2005 Volunteers of the Year

Kay Cole, Quota International of Bossier City, LA

Kay Cole

Quota International of Bossier City, LA

Quota International of Bossier City is proud to nominate Kay Cole as its 2005 Volunteer of the Year! Kay is a dedicated Quotarian who stays quietly in the background, but who is always ready to serve wherever needed.

As a member of Quota International, Kay has found it very rewarding to serve the local community. She also serves as chairman of Quota’s Hearing and Speech Committee, and in this capacity, she has been able to bring the needs of the hearing impaired to the club for action!

Kay has worked closely with the Meadowview Elementary Speech and Hearing Impaired Class and was instrumental in the following ways. Kay obtained a hearing aid for a child, ensured that hearing aid batteries were available, purchased a “Hearing Impaired Students” CD for use by the class, and introduced a motion to provide funds to assist a family with transportation for follow-up medical care after a Cochlear Ear Transplant. In addition, Kay presented Quota’s outstanding Deaf Student of the Year Award to a fifth grade graduating student. On the fun side, Kay organized charitable events for the class, including a Christmas mall outing and Valentine pizza party.

Katherine (Kay) R. Cole grew up in Arkansas and graduated from college in El Paso, Texas. She is married to retired Gen. Peyton Cole, and they have two children: Suzy, a captain in the Air Force stationed at Minot, North Dakota, and George, a lieutenant, stationed at Charleston, South Carolina. Kay is currently a volunteer with STARBASE, Louisiana, a program that targets at-risk fifth graders. The program challenges students with science, math, and technology and stresses the importance of staying in school, staying away from drugs and gangs, and setting reachable goals.

Throughout her travels as an Air Force wife, Kay has had many opportunities to volunteer in many communities. Kay has volunteered for the Red Cross, Family Services, Thrift Shop, Officers’ Spouse Club, at local schools, and the Chaplaincy. She also spearheaded the donation of phone cards (to support Barksdale Air Force Base families whose loved ones were away on active duty) and provides regular supplies to The Cottages of Hope (an agency that assists homeless women and children).

QI of Bossier City is proud to have Kay as a member!

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