R7 – Judith Gugel
Quota International of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA (District 15)
What are your qualifications for the position of Quota Regional Director?
I have been a member of Quota International of Pawtucket since April 2008. I was President-Elect from 2009-2011, President from 2011-2013 and I am currently serving as secretary. I have attended our District conference every year from 2009 to present. In 2011, I attended the East Area Conference and will attend the one this October. I always thought that I would enjoy being Governor of District 15 someday. Running for Governor is no longer possible but now I am excited to be applying for the position of Regional Director of Region 7.
What are your goals for your specific region?
One goal will be to keep everyone in our region connected through an e-newsletter and social media. I will look to each club to share their ideas and successes with me so we can learn from one another. I believe that every member has something of value to contribute and my goal is to create an environment that makes that possible. Another goal will be to create an atmosphere of excitement and growth. Quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”. With our shared enthusiasm, I believe we will see our clubs and our region grow.
What do you do outside of Quota?
- I am a CASA volunteer for children in the RI courts. I visit the children, write court reports, and attend court; I am a voice for the children.
- I am a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Beta Chapter. I am currently the second Vice-President of my chapter and Editor of our state newsletter.
- I volunteer at church on the Altar Guild, and in the Booster Club. I chair and organize our yearly vendor fair. I volunteer as an “Office Angel” by answering the phone, organizing the food closet and distributing food to those in need.
What else would you like to share with the members of your region?
I am a retired Kindergarten teacher of 35 years. In 1998, I received a Presidential Award for Rhode Island. I have two children, two grandsons, and a wonderful husband. In 2012, I retired as a part-time ballet teacher. Working with children has been a joy for me whether it was teaching in the public schools, teaching ballet, being with my grandchildren or working as a CASA volunteer. I feel that I have had a rich and rewarding life; I want to pass that forward. I am thrilled at the possibility of serving as the Regional Director of Region 7.
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