PDG Beryl Winckle

  • June 9, 2009

PDG Beryl Winckle

Entered By: Quota Staff

6-9-09

PDG Beryl Winckle — QI Geelong, Victoria, Australia

The members of Quota International of Geelong and South Pacific Area Director Chris Tracey-Patte are sad to announce the recent death of member Beryl Winckle, Past District Governor. Previously she was a member of Quota's Newcombe club. Beryl was born in Magill, South Australia, and moved to Victoria with her family in 1931. She attended the West Brunswick, Elsternwick and Elwood schools. Her business studies kept her in office work. She met her husband, Bruce, during the war in 1943. After the war he studied medicine at Melbourne University, and they were married a year after his graduation in 1951. They had three sons and eight grandchildren and great grandchildren. The late PG Alice Watts and PS Jean Nott introduced Beryl to Quota in 1981 when they were forming the Newcombe club from QI Geelong. Her interest in Quota was to continue until her death. She served repeated terms as club secretary and then Lieutenant Governor; she served as District Governor from 1986 to 1988. PIP Beris Pritchard, then QI 1st Vice President, attended Beryl's installation in Cobdenin in 1987. Beryl’s district had 12 clubs and 276 members at that time. She also served a couple of terms as District Secretary/Treasurer. Beryl joined the Quota South Pacific Area Scholarship committee and served on the selection committee until her death. She enjoyed conferences and conventions and felt that her involvement in Quota added up to an interest and being able to do something for somebody else. Her interests outside Quota were tapestry, cross stitch, calligraphy and as an instructor in water exercise for handicapped and disabled people. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

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