2005 Volunteers of the Year

Marlene Welding, Quota International of Sioux City, IA

Marlene Welding

Quota International of Sioux City, IA

Marlene Welding was selected as the Sioux City Quota Volunteer of the Year, not only because of her numerous activities and hours of dedication, but because of her creative approach to service. Marlene’s areas of service are all encompassing, but primarily include Quota, church, and the Medical Center Auxiliary.

Her outstanding Quota projects include making small memory quilts for past presidents and governors. This excellent souvenir is signed by Quotarians at the presentation meeting. Another project she sponsored invited hearing-impaired grade school students to visit Santa and make Christmas crafts. The ideas and supplies for this project provided fun and a take home decoration. The students received darling vests created by Marlene to hold their hearing devices. Marlene always brings really wonderful items for Quota occasions.

Marlene is an excellent seamstress and uses this talent also to create items for St. Luke’ s Medical Center. She not only makes baby bibs, receiving blankets, caps, and tiny kimonos for premature infants, but she also makes them unique for special occasions including Christmas and Valentines Day. She is adept at repairing injured teddy bears brought to be repaired at the Teddy Bear Clinic.

Marlene shares her creativity at church in a variety of ways. She shares her ideas on the church’s “Elderversity Board” as well as decorating the church for special events. She not only takes the church service video to residents of local nursing homes, but also makes and provides craft items, cookies, and candy along with appropriate Bible passages and prayer.

This is a small sample of her volunteerism combined with her outstanding creativity, and the results are motivating.

Quota International of Sioux City selected Marlene Welding because of the vast amount and variety of areas of service. Above all, she has excellent creativity and uses unique ideas to implement her service.

Marlene joined Quota International of Sioux City in 1986, and in addition to her service as chair of various club committees, she served as club president in 2000.

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