April 2017 Pillar Post

 Pillar Posts ~ From Sierra Pacific Region Chairs

April 2017

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

FUNDRAISING PILLAR POST by Barbara Giambastini, SPR Chair


The Laurel Legacy is Soroptimist International of the Americas’ way of recognizing and honoring the generosity of those whose future gifts preserve the strength of the organization, and help women and girls to live their dreams. Members of the Laurel Legacy help ensure long-term funding of Soroptimist programs by planning a future gift. To learn more on how you can help go to: http://www.soroptimist.org/members/fundraising/laurel-legacy


Tip of the Month: Together Everyone Achieves More! (T.E.A.M.)


As Soroptimists, we are focusing on our Big Goal of Increasing Our Collective Impact. When we come together to do this, we empower our members, engage them, and inc

rease our ability to serve more disadvantaged women and underserved girls through our Dream Programs. Please read the article to learn more http://www.soroptimist.org/magazine/august2013/teambuilding.html

April Challenge: Chose from the following….

  1. Have a team building activity (extra point for picture). If you need some ideas email me for suggestions. I have tons!
  2. Invite me to your next committee meeting or event
  3. Work as a team for the Lip Sync Battle during Conference! Send me your entry song.

Submit report to Amory Elizondo (spmembership@soroptimist.net) for your prize!

PROGRAM PILLAR POST by Gail Dekreon, SPR Chair

SIA’s Procedures and the Standards for Working with Youth has been updUntitled3.pngated so that our Region’s Dream It, Be It Chair does NOT have to track Club’s compliance and send in reports to SIA….now it is up to EACH CLUB PRESIDENT!!! But please do not panic, you do not have to report to SIA headquarters…just track the compliance!

Compliance with the Standards for Working with Youth is still extremely important. Basically, if you are working with youth (anyone under 18 years old) you must have two adults present, go through the screening proces
s, be highly visible (no closed doors), no overnights, no transportation of youth, parental consent and a few more things. You can find the “procedures” on the SIA website, as well as the “standards for working with youth”, in the “Members” section.

PUBLIC AWARENESS PILLAR POST by Kate McGuire, SPR Chair & the Public Awareness Team


“It is Spring cleaning time!  Be sure social media and websites are all up to date and remove old information.  Then it is time to Spring into action time by sharing an encouraging Soroptimist thought or story on your clubs Facebook page or website!”

Questions – please contact JoelleLeder@gmail.com or on Facebook for Social Media and Leanne Davis for Website information at LeanneCDavis@gmail.com.

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