Dear Southern Region Members,
According to the latest update issued by SIA Headquarters this afternoon, the date for cancellation of all Soroptimist events of any size has been extended to
May 11, 2020
. Therefore, your Southern Region Board has voted to postpone our 94
Southern Region Conference. We have been working on a future date with our same hotel, The Renaissance Tampa International Hotel, for a combined Conference/All District Meeting this fall in Tampa and can now announce that our 2020 Conference will be
Friday, October 30, 2020 through Sunday, November 1, 2020.
Southern Region will be refunding all paid Spring Conference fees and you will be able to register for our Fall Conference/All District Meeting at a later date. Governor-elect Michelle and I will be working together to coordinate this unique opportunity to bring you a combined event and we will be re-issuing our Call to Conference to reflect these new dates.
While this is certainly a trying time in our country as we deal with the Covid-19 health crisis, I believe there are many things that we can still accomplish as Southern Region Soroptimists. While in person Soroptimist events and meetings of any size have been suspended until May 11, it is possible to meet via conference call.
is an excellent service that our Southern Region Board has used for several years and that has also been used to communicate with our club Presidents on a regular basis. You may need to hold officer elections and conduct other business for your club as we near the end of our fiscal year and the end of the 2018 - 2020 biennium. We will all need to exhibit our flexibility, creativity, leadership and most of all our great Soroptimist spirit to be successful during this special situation.
Governor-elect Michelle and I look forward to seeing you this fall in Tampa. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to
or call me.