Quench in our hearts, O Lord, all fires of selfishness, Unfold to us the joys of true friendship, Open our minds to a better understanding of service, Teach us the real meaning of sharing, And help us to hold high those principles of Quota for which we stand -1942 Quota International, Inc.
It was held in Kenosha, Wisconsin. What a beautiful town. It is about 30 miles north of Chicago and 30 miles south of Milwaukee. It is on Lake Michigan. It is home to The Jelly Belly Co., Johnson Family Products Co, and even Snap on.
We went to an Eco farm in Racine, Wi that is run by nuns and is a farm that recycles, uses solar power and wind power. They provide classes to kids and offer a retreat house. This is a one room house to get away for a day, two, weekend or week. There are many animals on the farm including alpacas.
President Karen makes friends with "Grant"
Quota International has clubs in 14 countries. This was a flag ceremony at beginning of meeting to honor each country.
We were honored to have as a guest speaker Julia Witherspoon. She is the founder of the Cops n Kids Reading Program. She has even been on The Oprah show. Amy from the Orrville club was excited to meet her. They have been in touch with her prior to this. The Orville club has a very successful Cops n Kids program.!
The Lake County club was honored with an award for the Give Me 5 program. We did not get 5 but did get 4. 4 new members in the last year!
We had a wonderful time. Met up with old friends and made new ones. This was our LAST area meeting. Quota is making several changes to how things will run and this is one thing we will no longer do.
We have an exciting year ahead of us, lots of changes to help run smoother and make life easier for all of us!
Well, the time has come for us to say good-bye, and to say all new HELLO"S!
We will no longer be holding our meetings at Dino's on RT 306 in Willoughby. They have changed their focus and we do not fit in their plans. So after many, many years of holding our meetings there, we must say Good-bye!
We say hello to new opportunities. The opportunity to try new places.
HELLO to "LOCAL TAVERN"
Our first meeting since our summer break will be held here at 6pm on September 9th. It is on Mentor Ave. in Mentor.
SIT BACK AND ENJOY SEEING OUR PARADE PICTURES, THERE IS A SUPRISE AT THE END
AUGUST 17TH, THE CONCORD DAYS PARADE IN CONCORD, OHIO
WE HAD OUR SPOT
GOT BUSY DECORATIONG THE FLOAT
JUNIOR Q'S ARE READY TO GO
FUTURE JUNIOR Q..AMY, HAD FUN WAVING TO EVERYONE FROM THE FLOAT
FLOAT IS READY, JR Q'S ON BOARD ALONG WITH AMY AND HER MOM, SHERRY(FUTURE MEMBER) AND GERI, WHO ROLLED WITH THIS IDEA. WE HANDED OUT CANDY AND EARPLUGS TO ALL THE SPECTATORS. CAN YOU SEE DOUGIE IN THE TRUCK WAVING, HE HELPED THE GUYS THAT DROVE FOR US AND WAS OUR PHOTOGRAPHER. THANKS FOR A LOT OF THESE PICTURES, DOUGIE. THEY ARE GREAT!
PRESIDENT, KAREN IS SO PROUD OF GERI FOR PUTTING THIS EVENT TOGETHER. TO BOOT, IT'S HER MOM
THANKS TO FUTURE MEMBER, AND PRESIDENT KAREN'S SISTER, SHERRY FOR HELPING US OUT!!
EVERYONE CHEERED US ON...COULD IT HAVE BEEN THE CANDY?
SHERRY PASSING OUT THE EARPLUGS
WELL, IF YOU MADE IT THIS FAR, CHECK OUT THE NEXT PICTURE...OUR FIRST PARADE...
This evening we had our annual Scholarship/Champion picnic. We honored 5 students with $1000 scholarships.
We also choose a Community Champion each year. We chose Sue Prokop of The Chrysalis Adventure. What she did not know was, her nomination goes up against all of our other clubs in our district. She was also the winner of our District.
Thanks to all that came, food was good and our fellowship was even better!
May 3rd thru the 5th, the 6th District held their annual conference at the Amish Door in Wilmont, Ohio. The theme for the conference was "Country Fair". The host club was Orrville.
We had a fun night where we tried our luck a different Fair games. Had a Centerpiece contest and a baking contest. 3 of our members won ribbons for their baking talents.
Geri, Kay and Beth our Award Winning Bakers
After a few hours of meetings and discussion, we were given time to shop in Amish country.
We had an Installation Dinner where we were entertained by a local clogger group and learned to square dance.
Sunday is time for Awards. Our club nominated Susan Prokop of the ChrysalisAdventure as our Community Champion. This is Horse Therapy Farm in Hambden, Ohio. We are proud to announce that our Community Champion was chosen by the District as the over-all winner this year.
Awards are also given to different service projects...such as Speech and Hearing, Women and Children in need and Fundraising. There are so many great things Quota is doing right here in Ohio. Congratulations to all the other club winners. The last award is the "Award of Excellence". This award is given to a club for their all-around efforts in their club and community.
AND THE WINNER IS...LAKE COUNTY!!!!
As President, I am so proud of my club and each member in it! We worked very hard to get this award and it was a huge surprise! We did not expect it!
At the end of conference, the next club to host the conference the following year does a small presentation...
In 2014 Quota of Lake County will be hosting it at Quail Hollow. We will be
This past Tuesday, Quota of Lake Co. lost one of our dear members. She was our Quota sister as well as a wonderful friend. She was such an inspiration to us with her zest for life and her endless energy.
Gertrude "George" Harnish
Words cannot express how much we love and will miss you, our dear friend!