December 2016 Pillar Post

Pillar Posts ~ From Sierra Pacific Region Chairs

December 2016

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

FUNDRAISING PILLAR POST by Barbara Giambastini, SPR Chair

frSIA President RoseMary Reid wants what’s best for women—I stand with her. This #GivingTuesday, give the greater gift—a donation to #SIA, which will be matched up to $10,000! Your donation will make dreams come true for women and girls, their families and communities, all across the world!


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.mb

  • Handle confrontation ASAP
  • Be prepared
  • Calmly communicate
  • Listen
  • Be objective
  • Find a solution

December 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 ( for your prize!

PROGRAM PILLAR POST by Gail Dekreon, SPR Chair

lydThe Live Your Dream Awards 2015-2016 Club Participation and Impact Report is now available, and highlights the program’s many successes last year. Check it out!

This year’s November 15 club deadline is approaching! If you’re still searching for eligible applicants, email Bonnie White-Silveria, our Region Chair or the SIA chair at to request completed applications from the pool of at-large applicants.


Social Media Facebook tip: To increase your facebook page numbers (facebook insights), pahave your club members ‘like’ your clubs posts.    It also increases exposure if your club members reshare/repost your original posts on their personal pages.

Also, please feel free to ‘like’ and reshare/repost the content from our SPR page – this will also help increase the exposure Sierra Pacific Region Facebook Page –   And with the Holidays fast approaching – it is always nice to post some Holiday cheer from your Soroptimist club. ie – Festive Holiday “clip art” images or Positive Inspirational thoughts etc.

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