Big weekend ahead for Whitsunday Quota members
WHITSUNDAY members of the international service organisation Quota will be heading to Townsville this coming weekend for the biennial South Pacific Area Meeting (SPAM).
Quota Whitsunday president and SPAM organising committee chairperson Jeanette Gray said this was the first time SPAM has been held in North Queensland and Quotarians from the 40th District (Mackay, Mo- ranbah, Whitsunday, Mackay’s Rural North, Whitsunday Coast, Townsville and Thuringowa) were pleased to be able to welcome members to this part of the world.
The South Pacific area director, Denise Rowell, a member of Coolum Quota club, will chair the weekend and special guests will include the international president, Laura Lahman from Florida, USA, international vice president elect Karen Murphy from Beenleigh, the recently appointed executive director Barbara Schreiber from Washington D.C., four past international presidents and several past South Pacific area directors.
Ms Gray said the weekend would be one of sharing ideas as well as renewing old friendships and making new ones.
“It will also be the last South Pacific Area Meeting to be held due to changes in Quota International’s structure, which will come into place in 2014,” she said.
Visiting Quotarians will be donating to ‘Act For Kids’, an Australian charity working tirelessly to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect, which has been nominated as the ‘service on site’ project for the weekend.
Quota is an international service organisation whose members change lives through service in their communities.
Quota’s motto, “We Share,” guides members to develop friendships, encourage others, and promote international understanding. Quota is known especially for service to disadvantaged women and children and to people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired.