2006 Volunteers of the Year

Sherri Weaver

Sherri Weaver

Quota International of Cedar Rapids, IA

Sherri Weaver, a great leader and contributor to Quota, was selected as the Quota International of Cedar Rapids Volunteer of the Year for many reasons. She gives tirelessly of her time and talents, and she does it in a quiet, unassuming manner.

In a brainstorming session for fund-raising, she proposed that the club sponsor a charity golf tournament. She personally gathered the necessary data on the details of putting on a successful tournament. With the club’s backing, she chaired the first tournament three years ago. She continues in this role today, supported by several equally enthusiastic members who fill in the necessary roles. In an innovative move, Sherri suggested inviting other nonprofit organizations to participate. They were allowed to raise funds at a specific hole in return for their support in the planning and publicity of the event.

In her role as tournament chair, Sherri solicits the major sponsors, organizes the hole-in-one contests, encourages the club members to secure enough donated prizes so that each golfer gets one, signs up golfers, and oversees all the details necessary to make the event successful. She even manages to play in a four-some. Thanks to her, the golf tournament continues to gain in popularity and has become our biggest fund-raiser. She has already informed us that she plans to raise more money this year!

Sherri’s volunteer efforts for Quota are not confined to the golf tournament. She has served on our board of directors for the past four years and is again serving as the secretary. She is a great salesperson and often leads in the sale of geraniums in the spring and other fund-raisers. She is quick to cheerfully assist in many of our service and fund-raising activities.

A native of Iowa, Sherri graduated from Marion High School and the Hamilton Business College. Then, she embarked on her 23-year career at the FPLE Duane Arnold Energy Center, a nuclear power plant near Cedar Rapids. She currently is a senior engineering analyst in the area of predictive maintenance.

Sherri’s dog, Scooby, is her pampered pet and often participates in her many volunteer efforts. For the past four years, Sherri has served as the race director for the Cedar River Dragon Boat Racing Association. The races are a popular part of the city’s annual Freedom Festival. Her other activities include helping wrap Christmas presents for homeless children, walking in support of juvenile diabetes, volunteering for other Freedom Festival events, and gathering needed items for the Humane Society.

Sherri is very talented, generous, and a great deal of fun. We are proud to claim her as a member of Quota International of Cedar Rapids and as Volunteer of the Year!

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