Pillar Posts ~ From Sierra Pacific Region Chairs
(Please read as correspondence at your next business meeting & email to your club’s Committee Chairs.)
As you begin to prepare for your 2018-2019 club year remember CLUB GIVING IS THE FUEL THAT FIRES OUR SOROPTIMIST DREAM PROGRAMS. Has your club make the pledge to support the programs that change the lives of women and girls in our 21 countries that will enable them to live their dreams?
MEMBERSHIP PILLAR POST byAmory Elizondo, SPR Chair
Share the Wealth: After conference, it’s imperative that we share the information we learned. One of my Membership Workshopswas on How to be a New Member. I reviewed with them the structure of our organization, leadership roles, and how to engage in conversation. Please have them share with the general membership what their 1/3/5 plan is and their biggest take away from the workshop.
*Challenges are on hiatus until the start of next year
PROGRAM PILLAR POST byGail Dekreon, SPR Chair
Looking for ways to expand your Dream It, Be It (DIBI) project? Consider adding to your DIBI curriculum a “session” of college or workplace tours for girls. You can also hold a
session on applying to a university or how to finance their university education or vocational programs. An easy one is to offer opportunities for job shadowing, volunteering or internships with club members at their jobs.
PUBLIC AWARENESS PILLAR POST by Kate McGuire, SPR Chair& Team
Everyone Needs an Editor: Your regional public awareness (PA) team has urged club PA chairs to send their flyers and other materials to District Directors and Gov. Tana for their review before going public with the information. That may seem like an unnecessary or bothersome step in the PA process, but there are multiple advantages to doing so. First of all, those of us who write for a living know that it’s very difficult to find your own mistakes. We never go public without having an “editor” check to make sure we spelled everything right, haven’t left out an important point or muddled something we were trying to say. Secondly, it’s a great benefit to have “another set of eyes” look at our work. For us, it’s also important to make sure we continuously and consistently use our stylized S logo, our club name and mission statement on everything so we extend our Soroptimist brand to the world.Some day, we may be a household name and all anyone ever has to do is see our stylized “S” and know exactly what it means!