Soroptimists Are Shining Stars
“You do not have to be perfect to be remarkable”
One theme, one tagline…
Many of you have received emails from me in the past few years and have seen my personal quote at the end of the email, which I truly believe in and hope that all Soroptimist members believe. “You do not have to be perfect to be remarkable”.
My theme, “Soroptimists Are Shining Stars”, incorporates my tagline into who I believe each one of us is – a shining star!
I am so excited to be starting my term as Governor of Founder Region. I have climbed my personal “life ladder” to reach this important place and am looking forward to serving you, the members of Founder Region. Thank you for this opportunity.
For those of you who attended Conference in Hawaii, you heard me say that my dream is for every woman and girl to like who she sees in the mirror. Striving to reach that accomplishment will speak volumes for us as Soroptimists. Just as many of the women and girls we serve, some of us may have obstacles that prevent us from liking who we see in the mirror. We can work on that. We can reach our goals. It may not be easy but we can do this.
Together we can tackle so many topics of concern. I hope to see us continue to address our fight against human trafficking. I hope to see us all become better educated about what we are fighting against. We hear about the issue; we know it is happening – what can we do to be more aware and help prevent trafficking from happening in our own backyard?
I hope we can work towards seeing the end of domestic violence, and mental and verbal abuse against women and girls. I hope to see us address other concerns: teen dating violence, elderly abuse, eating disorders, lack of self-esteem and self-confidence…the list goes on.
I hope to make each and every one of us keenly aware of who we are, what we do, why we do what we do and how we can help ourselves and others achieve the positive connection of looking in the mirror and liking who we see. By doing this, we will be able to share our empowerment and enthusiasm with another woman who might need a “hand-up”.
I truly hope to see us learn ways to empower the women we aim to help be able to achieve a status they never dreamed possible.
“Soroptimists Are Shining Stars”. I hope to see every Soroptimist in Founder Region shine. We have so many directions we can turn our shining star light and make things happen. We are remarkable Soroptimists. Let’s combine our efforts and make Founder Region’s star shine in the brightest way possible.
I am excited to have such remarkable members on the region board – Governor-elect Sylvia, Secretary Kris, Treasurer Vicki, District I Director Elise, District II Director Pat Eileen, District III Director Joy, District IV Director Barbara, District V Director Dyann, District VI Director Angie – a big thank you for your dedication and commitment. You are no longer “incoming”!
I look forward to working with each and every member of Founder Region. Thank you.