Whitsunday Quota marks 25 years
MEMBERS, past members and friends joined together to celebrate Quota International of Whitsundays’ 25th birthday at the Metropole Hotel on Saturday night.
Those present in Proserpine were entertained with a video display of photos over the years, with numerous albums collated over the memorable 25-year journey.
The two remaining charter members in Jo Fraser and Jeanette Gray were given the honour of cutting the birthday cake.
Quota International of Whitsunday was chartered on July 29, 1989 by then district governor Shirley Munro (Quota International of Mackay) with just 26 members.
Over the 25 years Quota International of Whitsunday has had two district governors in Susan McAllister and Jeanette Gray and has hosted the district conference on three occasions.
While Quota International’s mission is to support the hearing impaired and disadvantaged children and women, the local group has placed greater emphasis on the special education units at all schools in the region, and have donated several front row systems for classrooms.
The Whitsunday organisation is looking forward to another 25 years of service.
Quota International president Karen Murphy, past South Pacific area director Denise Rowell, past international presidents Beris Pritchard and Chris Tracey-Patte apologised for their absence on the night.
QUOTA BIRTHDAY: Jo Fraser and Jeanette Gray are Quota charter members, and on Saturday night the group celebrated its 25th anniversary.