Quota International of Bismarck-Mandan, North Dakota, USA
Our Quota Cares Month project
Our club again held a variety of activities during Quota Cares Month. For our program meeting on March 20th the emphasis on service was celebrated with two guests. Brenda Kriedeman from the Welcome House, a local homeless shelter, explained how they are unique in our community providing shelter for families including the fathers. They assist in finding housing, day care, food stamps, etc. Non-perishable items valued at $200.00 were presented by the members. Some members have for several years crafted pink scarves that are distributed by Tara Lacher who started “My Pink Scarf”. A total of over 5,000 have gone to breast cancer victims both women and men in 35 states and 10 countries. At this meetings sh received 44 more scarves bringing our club donations to 103 so far this year. Other ongoing projects include making comfort-heart pillows distributed by the American Cancer office and members again served food at the Ruth Meiers homeless shelter in March. A fund-raising event was held on March 16th when sixteen members participated in serving pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee from 8 to 10AM at Applebees. Winter weather reduced the number attending our club’s first “Chit-Chat” on March 3rd held at President Evy’s home where she served wine and food. Sue Solseth shared in depth Quota information.
How did our QCM project benefit our community?
At Applebees attendees were given ear plugs and membership information. Newer members attending the “Chit-Chat” expressed their appreciation for the information that will help them in recruiting future members.
How did our QCM project benefit our club / members?
Because of our variety of service/fundraising activities 100% of our members have been involved in one or more events. We benefit and enjoy a high morale throughout the membership.
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