2004 Quota Cares Month Winners

Marilyn Kadzik, Quota International of Springfield, MA

Marilyn Kadzik

Quota International of Springfield, MA

Marilyn Kadzik has been a Quotarian for 16 years, serving as co-auditor, co-chair of “Career Woman of the Year” and chair of the Friendship/Telephone Committee. As a Quotarian, she has worked at the Community Survival Center, the Springfield Pancake Breakfast, chaired several “Harvest Suppers,” and worked at tag sales. A member of the West Springfield Senior Center for eight years, she participated in the “Golden Blue Ribbon Singers,” entertaining in nursing homes two to three times per week. She participated in the annual fall fashion show and summer shows that are sponsored by the town of West Springfield. For three years, as a member of Good Life Senior Center, she has sung at the Annual Classic Show. Marilyn has been involved with the American Cancer Society for over 20 years, collecting during neighborhood drives and participating in the “Rays of Hope Walkathon.” As a Springfield school volunteer for eight years, she has read and been a mentor for third graders and participated in the Mead Westvaco Read Aloud Program and the Living History Program. She has assisted in the “Kids Vote U.S.A.” and “Friendly’s Readers Book Chat.” Her 30-year involvement with the American Heart Association started with the open-heart surgery of her 10-year-old daughter. She worked on promotion of the Heart Princess Poster Child and in the association office. She has volunteered as a caregiver to two 90-year-old women, providing assistance with their medical and personal needs. Marilyn has been an assistant Girl Scout leader, and she has helped with physical therapy for a small child. As a member of the Sounds of Music Organ Club, Marilyn volunteered as treasurer and program chair and organized picnics and parties. She has been a dog walker at the local animal shelter and has served as a hostess for the YWCA Holiday Home Tours. A former banking employee, Marilyn has arranged luncheons for retirees, and she has volunteered with her church group to work at the local soup kitchen. She also sings in the church in the Acres Choir. As a contestant in the Ms. Senior Massachusetts Pageant, she was voted first runner-up and received an award for the “Most Community Involved.” Marilyn Kadzik is a truly remarkable Quota Volunteer of the Year. She has seen and addressed the needs in her family, neighborhood, and the community of Springfield. Her club feels fortunate to have her as a Springfield Quotarian.

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