Quota International of Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
Daphne Wilson is Liverpool Quota’s nomination for Volunteer of the Year for 2012. Over the years Daphne has served in all Club offices and during her time as President spearheaded efforts to donate a patient transport vehicle to our local hospital. In the 1980’s Daphne also researched and wrote our service project entries for the Sydney Morning Herald Volunteer Award – we were recognised four times as a result of her efforts.
During 33 years membership Daphne enthusiastically tells everyone Quota has given her a great sense of sharing and she highlights two things, the friendship and fellowship that exudes from her Club as a great and a real positive in her life and the “Quota trips” travelling with other members to Conferences or SPAM etc.
Having been a teacher of the deaf for 3 years Daphne enjoys working for the hearing impaired and speaks fondly of the 2 years she spent on a one day a week roster to exercise a child who could not sit up, walk or talk. Time has not reduced the work Daphne puts in for our Club as she can be seen at all our fund raising events promoting Quota and helping to raise our image in the community, for example she takes part in our monthly roster (2 hour shift) assisting at the Bunning’s barbecue which assists the Club in securing a regular source of income for our projects or as a marker at our annual Trivia nights. Daphne also takes part in our hands on service activities including our efforts for the Cancer Council and the Salvation Army.
Dedication to the less privileged and her interest and commitment to Quota is why we are nominating Daphne as our Volunteer of the Year for 2012.