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I encourage all our clubs to participate in the Live Your Dream program. Please remember that it is my dream that we achieve 100% participation.
Great news! We are pleased to announce the formation of two new clubs, both in District 3. Both recently held their charter ceremonies, and are already working to improve the lives of women and girls in their areas. Please help us to welcome SI Lancaster and SI Rittenhouse to the North Atlantic Region.
Be sure to check out many new fall club events!
Dear Soroptimist Leaders,
Ever since we met together in July, we have been asking for your support to encourage clubs to participate in our next Big Goal exercise and survey. We have explained how important it is for us to hear from each and every one of our clubs as we continue planning for our next century. It is critical that we build these plans as a team so we all have a say in what we do and how we do it.
In mid-November, only 11 percent of our clubs had participated. With our first Big Goal Survey in 2015-2016, twice as many clubs had participated by this time. We know that many clubs may have participated in the exercise and not yet submitted their survey responses. We also know that the majority of our response last year came in the last four weeks. However, we also have to be vigilant in our efforts to encourage participation.
We are hoping that the success of our first big goal exercise and survey would propel even greater success for this second exercise and survey. And we are not giving up on surpassing our 48 percent participation in the first exercise. We are readying our last reminder blast email to club presidents which will go out in early December. We are also posting reminders in the Soroptimist Summary and on SIA’s Facebook page.
But we know we cannot reach those numbers without your support. Please contact your club presidents and encourage them to participate. Engage in a conversation in case there is a reason they are not participating. Post on your region’s Facebook page. Put an advertisement on your website. Come up with new creative and compelling strategies. Together, we can build a strong, stable and successful Soroptimist future!
If you hear any concerns or from clubs that need additional information or support, please contact Senior Director of Programs Lori at SIAHQ at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President, Soroptimist International of the Americas
“By working together, we can and will make more dreams come true for more women and girls.”
P.S. I would be remiss not to congratulate and thank Korea region for their outstanding response rate. They currently have 90 percent club participation. Are there any other countries that think they can reach that response rate? I encourage you to try!
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