QI of New Haven, CT, USA
Lynne Maser joined Quota of New Haven in 1989. The very next year she picked up the reins as Quota’s BINGO coordinator at Southbury Training School in Southbury CT. Southbury Training School is a state-run residence for people with developmental and physical disabilities. At one time it was a major institute in Connecticut but has diminished over the years to just a few dozen full time residents today. Under Lynne’s guidance, QI of New Haven have been delighting the residents of Cottage 40, by visiting twice a year to play BINGO. Lynne makes sure that everyone wins and gets a prize. She has gotten to know several of the Southbury ladies through the years and it shows how much they love her.
Lynne also coordinates and distributes Holiday gifts for the residents. She works closely with the Administration to make sure all the ladies get exactly what they want and need.
Beside Southbury, Lynne is a regular volunteer at almost all of QI of New Haven’s service activities. She works hard at the Connecticut Food Bank; Fellowship Place of New Haven and Habitat for Humanity to name a few. Her motto “tell me what to do, and I will do it” resonates in all she does.
A retired school teacher, Lynne volunteers outside of Quota as well. As an Adult Literacy Advocate for the Jewish Federation Lynne works with older non-English speaking residents of New Haven. She is also very involved in her family, especially her grandchildren and elderly father.
In her quiet, unassuming manner, Lynne makes a huge impact in the New Haven club and we are proud to nominate her for our Volunteer of the Year!