Whit­sun­day Quota marks 25 years

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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