2005 Volunteers of the Year

Elaine Sempert, Quota International of Valdosta, GA

Elaine Sempert

Quota International of Valdosta, GA

Quota International of Valdosta is proud to nominate Elaine Sempert for the QI Volunteer of the Year Award! Elaine is a wonderful example of passion, youthful energy and commitment.

Prior to joining our local club in January 2004, Elaine volunteered at Quota’s Christmas Gift-Wrap fund-raiser as a means of supporting the club’s charitable efforts. Elaine quickly recruited her sister and together they became active Quotarians! Elaine’s commitment to her local club is demonstrated in her willingness to serve as Chair of the Calling Committee.

Elaine was born in July of 1972 in Dunkirk, New York. She grew up in Cassadaga Valley, New York, when, at the age of 13, she moved with her family to Barwick, Georgia. Elaine graduated from Thomas County Central High School in 1990 and attended Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, Georgia. She transferred to Valdosta State University in 1993 and graduated in March of 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.

Elaine has been employed by the City of Valdosta Police Department since 1995. She worked in the Records Division until January of 1996 and is presently in the position of Administrative Secretary.

Elaine also volunteers a tremendous amount of time in other worthy causes. Since 1996 she has been actively involved in the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. The loss of her father to cancer sparked a desire to raise awareness and financial support for cancer research. Elaine has served in numerous leadership roles for this organization. Most recently she served as Event Chair for the annual Relay for Life. The event was a tremendous success resulting in over $224,000 raised for cancer research!

Elaine is also very active in her church and serves on the Mission Vestry Council and as Treasurer. She has also served as Program Coordinator for Drug Education for Youth for the city of Valdosta.

Our club is very proud of Elaine! She has accomplished much in her local community. Considering her youth, she has invested many hours in community service—all done with a burning desire to help others and to make the world a better place to be.

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