Quota Whitsunday hits world stage
WHITSUNDAY Quota club members Jeanette Gray, Jill Farinelli and Coleen Hill are back from Hawaii where they represented the region at a three-day Quota International Convention in early July. The convention was attended by delegates from 14 countries including the United States, Canada, India, Malaysia, Fiji and Australia.
Past district governor Jeanette Gray, who was master of ceremonies for the opening night, said attending the convention was a "great learning and sharing experience".
"Delegates certainly knew about the Whitsundays by the end of the convention," she said.
Ms Gray gave a presentation on starting new clubs based on her work with establishing the Whitsunday Coast and Mackay Rural North Quota clubs. Lieutenant governor Jill Farinelli gave a presentation on the region's junior clubs including Kids United in Friendship and Service (KUFFS) and talked about the highly successful 'Chef de Quota' program, which achieved international acclaim.
Ms Gray said these presentations were very well received, with plenty of praise for the Whitsunday club and the work its members do.
"We're really proud of what we're doing on the world stage and that we're getting international recognition for what we're doing locally," she said.
Ms Gray said the convention was also useful for gathering ideas about future projects and pooling resources.
"The latest service projects at an international level are something that this club already had planned so now we can use some of their promotional material to help us," she said.
Quota International conventions are held bi-annually with the next one scheduled for Ohio in 2014.