July 2022 Governor’s Message
Hello to ALL the Soroptimist of our North Atlantic Region,
Here we are at the start of our 2022-2024 Biennium, and I am humbled to serve as Governor to such an outstanding Region! I want to thank all of you for your confidence and trust in me leading us through the next two years! We as Soroptimist have much to accomplish, we have been able to reach so many women and girls through our dream programs, not just locally but globally and there is so much more for us to do! Throughout the next two years we will be sharing Regional and International information regarding our work, so be sure to check your email for updates.
During this Biennium our theme will be: “Together in Unity” Together we can make a difference!
Together as One, United, we share in the Big Dream. As you know, dreams are more important than one might realize, they form goals! A dream can be described as a series of images, thoughts, desires, or emotions that pass through your mind. It’s a wonderful thing you can create in your imagination. Dreams makes the impossible, possible! My dream for our Region is empowering ALL women and girls to reach their goals and live their lives improved and transformed!
My goal for our Region, is to reach as many as women and girls as possible, with no number, and with no limits, encouraging them to become leaders, and achievers. Our goal, our mission, is never ending, woman across the world need our enduring commitment to helping them achieve their dreams and goals. Each time you and your club work together in unity on a program or fundraiser, know that you are making difference in someone’s life, helping to achieve their dreams, and attain their goals.
I invite you to join me on this journey in delivering on the dreams of the women and girls we serve. Soroptimist, Unified, Strong!
—-> Approved Bylaws (PDF | Word)
—-> Annual Dues Form – 2022-2023
Note: Please see the location change for District III
Are you ready to DREAM BIG with me?
Ethel F. Lord application
It’s August 1 and Soroptimists know what that means.
That’s right! The Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women® is now open for applications! And this year’s application season marks the 50th anniversary of this life-transforming program. Isn’t that exciting?
Since 1972, Soroptimists have distributed more than $39 million in education grants through the Live Your Dream Awards and helped over 39,000 women make a better life for themselves and their families. By empowering women to change their lives, the award has paved the way for new generations of independent, educated, and financially secure women and families, who in turn give back to their communities and countries.
August 1 through November 15 marks the annual award application period, in which eligible women may apply for the award by submitting their application to a club near them (or by applying through the online application portal if located in the U.S. or Canada).
What Should Members Do?
1. Spread the word. Every member can help their club recruit applicants. SIA happily offers tools to help you publicize the award in your local community, including ideas for reaching out to local organizations who may know eligible women. Here is the link for women who want to learn more about applying: Apply for the Live Your Dream Awards.
2. Familiarize yourself with the program toolkit. Check out the full Live Your Dream Awards Club Resources on our website, which includes the application, recruiting and publicity tools, how to select and honor recipients, reporting instructions, and useful tips.
3. Let us help. SIA staff are delighted to help you find the resources you need or to answer questions about the program. Just email us at [email protected] or give our office a call at +1-215-893-9000.
4. Celebrate! We’ve shared 10 Ways to Celebrate 50 Years of the Live Your Dream Awards to help inspire your celebrations during this special occasion.
We look forward to another successful and life-changing cycle of the Live Your Dream Awards. Deep gratitude to our amazing members and to everyone who supports this program—thank you for investing in the power of women’s dreams year after year!