Australians from Queensland to Victoria traveled to New South Wales in August 2004 for the Deaf Hearing Expo at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children at North Rocks, where Quota International enjoyed high visibility and recognition for service. “Many people were surprised to know Quota was so involved with so many organizations throughout Australia and New Zealand and that so many funds had been distributed over the years,” said South Pacific Area Director June Young.
The Quota clubs of Maryborough, Queensland; Moorabin, Victoria; and Taree, Goulburn, Liverpool, Ryde, Parkes, and Ingleburn, N.S.W., prepared exhibits of Quota service in hearing and speech. The South Pacific Area presented an exhibit highlighting the South Pacific Area Scholarship; the Science Challenge; captioning projects; hearing aid refurbishment for distribution in Fiji by the Quota club of Ba; infant hearing screening efforts; butterfly promotions; and the role Quota plays in local community service.
Hospitality and Visibility
Quota members from Australia’s districts 13, 24, 31, and 35 worked together to serve morning and afternoon tea and barbecue lunches on both days of the expo. The outstanding hospitality and high visibility impressed a music teacher at the school, who happens to be the daughter of Past International President Joyce Fren. Noted Daphne Peterson, “I have met many Quota members through Mum, and I am always impressed by the welcoming they extend. This “spirit of Quota” was very evident at the expo. The catering was first class, but the hospitality and friendship were outstanding. It never ceases to amaze me that Quotarians can work so hard for so long and still remain gracious and cheerful. What great ambassadors for the organization they are!”
Helping out with a major event is always a GREAT IDEA.