President’s Message December 2015

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE for December, 2015

It’s been a very Happy Year, 2015!  Can’t wait for more action in 2016!

As you know, I wrapped on Black Friday and pulled in $67.10 from the crowd at B & N.  Last week on Christmas Eve, Kathy Freeman, Maureen Martin and her friend, Cynthia Lehman, came to join me wrap!  What fun, but the most fun was counting the money raised….$299.66!!!  Yahooo…for a total of $366.76.  We met a lot of cool people who were glad to give.

Also last week Tuesday, I met with Sharan Sturdavant from Cedar Springs, our first recipient of our Hear For Good hearing aids.  DHHS’s Nancy Cluley interviewed her as a candidate for our program and she was ecstatic to know that someone finally could help her.  She has had hearing loss for most of her life along with a speech impediment.  She found help for her speech but she still needed hearing aids.  She has been tested by three different audiologists in hopes that someone, or some way, she could get help.

Today, I received a voice mail from her husband, Eric, who is just as excited about the hearing aids as she is!  I called back and reached Eric.  He handed the phone to Sharan and told me her fittings would be tomorrow at Kaczmarski Hearing Center!  It only took one week to get the reconditioned hearing aids to her with her specific needs.  Starkey is an amazing company!

Kaczmarski is a terrific company as well.  They are the only independent audiology center in West Michigan.  Beckie Kaczmarski was more than willing to give her time, her employee’s time and talent to make this a dream come true at Christmas for someone who has been waiting so long for someone to come forward.

We are the ones who have made a new life for Sharan.  I’m so proud that we can all, collectively, with agency and audiologists’, support to make a difference.

I hope your dreams come true, too, in 2016.

marthaMartha

Hear for Good Hearing Aid Donations Nov 2, 2015

  RECYCLE USED HEARING AIDS HERE 

Quota International of Grand Rapids is pleased to announce

HEAR FOR GOOD

A LOCAL PROJECT TO COLLECT USED HEARING AIDS FOR RECYCLING

AS PART OF MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

Monday, November 2, 2015

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

4328 Kalamazoo St. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI

Hearing aids are collected, remanufactured and

provided to people with lower incomes.

Quota Club of Grand Rapids supports

the deaf and hard of hearing in our community.

quotagr@gmail.com

Hear For Good Hearing Aid Collection Nov 2, 2015

 RECYCLE USED HEARING AIDS HERE

Quota International of Grand Rapids is pleased to announce

HEAR FOR GOOD

A LOCAL PROJECT TO COLLECT USED HEARING AIDS FOR RECYCLING

AS PART OF MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

Monday, November 2, 2015

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

4328 Kalamazoo St. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI

Hearing aids are collected, remanufactured and

provided to people with lower incomes.

Quota Club of Grand Rapids supports

the deaf and hard of hearing in our community.

quotagr@gmail.com

Hear For Good box locations

Hear for Good Martha at DHHS
Martha Herman, President of QuotaGR and Martha Guenther, Volunteer at DHHS, donating hearing aids.

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Hear for Good box locations – April 2016

These locations will accept used hearing aids. The hearing aids will be recycled and provide refurbished hearing aids to low income individuals. Thank you for helping Quota International help the hard of hearing in our community.

Southeast

  • DHHS, 4328 Kalamazoo, SE.  Contact  Deb Atwood 732-7358
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools, Ken-O-Sha Campus, 1353 VanAuken SE.
  • Elder’s Helpers, 500 Cherry St S.E.,  Contact  Dusty, 454-8305
  • Mercy Health Physician Partners Family Medicine – 300 Lafayette SE, Suite 4000 and 4200.  Contact Dr. Stanford 685-6921 or Miguel Mesa 685-6267
  • St Mary’s Hospital, 200 Jefferson Ave, SE -Sue Scharf
  • Clark Retirement Home, 1152 Franklin Street S.E.  Contact Michele Lipka
  • Sunrise Senior Living, 3041 Charlevoix Dr. SE.  Contact is Deb Roost 942-7200.

Southwest

  • Kaczmarski Hearing Services, 2225 Main St SW, Ste. #140, Contact Beckie

Northwest

  • Northview’s West Oakview Campus, 3880 Stuyvesant NW, Contact  Beckie
  • Covenant Village, 2510 Lake Michigan Drive NW,  Contact Reception Desk 735-4541
  • Holy Spirit Parish, 2230 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Contact Deb or Mary 453-6369
  • Kaczmarski Hearing Services, 523 Wilson Ave NW.  Contact Beckie

Northeast

  • Kaczmarski Hearing Services, In Northpointe Bank at I-96 & East Beltline, Contact Kate, Audiologist

Downtown

  • Fulton Farmer’s Market, 1147 Fulton St E, Box available at Quota Table the first Saturday May-October
  • Spectrum Health Audiology Department, 100 Michigan Ave.  Contact Kirsten Kramer

Rockford

  • Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street,  Contact David Germain 866-1515                          

Lakeview

  • Lakeview Terrace Assisted Living, 9494 Paden Road, Lakeview.  Contact Carmel Slebodnick 989-5550

 

 

President’s Message for June 25, 2015

Quotarians – YOU are amazing people!  You have embraced our mission, our vision and our new format so well.  We are making extraordinary progress in accomplishing our goals to improve our Club!!  We are moving forward with energy, enthusiasm and strength.

I was emailed a copy of our credits toward the Hear For Good program.  I recently had a meeting with Gillian Borkowski at Hear USA.  Some of you may know her from past years in Quota.  She is an outstanding audiologist who continues to share our quest to help the deaf and hard of hearing. Her clients recycle their old hearing aids with her company.recyclesymbol

She graciously gave us a box filled with used parts, totally a donation of 1,237 points!!  We are now at 1,974 and I couldn’t be more proud of the progress we have made!  FABULOUS!

More good news will be coming.  I’m doing these messages in smaller bites rather than one message a month.

Thank you for your support!

Martha

Quota’s Hear for Good project hits the news!

Thanks to President Martha and Nancy from DHHS, Quota’s Hear for Good project made the news this week. Watch the Fox 17 interview by clicking here.

Hear For Good is a service project of Quota International of Grand Rapids in which Club members are collecting used hearing aids. The hearing aids will be sent to Starkey, Inc., a leading manufacturer of hearing devices, to be refurbished and reprogrammed for points toward the purchase of new, lower cost hearing aids which Quota will donate to deaf and hard of hearing persons in need. Donation boxes are being placed throughout West Michigan businesses including nursing homes, audiologist offices, funeral homes, etc.

Let us know if you would like a donation box for your business, church or organization. If you would like more information about Quota or would like to volunteer to make a difference in people’s lives, please email us at quotagr@gmail.com.

Hear for Good – New service project to benefit the deaf and hard of hearing in West Michigan

Quota International of Grand Rapids has announced a new service project, Hear For Good, in which Club members are collecting used hearing aids. The hearing aids will be sent to Starkey, Inc., a leading manufacturer of hearing devices, to be refurbished and reprogrammed for points toward the purchase of new, lower cost hearing aids which Quota will donate to deaf and hard of hearing persons in need. Donation boxes are being placed throughout West Michigan businesses including nursing homes, audiologist offices, funeral homes, etc.

Let us know if you would like a donation box for your business, church or organization. If you would like more information about Quota or would like to volunteer to make a difference in people’s lives, please email us at quotagr@gmail.com.