Governor's Message

Greetings from the desk of the Governor. On behalf of the Camino Real Region Board, I wish you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year!   


For me this time of year if filled with chaos and gratitude. Chaos perhaps from holiday preparations or stressful situations like life changes, the taking on of new adventures, or when unpredictable experiences impact our lives. Our Region has certainly endured its share of unfortunate events and tragedy. Chaos brings a feeling of being out of control and anxiety, and it can often stop us in our tracks as we try to adjust.  This is when we lean on each other and find ways to see past the chaos.

Gratitude comes to us in those quieter moments, when we reflect on all that life has given us. Feeling grateful can be awe-inspiring; it brings warmth to our hearts and smiles to our faces. Gratitude brings us joy, peace and a sense of calm after a storm of chaos.

Gratitude is having a sense of being thankful, a readiness to show appreciation, and an ability to return kindnesses. It is especially during the holiday season that I feel a need to express my gratitude, but my gratefulness does not end there.  As I am sure you will agree, as a Soroptimist, we have the "attitude of gratitude" throughout the entire year.  When we help a Live Your Dream recipient get closer to her dream or help create a Dream It, Be It path for a young girl in high school, we receive joy and gratitude from our volunteer work and create opportunities to balance the chaos around us.  

Thank you for your dedication to Soroptimist and inspiring us to do more and give more in every way possible.  I look forward to a most grateful 2019 together!