2004 Quota Cares Month Winners

Amy Prejean, Quota International of Baton Rouge, LA

Amy Prejean

Quota International of Baton Rouge, LA

Seven years ago, Helen Edgington talked Amy Prejean into joining Quota, telling her “it will be good for you…it will help you get out.” Help her get out! Amy has not stopped going out since. She quickly joined Quota in 1997 and has held multiple positions: serving the board and membership as corresponding secretary, recording secretary, second vice president, first vice president, president, and now as past president. She has been a home hostess four times and this year was the chairman of the Tour Leadership Committee. She has enjoyed road trips to District 21 conference and participating in the New Orleans Quota International Convention, setting up and working in registration. Although Amy values the fellowship of Quota, she most likes the hands-on service. As president from 2002 to 2003, Amy chose “Helping Hands” as her theme. During her term, the Baton Rouge Quota club had three new projects: 1) Quota members provided infant car seats to the young mothers at Glen Oaks Teen Learning Center and rode the bus together with the moms and babies in their new car seats. 2) Quota provided a wireless amplification system to teachers at Cedarcrest School. This gift helped teachers of problem children better instruct their students. 3) Quota members provided “newborn kits,” consisting of booties, blankets, and clothes, to needy families at Earl K. Long Hospital. Amy’s “helping hands” along with those of Robin Montgomery helped to create quotabr.org, a new Quota Web site that helps the public reach us with comments and questions, which was especially helpful during the Open Door Tour season. Amy felt strongly that homeowners should be recognized for allowing the club to use their homes for fund-raising projects. She decided to resurrect the Home Appreciation Party. Mother Nature, however, in October 2002, decided to send two hurricanes to the area. Amy persevered and the Home Appreciation Party was not cancelled but postponed, rescheduled, postponed, and then successfully rescheduled at Dot Craig’s beautiful home—to become a great event. After completing her year as club president, Amy stepped up and took over as chairman of the Tour Leadership Committee. She successfully sold the most magazine advertisements, helping to make this year one of our most financially successful Open Door Tours. Amy currently is the Associate Director of University Admissions for Louisiana State University. She is the certifying officer for all of the athletes. Through her Quota experience, Amy feels she has gained the confidence to deal with attorneys and Louisiana State University’s now famous coaches. When asked what made her the most proud in the past seven years in Quota, she quickly said, “I have recruited four outstanding new Quota board members, including Martha Cedatol, Gay Crain, Robin Montgomery, and Sharon Perez to help “pass it on.” It is because of all of her wonderful contributions and the ever-eager gift of her “helping hands” that Amy Prejean is an outstanding 2004 Volunteer of the Year.

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