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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: 5/31/2018
Subject: GWR News Blast - June 2018
From: Soroptimist International - Golden West Region

     June 2018        NEWS BLAST 
BOD for June News Blast

Governor Penny – “Thank you” seems inadequate to express my gratitude for your support, love, ideas, and plain ole fun during my time on the Golden West Region Board – thank you for one of the best opportunities of my life, and best wishes to you, my friends, from the bottom of my heart.

Governor-elect Lori – Can’t wait to see what we accomplish in 2018-2020 as “We work as One” towards our mission.

Secretary Mandy - I want to share my immense gratitude to all of the Golden West Region Soroptimists for your encouragement, support,  love and laughter each of you have given me over the years I have served on the GWR Board.  THANK YOU!

Treasurer Margie – Congratulations on another wonderful year and we look forward to celebrating your successes at Spring Conference!

District 1 Director Rene - So much to celebrate - so many women's lives changed for the better!

District 2 Director Kimberly - Although our lives are full of change, sometimes planned but too often unexpected, I am grateful for the consistent love and support that Soroptimist members have for each other and women and girls throughout the world.

District 3 Director Laurie – It has been my absolute privilege and joy to serve District 3 of the Golden West Region; getting to know so many dynamic and talented women as well as witness first-hand so many of your celebrations and successes - it has truly been humbling.  Thank You!

District 4 Director Paula -  Congratulations to all on a wonderful Club year and on setting a firm foundation for an exciting 2018/2019. 

Important Dates:

  • Last chance to register for Soroptimist Summit – DEADLINE is June 1st
  • SIA & GWR Annual Dues DEADLINE is July 1st
  • NEXT UP! Leadership Training Retreat, July 13-14, 2018 – DEADLINE is July 6th

As we near the end of our 2017-2018 Soroptimist year, remember to create your budget for 2018-2019 and do an audit of this year; celebrate your 2017-2018 club leaders; set up a club retreat to plan the coming year; and plot a fun, inspiring installation of your 2018-2019 Club Officers and Chairs.

Soroptimist Summit: Building Access to Education

On Thursday, June 7th, join us to learn about simple ways you can impact the level of education in your community and develop a new project for your club at the Soroptimist Summit – just before the start of 2018 Spring Conference at the same location – Pala Casino Spa Resort, Pala, CA.  Deadline is June 1st!

SIA and GWR Annual Dues – Time to pay for all the fun! 
You should have received the GWR dues invoice and SIA dues invoice in May.  If not, you can download the SIA and GWR invoices from and Remember there are two forms and they are sent two places: GWR and SIA. 


The Leadership Training Retreat is just around the corner.  Registration deadline is July 6th.  Be sure to register your club’s new leadership team for this very important meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn, Phoenix/Midtown, in Phoenix, AZ on July 13th -14th.  “Engage Your Passion” to achieve our mission.  Go to    to see the agenda and register today! The deadline for hotel registration is June 10th.

District 1: October 5-6, 2018, hosted by SI Riverside in Riverside, CA.
District 2: October 26-27, 2018, hosted by SI Desert Cities of the Coachella Valley in Indio, CA.
District 3: October 12-13, 2018, hosted by SI Kingman in Kingman, AZ.
District 4: October 19-20, 2017, hosted by Desert Tucson in Tucson, AZ

Contact Governor-elect Lori Reed-