How does it work?
Each sisterhood and women's group in the Midwest District is entitled to a 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 Midwest District once every two years without expense. (The two-year time limitation is currently being waived for online district speakers).
The Midwest 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.
What will the District speaker talk about?
The District speaker may talk about any subject about sisterhood activities, leadership training, or problem-solving as needed. For instance, district speakers may be engaged 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. To discuss these or other ideas, contact the Midwest Speakers Bureau Chair by email.
How can I request a District speaker?
Requests for a District speaker should be mailed or emailed to the Midwest District Speakers Bureau Chair at least eight weeks in advance. Use the following hyperlink to submit your request:
If you prefer a printable form, this form can be printed, completed, and mailed to the chair of the Speakers Bureau.
What happens after the event?
Sisterhoods/women's groups should complete and submit the following online evaluation form after the event:
Also, many sisterhoods make a contribution to the Midwest District in honor of the District Speaker.
Speakers should complete and submit the form at the top of this page.
All forms on this page are for WRJ Midwest District speakers.
In alternate years, WRJ sisterhoods are entitled to a WRJ speaker.
Visit the WRJ Speakers Bureau webpage for WRJ speaker forms.