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2019-2020 Recognition Celebration

Watch our Board of Directors recognize our 2019-2020 outstanding leaders, clubs and regions.

Giving Thanks

SIA Executive Director & CEO Elizabeth Lucas offers her thanks during this special season.

In Case You Missed It

  • North American clubs: The Live Your Dream Awards application portal closes November 15 for applicants. Be sure club chairs sign into the portal as soon as possible to start reviewing applications.
  • Be sure your club casts its vote before the electronic ballot portal closes on December 10. Review the proposed amendments to the SIA bylaws herePlease note: all clubs in good standing have received a link at their @soroptimist.net club email addresses to enter the ballot portal.
  • As you finish Dream It, Be It projects—virtual, hybrid or in person—remember to report using this form.

Share the Celebration

We are counting down the days to our 100th Anniversary! SIA will officially kick off the celebration in January 2021. In the meantime, dress up your social media pages in celebratory attire! Visit our anniversary social media toolkit for banner images and a fun Facebook photo frame. And don’t forget to include #Soroptimist100 in your anniversary-related social posts. 

Development News

Donor Honor Roll

Each year, our Soroptimist members go above and beyond by volunteering their time, supporting the local community and investing in women and girls around the world. We are inspired by your commitment and dedication to our mission. Your contributions are critical to empowering thousands of women and girls who benefit from our global Dream Programs. Click here to view a full listing of our donor honor roll. 

Save the Date

December 1, 2020 is #GivingTuesday—a global day of giving! Keep a lookout for our #GivingTuesday emails that will include all the details you will need to get started!

Giving Tuesday

Soroptimist Forward: Focus on Membership

An incredibly valuable aspect of Soroptimist membership is the friendship and fellowship shared among club members as well as Soroptimists worldwide. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, clubs in many parts of the world have not been able to gather in person. And when we can’t get together, we really miss one another!

Headquarters put together digital membership tools to help you connect with members in your club and region.

In Memoriam

We are sad to report that F.V. “Tex” Cornwell, 1989-1990 President of the Soroptimist Foundation has passed away. Tex joined Soroptimist in 1976 Tex and was a member of several Soroptimist clubs over the course of her years of Soroptimist membership, primarily as a member of SI of La Mesa, CA. Tex served in the US Marines, earned her MBA and worked as a tax preparer and financial advisor over her very long career. In addition to her dedication to Soroptimist, she was a longtime advocate of the rights of senior people to live with dignity in their homes through her involvement with ElderHelp. Our heartfelt condolences are with all who loved Tex. To learn more and for funeral service information, click here
Pictured above: Left, Tex with best friend Joyce Byrne (1990-1992 SIA President). Photo credit: Cathy Standiford

One Family, Four Generations of Soroptimists

SI/Omaha Metro, NE (North Central Region), inducted a fourth generation Soroptimist into its club! Rita Mackenzie (far right) was governor of Western Canada Region 2016-2018 and is a member of SI/Abbotsford-Mission, British Columbia (Western Canada Region). Her daughter Karissa Marks (far left) was the charter president of SI/Omaha Metro, NE (North Central Region). Tara Bedell (second from left), the newest member, is Karissa's daughter. And Carol Quimby (second from right), Rita's mother, is also a member of SI/Abbotsford-Mission. Four generations!

SI

  • SI is accepting applications for the volunteer role of SI President’s Appeal Coordinator for the 2022-2023 biennium.
  • Stay in the know on SI news, sign up for The Global Voice. Click here, scroll down and sign up! The only information needed is your name and email. Click here to view the latest issue! 
  • Check out the SI Voices Series of Podcasts and Webinars.

Your Purchases Support Our Dream Programs

Nothing says BRIGHT past BRILLIANT future better than shiny new jewelry! These two unique pins (item #152 and item #153) are the first to launch from SIA’s commemorative 100th Anniversary collection, and currently available for pre-order in the Soroptimist store.

Item #152
Item #153

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