April Soroptimist Summary
2019 SIA Recognition Banquet!
Registration for the 2019 SIA Recognition Banquet is now open! Join Soroptimists from all over the world for a fabulous evening to celebrate our accomplishments and our leaders! Click here for more information to plan your trip to beautiful Montreal!
The mail ballot for 2019-2020 SIA president-elect was sent to all clubs in good standing in early March. Resumes and videos for the four candidates can also be found on the SIA website. Ballots must be signed by two different club officers and received at headquarters on or before Thursday, May 2 to be counted.
Club Liability Insurance
To protect U.S. and Canadian clubs from general liability claims, clubs in those countries are required to purchase club general liability insurance. As a service, SIA headquarters manages the procurement of this group insurance coverage for the clubs under a master policy, where risks and costs are shared among all clubs in the pool. Effective April 1, there will be a change in your club liability insurance policy.
We have decided to go with Charity First to provide our club liability insurance coverage. Charity First is a provider of specialty non-profit insurance solutions and insures many large charitable organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA/YWCA’s. Our new insurance broker will be Pacific Ag insurance in Hanford, California. Pacific Ag is an independent insurance agency with several offices in California. Our dedicated staff member at Pacific Ag is Joanna Acosta. Her contact information is below. If Joanna is unavailable, please ask for JP Holeman, Petra Romero or Jordan Koelewyn and they will be able to assist you.
Pacific Ag Insurance
Click here to access all club insurance information. A new certificate of insurance is located here. Please contact our chief operating and financial officer, Sue Murray (SueM@soroptimist.org) if you have additional questions.
The new Sombrero pin (#116) features smooth contrasting textures of gold and our signature Soroptimist blue. Measuring 1 1/2 inches across and featuring a safety clasp backing, it is the perfect pin to showcase your Soroptimist pride.