Governor Elect


2020-2022 Southern Region Governor Elect
Kathy Blanton

Kathy BlantonThe 2020 – 2022 Biennium isn’t over yet! We started out with…a pandemic. We couldn’t meet in person. We learned how to login to Zoom and, just as important, how to “unmute”.

Clubs found a way to move ahead, despite these barriers, in new and unusual ways. We tried to focus on our Dream Programs and fulfill our mission of empowering women and girls through access to education.

We learned about the Soroptimist “Big Goal”. We’ve been challenged to help even more women and girls to reach the Soroptimist collective goal of impacting 500,000 in the next 10 years.

As I write this letter to you, we’re nearing the end of the first year of the 2020-2022 biennium. I hope and pray the 2nd year is very different from the first. We all miss seeing one another. Zoom is not quite the same as being together “for real”, laughing together, brain storming ideas together, and actually meeting the women and girls we seek to help.

We hope we can get all of us together again at a “live” district meeting and a fun-filled conference in Tampa in 2022. Time for fellowship, networking, sharing ideas and celebrating successes.

And we hope to be able to celebrate Soroptimist’s 100th birthday…together!