2004 Quota Cares Month Winners

Mary Oxenrider, Quota International of Wooster, OH

Mary Oxenrider

Quota International of Wooster, OH

Mary Oxenrider stays busy with Quota, where she has been a member for 32 years. A past president, she works tirelessly for the club’s fund-raising and service projects. Last March, Mary chaired the Quota Cares project, which provided service and money ($5,000) to “The Spot,” a local latchkey program sponsored by the YMCA. Mary also serves on the board for “The Spot.” Mary has had fund-raisers so that College of Wooster students could continue their education, and she serves on the Quota Scholarship Committee. Mary devotes many hours to the women’s auxiliary of the Salvation Army and serves on the board. Mary’s talents include crafts and decorating, and she holds an annual craft show to sell her many creations. She claims she has decorated everything in Wooster and fed most of its residents. Mary has always been a woman full of energy and one who knows how to get a job done. Mary saw a need and organized the “Friends of Boys Village,” an organization in which Mary continues to be actively involved. While Mary’s husband John was alive, the two spent many volunteer hours in the community as P. T. O. presidents and co-chairs of the local swim team. John was also “president” of the Wooster Shriners, and Mary performed many duties as the Shriners’ “First Lady.” They were also active in the Jaycees and participated in the organization of Wooster’s 175th anniversary celebration and parade. Since the 1960s, Mary has been an active member of the local garden club and was instrumental in starting the annual Home and Garden Show, sponsored by the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce. Mary volunteers countless hours with her church, and for 20 years she and a friend taught Sunday school. She cooks dinners for many groups in the church as well as catering weddings and funerals. When Mary’s husband died in 1977, Mary ran the company before closing down the business. Mary enjoys spending time with her family, which consists of a son and a daughter-in-law and five grandchildren. Mary Oxenrider has a very large heart. She is well known in the Wooster area for her never-ending acts of kindness. Mary is Quota International Volunteer of the Year.

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