Pillar Posts ~ November 2016
From Sierra Pacific Region Chairs
(Please read as correspondence at your next business meeting & email to your club’s Committee Chairs.)
FUNDRAISING PILLAR POST by Barbara Giambastini, SPR Chair
Using your contributions to empower women and girls around the world to live their dreams through programs that ensure they have access to the education and training they need. By making a contribution to fund these programs, you will help a woman or girl create a better life for herself and her family and make her dreams become a reality. To quote a 2015 Live your Dream Recipient: “ I have managed to accept the past, manage the present, and work hard on the future.” Is Soroptimist your “Charity of Choice?
MEMBERSHIP PILLAR POST by Amory Elizondo, SPR Chair
Tip of the Month: Conflict Resolution
The next time you have to referee a dispute between members (and unfortunately, at some point you will) first, take a deep breath! Then use the following tips to help you work your way though the challenging situation so a positive resolution and closure can be obtained.
• Handle confrontation ASAP
• Be prepared
• Calmly communicate
• Be objective
• Find a solution
November Challenge: Chose from the following….
1. Send me a picture of your next club social
2. Invite me to your next committee meeting or event
3. Have your guest speaker come back to your next meeting as a potential member
Submit report to Amory Elizondo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for your prize!
PROGRAM PILLAR POST by Gail Dekreon, SPR Chair
Dream It, Be It has a new reporting process to make it easier for clubs to report the impact of their project; it will now be ongoing throughout the club year. Within one month of each project clubs should (1) submit a brief transmittal form to our Dream It, Be It region chair (Michelle Shockley) and (2) submit evaluation information via an online form on SIA’s website. The new reporting materials will be available on November 1st.
PUBLIC AWARENESS PILLAR POST by Kate McGuire, SPR Chair
Social media and websites are the best tools to use to find your Live Your Dream candidates, who are typically younger and frequently on Facebook, Twitter and more. Quickly let eligible students know you are searching for them and that your awards offer help with living expenses.