Attention District 1 Clubs
It’s not too early to start planning for the services your Club will provide this coming year. Newly elected presidents and boards are selecting their committee chairs. Committee chairs are thinking of their strategies. Summer is a good time for planning what you want to implement in the fall.
I want to remind you again of what ZI President Maria Jose told us at our conference in Burlington last fall. For one, she told us to get more bang by partnering with another organization. Is there another women’s organization in your community with a similar mission? Maybe even a men’s organization...this is the 21st century, and many men’s groups are progressive enough to be working on women’s issues, too.
She also suggested to us that we concentrate on an underserved women’s population in our area. Do you have any new Americans resettling in your community? Do you have a women’s prison? A domestic violence center?
And remember to make sure your service project is one that speaks to our mission to empower women through service and advocacy.
If you aren’t sure of what other organizations are in your area, call your local United Way. If you aren’t sure what issues need attention, talk to your local Police Department.
And remember to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) so that other Clubs can copy your ideas. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Donna Raycraft, District 1 Service Committee Chair
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