March 15, 2016
Greetings to our ECR
Soroptimists and Guests:
This is your special
invitation to attend the 2016 Spring Conference of Eastern Canada Region to be
held at the BRIARS RESORT AND CONFERENCE CENTRE in Jackson’s Point, Ontario.
Members of Soroptimist International of York are looking forward to have you
share a weekend together in the country. Bring your Cowboy Hats for Friday
night and a country garden dress and hat for Saturday night!!
Your Eastern Canada
Region Board has planned an exciting agenda that should be of interest to all
members. On Friday evening we would like you to arrive in time for the official
opening ceremonies at 7:00 PM. As is tradition, there will be a short business
session, our amazing basket raffle draws, a social and as always, lots of
We have a number of
events to highlight about our weekend together! I am excited to let you know
that our very own RoseMary Reid ,SIA President- Elect, will be in attendance.
Our guest speaker Emily Hemlow from The Humphrey Group Inc. will be presenting
on Taking the Stage.
Again this year we
hope to host one of the Soroptimist Foundation of Canada (SFC) Grant winners.
We are also planning an opportunity to meet the Region winner for the Live Your
Dream Award. By focusing our efforts on programs such as these, we help women
gain access to education and we help contribute to these women's future
We are privileged to
have as our official Federation Visitor SIA Director, Bev Bucur who is from
Lansing, Illinois, USA. Bev is currently serving a two-year term on the Board
of Directors. Please make Bev feel welcome and ensure her trip to Eastern
Canada is memorable.
This Conference will
include the election and installation of your 2016-2018 Eastern Canada Region
Board. My term officially comes to an end June 20th. There is not enough room
for me to express how honoured I am and have been to be your Governor for the
past biennium. I will definitely expand on my gratitude during our conference.
The Call to Conference
package included with this letter gives you all the information you need. To
ensure a smooth registration, review the Call in detail. This will help you
understand what you need to do before Conference as well as the activities that
your Conference Committee and the Board have planned over the course of the
Please review the
registration form carefully to be aware of deadlines. Please complete your
Conference Registration form and return it by April 1, 2016.
We look forward to
your attendance at conference once again this year. Please encourage other
members, especially the new members in your club, to come to conference. As an
incentive, Eastern Canada Region will refund $25.00 of the registration fee to
any first time attendee at the conference.
On behalf of the
Eastern Canada Region Board and members of Soroptimist International of York,
please join us in this great opportunity to be together as Soroptimists, to
share our interests in improving the lives of women and girls, to have fun and
to enjoy a weekend in the country!