Reaching Out with Rhythm

  • January 26, 2011

Reaching Out with Rhythm

Music speaks across—and often beyond—language, something used to advantage by Quota clubs in North America and the South Pacific.

In the U.S., Quota of Andover, Massachusetts, U.S.A., hosted a story hour for a crowd of 50 that included a violin accompaniment and two sign language interpreters for a rousing rendition of “Where the Wild Things Are.” Farther west in Kirksville, Missouri, several members of the local Quota club have been performing as the Quota Divas at class reunions, local holiday celebrations, and the 7th District Conference and are often paid for their very entertaining show.

In Australia, Quota of Gloucester in New South Wales used their Autumn Strings and Poetry fund-raiser to support the Hunter Medical Research Institute’s work with infants and mothers with a donation of over $1,200. In another part of the province, Quota of Penrith chose to support music by helping a music student tour with the Sydney Youth Orchestra and study in Europe.

And in Canada, Quota’s Collingwood club in Ontario raised funds for the Hearing Ear Dog of Canada from a concert featuring the locally popular “Singing Priest.” Prior to the performance, a club PowerPoint presentation promoted the club and its service work.

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