Washington, DC, August 2018 – Videos of Congratulations were submitted by the Regional Directors from Region 17 (United States), Region 18 (Philippines), and Region 20 (India) in response to the invitation from the 2016-2018 Board of Directors. Below are the submitted videos. Transcripts and Closed Captioning are available for each of the videos. Closed Captioning can be turned on with the CC in the bottom right corner of the video.
If your Region would like to submit a video, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
United States – Region 17 (1:00)
Congratulations from Region 17 – Transcript
Hey Ladies! I’m Shary Goulart from Region 17 and I just want to take this opportunity to say congratulations on being here at Quota’s centennial celebration.
Quota has accomplished amazing and wonderful things over the past 100 years. There have been many changes and I’m sure there are more to come. I know that you are just as proud as I am to be a part of this organization. We truly have a lot to celebrate. As I see and hear some of the amazing things that you are doing out in your communities, I realize how unique all of our clubs are. How unique each and every one of you are. I feel blessed that I can call you sisters in Quota.
Here’s looking at another productive 100 years. Again Ladies, congratulations. Keep up the good work and raise your flag for Quota.
Region 17 Director Shary Goulart
Quota International of Morro Bay, California
Philippines – Region 18 (1:32)
Congratulations from Region 18: Transcript
Through its enduring focus on service and sharing, Quota International stands as a shining example of inspiration around the world today and for the next generations. As we celebrate the 100 years of Quota and recognize in particular, the people who brought it into being, we honor the sacrifice, generosity, pioneering spirit, and contribution of our founders. Quota’s 100-year celebration is of great significance. And it is fitting to pay tribute to the tenacity, skills, and leadership of the men and women who have served the organization reaching the end of the first century. We commend all your efforts today.
A centenary in the history of any organization is a significant milestone, a historical landmark, a celebration of a very special event that affords an opportunity not only to review our past history but also to look forward to an amazing and exciting future. All praises and thanks to the organization who has molded me to who I am today.
Mabuhay! from the Philippines.
This is a Zelinda Barrios-Soto, Regional Director for R18. Greeting Quota International a very very special anniversary. Here’s wishing us all another hundred years of success.
Thumbs up and hats off to you Quota.
Region 18 Director, Zelinda Barrios-Soto
Quota International of Pampanga
SAN FERNANDO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (0:14)
(served by Quota International Region 18)
San Fernando Elementary School: Transcript
Happy Anniversary Quota International! Thank you and our love to you all!
India – Region 20 (3:43)
Congratulations from Region 20: Transcript
Pratibha Chandra, Regional Director, Region 20 India. Hello everybody, Nice to see you all here.
On behalf of Quota Region 20, I congratulate and and give our best wishes to Quota International for completing hundred years of Quota. It’s a firm, we have done a fabulous, a marvelous job about it and now Quota is a worldwide organization.
I am honored to be the first Regional Director of Region 20 to be attending an international conference. I am sure it is going to be a very very great, a fabulous learning experience for me.
I am also the founding member of DLF City Club. It has been 18 years since its inception. What really motivated and inspired me to join Quota was the life of Wanda Frey, the founder of Quota and how the word quota was used to define this organization. And how it has spread it wings all over the world. Congratulations once again. India is a large and developing country and requires tremendous efforts and resources and initiative to help the underprivileged.
All the three clubs in our region are working to help the underprivileged in the field of child welfare, education, health, women employment, vocational and skill training, geriatric care and so on. For example, we had Quota DLF City started a preschool about 12 years ago with only ten children. We are proud to say that today we have 800 children from preschool to class 12. All the other clubs have had similar challenges and face them.
Really, however, we do try our best to do whatever we can for Quota, but sometimes I think even our best is not good enough. What we are doing today is just a drop in the ocean. But then, it’s as the old saying goes, ‘little drops of water make a mighty ocean’. And our aim is that at least if not we, generations to come will one day make it into a very very mighty ocean.
Let us all join hands and spread the message of service compassion, friendship, and peace and extend a helping hand to those who need us. It is so satisfying to see a child – a child still in the eyes turn into a smile on the lips when you have given the child some help, the help he really desperately needs.
Let us leave a legacy so firmly embedded in the sands of time that not even the fiercest of storms can erase or erode it. Members will come and members will go that is what destiny is all about and that is how this world goes but Quota will go on forever and should go on forever and God bless Quota.
Thank you all for listening to me.
Region 20 Director, Pratibha Chandra
Quota International of DLF City
Congratulations and thanks to members and friends of Quota International for your support during Quota International’s first century! We look forward to the work that will be done to fulfill the mission of empowering women, children, the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and people with speech difficulties in local communities around the world.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan – On the last day of the 2018 International Convention in Washington, D.C., I was proud to make the following announcement.
“Region 4 and the beautiful Great Lakes State of Michigan are honored and excited to invite Quota International members to join us for a perfect vision of convention…. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 9th, 10th and 11th, 20/20.”
Quota Region 4 has formed a convention team. We are thrilled to invite fellow Quotarians to visit our beautiful state. Michigan is surrounded by our 5 Great Lakes and we have 3,288 miles of fresh water shoreline. The geographic shape of the state looks like a mitten and we are “Smitten With The Mitten”. Our host city, Grand Rapids, is filled with great opportunities for activities like, hiking, biking, golfing and over 200 venues for theater, museums, shops and restaurants. The city’s Gerald R. Ford airport, has over 120 daily nonstop flights from 20 major destinations.
Our amazing hotel, the Amway Grand Plaza, won an Award of Excellence for Best Historic Hotel in 2017. The world class hotel dates back to 1913 and is grand and opulent, it’s a real pleasure to stay here. Hotel amenities include 7 restaurants plus a Starbucks, a spa, clothing stores, an on-site convenience store, fitness room, pool and best of all, it is ADA compliant. Visit amwaygrand.com for more information.
Our team has already arranged pre and post-convention tours which include historic Mackinaw Island, boating trips on Lake Michigan, the famous Sleeping Bear sand dunes and Frederick Meijer Gardens…. and that’s just a few of the attractions on the tours. Stay tuned to the blog because we will be posting monthly articles with information about Grand Rapids, additional tour itineraries, Michigan attractions/facts and hotel highlights.
Region 4 is “Smitten with the Mitten” and you will be too ….We hope you have 20/20 vision and join us for a Pure Michigan Convention in Grand Rapids, …July…9th, 10th and 11th, two-thousand and twenty.
Region 4 Director
Washington, DC, July 2018 – Quota International delegates from more than 240 Quota Clubs, 21 Regions, the International Board of Directors, and the Past International Presidents have elected the next Board of Directors for 2018-2020. Pictured above is the new Board of Directors:
President Emilie Simon
Manila, Philippines – Region 18
President-Elect/Treasurer Carol Patin, MD
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States – Region 9
Vice President Brenda Cherry
Wooster, Ohio, United States – Region 2
Vice President Luz Marina Gonzalez
Oranjestad, Aruba – Region 10
Vice President Jan Rhodes
Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand – Region 21
Washington, DC, July 2018 – At Quota International’s Convention, the delegates voted on a new mission statement to include people with speech difficulties. The exact wording below is to be adopted and used by all Quota Clubs around the world. All Bylaw changes are being updated and will be added to the website.
NEW MISSION STATEMENT as of July 14th, 2018:
“Quota International is a non-profit organization empowering women, children, the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and people with speech difficulties in local communities around the world.”
School girls show off projects created in an educational program funded by World Service HIH donations – photo submitted by Quota International of Manila
Washington, DC, June 19, 2018 – In preparation to kick off Quota International’s 100th year celebration, the Board of Directors has decided to make the Service on Site project go global. All clubs, whether coming to convention or not, are encouraged to participate in the service project.
The girls in the photo above would be counted with the “Pencils Plus” global project. These girls are just four of the many thousands of children who have benefited from projects organized by Quotarians around the world.
Click here for more details about the Pencils Plus Global Service Project*
*This list of ideas shared is in no way comprehensive! If you’d like your idea featured, send photos and information to email@example.com and we’ll feature you in an upcoming article! (or, if you’d prefer, write your own and submit that.)
Why Pencils Plus?
In the 14 Quota countries, 223 million children are living in poverty. Quota clubs have been working to solve these challenges for nearly 100 years. “Pencils Plus” will kick off Quota’s 99th year by counting the impact all clubs are making to ease the burdens for children living in poverty. Click here to learn more from the April 2018 ALL Leadership call notes.
Why aren’t we doing an “on site” Service on Site Project?
The Service on Site project has been a highlight at district conferences, area meetings, regional meetings, and international conventions. There were several goals considered when planning for the 100th anniversary: to continue to celebrate accomplishments of each club, raise awareness outside of Quota’s membership, and make it easier for members – all members – to participate.
With the traditional Service ON Site:
- Only people who attended the meetings were able to contribute.
- Members flying across the ocean needed to allow for extra space and weight in their luggage to make room for the donated items — and even needed to cross a few fingers to get through the airport check in.
With these considerations, the Board decided to go Global and include all clubs with the Service Project to measure and celebrate the impact that members are making for children around the world everyday.
What will be counted?
- Number of Children helped
- Amount of Funds donated to help children
- Hours Volunteered – directly with children
How can clubs contribute?
Quota Clubs can contribute by going online to report the results from your projects. All club projects, including the World Service Hand in Hand projects, will be counted and featured on a thermometer at convention – even those reporting during convention – meaning you can fill out this quick and easy form now! If you’d still like to bring school supplies to convention, we will make sure they go to children in need in the District of Columbia.
Click here to enter the numbers of children your club has helped
since January 1st, 2018
Contact your Regional Director, an International Board Member or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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We Share Foundation
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. – Mother Teresa
Washington, DC, May 2017 – Many of our best friends are Quotarians. They have hearts of gold and are always looking out for each other. Whenever they hear of someone who needs help, they let them know that we are here for them. This is true in our local communities and around the world. In 2017-2018
Changing Lives Around the World
Quota International’s World Service projects began in 1983 with the Quota Home for Abandoned and Destitute Women in New Delhi, India. Over the past 30 years, Quota Clubs have hosted International Women’s Day Celebrations, international festivals, and public awareness events raising over $1 million to fund World Service projects helping children living in poverty in two dozen towns and villages. Special thanks go to the following clubs who donated during the past year to support projects improving Health and Wellbeing, Educational Development, and Workforce Development:
Super Star Donors $1,000+ USD:
- Australia: Quota International of Narooma
- Canada: Quota International of Weyburn
- United States: Quota International of Baton Rouge, Central Oregon, Gridley, Kent Valley, Massillon, Minneapolis, and Morro Bay
Gold Star Donors $500 – $999 USD:
- Australia: Quota International of Beenleigh, Jimboomba, Redcliffe, Sandgate, Temora, and Whitsunday
- Canada: Quota International of Estevan
- New Zealand: Quota International of Opotiki
- United States: Quota International of Cupertino, Estes Park, Wilmington, and Wooster
Silver Star Donors $200 – $499 USD:
- Aruba: Quota International of Aruba
- Australia: Quota International of Alstonville/Wollongbar, Brisbane City, Bundaberg, Caloundra, Camden Haven, Canberra, Casino, Coffs Harbour, Forster Tuncurry, Gloucester, Gold Coast, Coulburn, Lower Clarence, Macarthur, North Lakes, Sydney, and Tweed Heads/Coolangata
- Canada: Quota International of Mariposa, Owen Sound, and Penticton
- New Zealand: Quota International of Papakura, and Whakatane
- United States: Quota International of Beckley, Canton, Fort Lauderdale, Grand Rapids, Lake County, Lawrence, Mountain View/Los Altos, New Haven, Paradise, and Shenango Valley
Bronze Star Donors $100 – $199 USD:
- Australia: Quota International of Batemans Bay, Brisbane South, Buderim, Campbelltown, Cobden, Coolum Beach, Coonamble, Geelong, Gladstone, Glen Innes, Lithgow, Maleny, Maryborough, Orange, Taree, Thuringowa, Walcha, and Wimmera
- Canada: Quota International of Grey Bruce, Estevan, Huronia, Ottowa, and Wainwright
- New Zealand: Quota International of Rotorua
- United States: Quota International of Andover, Coral Springs/Parkland, Freeport, Iosco County, Kirksville, Klamath Falls, Lorain, Northside Atlanta, Platteville, Preston County, Salisbury, Tacoma, and West Monroe
Additional Clubs supporting World Service projects include: Quota International of Bathurst, Carindale, Gympie, Kingaroy, Kyogle, Port Macquarie, Quirindi, Townsville, and Wynnum Manly in Australia. Quota International of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Quota International of Ohope in New Zealand, and Quota International of Legazpi-Mayon in the Philippines. Quota International of Bethlehem, Candlewood Valley, Harrisonburg, Holyoke JQs, Jackson, Johnstown, Kenosha-Racine, Salem, and West Memphis in the United States.
During the past year, 111 Quota Clubs and 2 Junior Quota Clubs gave to the World Service Hand in Hand World Service Projects. Your generosity inspires us and changes lives for children around the world.
Every donation makes a difference for children who live in poverty.
Health and Wellbeing projects create safer and healthier environments for children living in poverty often without electricity or running water. Quota members fill in the gaps providing diagnostic equipment, screenings for health, hearing, and vision, vaccinations and emergency care, and supplies for medical centers including fans and medication. When mothers are in prison, children receive clothing and uniforms, nutritious school lunches, meals at day care centers, and a place to put their head at night.
Educational Development projects ensure that basic schooling needs are met. Quota Members arrange transportation, donate school supplies, build adaptive classrooms, and provide salaries for teachers to ensure that all children have what they need to grow into the leaders of tomorrow.
Workforce Development projects provide sound beginnings for women, and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing. Quotarians promote long-term independence and self-reliance offering a range of opportunities from sign language and braille lessons, to educational classes, and vocational training with the trades, and also small business loans.
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We Share Foundation
Northern Virginia Wine Country Day Tour
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Space is limited. Must be 21 years or older.
Come spend the day exploring two award winning wineries in Historic Leesburg, Virginia with your fellow Quotarians. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Northern Virginia as you set off for two private tastings at wineries of different flavors. A tasting typically consists of 8-10 wines and a light lunch will consist of sandwich fare and snacks.
Zephaniah Farm Winery: Start the day being picked up from the Capital Hilton at 9:00 am. We’ll head to our first stop in Northern Virginia, Zephaniah Farm Winery, where we will be treated to a special vineyard tour, seated tasting, and lunch in the garden or on the porch. Zephaniah is a family-owned winery farming on the land since 1950 introducing the planting of grapes 16 years ago. Zephaniah was recently named one of the top 25 wineries in the United States.
Stone Tower Winery: The second stop at Stone Tower Winery is set atop Hogback Mountain on 306 exquisite acres with 75 beautiful acres of vineyards to walk through. Here we’ll get to see the life of a grape, from the harvest all the way to the end product, the unique experience of tasting wines beside the vines and barrels from which they were created. After a festive, relaxing day, we’ll return to the Capital Hilton by 4:00 pm.
PRICING: Trip includes transportation, tastings, and lunch $120 USD per person. Guests must be 21+ and the tour is non-refundable. Click here to register for the Wine Country Day Tour.
Historic Annapolis Day Tour
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Space is limited.
Annapolis is the state of Maryland’s capital city located on the Chesapeake Bay, its historic district populated by quaint 18th century housing filled with restaurants and shopping.
Come explore it’s charming waterfront, kicking off the day with a private 60-minute Historic Annapolis Trolley Tour! There are more 18th-century brick homes in Annapolis than any other city in the nation, making a trip to Annapolis a true walk down memory lane. After the trolley tour from 9:30 am – 10:30 am, enjoy the afternoon shopping and lunch on your own.
Stop by the Visitors Center at 26 West Street in Annapolis. Located in the city’s Historic District, the center is within easy walking distance from every point of interest in downtown Annapolis. The center’s location is a great starting point, while our helpful volunteers are a great resource for things to do, events happening in the area, suggestions, and much more.
The satellite Visitor Information Booth at City Dock, located at Ego Alley at City Dock, is a great place to learn about boat and walking tours, picking up a map, and touching base for recommendations on accommodations, restaurants, shopping, and attractions.
With the AnnapolisNOW app you can discover Annapolis in the palm of your hand. Download the app today on iTunes or Google Play. Whether visiting Annapolis, Maryland for the first time or returning to discover something new, this app created by Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County can help you plan and make the most of your visit to Annapolis & the Chesapeake Bay. Find information on local history, museums, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, lodging, land and water tours, the U.S. Naval Academy, art galleries and weekly events and festivals.
PRICING: Trip includes transportation, and private 60-minute trolley tour $60 USD per person. Click here to register for the Historic Annapolis Day Tour.
Washington, DC, April 30th, 2018 – When the sun goes down, Washington turns into a magical city. Quotarians and guests will be with treated to amazing views of the most famous sights of Washington, DC, under the night sky.
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 | 8 pm – 11 pm
Thursday, July 12th, 2018 | 8 pm – 11 pm
This private tour will be presented by experienced tour guides that will share historical tales and anecdotes* of Washington, DC. There will be three different stops at monuments that lasting from 20-30 minute and include:
- World War II Memorial
- Vietnam Veterans
- Korean War and
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials
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The Monuments by Moonlight Tour will transport attendees back in time riding along the same streets US presidents have traveled. Learn about the city’s fascinating history, such as The Curse of the Hope Diamond and its legacy of death and despair and the Medal of Honor winner who donated his amputated leg to a museum and often visited it!
The cost of the tour is $45 per person and includes:
- pickup (at 8:00 pm) and drop off (at 11:00 pm) in front of the Capitol Hilton
- seating on trolley with 2 1/2 hour guided tour
- audible tour with microphone/speakers – printed transcripts available upon request
- three stops at different monuments lasting 20-30 minutes
- special accommodations for wheelchair seating
- tips and gratuities for the tour guide
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The Membership Team
Quota International, Inc.