Quota International – Important Announcement, August 2011

Special Edition Quota Quick Update –  17 August, 2011





A critically important strategic presentation will be given at 2011 area meetings, a proposal created by the Quota International Board of Directors recommending significant changes to Quota’s structure and governance system. Because of its importance to the future of Quota International, we wish to encourage your club to send as many representatives as possible to your area meeting.


The presentation will be very detailed, so please come prepared to receive an in-depth power point program that will last approximately one hour. After the presentation is over, all area meeting attendees will be asked to provide feedback to the board of directors via small group discussions. All attendees will receive a detailed handout containing the proposal being unveiled.


Will you please share this announcement with the members of your club so that all Quotarians everywhere are aware of this important Quota Leaders as Listeners event occurring at every 2011 Quota area meeting?  We appreciate your assistance.


For more information about area meetings—dates, locations, registration information, and more, click this link:



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This QUOTA QUICK UPDATE was written by Nancy Fitzpatrick, Deputy Executive Director / 202.331.9694.


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Central Area Newsletter – August 2011


Please click the link above to read the newsletter from our Central Area Director. We hope you’ll join us for the Central Area Meeting in September!! Contact Pat for more information.

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DHHS is celebrating 15 years!


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services’ third annual gala is on September 10, 2011!! They are very excited about this special occasion.  Their theme is “Celebrating 15 Years of Service.” Click for here for more information.

Single tickets go for $65.  Couple tickets go for $110 (save $20).  Ticket includes chance to win free $100 Meijer card, giveaways, plated dinner, special slideshow and live auction! We will recognize many people at the gala who helped bring DHHS together over the course of 15 years, and how we’ve helped people achieve better quality of life.




Katie A. Prins, MBA

Executive Director


Grand Rapids Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

4328 Kalamazoo Ave S.E.

Grand Rapids, MI 49508


Muskegon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

86 S. Seaway Dr

Muskegon, MI 49444

616-732-7358  (v)

616-828-0186 (vp)


Our mission statement is to provide communication, human services and education to deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities with the goal of inclusiveness in Western Michigan.


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Walk Reminder

Fellow Quotarians,


I just wanted to remind you that time is closing in on our 3rd Annual Quota Cares Walk.


Click here for details


Remember, our walk is unique because there are no rules!  You can walk a quarter of a mile, or four miles.  It’s up to you and your group.  So, everyone is welcome and can participate.


This is one of our major fund raisers, so please invite your friends and family to support you and the wonderful work that Quota does in our community.


Put on your walkin’ shoes and I will see you on the 18th.


Kath Slagal

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President’s Message

Wow!  July has already come and gone.  I hope all have had a wonderful time during the great warm summer we’re having in Michigan.   We had a lovely evening at Joyce’s home and I would like to thank Joyce for her gracious hosting of our July casual get-together.  Great sangria and delicious food!!  It’s so nice to be with our members in a relaxed setting where we share our lives with each other.


I would also like to thank all who voted by email for our business meeting site.  Votes came in from far and wide.  It was no small task for the committee composed of Sue, Elaine, Anna Moore, and Kim to visit many sites before coming up with a new option for us.  As a result, our next business meeting will be at Centennial on August 18th.   Please be sure to come.  The program committee has been at work—the August meeting will be a presentation about DHHS.  In September our new Governor, Kathleen Holt, will join us.  October will be a presentation on Indian Trails Camp.  I cannot think about November, yet.  That’s too cold and far away!


What I will think about now, and hope that you will as well, are upcoming projects and events.  One of those is our September 18th Walk.  Please start saving your change and getting your walking shoes ready.  Kath is hard at work preparing for what was a very successful fundraiser for us last year and promises to be at least as great this year.  You can mark your calendars right now!


The Cool Cats’ Camp has been postponed to a time when all are in town and more will be able to attend.  It seems that August is busy for everyone!


The idea about starting a Junior Quota Club is on my mind these days as I enjoy myself outside in the garden.  Please keep it in the back of your mind and let us know of any leads or new thoughts.  We can soon start contacting schools.


After a lightning strike to my home during last week’s July storm that left us without phones, computers, an oven, and a refrigerator, I am going to spend my time being grateful for what we were spared—our home and our lives!  It was a close one.  I am looking forward to a new start with renewed energy for the coming business year of our club.  Let’s all keep Quota in our thoughts as we work and play in the August sunshine.  See you at Centennial!


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