DHHS Fall 2011 news

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Holiday Shopping Extravaganza!

Join us for our annual Shopping Extravaganza

WHERE : The Gathering Place at Byron Center Manor

WHEN: October 22nd, 2011 10:00am-2:00pm

A percent of all proceeds go directly to Quota International of Grand Rapids service projects to assist the deaf, hearing impaired and disadvantaged women and children.

Can’t make it, but still want to shop? Find a vendor from the list below and click on it to go directly to their website. All orders will still benefit Quota’s service projects! We appreciate you shopping for us!

Pampered Chef e-mail or  call (616.828.9657) to place your order


Thirty One click on “My Events” there will be an event called Quota Int’l Holiday Extravaganza, go to that event to shop

Kimber’s Garden Gems


Tastefully Simple Search for a Host/Party, enter “Quota” as the first name and “Group” as the last name


lia sophia shop any of the online catalogs and email your order to Chrys at

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Quota’s Annual Shopping Extravaganza!!!

Join us for our Holiday Shopping Extravaganza!

Please see the flyer for more information.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to do online shopping, please click here for a list of pres-sale vendors.

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Greetings from Dubuque, Iowa

Hello Quota of Grand Rapids! We hope this finds you doing well. (Oh wait, I’ll write this more like a postcard, it’ll be shorter!)


Hi! Pat and I are having a great time. Dubuque is a lovely little city. We’ve heard lots of exciting news from Q.I. We’ll be sure to tell you all about it when we get home. Hope you’re doing well! See you soon

Emily & Pat

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Central Area Newsletter, September 2011

Click the link to read the latest news from Central Area (this was emailed out, if you didn’t receive it we make it convenient for you to check here on our blog!).


More exciting news is to be announced at the Central Area Meeting this weekend in Dubuque, Iowa. Pat and Emily will be attending and will share this news on our facebook page as soon as they hear it! Stay tuned…

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A message from International – September 2011

Quota Quick Update
15 September 2011
Connect with President Chris
International President Chris Tracey-Patte added a new entry to her blog last week, “Time to Travel.” Enjoy and comment if you’d like!

President Chris also posted a President’s Web Message at the end of August about important discussions at area meetings on proposed structure and governance changes to Quota International. Please take time to read this latest international message.

Submit Your Snaps!
Members and clubs…it’s photo contest time and we welcome your entries of Quota service in action! Submit photos by October 1st either electronically (high resolution jpegs) or via mail. All photos are used by QI in media programs and stories, and the winning photo will be published in The Quotarian. Top winners also designate prize money to the Quota World Service project of their choice. Learn more and print an entry form.  
“Yes, I am Interested in Knowing More About Convention.”
Five lucky winners of Quota’s first-ever Facebook drawing won a $50 Visa Gift Card because they wrote the statement, above, on Quota’s Facebook wall. Winners are:
  • Patricia James, QI of Morro Bay
  • Carrie Steele, QI of Central Oregon
  • Kathy English-Mora, President, QI of Flint
  • Robbie Brooker, Past Club President, QI of Valdosta
  • Fran Coker, President, QI of Klamath Falls
This promotion resulted in 1311 visits to Quota’s Facebook page, 447 wall posts or comments, and 174 new people “liked” the Quota page. Why don’t you stop by and visit Quota’s Facebook page, too? Read the latest on convention, keep up with Quota news, and “visit” with friends. Not sure how? Send an e-mail to and we’ll walk you through it! Join now with others to experience this new way of connecting in Quota.
Writer:  Christy Herz, We Share Foundation & Convention Manager
Editor:  Nancy Fitzpatrick, Deputy Executive Director
Designer:  Kyle Edwards, Membership Coordinator
Occasional Quota Quick Updates are sent to members with e-mail addresses in the Quota International membership database. At no time is e-mail information sold or loaned. Delete, change, or add your e-mail address online or contact for assistance.
Quota International
1420 21st Street, NW, Washington DC 20036 USA
202.331.9694 / 202.331.4393-fax /
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President’s Message – September 2011

(*editor’s note: your message comes via China where Pat took a last minute flight to be with her husband on a business trip!)

OK.  Who stole summer?  As the Labor Day weekend approaches, I feel the same dread I have always felt and always will feel as the “school year” is about to begin and, with it, the end of relaxing days in the sun.  Where, oh where, has the time gone?  While we relaxed and enjoyed the fabulous Michigan summer weather, the animals around my house were constantly busy with their food gathering and storing in preparation for their quiet time of year which is quickly approaching.  As I watch them I think that now it is time for us, humans that is, to be busy for our more active time of year.

And yes, we are.  I am so in awe of our members who are as busy as beavers getting ready for our fall events.  The volunteering part is done and now it is time to follow through.  What a great group of active members!!

So many of you are dedicating your time and energy to Quota causes and it is a joy to see.  All committees are meeting and there is much planning and work going on.

September should be an exciting month.  We will welcome our District 20 Governor, Kathleen Holt to our business meeting on September 15.  She has a great sense of humor and I hope many of you can come to hear her speak.  Please let the Program Committee know if you are planning to attend.

September 18 is on everyone’s calendar.  It is a big fundraiser for us so please come to our QUOTA CARES WALK starting at 2:00 at Riverside Park.  It might be interesting to wear ear plugs for part of the walk to experience a slight hearing loss.  You can be busy now getting pledges and saving your coins.  I know I have been collecting my coins all year long in anticipation of this fun event.  I’ll see you there.

September 23-25 is our Central Area Meeting in Iowa.  We have been told of an important announcement at this meeting that will affect all of us.  Emily and I are going and would welcome any company if there is a last-minute registrant among you.

Finally, the Shopping Extravaganza Committee has been really busy.  Please see Robin’s e-mail for details of those exciting plans.

This is a big month for us so let’s make the most of it!


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