September 2016 Pillar Post

Pillar Posts ~ From Sierra Pacific Region Chairs

(Please read as correspondence at your next business meeting & email to your club’s Committee Chairs.)


Fundraising 916FUNDRAISING PILLAR POST by Barbara Giambastini, SPR Chair

The Math on Monthly Giving

As school expenses rise, women who could benefit from a Live Your Dream Award are counting on Soroptimists now more than ever.  On average, a semester’s supply of textbooks costs $600 per year, and in a year’s time, your $50 monthly contribution makes it possible for a woman  to complete 15 credits with one less worry.  That equals dreams coming true.



memberhsip 916MEMBERSHIP PILLAR POST by Amory Elizondo, SPR Chair

Tip of the Month: Word of Mouth Marketing

For Soroptimist, word-of-mouth marketing refers to satisfied and happy members telling others about their experiences. Make sure members spread the word and can accurately and honestly tell others about what Soroptimist means to them and how it’s improved their own life.

September’s Challenge: Chose one of the following….

  1. Have your Membership Chair attend your District Meeting
  2. Invite me to your next committee meeting or event
  3. Send me a short story on how Soroptimist has improved your life

Submit report to Amory Elizondo ( for your prize!


Program 916PROGRAM PILLAR POST by Gail Dekreon, SPR Chair

Resources for Local Club Projects

Evaluation: Every Soroptimist club conducts local-level projects that improve the lives of women and girls. But is your project meeting its goals? Are your goals defined? Learn more about how project evaluation can help your club improve the impact of its projects while attracting additional supporters. Outcomes-Based Project Evaluation for Clubs (.pdf)



Connect with us – Our very own Sierra Pacific Region has a facebook page ~ please ‘like’ the page and share with your club, family, friends and the community as it is a public page, a wonderful source of information and a way to be connected with your region or local club.   Please submit your SI club events by sending a message to the page directly or email a link to  Let’s get to 1,000 likes! SoroptimistSierraPacificRegion

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