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Governor’s Message

Season’s Greetings to all…

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and now we have the December Holidays to look forward to. Let us continue to remember all those who are not as fortunate as we are as we shop for our families and friends. Please reach out to your family and friends who have suffered the loss of a family member or close friend this past year. The first year of holidays and special occasions can be a very depressing time to face alone.

The NAR board elections are this spring and candidate biographies will be sent with the Call to Conference in February. The board meets in January to finalize plans for Spring Conference, which looks to be another informative and fun conference. Don’t forget items for the Region Project: Support the Girls as you shop for family and friends.

SIA is running a friendly competition with our Social Media outlets. Below is a summary of HQ’s email and attached to an email sent to club Presidents. As you know, NAR started Social Media awards this past year along with the newsletter awards, so I think we already have a great running start! The important thing is to keep posting and include the hashtag

#SOROPTIMISTATWORK with each of your club post. Please tag Soroptimist NAR so we can keep re-posting.

If your club received a Peace at Home Grant, you MUST submit your impact report.

The Governor’s Cup Application is on the website and attached to an email sent to club Presidents. Some items have been deleted and some added, so please use the new form. Remember, all clubs who turn in an application will be recognized for their participation. All applications are due by March 15th, 2020.

If you have flyers for 2020 events please send to your District Directors so we can post on Face Book and the web site.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday and a wonderful new year. Let’s continue to do what we do best… Helping Women and Girls!

We continue to hope for Peace on Earth.

Fondly,
Governor Peggy

Peggy

 

 

Important Documents

Update on Merger
November 2019

It’s been a very active, very informative, very enlightening time since spring Conference. Many issues have been cleared up in a very positive way.

Iesha, our task facilitator for HQ’s is recommending to the SIA board that the name: North Atlantic Region be kept. She knows and the NER understands it is very important to our members to keep the name. The NER members on the task committee have been supportive with keeping the name and welcome being a part of our region. Side Note: HQ’s still has final vote on this, Iesha said there is something in SIA policy that gives SIA the right to decide on a name. I did request to see this policy. Diane and I are reviewing. But for now, let us continue to hope that the name North Atlantic Region will be the title that we are all very proud of.

The new title for our Governor-elect, will be Administrative Officer. Please note that technically the two Administrative Officers will be the nominees for the Governor position to be on the ballot for the term: 2022-2024, which by then the two regions will be merged. (yes.. all positions will be open) with a district 5 added.

The transitional bylaws are being worked on very diligently. Governorelect Diane and I reviewed and suggested items along with what the NER has presented. The NAR board also had the opportunity to review. On Wednesday October 23, we had a phone conversation with the task committee to go over each line of the transitional bylaws. Iesha is aware as is HQ’s that these bylaws must be sent to Laws and Resolutions Chair, Deb Cook by November 15th. We are following our bylaws, so the transitional ones will go out with the call in February, once approved by Deb Cook and vice-chairs.

There are some questions that still need answering. We are going to proceed with motions/questions at spring conference. The board truly wants to present as a unified board, and hopes that the membership will approve our recommendations. We will suggest that motions/ideas from the membership be sent to me by Mid-March which I will forward to the board as well as Deb Cook, and Iesha who will send to the parliamentarian on the SIA board.

As with any change, we know it can be difficult, but we hope that the membership understands the challenge in this merger but also the very very positive effects this can have.

We hope you will continue this discussion with your clubs. As always we welcome your input. Discuss details with your clubs, and share this message. We have done as much as we can to keep the details transparent at our region meetings.

We can only hope that because of all the time, effort, suggestions, recommendations, compromises and discussions, that the SIA Board will approve all our hard work. Our Region and this merger is going to be the “Role Model” for future mergers of other regions. So again and again, the North Atlantic Region is in the forefront of creativity, for our Federation.

So, stay tuned for the next episode of “Let’s Have a Merger”!

 Respectfully,

Governor Peggy

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