“ A Perfect Vision…..Convention 2020”

Mitten Convention WIDE

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.

Brenda Chadwick,
Region 4 Director
Quota International

New Board Members Elected for the next Two Years

Official Board Photo 2018 Jan Rhodes WIDE
Front row left to right: Vice President Luz Marina Gonzalez, (Aruba), Vice President Jan Rhodes (Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand); Back row left to right: Vice President Brenda Cherry (Wooster, Ohio, United States), President Emilie Simon (Manila South, Philippines), President-Elect/Treasurer Carol Patin, MD (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States).

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