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Convention News
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended SIA’s 43rd Convention in Vancouver! We hope you had a wonderful experience. And for those who couldn’t attend, check out the convention photo album on Facebook. The Vancouver recap page—to see video clips, which clubs and regions received awards and to view workshop presentations—will be available soon. A special thank you to keynote speaker Patti Dobrowolski for sharing three additional ways to keep your “vision to reality” map alive. Her book, Drawing Solutions, sold out at convention, but you can order it here!

Board of Directors Meeting
Click here to read a synopsis of significant actions taken by your SIA Board at its recent meeting in Vancouver.

Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for the 44th Biennial Convention, July 20-23, 2016, in sunny Orlando, Florida!

President Poco Kicks off New Club Year!

Club Email System
SIA headquarters recently received word that the Outloook.com email system utilized for our free “@soroptimist.net” club email addresses would be making security changes that make it very difficult for headquarters to troubleshoot and administer the club email system. Headquarters technology staff are working to find both short-term and long-term fixes to the system. Keep watching the Soroptimist Summary and other communication from headquarters for more information in the next few months.

Board Nominations
Nominations for positions on the SIA Board of Directors are being accepted from clubs in the following regions: Western Canada Region (Electoral Area 2), Japan Kita Region (Electoral Area 4), America del Sur Region (Electoral Area 6), Philippines Region (Electoral Area 7), Japan Chuo Region (Electoral Area 8) and Founder Region (Electoral Area 10).  Nomination forms are on the SIA website, and were sent by postal mail to all clubs in early August. Nominations are due to SIA headquarters on September 15.

Fundraising Council Nominations
Nominations for positions on the Fundraising Council are being accepted from all clubs. Nomination forms are on the SIA website, and were sent by postal mail to all clubs in early August. Nominations are due to SIA headquarters on September 15.

Convention Action on the SIA Bylaws and Resolutions Proposals
During convention in Vancouver, the delegates considered six proposals to amend the SIA Bylaws, and considered two resolutions. In early October, all clubs that are in good standing (that is they have met their financial obligations to SIA) will be able to participate in the mail ballot to determine the final outcome of these proposals. Ballots will be mailed to all club, and all information will also be available on the Federation Information page of the SIA website in all languages in early October. Ballots will be due back to headquarters in early December. To read more, click here.

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