Category Archives: October Soroptimist Summary

Women’s Opportunity Awards

Be Inspired by Amazing Women
It was a great year for the Women’s Opportunity Awards program—and the women who received them! Read the annual impact report to learn more.

One federation recipient, Aziza Kibibi McGill, is brave enough to share her incredible and heart-wrenching story through her personal blog and book, “Unashamed,” which she is currently trying to publish. Learn more here.

SIA

Welcome From SIA President Cheri
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As she begins her term, 2013-2014 SIA President Cheri Fleming greets new members and welcomes clubs as they work to improve the lives of women and girls by helping them live their dreams!

Best for Women
Best for Women is now a bright, colorful six-panel newsletter that each member will receive in her own language twice a year. The first issue will feature President Cheri’s first president’s message, Executive Director Liz’s headquarters update, and exceptional club projects among other interesting tidbits. Members can also find additional news at <Soroptimist.org/BestforWomenOnline.html>.

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women
logo1Calling Delaware Valley Soroptimists! The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is rapidly approaching on Friday, November 1, in Philadelphia.  Soroptimist is a supporting partner of the 10th annual conference and a few of our headquarters staff have been invited to attend as guests. As part of our supportive partnership, we are able to offer a special discount code (SO13PA) for any Soroptimist members interested in joining the conference as registered attendees.  We hope you’ll consider joining us to hear the wonderful program, which includes keynotes from Hilary Clinton, Madeline Albright and many other inspiring women!  Let us know if you plan to attend so we can meet up and see your smiling faces in person!

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Art Contest
Don’t forget to promote the art contest! Club resources are on the Soroptimist website in all languages. English-speaking participants can go directly to LiveYourDream.org for the contest rules and entry form. The deadline is December 31. Voting will occur on the Live Your Dream Facebook page in February. Winners will receive prizes featuring their winning artwork.

Update
Have you signed up for Live Your Dream? Have you invited your friends, colleagues and family? As Soroptimists, we believe there is strength in numbers. As change agents, you are very much a part of this initiative as we work together to increase our collective impact and expand our reach! Find out more here: LYD Guidebook for Clubs & Members.

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Program

Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls
Congratulations to the clubs awarded 2013-2014 Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls! Read the full report here.

Friendship Grant
Japan Chuo Region is offering a Friendship Grant beginning April 2014. Here’s your chance to meet Soroptimists from Japan! Click here to see the invitation.

Girl Power!
SIA will launch a new girl program at convention in Vancouver next year! Check out the new FAQ to learn more about this exciting program and be sure to attend convention for the rollout.

Membership

Do you feel like you are walking the tightrope?
Sometimes finding balance is difficult, especially when you aren’t sure where to start. See Keeping the Balance to help assess what is working in your club (and what’s not). Use this tool as a catalyst for change.

On-boarding new members
Use Soroptimist 101 to help orient new members to all things Soroptimist. This tool serves as an introduction to our organization, with information and links to programs and resources available through membership.

Fundraising

Club Giving
Together, we can do great things. If each club contributes at least 10% of its locally raised funds this year, we would raise about $1 million in support of our global programs, and reach so many more women and girls who need our help. Log in with your club number to make your gift today!ClubGivingLogoLarge


Partner with us!

Do you know a company looking for partnership opportunities? Corporate support enables us to improve the lives of women and girls by funding programs that provide education grants for women, volunteer opportunities, and campaigns that fight sex trafficking and domestic violence. Learn more.

Featured Sales Item

Live Your Dream Cuff Bracelet
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The holidays are just around the corner. Why not order a custom made-to-order Live Your Dream cuff bracelet for all the special women and girls in your life. Best of all, jewelry artist, Amy Volchok, will donate 50% of every sale back to our programs that help women and girls live their dreams. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Shop and save! Order 20 or more of the same item from the SIA or LYD stores and receive 10% off; or order 50 or more of the same item and receive 20% off. To receive volume discounts, please contact sales@soroptimist.org to place your order (Depending on inventory levels, please allow ample time for processing and delivery.) Shop the SIA store and the Live Your Dream store today! Please note: This promotion does not apply to the handmade Live Your Dream bracelets.