Development

So Much to Celebrate
At the 2018 SIA Convention in Yokohama, the inspirational days could only be matched by the fabulous nights … especially the night of the Laurel Society celebration! This meaningful evening is our way of expressing our great appreciation to the Laurel Society members who make our Dream Programs a reality.

Because of our Laurel Society members we are able to make concrete change in women and girls’ lives—we couldn’t do it without YOU. In the spirit of our 2018 Convention, we want to share the following haiku of thanks: 

Without you, her dream
stops when she wakes. With your help,
she travels by cloud.

Fundraising Council News
SIA welcomes Lee Ann Cochran of SI/Columbus and Franklin County, OH (Midwestern Region), as our new Fundraising Council Chair as of September 1. Lee Ann joined Soroptimist after attending a club fundraising event, went on to become her club’s fundraising chair, then region fundraising chair, rising to become a member of the Fundraising Council, and now she is at its helm, What a journey!

Joining Lee Ann on the 2018-2019 Fundraising Council are returning members Tracy Scala, who served as chair for two years, and Kelly Fogarty, as well as new members Susan Gilbey and Dona Gaddis Wolf. If you know a Soroptimist who would make a great addition to the 2019-2020 Fundraising Council, nominations are due by September 15. We are so grateful to ALL of our volunteers!

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