2004 Volunteers of the Year

Lois Menu, Quota International of Orillia, ONT

Lois Menu

Quota International of Orillia, ONT

Lois Menu has recently celebrated her 19th anniversary as a member of Quota International of Orillia. She has always been a very active member in Quota. Lois has held the office of vice president, was the director of the Hearing and Speech Committee for three two-year terms, participated on the Community Service Committee, and has been our club historian for the past five years. She has dedicated many hours to helping our club raise money by working on our Dance Committee, helping us make 1,800 box lunches each year, and contributing to numerous other fund-raisers, which allows the Orillia Quota club to support wonderful projects. Lois loves to laugh and make people laugh. She participates each year in our Canada Parade and joins us on our fellowship days in the district. In the 19 years that she has been a Quotarian, Lois has attended 15 district conferences and two conventions (Ottawa and New Zealand). She has played Santa Claus and entertains as the Classy Clown at many functions. She is very active in the community and in her church. For 18 years, Lois canvassed and helped fund raise for the Canadian Cancer Society. She is a 35-year member of the Town and Country Club, a 20-year member of the Women of the Moose, and she participates in a singing group called the Drifters. This group entertains seniors in nursing homes five times a month for nine months of the year. Lois is a warm and compassionate lady who has blessed the lives of many with her kindness and compassion. Her quick wit and humor have brought smiles to many faces both young and old. Lois is widowed with two sons, one grandson, and two granddaughters. She worked as a civilian with the Ontario Provincial Police Headquarters, enjoys walking, bowling, dancing, singing, card games, and camping. Her hobbies are photography and scrapbooking. The members of Quota International of Orillia feel truly blessed to have Lois Menu as a member and are honored to have been able to present her with this award.

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