Category Archives: May 2018

SIA

2018 Convention
Cultural Events
On the first day of convention, Monday, July 30, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture with special presentations on calligraphy, tea ceremony, origami and kimono. Each workshop will have opportunities to practice what you have learned! Remember to sign up for the events when registering for convention—or go back to your convention registration and add them now! Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to experience the culture of our host country.

Early Registration—Ending Soon
Online registrations must be submitted by 23:59, Wednesday, May 30, Japan Standard Time, to receive the early registration rate. After that date, the registration fees increase 25 percent. After the early registration deadline, registrations are on a “first come, first serve” basis (some meals may sell out). So make your plans and register today!

Annual Report
View SIA’s latest annual report to learn about all of the hard work, dedication and impact from our clubs and members. When we work together we make great things happen for women and girls around the world!

New Website
SIA is working hard to bring you a new and engaging website! We collaborated with a reputable design firm (which also did LiveYourDream.org), gathered input from leadership and members, and are making sure to deliver a responsive and mobile-friendly design that features our Dream Programs, highlights our impact, and boasts a better-organized members area. Stay tuned as we prepare to launch

Development

May we just say …
Every Soroptimist casts a light in the lives of women and girls in her community. When we work together, we are as brilliant in the night sky as a lighthouse beam, helping women and girls in 21 countries and territories to find their way.

If you’ve made a gift to SIA this year in support of making our Dream Programs possible, everyone—including your leadership, your staff, and program participants—wants you to know we are grateful. The light we share with thousands each year to ease their journeys is bright because of YOU.

Thank you!

Membership

Communication is Key!
With so many ways to communicate with our friends, family, and club members—in person, phone calls, email, text, and even video chat—it’s essential we communicate effectively. Check out the latest leadership tip on honing your communication skills to have better conversations and get your ideas across.

New Members Survey
As the end of the club year draws near, take some time to survey new members who joined us this year. You’ll gain valuable feedback for what’s working—and what isn’t. You can use this information to keep new members coming back next year AND make any necessary revisions to your recruitment plans. View this sample survey as a guide for drafting your own set of questions!

LYD.org

Read SIA Past President Cathy Standiford’s incredible blog post about the sexual assault she suffered as a college student and her brave decision to come forward. We applaud Cathy’s courage and appreciate the trust she’s placed in us to share her story—she is our “shero.” Please offer your words of encouragement and support to Cathy in the reply section of the blog; we’re sure she’d love to hear from you.

Also check out our post about Ivana, who was selected by volunteer judges to receive a first level $1,000 and second level $5,000 Live Your Dream Award to help her reach her education goals! She is one of hundreds of remarkable women worldwide who receive a monetary award each year through Soroptimist’s renowned Live Your Dream Awards program. Read her extraordinary story here.