Category Archives: May 2017

SIA

2017-2018 President-elect Mail Ballot
To complete our leadership team in 2017-2018, we are currently conducting a mail ballot for the 2017-2018 SIA president-elect. Ballots were sent from headquarters on March 24. All ballot information is available in all six of our Soroptimist languages on the SIA website’s Federation Information page. Ballots must be received at headquarters on or before Thursday, May 25.  Please make sure your club is participating in electing our next president elect.

2017 Recognition Banquet

Register now to attend this exciting celebration with Soroptimists from around the globe (and celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Toronto style!) Be there to thank outgoing President RoseMary Reid and welcome incoming President Dawn Marie Lemonds. Visit the SIA Meetings/Convention page to start planning your trip today!

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Development

A Force to be Reckoned With
The Woolbright Group, a non-profit consulting organization, recently released a video on Women in Philanthropy and we’re big fans. While focused on the United States, its messages—about including women in leadership roles, what motivates women to give, and why we should pay attention to this burgeoning group of philanthropists—are universal. We hope you and your club find it useful. Tell us what you think by emailing susanf@soroptimist.org.

Get to Know Your Corporate Sponsor
Did you know that Adrienne Horen of Janney Montgomery Scott has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, and has managed the assets of Soroptimist since 1988? Serving not only as the group’s trusted financial advisor, Adrienne served as the charter president of SI/Center City Philadelphia, PA (North Atlantic Region), in 1996 and is currently an active member and president of this club! Adrienne’s professional philosophy mirrors that of Soroptimist: Helping to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

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Program

Live Your Dream Awards
Check out the exciting global impact of the 2015-2016 Live Your Dream Awards!
Did you know you don’t have to wait until next club year to start recruiting Live Your Dream Award applicants? Start sharing the application and flyers now to make sure your club has eligible applicants by November:

Dream It, Be It
Check out the exciting global impact of 2015-2016 Dream It, Be It! Did your club host a Dream It, Be It project this year? Please report your participation to your region chair and submit evaluation information to SIA headquarters within ONE MONTH of your project.

Women in Stem
Despite only 29 percent of women in the science and engineering workforce, women have been making major contributions in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) for years. In honor of the women who came before us, blazing a trail into academia and STEM, check out this article on LiveYourDream.org on five courageous women whose achievements are too often overlooked, forgotten or uncredited.

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Membership

Delegating for Success
Do you approach club activities with a sense that you need to do it all? Read the latest leadership tip called Delegating for Success for suggestions to let go of the “no one else can do it as well as me” and “it will be quicker if I just do it myself” attitude.

Recruitment by the Numbers
Data is changing our world because it increases our ability to link information and informs our strategy. Why does this matter to us? Using data helps us gain insights and learn more about our membership trends. Your club can use data at the local level to set your own membership goals, too! Find out how your club can grow thus ensuring our programs reach even more women and girls around the world by checking out our latest recruitment tip: Recruiting by the Numbers.