tuned for more information about this year’s finalists.
Pictured from left to right are:
Elizabeth Grimaldi, Executive Director, Fleisher Art Memorial; Becky Chan, Senior UX Designer, Clarivate Analytics; Alexa Salas, Program Supervisor, Puentes de Salud; Loraine Ballard Morrill, Director News & Community Affairs, Iheart Radio.
Live Your Dream Award Application Portal Update
The application portal used by clubs and applicants in North America will be open for applications on August 1, 2019. Clubs should begin their recruitment process as early as possible but communicate with applicants they can begin applying on August 1.
Take One Step
Through the Live Your Dream Awards, SIA reaches tens of thousands of women across our 21 countries and territories. But more can be done to further increase the quality of change in the lives of award recipients, and improve the standard of living for these women and their families. Consult the Live Your Dream Awards Toolkit for tips on providing support beyond the cash award.
Double Your Impact
Corporate matching gift programs are a great way to double your contribution and maximize the impact of your gift. Not to mention, each match is applied to your Laurel Society recognition! Be sure to check with your employer’s human resources department to determine if your company offers a matching gift program. If your employer requires that a form be completed by SIA, please email it to email@example.com or mail to: Soroptimist International of the Americas, 1709 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6103. Our tax ID/EIN is 23-2154856
We are thankful for your generous support! Your contributions play a vital role in supporting the thousands of women and girls who benefit from our global Dream Programs. If participating in individual giving, please be sure to use these updated forms when mailing in your contributions:
Volunteering ... It's Good for You!
Research shows that individuals who spend significant time dedicated to volunteer activities experience improved mental and physical health outcomes such as lower mortality rates and higher life satisfaction! So yes … volunteering is good for you! Check out this resource for more information about the benefits of joining Soroptimist.
Mentoring for the Future
All good leaders know there is a time when they will step back from their duties and pass the baton to their successor. Great leaders, however, recognize the importance of preparing their successor over the course of their own leadership term to ensure a successful transition and leave their club or region in good hands. Read this leadership tip for a few simple guidelines on mentoring.
Promote Your New Club
We are excited to see so many new club charters. Your efforts really help strengthen our membership base and ensure the future of Soroptimist! Now’s the time to let your community know who you are. Check out these tips on how to promote your new club.
Updated Branding and Style Guide
Want to increase brand awareness for SIA and your club? Consistency is the key! This newly updated guide delivers SIA standards for writing and design, ensuring our messaging and visual identity are consistent at all levels of SIA. Please review and share it with new members too!
Learning how to manage money is an important life skill, especially for women. When you’re consistently earning more than you’re spending, it’s time to seriously consider investing. Make your money work for you and find out more about making the decision to invest!
UN Civil Society Conference
Soroptimist International invites you attend the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 26-28. Past SIA President Dawn Marie Lemonds, SI President-elect Sharon Fisher, and SI Director of Advocacy Beverly Bucur will lead the Soroptimist delegation.
It’s not too late to plan to attend SI’s 21st International Convention, July 18-21, 2019, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme is “Soroptimists Enable a Sustainable World—Global Connections, Empowered Women.” This 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 Great Britain & Ireland invites you to attend their conference, October 24-26, 2019, in Bournemouth, UK. The theme, “Think On It” focuses on our own wellbeing and the mental health of women and girls. Click here to register and plan your trip. Please note: Members from federations outside of SIGBI who register as an individual (i.e. not accompanying a Soroptimist should complete the Non-Soroptimists Registration form. Closing date for registrations is September 30.