Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia
Gillian has been a member since2007 and is one of those special people who do not say a
lot, but do act a lot. Along with caring for her husband at home who requires a
high level of care, Gillian still finds the time and energy to serve Quota in a
Having served as Chair of Community Service and Vial of Life, Gillian has brought her
quiet caring ways to both of these roles by:
- Sewing vests for and distributing Quota
- Preparing gifts and conducting Mothers’ and
Fathers’ Day visits to nursing homes
- Organising hampers for the needy
- Communicating with grant recipients in our community
As if that wasn’t enough, Gillian also helps with our Eisteddfod, by doing the
work that can be done at home, such as preparing about 1,000 programs for
mailing. Not an insignificant task.
What makes the work Gillian does all the more special is that she is very home bound
unless she has respite care available to look after her husband. Gillian times
her respite shopping morning to coincide with the day we are at QuoCKa Reading
(Quota Cops & Kids Reading Together), so that she can read to the children
and be involved with this service. Gillian has booked her trip to Hawaii to
attend Convention and the cruise post-convention to enjoy time out with her
fellow Quota members as part of her next year’s respite break.
And, because she places such value on her Quota membership, she uses up some of that
respite care to attend our monthly meetings, rarely does she miss one.
Gillian is one special lady and exemplifies the true meaning of Quota.