News from Quota International


In her latest Web message, President Gwenn Jackson shared details on mid-term board meeting discussions and decisions. Here are highlights of some of the decisions made:


-Passed the 2011-2012 Quota International and We Share Foundation budgets.

-Passed a $1 increase in Quota International dues—the first implementation of the cost-of-living dues bylaw passed by voting delegates at Convention 2008. Dues collected for the 2012 year will be U.S.$76.

-Assessed the status of the Creating the Quota of Tomorrow plan via the semi-annual status report [ ]. Since its adoption in 2010, the plan has successfully translated operations to a Web-based system including the unveiling of a new Web site, the unveiling of a new online The Quotarian magazine expanded to two issues a year, and a new Web-based database. The board noted that since May 1, 2010, through the last day of the board meeting, five new clubs and four new branches had been chartered, and plans were underway for the chartering of two more clubs in March. It was reported that U.S.$38,217 had been spent from the period May 1, 2010, through February 6, 2011, in outside costs on the Creating the Quota of Tomorrow plan.

-Approved the expansion of international service initiatives including the launching in 2011-2012 of a Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Youth public awareness campaign as well as expansion of the Junior Quota Club and Cops ‘n’ Kids Literacy Program.

-Approved the expansion of the Club-to-Club World Service program during the 2011-2013 program  to include a record 19 projects in five countries.

-Approved changes to the Centennial Service and Growth Program that enable all branches and all size clubs that charter to be recognized and rewarded on a sliding scale for their success.


Read President Gwen’s complete message and learn more about the board’s discussions and decisions online. Go to and click “President’s Message and Blog” under Quota Express News.



Quota International has welcomed five new clubs and two new branches since February 6, 2011.


Quota International of Pilar, Manila, Philippines

Chartered February 6, 2011


Quota International of Makati, Manila, Philippines

Chartered February 6, 2011

Quota International of Caloundra, Queensland, Australia

Chartered March 5, 2011

Quota International of Tanana Valley, Alaska, U.S.A.

Chartered March 5, 2011


Quota International of Oroville, California, U.S.A.

Chartered March 21, 2011


Townsville Silver Q Branch of Quota International of Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Launched February 2011


The Circle Branch of Jimboomba, Queensland, Australia

Launched March 2011


As of February 28, 2011, QI has 5,617 members located in 271 clubs worldwide. This compares with 5,804 members and 276 clubs at this time last year, a net loss of 187 members and 5 clubs. However, 3 clubs have been chartered so far in March and one new branch has been formed, so March is off to a good start.



Quota leaders appreciate the generous gifts donated since the start of the current Quota year (May 1, 2010 – February 28, 2011):

-Wanda Frey Joiner: U.S.$64,064 (78% of our U.S.$82,000 goal)

-We Share Foundation: U.S.$37,899 (76% of our U.S.$50,000 goal)

-Friend of Quota: U.S.$19,643 (89% of our U.S.$22,000)

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District 20 Newsletter – March 2011

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District Newsletter March2011



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Quota Quick Update

Quota Quick Update – 3 March 2011

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Clubs around the world are celebrating Quota Cares Month by engaging in a special service project in March. Be sure to let us know how your club participated using our Quota Cares Month success form which may be viewed and printed at

All forms received by April 15 will be included in the judging for our 2011 Quota Cares Month Competition, which honors top projects planned this year. More information is located on-line at  Click the “Quota Cares Month” link under We Share Foundation,



The 2011 Nominee Brochure (featuring candidates for Quota International’s 2011-2012 Board of Directors) is available on-line at This brochure will be sent to all voting delegates as part of the governance mailing to be sent out March 15. To view or print copies on-line, visit and click the “2011 Quota International Officer Nominees” link under About Quota,


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Cool Cats Play

Join us for the Cool Cats Premiere! They will be performing at the Dog Story Theater in Grand Rapids.

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President’s Message – March

March is Quota Cares Month. How can you make a difference in one person’s life this month?

“Pay it Forward” is a phrase often used; it simply means doing something good for someone else, usually a stranger. Pay for the person behind you at the drive-thru window. Buy lunch for a coworker. Send a thinking of you to someone you haven’t talked to in a long time. Give a donation to a charity. There are so many ways to make a difference, feel free to list more ideas in the comments section! I would love to hear more.

You have sixteen days to convince someone to join Quota in the name of dying my hair. Our meeting this month will be packed full of fun! Don’t forget to be Irish for the day and wear something green. The Cool Cats will be joining us as well as a special St. Patrick’s surprise. It’s our Annual Business meeting; the ballots were emailed out. If you didn’t get yours, please contact Robin ASAP.

Quota International launched their new website. Have you checked it out yet? If not, you need to. There are lots of changes and you can even give them feedback. It’s user friendly and much easier to navigate. Each of us has an individual pin/id. You need this to log in the first time. I emailed them out February 15th. If you did not receive yours, please contact me immediately. I am keeping track of who has let me know that they received their pin/id. If you are not sure that you let me know, please tell me again.

Don’t forget to make a difference in March!!

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