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SISEAP President Christine Johnstone's messages to the members of Soroptimist International South East Asia Pacific. 

Presidents Message - November 2023

Educate, Empower, Enable three statements we refer to in written and vocal communication.  As Soroptimists we create projects which empower women every day, but to do this important work we must empower ourselves. SISEAP has recently ran two Thr...

Presidents Message - October 2023

October is the birth month of Eleanor Roosevelt, a woman of the world who worked to improve the lives of people all over the world, and assisted in writing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I came across this quote from Eleanor "You can...

Presidents Message - September 2023

How important is it to you to make a difference?  During my recent Cultural Exchange visit to Mongolia, I was accompanied by Federation Life Member Lorna Mead, Catherine Evans and Cherrie Power. We visited with the 4 Soroptimists club’s and thei...

Presidents Message - August 2023

A global voice for women, Soroptimists voices were indeed strong and loud over the last week in July, as 1,700 Soroptimists from across the globe convened in Dublin. A taxi driver remarked to one of our Federation Soroptimists “So many women in ...

Presidents Message - July 2023

How long has it been since you reviewed our vision and mission? Our Vision is that women and girls will achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worl...

Presidents Message - June 2023

I hope you were all energized by the information and story telling provided at the SISEAP AGM, General meeting and the Federation meeting. The two weekends highlighted your Soroptimist impact in your communities, and at the National and Internat...

Presidents Message - May 2023

This month marks the end of the first year of this biennium. The first year has been extremely successful, with a great team working together we have achieved so much.  To hear about our achievements, and plan for the future and have your voice ...

Presidents Message - April 2023

March was a month of travel, attending the Commission on the Status of Women and then the National Association of New Zealand conference. Over this period there were many side conversations, one of which was “Why am I / are you a Soroptimists”. ...

Presidents Message - March 2023

Equity, Economic, Enterprise, Environment, Education, were the 5 core elements I introduced this biennium and it was my wish that members consider ensuring that one of these core elements are being met when implementing projects for this biennium....

Presidents Message - February 2023

Soroptimist International SEAP members recognise the importance of Education as a core element of our project work. Education is a basic human right; our Clubs provide many pathways towards improving education leading to economic empowerment.&nb...

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