Military service has always been an honorable, difficult, and essential part of maintaining democracy, and Quotarians in the U.S. and Australia recently recognized the dedicated men and women who serve their countries in this way.
In Rome, Georgia, U.S.A., Quotarians donated a variety of personal items and everyday necessities to a local unit serving in Iraq that includes the husband of one of their own club members. Another club in District 8, Quota of Valdosta, Georgia, gave the children of Moody Air Force Base a back-to-school pizza party that included gift bags of school supplies and Wal-Mart gift cards for over 50 children of enlisted personnel.
Other Quota clubs chose to help troops celebrate holidays. Quotarians in Lake County, Ohio, decorated small, donated Christmas trees with small gifts—books, pencils, candy, and toiletries—that were then sent to men and women serving far from home. In Victoria, Quotarians in the Wimmera club offered rosemary for remembrance by preparing 90,000 herb boutonnieres distributed during the Anzac Day march through the province to commemorate Australia’s entry into WWI.