Welcome to Soroptimist North Atlantic Region
Spring is in the air, the flowers and trees are blooming, and new life is appearing all around us. Spring is often thought of as a time of renewal and with the months we have all endured I’m sure we are all ready for some new beginnings and renewal of old normalcies. However, I commend all of you for your diligence throughout this pandemic and I do hope that it isn’t too much longer until we can all be together again in person. The old saying goes, “this too shall pass”. And I know we are all ready for this to be over.
I want to take a moment to thank all of you who have reached out, sent cards, blessed me with good thoughts and positive vibes and said prayers for me over the past few months as I have dealt with this awful infection that set into my knee replacement. It has certainly been an incredibly challenging time and it’s not over yet. I currently have a temporary knee in my leg and will have to wait a few more weeks before the surgeon will even consider discussing putting a new knee replacement in my leg. But most importantly I want you to know that I have tried my best to keep up with all things Soroptimist and specifically pertaining to our region. You elected a fantastic NAR board for me to work with and I can’t begin to thank each of them enough for all the help and support they have offered throughout this process.
We are gearing up for our virtual Spring Conference and we do hope that all of you will join us on June 5th and June 12th as we present some very informative information and share in the accomplishments of the clubs within our region over this very trying past year. Your club President’s and delegates will soon be receiving a survey monkey to vote on some information that pertains to activities within the region, and I sincerely hope that your clubs have all discussed this information and have informed them as to how you would like them to vote on your behalf. If your club has not already given the names and email addresses of your club President and delegates to your district director, please be sure you do that ASAP or you will not be included in the voting process. We want to be sure everyone to has the opportunity to vote and have your votes counted.
SIA has opened the registration for the virtual 100th Anniversary Celebration for October 1st to 3rd and there is a discounted fee for early registration. I do hope to see many of you participate in this celebration of our organization as we celebrate our “bright past and brilliant future”.
Remember as your club is about to elect new officers to be sure to inform your region leaders of the names, email addresses, and phone numbers for these new people as it is our only way of being able to keep in contact with all of you. You can do this by sending a copy of your Form 200 that you submit to SIA to your District Director, District Secretary, or your NAR Treasurer when you send your dues. Also remember as you are ending your club year to review and update your club by-laws, standing procedures and strategic plans.
I hope to see many of you on our virtual Spring Conference. Until then, take care and feel free to reach out to me if there is anything I can do to help.
Diane M. Savidge
NAR Governor 2020-2022
News from Soroptimist International of the Americas®
“Thank you to everyone who has registered so far for our virtual 100th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION on September 25 and 26! We are so excited that so many of you are joining us to celebrate our bright past and brilliant future“.
If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time to save $$$ on the registration fee. The early bird rate is $40! Register here ➡ http://bit.ly/100th-registration-social so you don’t miss out on the fun and history in the making. After all, our 100th anniversary only happens once! #Soroptimist100
While International Women’s Day is recognized around the world on March 8 “Every day is International Women’s Day when you’re a member of Soroptimist!” says President Penny. “And this year, we will continue to do what we do best—globally invest in and advocate for women and girls who need us most!”
PLEASE WATCH THE NAR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR DAILY POSTINGS ABOUT WOMEN DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH.
Our big dream is to help women and girls build a better life for themselves and their families and education is one of the best options we have to invest in their dreams for a brilliant future! Design by NAR co-administrator, Patti.
SIA Dream Big
As we celebrate our 100th anniversary we would love to hear from Soroptimists all around the world! We invite you to #DreamBig and share a selfie video with a personal message.