Pencils Plus – The Convention Service Project goes Global for it’s 100th year

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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 staff@quota.org 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 staff@quota.org with any questions.

Barbara Schreiber,
Executive Director
Quota International, Inc.
We Share Foundation

Junior Quotarians set to Inspire Members at Convention

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The Quota Club of Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia is energize by their active Junior Quotarian mentorship program – Photo submitted by Past International President Karen Murphy

Washington, DC, April 17th, 2018 – Junior Quotarians are an inspiration to more than 30 Quota Clubs and communities in five countries.  The spotlight will be on these young leaders during the International Convention.

Junior Quotarian Presentations
General Meeting
Wednesday, July 11th
9:30 am – 10:00 am

We want to include your Junior Quota Club.

Please email staff@quota.org if you have a Junior Quotarian (JQ) program in your club and approximately how many students are in your program.

If your Junior Quotarians are planning to come to convention and haven’t signed up yet, please let us know so we can include you in the JQ portion of the program.

Grace Caldwell
Programs Lead,
Quota International, Inc.
We Share Foundation