2004 Quota Cares Month Winners

Eileen Freebairn, Quota International of Candlewood Valley, CT

Eileen Freebairn

Quota International of Candlewood Valley, CT

Eileen and her husband Joseph have resided in Connecticut for over 30 years, raising four children who have since added nine grandchildren to the family. While raising her family she was pursuing a career in banking. In her 29 years in the banking industry, Eileen rose through the ranks to become commercial loan officer and eventually branch manager, positions she filled with integrity and dedication for many years before her recent retirement. An avid baseball fan and traveler, Eileen and her family can be found at Yankee stadium when not vacationing with grandchildren and children in Disneyland or even Ireland. Despite her full schedule, Eileen always finds time to volunteer her services in several areas. Her desire to help others is evidenced in her volunteer activities with the Danbury Chapter of the American Red Cross, a cause she has served for 13 years—12 of those years, as a member of the Board of Directors. One of the special projects of the Danbury Red Cross staff is the annual Community Champions’ Breakfast, honoring people who have gone above and beyond, either in service to the community or in rendering extraordinary help to a fellow human being. Eileen has served as chairperson of this event for 10 years. When the Bethel chapter of the American Cancer Society decided to sponsor a Relay for Life, Eileen was one of the original supporters. For three years, she has served as captain for the Quota team and at the same time she was chairman of hospitality for the entire event. Eileen’s interest in education and sound values is demonstrated by her involvement with the Bethel Public Library, on whose Board of Directors she served for two years. She is also a member of the Bethel Democratic Women. As a dedicated Quotarian, in her 15 years with Quota International of Candlewood Valley, Eileen has held the offices of treasurer, recording secretary, vice president and president. In addition, the club’s special projects have gained from her involvement. She has been chairperson of the Campership Project, the Scholarship Committee, and the Community Service Committee. She has served on the Budget Committee and Nominations Committee. Eileen has also served at the district level when she was secretary/treasurer to Governor Louann Noll from 1998 to 2000. For her dedication to family, to community, and especially to Quota, we are proud to name Eileen Freebairn as Quota International of Candlewood Valley’s Volunteer of the Year.

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