Quota International Inc. launched its 100th Anniversary celebration at their convention in Washington, D. C., held last week. Quota was chartered in Buffalo, New York, in 1919 and became “International” when the Winnipeg Club was chartered in 1926. Quota has clubs in 14 countries.
The Weyburn Quota Club was chartered by Clara Mason, P. P. of Fargo, N.D., on October 24, 1954, and the current President is CindyAnn Boehm. The Weyburn Club has contributed thousands of dollars to the “signature projects” - disadvantaged women and children; hard of hearing and to those with speech difficulties plus 25 service projects in the Philippines, India, Malaysia and Suriname.
The first Canadian Lady to serve as president of Quota International was Gladys Robinson Herrington of Saskatoon. Marie Dobson Dunlop of Midland, Ont., was president for the past two years and chaired this convention. The president installed at the convention was Emilie Simon from the Manila Quota Club in the Philippines.
Locally, the Club supports the Weyburn Public Library, Care-a-Van Society, Southeast College, Envision Counselling, the Weyburn Music Festival, seniors parties and has provided 30 FM hearing systems to classrooms in every school in the city.
The Club honours “worthy women” at their annual Women of the Year luncheon, and will be sponsoring the 65th annual Festival of Christmas Carols on Dec. 2, 2018.
Sandi Schweitzer and Isabelle Butters represented the Weyburn Club at the convention in Washington, D.C. Sandi is a past District Governor and Isabelle is a past Area Vice President for Canada and past Canada Area Director.