May 2023

Soroptimist - Investing in Dreams

WOW! What a Spring Conference, it was Over the Rainbow!

Time passes swiftly, just a year ago, we were getting this biennium started, and now we are halfway through. It has been a very exciting year for me, I have met many Soroptimist along the way, and I would like to say WELCOME to all new Soroptimist that have joined our Region! Our numbers are growing, thanks to all of you, for sharing our mission. Keep it up, you are doing a great job!

SIA is also recognizing the great work you are doing, and I want to make sure you are reporting it for recognition for the Big Goal. The program recognition period is running from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. Please be sure to submit your Club’s data to SIA by the following deadlines:

Program recognition was due by February 15th

Participation in DIBI and Big Goal Accelerator Projects by June 30th

Membership recognition with an 85% or better Retention and New Members rate by May 31st

Fundraising recognition Founders Pennies and Club Giving of 10% by May 31st

**Reminder for learning opportunities: NAR Best Practice Zoom meetings are the last Thursday of each month. Please reach out to your District Directors or Secretaries for the link. In May, we will have an evening discussing “Generational Solidarity” presented by Vanessa Treers, President of SI Metro New York, and one of our Representatives to the United Nations. This is an excellent program and I hope you have time to zoom with us.

Don’t miss our NAR Summer Leadership Extravaganza on August 12th at Susquehanna University, more information to follow. Stay Tuned!

2023 Leadership Roundtable – June 22 and June 23 6:00 to 9:00pm (Virtual)

2023-2024 Leadership Fellow Program begins June 24th, 1:00 to 4:00pm (Virtual) December 9th 1:00 to 4:00pm (Virtual) live and in person in Bellevue Washington on July 29, 2024, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

If you would like additional information about any of the learning opportunities listed above, please reach out to your District Directors.

In anticipation of summer, I hope you, regardless of where you find yourself, find it to be enjoyable, restful and that you spend it with those who bring you joy.

Remember “We Are…..SI”


With Gratitude,
Patti Yuengling
NAR Governor

Spring flowers

Where flowers bloom…so does HOPE!
-Lady Bird Johnson

SI Governor's Cup

Spring Conference Presentations

2022-2023 New Member Forms – PDF | XLS

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