June 2017 Pillar Post

 Pillar Posts ~ From Sierra Pacific Region Chairs

June 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


We share in the Dreams of women and girls by our Club giving. As your club preparesfor next year, help women and girls reach their dreams by making sure Club Giving at 10% is in your budget. Thank you for all you do for women and girls both locally and globally.


Tip of the Month: Retention Retention Retention!!

This is the month to work on RETENTION. Get in contact with those members you haven’t seen for a while. Tell them you’ve missed them and invite them back to your next Untitled10.pngmeeting. Also, make sure your upcoming fees/dues are posted everywhere with a DEADLINE.

This is the biggest challenge of the year!! You can do it!!

June Challenge: Choose from the following and submit to Amory at spmembership@soroptimist.net

  1. 100 % membership retention from June to July (5 point total)
  2. Set Membership Goals for the next club year
  3. Host a club social (members only) over the Summer Break (extra point if you send a picture)

**Challenge completions will be added to your Shaping the Future Award application for 2018

PROGRAM PILLAR POST by Gail Dekreon, SPR Chair

Soroptimists Celebrating Success (SCS) Awards deadline is July 1st! These annual Untitled11.pngbest practice awards recognize successful club projects that promote our mission as well as Soroptimist. There are four categories that encompass the four pillars supporting the SIA Strategic Plan: program, membership, fundraising and public awareness. Submit entries to one or all four categories to our SCS Region Chair Carlyn Lambert at carlynlambert@gmail.com or call her at 559-798-1970. Here are the links to the entry forms and information:     Soroptimists Celebrating Success Awards Club Instructions & Entry Form (.pdf)                                                       2016 Soroptimists Celebrating Success Award Recipients (.pdf)

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

If you’ve recently elected new officers in your Soroptimist Club and you’re naming a new Public Awareness Chair, please let your region Public Awareness team know who she isUntitled12.png and how to contact her, so she can be added to our Public Awareness Directory. As you know, we are now engaged in a one-on-one outreach effort to help our fellow public awareness club chairs use social media, websites and traditional media in the most effective ways. We’ll help with whatever you need to make the most of the tools we have. Contact Kate McGuire at kate.mcguire@comcast.net for help with traditional media, Leanne Davis at leannecdavis@gmail.com for help with your website and Joelle Leder at JoelleLeder@gmail.com for help with social media. l

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