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Quota celebrates a history of sharing at its 31st birthday

Quota International of Narooma has marked its 31st year at the Narooma Golf Club.

Long-time supporter of Quota, Clr Lindsay Brown was on hand to give the Toast to Quota International. He highlighted some of the projects the local Quota club undertakes, including: assisting at Narooma Youth Café, supporting Women’s Shelters, hosting a Student of the Year Quest, holding trivia nights for local organisations and providing funds for speech therapy for students in great need.

Outgoing president Bronwyn Roll said, “It is an absolute honour to be a member of the Quota organisation and this club. We work hard but have a lot of fun doing it and we couldn’t do it without our community’s ongoing support.”

She recognised the board members of Club Narooma for their continuing support of Quota by allowing Quota to run the charity raffle every Sunday.

Nine community organisations received a donation at the event. These included: Riding for the Disabled, Narooma Public School, Narooma Surf Life Saving Club, Narooma Men’s Shed, Eurobodalla Youth Services Y-Drive, Monty’s Place, Narooma High School Robo Rebels, Narooma RFS and Dalmeny-Kianga RFS.

The donations to the Rural Fire Service were supported by a donation from Quota International of Liverpool, who asked the Narooma Quota Club to direct the money to brigades involved in the Tathra bushfires.

Rosemary Stewart, Region 14 Director, also presented a donation of $500 from Quota International of Broken Hill, which is to be directed to the Tathra Bushfire Relief fund.

The donations capped off an exceptional year of fundraising for Quota, enabling the organisation to donate $26, 215 to local schools, community organisations, international aid and emergency relief.

The installation of board members was conducted by Rosemary Stewart, who travelled from Geelong for the occasion. This was her first official function in her role as the new Regional Director.

In his Toast to the Incoming Board, Clr Phil Constable recalled the club’s early history, when his mother was a member, and one of the fundraising initiatives was selling popcorn at the Tilba Easter Festival. He congratulated the members on their hard work and wished them every success in the year ahead.

Incoming president Christine Ryder noted that she had big shoes to fill taking over from Bronwyn Roll, who “brought amazing energy and zeal” to the job. She is looking forward to the challenge of being president and carrying on the tradition of service set by Quota International of Narooma.

The 2018-2019 board members are: President Christine Ryder, Vice President Sue Fahey, Treasurer Maureen Young, Secretary Carol Hodges, Assistant Secretary Susan Pryke, and board members Sally Davey, Barbara McCabe, Carol Mead and Bronwyn Roll.

Above: QUOTA’S NEW BOARD: Pictured during their Installation are (left to right) President Chris Ryder, VicePresident Sue Fahey, Regional Director Rosemary Stewart, Treasurer Maureen Young, SecretaryCarol Hodges, Assistant Secretary Susan Pryke, board members Bronwyn Roll, Carol Mead, BarbaraMcCabe, Sandra Haynes (standing in for Sally Davey who was absent) and past Regional DirectorKaren Binstead.

Above: Quota’s motto “We Share” in evidence with recipients of funding support: Christina Potts (RoboRebels), Captain Greg Hill (Dalmeny RFS), Jane Taylor (Narooma RFS), past president Bronwyn Roll, Janine Breadon (Narooma Public School), Chris O’Brien and Gert Tiedt (Monty’s Place), Angela McMillan (Y-Drive), Gillian Kearney (Narooma Surf Life Saving Club), Walter Sheehan (Narooma Men’s Shed), Adrienne Brennan (Riding for the Disabled).

Above: Broken Hill delivery: Quota’s Region 14 Director Rosemary Stewart delivered a surprise cheque for

Narooma’s outgoing president Bronwyn Roll, a donation of $500 from Quota Broken Hill, which will be directed to victims of the bushfires in Tathra. To date, the Narooma club has donated $2,325 to the Tathra Bushfire Appeal.

Above: Quota’s Incoming president Christine Ryder (left) presents a gift to outgoing president Bronwyn Roll.

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