Retirement of Executive Director Liz

It is with sadness and sincere gratitude for her outstanding service that SIA Board of Directors report the resignation of Executive Director & CEO Elizabeth M. Lucas, CAE, effective August 31, 2021.

Says Liz: “I love Soroptimist and all it stands for. I sincerely thank you for the opportunities, experiences and knowledge I have gained during my time with the organization. It has been my pleasure to serve the board. I have greatly enjoyed the members and my work with SIA Headquarters staff. As I reflect on the last nine years, I am proud of all Soroptimist has accomplished. While it’s past has been bright, it’s future is brilliant.”

Archive of past meetings, events, forms, and documents.

Important Documents

Documents for Leadership Seminar

SI Presidents Appeal Pin

International Convention Pin

SI President’s Appeal – The Road to Equality

Tinker Bell Strikes Again
Tinker Bell Strikes Again
Phyllis, Patti, and Deb Picture time at SUN Anniversary
Phyllis and Patti Picture time at SUN Anniversary
Diane and Peggy Picture time at SUN Anniversary
SIA Seaford’s very own WONDER WOMEN! These fantastic women are our 2019-2020 Board of Directors
SIA Central Jersey’s Coast Unsung Hero Maxine Borden-Hendricks with Director Phyllis
SIA Seaford President Paula Gunson presenting certificate to UNSUNG HERO 2019 award recipient Mollie Esterson
SIA SUN board installation
SIA SUN Unsung Hero Heather Britton
District II Quad Installation
District II Quad Installation
SIA Butler member Mary Chitwood founder of Robin’s Home: A haven for homeless female veterans
SIA Indian Rock Award recipient Joy Zhoa, Kathy Meyer, and Marilyn Puchalski
Governor and Governor-Elect in Montreal
Thank you to the Diamond Campaign Achievers
Thank you to the Diamond Campaign Achievers
Installation of Harrisburg Officers
SIA Burlington 85 years of service
SIA Somerset County Installation of Officers
Kathy Knutson, LBI Unsung Hero
Barbara Conicello, SI Cumberland new member with Director Phyllis and Governor Peggy
Youth Forum Winners
Golf Classic
Governors Cup Winners
SI Indian Rock, Governors Cup Winner
LBI Baby shower

Soroptimist of Long Beach Island held a baby shower for Providence House Domestic Violence mothers.  Pictured from left to right are Ellen Dombrowski, Kathy Picarello; Co- Presidents of LBI Soroptimist and Jennifer Baurer, Community Affairs Manager of Providence House.

Last call to “Look Beyond”! Spring into action to support Soroptimist’s global Dream Programs. Your gift of $500 is automatically matched with another $500 from a generous donor making YOU an Attache member of the Laurel Society. We will be honored to present your Laurel Society pin to you at region conference. With your gift, you look beyond your local community to support women and girls in our 21 countries and territories through the Live Your Dream Awards and Dream It! Be It! Hurry – there are only a few spots left to take advantage of doubling your donation and receiving Laurel Society recognition.

Nancy Montvydas, CFRE
Senior Director of Development
Soroptimist International of the Americas

Look Beyond

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Insurance Notice

During SUN’s monthly January meeting they welcomed new member Alesha Love-LaForme.

Central Jersey Bingo

New York City February 13th
2018-2020 Board
2018-2020 Board

Important Documents

Live Your Dream Application

Spring Conference 2019

Spring Conference 2018

Call list

  1. Welcome Letter
  2. Tentative Agenda
  3. Registration Form
  4. Slate of Officers
  5. Donations Flyer
  6. Bus Tour form
  7. Remembrance Form
  8. Sales Space Form
  9. Unsung Hero Form
  10. Toot Your Own Horn
  11. Basket Raffle Flyer
  12. Friday Dinner Flyer
  13. SC 2019 Flyer
  14. Diane Weller/Keynote
  15. Flyer Beach House
  16. Credentials Report
  17. Evaluation
  18. Keynote & Presenters


2017 Fall District Meetings

2017 District I & II MeetingSI Cumberland CountyOctober 27th & 28th, 2017
2017 District III & IVSI Montour, Danville, PANovember 3rd & 4th, 2017

Fall District Meetings District 1/2

Fall District Meetings District 3/4

Region Bulletin

Big Goal Survey

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 [email protected].

RoseMary Reid
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!

The State of Women’s Rights in NAR States

2017 Spring Conference

2013 Spring Conference

Marie Kennedy’s Key Note Address

Donna Butchko’s Workshop

SI Suburban Essex Club Banner
Does your club want to get a cool Soroptimist banner, like SI of Suburban Essex has?
Just send an email to Paul at
and mention that SISE told you about them. Paul will be happy to give you the price to get your club name on the banner. See a close up of the banner by clicking on the link below.

Save the Date: “Engaging the Survivor Community in Advocacy, Healing, and Criminal Justice”

A Symposium led by survivors, March 9-10. Download the flyer.

A new sign for SI Seaford, District II:

Staten Island Membership Award

Governor Tammy and Governor-Elect Peggy
at the Governor/Governor-elect round table held in Toronto


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Big Thank you to Diane Thompson for her generosity.  NAR is excited to have several new members in the Laurel Society as well as many members who have risen to the next level.

Old Forms


Hosted by Soroptimist International of Cumberland County Event

Nov 1- Nov 30 at 1 pm EST

For every $10 donation your name gets entered into a giveaway for a $250 Amazon gift card.

Donations will support the Live Your Dream Scholarship and the fight against Domestic Violence/Human Trafficking.

Donations can be made via PayPal at the link below or by check made out to SICC and sent to PO Box 50, Shiloh, NJ 08353.

The giveaway runs from November 1st through November 30th. The drawing will occur on December 1st and will be announced on our Facebook page.

Thank you everyone! Every donation counts.

💙Looking for some deals and wanting to help a cause? Please consider helping SI Cape May County💙

Here is the special link:

There is free shipping on orders $50 or more til Oct. 31.

Friends and Family far and wide! Please be sure to check out the Holiday Gift options that are available through “Soroptimist International of Phoenixville Color Street Nailbar

**Be sure to click shop with Soroptimist of Phoenixville Nailbar**

For every $10 donation your name gets entered into a giveaway for a $250 Amazon gift card.Donations will support the Live Your Dream Scholarship and the fight against Domestic Violence/Human Trafficking.Donations can be made via PayPal by clicking here or by check made out to SICC and sent to PO Box 50, Shiloh, NJ 08353.

The giveaway runs from November 1st through November 30th. The drawing will occur on December 1st and will be announced on our Facebook page.

Thank you to all who have shared, commented, or messaged about the post for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Together we can end this through education and support by bringing awareness. 

Remember… October is just one month…. WE should be aware 365 days a year if we are to end this cycle.

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