QI of Atascadero, California, USA
Our Quota Cares Month project
This is QI of Atascadero’s fourth year supporting The Adult Day Center. We donated $2,000 this year and participated in their 9th annual Trivia Brain Challenge. We sent four teams of four to participate in this fun brain challenge fundraiser. The Adult Day Center is designed to provide care for older adults experiencing mild memory loss or dementia related to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, stroke and other conditions that occur with aging. Their goal is “to provide a safe and caring environment for elderly participants that will help delay the need for institutional placement while providing support and respite for the spouses and families caring for their loved ones”. The center is open five days a week. They just had to move to a new facility and make many modifications to make it safe.
How did our QCM project benefit our community?
I believe we raised awareness of our club in at least two significant ways. As I mentioned we had 16 women participating on four teams- oddly enough we were named Atascadero Quota In Action, Teams 1,2,3, and 4! We had table markers with our team names and we(Quota International of Atascadero) were mentioned prominently in the program as the Event Sponsor. There was plenty of time to mingle with all the other thirteen teams. We were also honored to publically present our check at this function. Secondly we had a very nice photo and article in our local newspaper, The Atascadero News. We have not, at this point, gotten any new members from this activity; but our two brand new members participated and had a great time.
How did our QCM project benefit our club / members?
This project was a great benefit to our club. In addition to the members who participated in the actual Trivia Brain Challenge we were able to involve all club members. We spent part of our program meeting having our own Trivia Challenge. Our chairman for this project, Kathy, organized this fun activity. We all had a chance to exercise our brains and answer some very difficult questions. There were prizes for the top winners and also one for the least amount of correct answers, all done in good fun. We also learned more about the adult center. Many of us have or had family members and friends who could have or have used the services of the Adult Day Center. It was a great bonding opportunity for all of us.
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