2006 Volunteers of the Year

Virginia Riggal

Virginia Riggal with fellow Quotarians at her 90th birthday party. From left to right: Lou Ann Fenny, Rhonda Lester-Parker, Virginia Riggal, Terri Stark, and Sheila Welch.

Virginia Riggal

Quota International of Huntington, WV

Virginia Riggal, a charter member of the Huntington club, continues to volunteer her time at 92 years of age, as she did as a young woman, and asks for nothing in return. In her own words, she says “I love to be involved in activities of others and assist people who cannot do for themselves. If I can help, that is what I want to do.”

Virginia is active in Quota activities but is also active in her churc,h where she volunteers in the office one day per week. She serves on the Board of Faith in Action. She donates books to Friends of the Library and volunteers her time to the Criddlin Cloth and Food Pantry. She is active in the Republican Women’s Club, secretary of the National Association of Federal Retired Employees, and member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Huntington Women’s Club, and the Society of FBI Alumni.

She attends convention regularly and donates to a scholarship fund through the Women’s club. She attends monthly meetings for senior citizens at two local churches. Until several months ago, when her son “made me stop,” Virginia took individuals needing assistance to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, and pharmacy. Now she calls those individuals daily to check on them and visit with them by phone.

Virginia grows a garden in the summer and shares the vegetables with neighbors and friends. When asked what she does in her spare time, she said she likes to correspond with her good friends who live all over the country.

Virginia Riggal is an inspiration to the members of Quota International of Huntington, and we are proud to nominate her to be our 2006 Volunteer of the Year.

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