The Governor’s Projects in the Rocky Mountain Region started in 2000 when the Youth Forum’s ended. The Children of Peace International (COPI) had presented its work to the 1999 Fall District III & IV Meeting hosted by SI Fort Collins in Estes Park, Colorado. From that moving presentation, the idea of projects that could be done for COPI were born. Children of Peace International is a humanitarian organization which exists to serve the people of Vietnam by developing the capability of the people to help themselves.
For the 2014-2016 biennium Rocky Mountain Region will once again be partnering with Children of Peace International to help provide girls and young women in Vietnam with hope and the ability to dream big dreams. Funds raised will go toward providing a college education to young women through a yearly scholarship. Funds will also support ongoing efforts to mentor and teach leadership skills to girls who have been trafficked, abandoned, or abused.
International Goodwill & Understanding (IGU)
Rocky Mountain Region offers a friendship grant to Soroptimists from another country each biennium to visit our Region. Clubs may also form Friendship Links with other clubs around the world.