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Introducing SIA's New Blog!

We are thrilled to announce SIA’s new blog! Replacing the “What’s New” section on the website, the new blog features headquarters news, spotlights on clubs, members, donors and award recipients, advocacy actions and more. You can also share blog articles directly to your social media pages. We hope you enjoy it! 

Interested in writing a blog? Submit your very own Soroptimist story for a potential blog feature here

Please note: SIA will try to feature everyone’s blog and “share your story” submissions. They may be edited down and take several months to review. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Special Updates:  SIA Laurel Programs

An Inspiring Gift: The Laurel Legacy of Joyce Byrne 

Thanks to Past SIA President and Desert Coast Region Governor Joyce Byrne, Soroptimist received a generous Laurel Legacy gift of over $650,000. The funds have been designated towards reaching our 2021-2031 Big Goal and the dreams of half a million women and girls. Joyce was a mentor and friend to many in our organization and we hope her gift inspires others to consider their own legacy giving. 

Read more about Joyce’s gift on our Dream Big Campaign News page

A Laurel Society Event to Remember

We are pleased to invite our distinguished Laurel Society members to a post convention event celebrating our achievements over the past year. The event will be held on August 17 at 7pm ET and will feature inspirational speakers, recognitions, and a private experience with a renowned mentalist. 

For more information on joining the Laurel Society and attending this exclusive event, please reach out to Director of Donor Relations, Erica Cheslock

Achieving Dreams Together: Becoming a Laurel Society Member

Every Soroptimist gives their time, energy, and commitment to helping women and girls achieve their dreams. For some, this personal journey includes becoming a member of the Laurel Society. Interested in joining? We put together this quick FAQ answering our most commonly asked questions about Laurel Society membership. 

Laurel Society members enjoy an exclusive event at the 45th Biennial Convention in Yokohama, Japan.

Events & Trainings

SIA Announces its Official Call to Convention

Don’t forget to register for SIA’s Virtual 47th Biennial Convention as we look ahead and dream of our brilliant future! Check out the Call to Convention for exciting information, including a preliminary schedule of events.

Save the Date: Civility Training

Can we all get along? We hope so! With so many unique qualities and characteristics, sometimes there is unrest in our clubs. Join us for Civility Training to learn about promoting respectful and considerate behavior among club members. Register here!

Call for Volunteers!

SIA is excited to announce the 48th Biennial Convention will be held in Bellevue, WA in July, 2024!

To execute such an important event, we will be launching a call for two key volunteer roles: SIA Convention Chair and SIA Convention Vice Chair. These positions provide members with an opportunity to make a valuable contribution to our global organization while having a fun, unique, and rewarding experience. Read more here.

Things to Know

  • We are pleased to inform you that SIA dues and fees will not be increasing for club year 2022-2023.

  • Reminder to update your club roster, especially with Live Your Dream Awards and Dream It, Be It Chair positions to receive important updates. If you need assistance, please email siahq@soroptimist.org.  

  • June 1 is the deadline to report your club's Dream It, Be It project to SIA Headquarters so we can document your club's hard work to increase education for girls! 

  • Don’t forget to report your club’s Big Goal Accelerator Projects by June 30—this is our first year collecting this information, so give yourself plenty of time to review the form and send any questions to program@soroptimist.org.

  • U.S. Members Only: SIA’s Directors & Officers/Management Liability insurance protects clubs and its volunteer officers against legal claims related to financial or management practices. Please see page 8 of the SIA Club and Region Insurance Overview and Handbook for more information about this policy, which costs $260 and begins on May 18. 

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