July 2017 Pillar Post

Pillar Posts ~ From Sierra Pacific Region Chairs

July 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


Monthly Giving! Monthly giving provides ongoing resources for Soroptimist programs that improve the lives of women and girls. For as little as $1 a day or $30 a month, you can help a woman learn a new skill to support her family, improve the self-esteem of a girl struggling at school, or enable a club to support women experiencing domestic violence.  Simply indicate on the online contribution form (www.soroptimist.org/donate/donate.html) that your gift should be made either monthly or quarterly and which program you would like to support. In addition these funds will be added to your Laurel Society Membership or if you are not yet a member start a Laurel Society Membership. http://www.soroptimist.org/members/fundraising/laurel-society-monthly-giving.html


Tip of the Month: Fresh Start!

Untitled2Welcome 2017/2018 Club Presidents! Don’t forget to include your membership goals in your Strategic Planning for the new year. Look at key elements: Have a Membership Chair, have a Membership Committee, set a goal for your percentage of increase in membership, budget for recruitment, budget for retention, and set a goal for your percentage of increase in participation.

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

July Challenge: Chose from the following and submit to Amory @ spmembership@soroptimist.net

  1. Send me your President’s Strategic Plans for the new year
  2. Post your next club meeting on Facebook and tag the Sierra Pacific Region’s page.
  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


Dream It, Be It: Is your club looking for a group of girls with which to work on Dream It,Be It? Check out this project proposal at http://www.soroptimist.org/members/program/programdocs/career-guidance-girls/english/dibi-community. It is a brief, easy-to-understand description of the program for your club to share with potential partners, like schools or youth organizations, so they can provide the girls!

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

Untitled4.pngCongratulations to the new 2017-2018 Officers and we wish you all the best in the upcoming year.  Start out the new year with a press release of your new officers including names and a photo to your local newspaper and social media resources including adding to your club’s FaceBook page/website!  If you wish, please send a photo as well to JoelleLeder@gmail.com to have it posted on our region FaceBook page!   By the way – our region FaceBook page is – https://www.facebook.com/SoroptimistSierraPacificRegion/ and we gained 47 likes at conference.. have you “liked” it yet?  Don’t forget to update Form 200 and send it to the region Governor AND your Public Awareness Chair.


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