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From the editor
Margaret Lobo
Well, here is the new version of The After six years as editor of SIGBI’s
International Soroptimist – or TIS for magazine (and still going strong!) I have
brevity and simplicity. I hope you like it. It learnt so much about Soroptimism and the
is different; it is ‘digital’ but it is, therefore, range of projects successfully undertaken
Carolyn Hudson
now accessible to every single person in the by members; but I am still impressed by
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world who has access to a computer. every email I receive; they all show that
How amazing is that? Anyone, anywhere Soroptimists are making a difference.
in the world that you meet, email, phone Now, with TIS, I am in touch with all
or write to can, pretty well instantly, access members across the globe, 125 countries,
this magazine. 3000 clubs, over 90,000 members. I am
Dawn Marie Lemonds
This means that anyone, anywhere can privileged, excited and eager to hear more.
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access Soroptimism, 365:24/7. Yes, of So, thank you all for giving me the
course, they already can, with all our opportunity to publish TIS, thank you to
websites that federations, unions, national SI HQ and the editorial panel for helping
associations, networks and clubs work so me to get this first issue ready, thank you
hard on. to everyone who contributed to it.
Margaret Cook
The point of TIS, as I see it, is to provide There will be another issue in June,
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a bridge between the traditional printed deadline 21 May, to which you are
magazine (expensive to print and post) and all very welcome to contribute news

the SI website that is a rapid information and information that is relevant to the
resource, rather than a ‘good read’. international scope of TIS.
Rosie Coutts
Equally, TIS is a friendly publication We have much to report on; please help
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that can be printed off, emailed, used as a us to get the balance right. Send me your
tool to demonstrate just how powerful and views and suggestions
compelling global Soroptimism is. now.
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Dates to remember
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12-14 March: SIA Board of Directors Meeting, Philadelphia, USA
13 April: SISWP Officers Meeting
16-18 April: SISWP Conference of Clubs at the Gold Coast Qld, Australia
10 - 14 July 2011: Soroptimist International Convention Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Following the resounding success of the 18th SI Convention held in Glasgow in 2007,
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website every quarter, March, June,
will be posted on to the Montréal Convention website as it becomes
September and December.
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