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Soroptimist International of the Americas
A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment
Date: 4/1/2018
Subject: GWR News Blast - April 2018
From: Soroptimist International - Golden West Region



     April 2018        NEWS BLAST 
 



Hello Wonderful Soroptimists!

Spring is here!  Doesn’t that sound refreshing? As the weather and blooming flowers remind us, it’s time to get out to enjoy our communities and friends, and to help others with a renewed energy. Thank you for all you do!

There are a lot of sweet quotes about Spring but I like this one the best: Spring is nature’s way of saying “let’s party!”  Yes, if you read the most recent Soroptimist Annual Report 2015-2016, we have a lot to celebrate! YOU did that!

Please take the opportunity to share our annual report with your club members and supporters.  Soroptimist Annual Report  We truly do impact women and girls in very positive ways!

And with renewed energy, let’s plan to fully participate in and celebrate our work.  Most clubs recently celebrated the recipients of their own Live Your Dream Awards and hosted a Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls event.  I can’t wait to hear your stories at the upcoming Spring Conference in Pala, CA.  Registration is open now!  Let’s party!
 
Best wishes and see you soon!
Governor Penny

IMPORTANT DATES
April 1st – GWR dues Invoice for 2018-2019 distributed
April 15th - Dream It Be Report Due to Region Coordinator
May 11th - Spring Conference Registration Deadline

2018-2019 GWR DUES INVOICE NOW ONLINE
Your tool to plan dues payments for the Golden West Region for 2018-2019 Soroptimist year is now available at GWR Annual Club Dues Invoice worksheet 2018-2019  Remember, you also need to pay the SIA dues which are now also online for payment.





DREAM IT, BE IT: CAREER SUPPORT FOR GIRLS REPORTING
As soon as you’ve completed your DIBI event, remember to submit the club reporting and evaluating worksheet to our GWR DIBI Coordinator, Betsy Kreger, at duhbets@earthlink.net
DIBI reporting and evaluating and DIBI transmittal form





2018 "SOROPTIMIST SOARING" SPRING CONFERENCE DEADLINE

The 2018 CALL to Spring Conference is online at www.goldenwestregion.org.  Join us in Pala, CA for the Soroptimist Summit on June 6th, the Spring Conference from June 7-9th, and the Soroptimist Temecula Wine Tour on June 10th!   The registration deadline is May 11, 2018.   For details, click on “2018 Spring Conference" under the “Quick Links” tab..  Lots of new things are happening!  You don’t want to miss it!  (Online registration for our Soroptimist bus Temecula Valley Wine tour with lunch on Sunday, June 10th is now available through registration.)

2018 SPRING CONFERENCE – BRING YOUR LYDA CLUB RECIPIENT
Just a reminder…if you can bring the LYDA recipient from your club, we’d love to introduce her during the LYDA celebration dinner.  The GWR will pay for her meal.

CELEBRATING SUCCESS FINALISTS!
Congratulations to our 2018 Soroptimist Celebrating Success finalists (listed in alphabetical order)!  The winner in each category will be announced at the 2018 Spring Conference.  Stop by the SCS finalists’ displays to research and replicate the wonderful projects these clubs have implemented. 

 SCS 2018 Finalists-April News Blast

2018 LTR logo



2018 LEADERSHIP TRAINING RETREAT
The LTR is being held at the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix/Midtown in Phoenix AZ from July 13-14, 2018.  Mark your calendars now and hold fundraisers to send all your members!  Engage Your Passion!


2018 FALL MEETING SCHEDULE
Here are the dates and locations of the upcoming 2018 Fall Meetings. If you can’t attend your own district’s Fall Meeting, feel free to register for a Fall Meeting in another district.  That is a great opportunity to meet other Soroptimists and steal/share some new ideas!
 2018 Fall Meeting Schedule for April News Blast









GOLDEN WEST REGION NEWS BLAST - APRIL 2018
QUESTIONS?  COMMENTS?
Contact Governor-elect Lori Reed- lorir.gwr@gmail.com