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Summer Conference

Governor’s Message

Dear Members, 

Another month has passed with our “new normal”.  It is nice to see so many practicing the stay healthy guidelines while our nation begins to re-open.  I know there are many differing opinions on how this must be accomplished, so follow your heart.             

Sadly, this virus has also entered the life of many of our members directly.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they take care of loved ones, have lost family members, and many are fighting to get better themselves.

It has been heartfelt news to know so many clubs in the Region have either, waived dues for some members, have dropped all late fees, have established a special donor fund to help members pay their dues, and that many have set up installment plans for dues.

As you know the board did make the decision to reschedule our Spring Conference.  Our Late Summer Conference is August 28-30.  We are so fortunate that our original place, the Ramada Inn Conference Center & Hotel is able to accommodate us.  We are also pleased that SIA Centre County is excited to still be the host.  The “Call to Late Summer Conference” will be the same procedure as the “Call to Spring Conference”.  Updated flyers, registration form, misc. forms, and the agenda should be sent by the end of the first week of June. 

There are still things that need to be accomplished in-order for this new conference date to happen and items we need to take care of before the conference. From my last memo:

  1. There will not be a Leadership Seminar for 2020 and there will be no Fall District Meetings for 2020. Now that the conference is scheduled for August, the board feels that it would be too much to have three events so close together. 
    1. Fees for Fall District Meeting are being waived for 2020.
  2. E-balloting is a must in-order to fulfill required items that must have a vote to close the 2018-2020 biennium and begin the 2020-2022 biennium.
    1. E-balloting for the North Atlantic Region 2020-2022 Board is completed.Thank you to all delegates that participated.
    2. E-balloting for the 2020-2019 budget.(one year budget because of the merger) Information for this was sent to Presidents and delegates. The vote on the budget will be forwarded to Presidents and all delegates on May 18th or 19th with the vote due back by May 26th.
    3. E-balloting for the Transitional Bylaws for the merger between NAR & NER. Voting will take place in June.

 Please exercise your right to vote on these very important items. Each item that is sent has a deadline to be voted on and there will be NO exceptions.

Other items:

Please continue to send:

  • Applications for Governor’s Cup (by June 30)
  • News letters to be judged (by June 30)
  • Social Media information for judging (by June 30)
  • Unsung hero member name (by June 30)
  • Toot Your Own Horn items (By June 30)
  • Remembrance names (By June 30)
  • Dream It Be It events that have been held (if you cancelled, April, May, & June events, please note this)
  • Live Your Dream: We strongly encouraged each club to send the monetary award to your recipient(s). Thank you to all clubs that have done this.
  • Please continue to collect items for our “Girls Project”
  • Continue to sell raffle tickets for Beach House (contact any board member if you need more tickets)

These are for sure very extra-unordinary times for all our clubs throughout not only our Federation, but for all Soroptimist.  Unlike some Regions in our Federation, we are lucky to reschedule our conference.  The board sincerely hopes that all members will really consider attending.  It will be an opportunity to see so many friends and to socialize again after so many months of being isolated.

We are all disappointed that the July SIA Convention was canceled.  Head quarters is still in constant communication with the Region Governors.

As always, please feel free to reach out to any board member if you have questions.We will get through this because that is what we do as strong women.

I wish you all healthy days ahead.

Governor Peggy




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