Final results from the Quota International of Grand Rapids Barnes and Noble book fair are in!
Turn down the volume on your iPod while you read this:
One in five adolescents now suffers from hearing loss – a 30% jump from two decades ago. The loss is mild, but it means more teens are hearing only about as well as a typical 40- to 60- year old.
Playing music too loud is partly to blame, experts believe. To avoid damage to your hearing, keep these numbers in mind:
- 60 You can listen all day if you keep the volume at 60% of the max.
- 80 for 90 You can boost the volume to 80% for 90 minutes a day.
- 100 If you want to crank up the volume as high as it’ll go, keep it short – just five minutes a day.
If your ears ring or “feel full” after listening, the volume was too high
taken from Reader’s Digest, November 2010
Pat shared some more photos from her travels. She was thinking recently about what it must be like in the Philippines right now and wondered if maybe this could go in the blog to warm up our Quota Club members.
She went to visit her Quota friend, Evelyn in March. Not only did Evelyn show Pat around Leganes, which is the school that we have sent Club-to-club money to, but Evelyn even took Pat to a luncheon held by the Iloilo Club. It was great fun and the members were, of course, lovely.
I want to take this opportunity to thank those that participated in our First Cool Cats Cooking Class.
Maureen and I acted as facilitators and were assisted by Chef’s Pat Cook, Pam Howland, Pam Goebel, Joe Bishop, Elaine Carr and Emily and Bill Uebbing,
Our students from Shawnee Park School included, Amy, Anna, Nicole, Martel, C. J., Summer, and Grace. The students worked in groups to make Chili, Chicken Noodle Soup, Irish Soda Bread, Cake Brownies and No Bake Chocolate Cookies. All came through with flying colors.
We were also fortunate to have Cindy Cafmeyer the Cool Cats teacher in attendance. She was such a wonderful help to us, and of course a great influence on the lives of the Cool Cats.
After preparing the food, we all gathered and had lunch, sampling all the wonderful things we had made.
Each student went home with an apron, a set of measuring spoons and cups as well as receiving a Certificate of Graduation.
We had such a good time, and hope to do it again, if the students are willing.
I need to add an additional thank you to Maureen Martin and Pam Howland for helping me in preparing for the class.
Kathleen E. Slagal,
Devastating Floods are Impacting Queensland
You can help Quota members in Australia with relief efforts.
2011 has not started well in Queensland, Australia, with 50% of the state under water (an area the size of Germany and France combined) and many towns including the Quota city of Bundaberg, submerged and evacuated. The devastation is of epic proportions.
Quota’s own 34th District in central Queensland is taking the lead in relief efforts on behalf of Quota International. Quota clubs and members who would like to make a donation to help evacuated families in the flood areas may contribute no later than March 1. 100% of the donated funds will go to the relief effort (see donating instructions below). 34th District Governor Karen Binstead will consult with Quota clubs in Bundaberg and Gladstone as to how the funds should be best distributed to families in need in the communities of Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Emerald, and Theodore.
South Pacific Area Liaison Beris Pritchard, who lives in Queensland, wrote earlier this week about the flooding, “Bundaberg is the only city affected where we have a Quota club, and as far as I’m aware, only one club member had the lower level of her home submerged, but their business of storage sheds and transport trucks has been destroyed.” Read much more detail from Beris about the overwhelming devastation on www.quota.org. Click “Quota Headlines” under Quota Express, http://www.quota.org/express/exprs.headlines.2011.01.07.htm.
To donate from outside the South Pacific Area, please send a check payable to We Share Foundation by March 1 to:
1420 21st Street, NW
Washington DC 20036
100% of your donation will be forwarded to District 34 for direct flood relief.
South Pacific Area clubs and members should follow instructions for donating directly to the 34th District sent to SPA club presidents this week. All donations must be sent by March 1. Contact your club president or SPA Liaison Beris Pritchard at email@example.com with questions.
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