Speakers Bureau

Northeast District

Your sisterhood is entitled to a speaker
from the Northeast District

How does it work?

Each sisterhood and women's group in the Northeast District is entitled to a Northeast District speaker once every two years.*

Most sisterhoods request a speaker for their own sisterhood, alone, but you may instead request a speaker for a joint event with one or more other affiliated sisterhoods in your city or local area.

What expenses does the sisterhood incur?

Sisterhoods and women’s groups are entitled to a speaker from the Northeast District once every two years without expense.*

The Northeast District Speakers Bureau Chair may arrange for additional speakers within the two-year period at the local sisterhood’s or women’s group’s expense.

* The two-year time limitation is currently being waived for online district speakers.

What will the Northeast District speaker talk about?

Your district speaker may talk about any subject pertaining to sisterhood activities, leadership training, or problem solving as needed. District speakers may be engaged, for instance, for the opening meeting of the season, a general sisterhood meeting, an installation service, a special interest meeting, a donor meeting, a sisterhood service, a board meeting, board training, or a paid-up luncheon or dinner. Or a district speaker may address your board about alternative leadership options, like having a presidium or leadership group instead of a president, or ways to energize your current board. To discuss these or other ideas, contact the Northeast Speakers Bureau Chair by email.

How is a district speaker requested?

Requests for a district speaker should be submitted to the Northeast District Speakers Bureau Chair at least eight weeks in advance, using a Northeast District Speaker Request form.

If you prefer a printable form, this form can be printed, completed, and mailed to the chair of the Speakers Bureau.

All forms on this page are for WRJ Northeast District speakers.

In alternate years, WRJ sisterhoods are entitled to a WRJ speaker.
(Visit the WRJ Speakers Bureau webpage for WRJ speaker forms.)

What happens afterward?

The sisterhood/women's group should submit a Sisterhood Evaluation form after the event.

If you prefer a printable form, this form can be printed, completed, and mailed to the chair of the Speakers Bureau.

Many sisterhoods make a contribution to the Northeast District in honor of the district speaker.

Speakers should submit a Speaker's Report after each Speakers Bureau event.

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