Hello District 20 Members:
I wish to thank everyone who participated in our 65th District 20 Conference. You came from far and wide to have fun plus participate in the governing of your District 20.
This was a heartwarming weekend for me, meeting up once again with long time Quota Friends, new Quota Friends and our President Elect Laura Lahman. I trust all attendees felt the same way.
Our conference opened with the Parade of the Quota Flags followed by the “Cool Cats” in their rendition of the National Anthem of the United States of America. Their performance was so heartwarming and received an overwhelming applause. We also recited a poem written by E. Vera Hall, QI Past International President 1968-1969 from Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Our guest speaker, Julie Pioch, presented us with challenges on our knowledge of Quota and Parliamentary Procedure. My thanks to Julie for such an interesting presentation and having us answer with buttons allowing us all to always be correct. From the Flint Club, Connie Rau and Renee Keswick drove up especially to present a group discussion on Membership Retention.
The nominating committee worked tirelessly this year. They presented the slate of Kathleen Holt, Governor and Jeanette Gravlin, Lt Governor. The election was unanimous.
We breezed through the reports, due to the efficiency of our Committee Chairs.
Our buffets were fit for the Queens we are. At lunch we heard from Laura Lahman on her passion, Junior Clubs. She was accompanied by Shelley Warwick sharing with us the formation of our first Junior Club in Port Huron. Our banquet was full of excitement also. President Elect Laura conducted a grand Installation Ceremony with gifts for all of us. Susan Schneberger and her elves entertained us, in their own special way, with a successful auction. We attained our goal of monies for the District 20 Coffee Hour sponsorship at the International Convention, 2012. “Thank you everyone!!!!!!!!!!” On Sunday our Celebration of Life was once again an emotional and heartwarming presentation. The Listening Tour for District 20 was then shared with us by Brenda Chadwick.
I would be remiss by not overwhelmingly Thanking QI Grand Rapids for the extremely delightful FUNnite! Also, thank you, for their organization in giving us an excellent weekend. We will be looking forward to the possibility of a Quota Club in Holland in the near future. I am sure Laura Lahman would do the International honors.
It has been my pleasure serving you the last two years. Each Club received me with warmth and friendship. I will be joining the ranks of the has-beens (past Governors) but know that these women are always ready and able to assist when called into action.
My fellow Quotarians—always remember — DISTRICT 20 is the best!!!!
May your walk through the Hall of Fame continue to keep you on the path of fulfilling your life long dreams.
REMEMBER: WALK TO END THE SILENCE — SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
Kind Regards, Betty