Activities and Speaker

Club Sales Room

Convention is a great opportunity to sell Quota items to raise money for your club or district! Sales space may be rented by clubs and districts for U.S.$25. Use the Club Sales Form (MS Word) to reserve a table and make payment. You are responsible for selling your items during Club Sales Room hours before general sessions and during coffee breaks. Selling items is a wonderful way to meet and greet new Quota friends.

Silent Auction

Our always impressive Silent Auction and first-ever Hula Happy Hour will take place on Wednesday, July 11, directly after Opening Ceremonies. We ask each registrant, club, and district to contribute an item to the auction with a minimum value of $25 for an individual, $50 for a club, or $100 for a district. The money received from your donated items will go to Quota’s Wanda Frey Joiner Development Fund.  Be creative! Previous years’ items have included handmade items, jewelry, art, antiques, books, gift cards, decorative items, vacation properties, and clothing and accessories. We suggest a product that can easily be transported to and from convention in a suitcase. Send in your donation form telling us what you are bringing and be entered in a prize drawing!  Silent Auction Details and Donation Form (MS Word).

Live Auction

Famous Fairy Penguins of Phillip Island, Australia.

New this year, we will be holding our FIRST-EVER live auction at convention with the help of Past International President (PIP) Charlotte Schamadan, auctioneer extraordinaire. We are excited about the donations listed below. Plan now to bid! More detail on each live auction item.*

  • A one-week stay at a luxury resort in the seaside town of Goa—a very hot tourist destination in India! Enjoy this three-bedroom house donated by the sister of a DLF City, India, Quota member.
  • A multi-night stay at a Quotarian’s home on the coast in North Auckland, New Zealand, complete with touring, a restaurant meal, fishing, and visits with New Zealand Quotarians!
  • Up to five nights in the home of a Quotarian in Ohope Beach for you and a guest. Explore New Zealand’s East Cape and Rotorua’s famous and boiling mud pools. Plus visit with three Kiwi Quota clubs if you like!
  • A one-week holiday in Cowes, Phillip Island, a unique tourist destination in Victoria, Australia. This luxury three-bedroom townhouse sleeps seven people and is situated on the main street within walking distance to the local shopping district, RSL (Returned Services League), and restaurants. Close to everything for that perfect Phillip Island getaway!
  • Visit Memphis! A 3-5 night stay in the home of a Tennessee Quotarian just outside Memphis. The winner and his/her guests will have one or two private bedrooms with baths with breakfast included. A tour of Memphis highlights, visits to near tourist destinations such as William Faulkner’s home in Oxford, Mississippi, and a visit with other Quotarians are also all possible depending on time and interest.
  • PIP Charlotte’s popular Rose Parade Package—A pair of VIP tickets to the 2013 New Year’s Rose Parade, including pre-parade tours of the float barns and two days of touring the region and seeing the sights as only a native Californian can show them.


Small acts of kindness will add up to significant impact at Convention 2012 via this year’s “Service-on-Site” project.  Quota Convention Welcome Committee members will be collecting small toiletries for women participating in the Total Life Recovery Rehabilitation Program at the Women’s Correctional Center in Oahu, Hawaii.  The program helps women rebuild their lives, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to live successfully every day with dignity and self-worth. Our Convention 2012 speaker, Tadia Rice, volunteers with this successful program, which is now being replicated nationally.

Specifically, we welcome your donations of small bottles of shampoo and conditioner, soap, toothpaste, sanitary pads, combs, brushes, tissues, lotions, etc. These are wonderful gifts for the women as they are supplied only with minimal amounts of basic, low-quality, state-issued items. In addition, the women would appreciate receiving crochet needles, and more importantly, skeins of yarn of any kind, size, color, or type for a service project they are undertaking. Their Crochet Club makes clothes by hand for children in need. The small toiletries, yarn, and crochet needles are easy to carry in your luggage, so please bring with you what you can!

Convention Speaker

Special guest Tadia Rice (right) will impart the wisdom of Hawaii’s Golden Rule called “The Spirit of Aloha” and how it can empower each of us at Convention’s closing business session, Friday, July 13. Tadia lives on Oahu and is a memorable and motivating author and performer. She helps audiences understand the deeper meaning and greater scope of the meaning of Aloha, and how it can empower each person to increase self-mastery and mental discipline. She identifies obstacles that prevent personal transformation and offers methods to unmask the disguise that often prevents people from achieving goals and becoming their best selves. Practiced for thousands of years by the earliest people of the Hawaiian Islands, the aloha spirit was the working philosophy of over a million native Hawaiians who lived sustainable lives on a few islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Tadia’s unique “out of the box” approach engages audiences to enhance emotional, social, and cultural intelligence.

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