Come to Convention!
You may have missed our early registration deadline but that doesn’t mean you can’t join us in Yokohama. Online registration is available until 23:59, Thursday, June 28, Japan Standard Time. Join 2,000 SIA members and leaders as we reach for the stars, explore our dreams and make wishes for our future. Check out our preliminary program to learn about our lineup of speakers, cultural events and entertainment!
New Live Your Dream Awards Online Process
You asked, we listened! Our Live Your Dream Awards has a new application process! For years we’ve heard the writeable PDFs create challenges for applicants and club chairs, so we’re transitioning to a new online application. The new process will be rolled out in the US and Canada during the 2018-2019 club year, and in other countries and territories in future years.
Dream It, Be It
Is your club looking for a school or community organization to partner with for a Dream It, Be It project? Consider bringing along our Community Partner Proposal to introduce the program to your potential partner!
Join a Legacy
Over the last biennium, 19 Soroptimists have joined the Laurel Legacy, which offers recognition to members who have made the commitment to include SIA in their estate planning. Will you be number 20? Your generosity will transform the lives of women and girls who can count on Soroptimist (into our second century) for the resources and opportunities necessary to reach their full potential and live their dreams.
It’s (Almost!) Time to Celebrate
We can’t wait to celebrate our generous Laurel Society members at the 2018 SIA Convention in Yokohama! If you’re a new Laurel Society member, or a member who has given $360 since 9/1/2016, the below invitation is for you. Please don’t forget to RSVP. To confirm your eligibility, please email email@example.com.
Are You Ready to Shine?
SIA is thrilled to announce the launch of our new membership campaign. The Diamond Campaign: Shining Our Way to the 2nd Century will be a multi-year campaign to strengthen our organization’s membership base. We will stand strong and shine brighter than ever as we approach Soroptimist’s 100th anniversary. Year 1 of the campaign begins on June 1, 2018, and will close on May 31, 2019.
The Member Experience
Feeling welcome in your club, having your ideas heard, and working on fulfilling programs are just some of the ways the member experience is shaped. Check out the latest article about enhancing the member experience so your club can remain healthy, keep members happy, and get prospects excited about joining us!
Jen and Alexis of Champagne on a Wednesday literally got goosebumps when they found LiveYourDream.org. With a vision for helping women take that next step toward a better life, this handmade business felt a connection with us. So much so that they used their hands, head and hearts to create a special piece of jewelry around the word, “Connected,” and each sale of this piece supports LiveYourDream.org in its mission to empower women. Read more here and get shopping!
Check out our new club president pin (item #110A)! The blue and gold straight back pin with safety clasp is surrounded by rhinestones and measures 1 3/4” across. Your club president deserves a little sparkle and a lot of recognition—this pin takes care of both! Visit the SIA store to order one today!
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!
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!
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
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.