Quota International of Batemans Bay Inc., New South Wales, Australia
Judy Vardon joined Batemans Bay Quota Club in December 1985.
During her 25 years in Quota Judy has held the positions of club President, Secretary and Treasurer. Judy became District Lt Governor and then Governor of the 35th District in 1996. She is well known and respected throughout the Quota district and beyond.
Judy has been the chairperson of most of the committees within the club. Judy organised the very successful Miss Batemans Bay Quest and was the instigator of our Australia Day celebrations. Upon a request from our local council to run this event, Judy organised the first Australia Day breakfast celebrations in BatemansBay. This event still runs every year feeding over 1,000 people. Judy also supported her husband Chris who was the local Shire Mayor for 12 years.
Judy was one of the first volunteers to help at a local special needs house for disabled adults called Life Without Barriers making weekly visits to help with shopping and craft work. She participates preparing Breakfast for young students at our local Primary School and also volunteers to assist in our hospital kiosk once a month. Judy has hosted many a World Service night in her home
Judy suggested and planned that we have an Annual Book Fair. This is now our main fundraising event.
Judy is a friend and support to all members. She has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease but is still guiding new members in her favourite specialty of Rules and Regulations.
We are proud to nominate her for a Quota Volunteer of the Year Award.