For those of you that attended Soroptimist Development Retreat (SDR), thank you for investing in yourself and your club and taking the time to attend. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did! Jackie and Liesl did great organizing it.
I am in awe of the talent of the women in our region! Nearly all of our workshops were presented by members and they rocked! Our board and committee members have all only been in their positions for about a week and they all did great! You would never guess that they (we) were newbies!
And you rocked for coming and participating!
For those of you that couldn’t make it, mark your calendar now: July 27-28, 2019!
Welcome to the 2018-2020 Biennium!! It’s a new club year, new officers, and a new energy for clubs and region. I am honored to be your Governor for the next two years! What a pleasure it has been serving under Immediate Past Governor Vicki! I have learned so much from her and we all owe her a great big THANK YOU for dedicating the last two years of her life to our Region! Thanks to her changing our Eblast to twice a month instead of every week, I only have to write 48 of these instead of 104! I look forward to working towards two goals with all of you: Increased participation in our “Dream Programs” and rededication to increasing our membership. Our years of experience working with women and girls has taught us that education is the key to unlocking economic empowerment of the world’s women and girls. When women and girls are educated, they have opportunity, choice, and power to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families. Our Dream Programs help make that a reality. Let’s focus on women and girls and education for our club work to help attract new members and gain better recognition. Let’s honor our past by being trailblazers into our next century as THE organization that empowers women and girls. Let’s do it in our unique, individual clubs, but at the same time, all working towards the same goal. Together we can help more ‘Girls with Dreams become Women with Vision’.