Getting to know you…

Getting to know… Lisa

She’s one of our newest members, let’s get to know Lisa!


Name two accomplishments you are most proud of:

Married for over 26 years and raising 2 great kids and earning my degree from Davenport University

Where do you work?

Robert C. Shaver Co. in Wyoming

Name a guilty pleasure!


A favorite pastime


Favorite color

Hunter green

If you could choose any job in the world, what would you rather do?

Write a novel

Pet peeve


Why did you join Quota?

At Elaine’s recommendation, help the community and network with other business women

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Dare to Dream with our new Board…

Below you will read the dreams that our new Board Members shared at the Installation (click here to see the new Board). Pat has chosen the theme, “Dream”. Keep reading to see what it stands for…

Quota Installation 2011 ~~ Dream Theme


The Cool Cats theme is: “I do my best because I have a dream.”

and, Walt Disney said: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”


Pat – President


I had a dream.  In it I returned home from China and became the recording secretary of Quota.
When I woke up, I got an e-mail from Kath Slagal asking me to be President – Elect.  SHE is the
recording secretary. Oops!  Now I have to have another dream.

C.S. Lewis said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

So, my new dream is an acronym:

D our dream is to donate our time to others
R our dream is to resonate and be heard
E our dream is to educate where we can
A our dream is to activate from within
M our dream is to motivate all to care


Kim – President Elect

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.  I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.” John Lennon


Kath Slagal – Recording Secretary (this is a poem written by her)



Can you dream?

Can you believe in the best of everyone?

Believe in a world of peace, love and giving of oneself?

Can you believe in a world without hatred, bitterness and smallness of character?

In a world where kindness and caring give respite and hope.

Can you believe that each small step can make a difference?

If you can do this, you believe in Quota.


Can you dream?


Phyllis – Treasurer

My dream is that this snow go away!!!!   My dream for Quota is for the chapter to continue to attract new members and those that are already Quotarians to  continue to support our events so that we can continue to be a small yet mighty club that can make a difference in our community.


Kathy Freeman – Director (2 years)

Dance in the direction of your dreams…


Maureen – Director (2 years)

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”        -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I know sometimes in my efforts to make things “easy” for people to volunteer, I’ve assigned tasks and work.  I know it’s much more effective to paint the vision and let people step up on their own.  And I know personally, I’m much more inspired by a painter.

So my dream for myself and for Quota is that we make creative use of our talents to paint the vision we want for Quota.  There’s no doubt that we have the talent to pull it off if when we decide on a direction.

Jan – Director (1 year)

Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”  by Ralph Waldo Emerson


Sarah – Director (1 year)

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.” -Sarah Ban Breathnach

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Getting to Know You…

It’s time we got to know Sarah!! She’s the last, but not least Getting to Know you!!

Sarah has been in Quota for 14 years. She enjoys snacking on anything with chocolate, especially coffee ice cream with chocolate topping while watching her favorite movie, “Somewhere In Time”.

Sarah was asked if she ever had her name mentioned in a book? She doesn’t think so, but if we find it, let her know!

The weirdest food Sarah has ever eaten was ostrich. She says it wasn’t bad, it tasted like flank steak. The funniest thing was that it was at a restaurant called the Versailles Inn (Ohio), however, in Ohio the name of the restaurant was pronounced “ver-sales”! So much for her French! Go figure!!

Sarah was asked which would be better? Sitting in front of a nice, warm fireplace or taking a long drive along the ocean? Sarah chose the warm fireplace – this is Michigan. However, she thinks our Lake Michigan shoreline is fantastic!

Sarah would put a Valentine heart into a time capsule to represent her. (This is a completely random coincidence!!)

Sarah was asked, what if you could peek into any place in the world right now? She said, she’d do it!

And Sarah’s last question: what is her favorite board game? By jove, she says, it’s Balderdash!

Thanks Sarah for sharing a little bit about yourself, and thank you to everyone for participating in this fun three year journey!!

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Getting to Know… Anna Moore

Anna Moore has been a member of Quota for eighteen years! She enjoys eating her favorite snack of nuts while watching her favorite movie, “To Kill A Mockingbird”.

Anna Moore was asked is she has ever wondered why women open their mouths when applying mascara? No, she says, she has never wondered about this.

The wildest and craziest thing she has ever done has been to go skinny dipping in Lake Michigan!

Anna Moore was asked which is better? Meeting her favorite celebrity or going someplace she has always wanted to visit? She chose going someplace, she is not into celebrities.

What if everyone forgot Anna Moore’s birthday? She says, then she wouldn’t be a year older!

What is Anna Moore’s favorite game show that she would like to be on? Jeopardy, if she was smarter!

Thank you Anna Moore for sharing a little bit about yourself.

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Getting to Know… Robin

Robin has been a member of Quota for 23 years!! Her favorite snack is 94% Fat Free Popcorn (followed closely by Cheetos). She enjoys either of these snacks while watching her favorite movie, “Sleepless in Seattle”.

Robin was asked if she has ever stood up for something she thought was right? She said, yes with work decisions particularly.

Things Robin prefers to do alone include scrapbooking.

Robin was asked which would be better? Receiving an unexpected apology or an unexpected discount on a purchase? Robin chose an unexpected apology.

If Robin could be any cartoon character she would be Super Woman!

Robin’s favorite cd is anything by Carrie Underwood.

Thank you Robin, for sharing a little bit about yourself!!

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Getting to Know… Pam H.

Pamela H. has been a member of Quota for seven years! She enjoys chocolate and popcorn while watching her favorite movie, “Pretty Woman”.

Pam was asked if she has ever wanted to change one thing about her kids? She said she would like her son to be more organized.  It has been an ongoing discussion since elementary school.  He is 20 now. (editor’s note: this was his age at the time of questioning, sources suggest he may be closer to 22.)

Pam’s routine in getting up in the morning is… do a load of laundry, pick up the house, turn on QVC and have some coffee.

Pam was asked, which would be better? Being a good cook or a good artist. She likes food so being a good cook is more important.

What if Pam were granted three wishes?

  1. She would wish good health for her son.
  2. She would wish for enough money that she could set up a foundation to help to those who need it.
  3. Peace

And finally, Pam was asked, what was her favorite April Fool’s day prank pulled on her? It wasn’t for April Fools but a teacher in high school told her that they were going to get smoked turkey legs at the Thanksgiving assembly.  She believed him.  (Again, she likes food and she is guliable.)

Thanks Pam for sharing a little bit about yourself!

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Getting to Know… Pat

Pat recently returned from China! She has been a member of Quota for five years! She enjoys snacking on Muesli bars while watching her favorite movie, “Mostly Martha”.

Pat was asked if she has ever gone without food for 24 hours or more?  She never has.

The most useless gift she has ever received was…   ‘Evening in Paris’ perfume.

Pat was asked; which would be better? Having the ability to make valuable things with her hands or owning a merchant ship that travels the world?  Pat chose to have the ability. She wisely adds –a ship can sink.

What if her nose grew longer each time she lied?  She replied she can’t even imagine–gravity wouldn’t help!

Pat’s favorite language to hear spoken? She says Italian.

Thanks to Pat for sharing a little bit about herself! We welcome her back and hope to hear many fun stories about her two years abroad!

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Getting to Know… Melissa

Melissa is celebrating her fifth year in Quota this year! Her favorite snack is popcorn which she enjoys while she’s watching her favorite movie: “Ice Castles”.

Melissa was asked if she has ever run in a marathon, she has not.

The one thing her grandparents taught her was… Live life to its fullest.

She was asked: which would be better? Listening to a riveting story on the radio or watching a lame story on TV. Melissa chose listening to the radio.

What if Melissa could fly?  Her reply: Not in this lifetime

What is her favorite bad movie? Batman

Thanks Melissa for sharing a little bit about yourself!

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Getting to Know… Maureen

Getting to know… Maureen. She has been a member of Quota for 29 years!! Her favorite snack is chips and cheese and a whole list of others. Maureen’s favorite movie is “The Shawshank Redemption”. She says she just loves the story of the bond that develops between the Tim Robbins character and the Morgan Freeman character.

Maureen was asked is she has ever wondered how scientists measure the size of the universe? When she looks up at the stars, what does she think about? Maureen thinks, “How in the world did they come up with those constellations?” She thinks about the ancient astronomers first drawing those dotted lines………and how for hundreds and thousands of years people have been looking up at that sky…

The kind of person who brings out the best in Maureen is… A balance of talker and listener.  A person who’s got an opinion but isn’t inflexible.  A person with enthusiasm and a positive outlook.

Which would be better? Winning one of those magazine publisher’s sweepstakes on TV or being recognized as a national hero? Maureen would prefer to win the sweepstakes, thank you!  When can she pick up her check?

What if a friend telephoned when Maureen was watching her favorite television program? She’d take the call.

Who’s Maureen’s favorite news anchor? She used to love Peter Jennings.  She was very saddened by his death.  Now she likes Jim Lehrer.

Thanks Maureen for sharing a little bit about yourself!!

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Getting to Know You… Pam G. QoY 2010

Pam G. joined Quota in 2008. Her favorite snack is popcorn which she enjoys while watching “Thomas Crown Affair”.

Pam was asked is she has ever had something wrapped in her freezer and couldn’t figure out what it was? She said no.

Pam finished the following sentence: Just for the fun of it, before she dies she would like to…   Travel the world and hike mountains

Pam was asked: which would be better? Never having your computer crash again or never having your car break down again?  Pam thought this was a tough choice but chose her car, since her computer is not backed up.

What if what if aliens offered Pam a ride in their spaceship?  She thinks that would be “Cool!”

What is a phrase Pam over-uses? “I guess…”

Thanks to Pam G. for sharing a little bit about yourself and CONGRATULATIONS to our 2010 Quotarian of the Year!!!

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