Letter to the Beagle Editor
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE – FROM BATEMANS BAY QUOTA CLUB
With heavy hearts the members of Batemans Bay Quota Club wish to advise that the Club has taken steps to disband, winding up their work in Batemans Bay and Eurobodalla.
After 44 years of voluntary service to the local community and Quota International worldwide the decision to disband the club was not taken lightly. The membership has dwindled to a very small band of dedicated and hardworking local women and it has been disappointing to find that we have not been able to entice new people to join and help with the work we do in the local community. We are unfortunately unable to carry the load any more so before we become disenchanted we have made this decision and are very sad that we are unable to continue working in the name of Quota.
Over the past 44 years the Batemans Bay Quota Club has made regular donations to many local organisations including Schools in Batemans Bay, Moruya, Mogo, Broulee and Sunshine Bay. Others have been Surf Clubs, Rural Fire Brigades, Hospitals, Womens Refuge, Sailability, Riding for the Disabled, CanAssist, Cancer Council, some individual disadvantaged families and many other worthy causes.
The club has for the past number of years planned and co-ordinated the Australia Day Celebrations in Batemans Bay for the Eurobodalla Shire where over 1,000 breakfasts have been served and entertainment provided for the morning. We have held a regular Seaside Market at Malua Bay for the past 15 years as well as many other fundraising activities throughout the years.
The members have put time and service in helping provide school breakfasts, lunches for senior citizens, helping at the Batemans Bay Hospital Kiosk, Catering, Melbourne Cup lunches, Fashion Parades, Student of the Year and much more. The Quota Club has provided seating at the local Cemetery for those people visiting the area and wanting somewhere for some quiet contemplation.
The club has just recently disbursed $7,000 to local organisations and individuals.
As part of our world wide engagement we have given funds to assist International Aid Projects particularly in Fiji and the Philippines.
Thank you to those members past and present who have worked tirelessly to help the people in the local area who are disadvantaged and have hearing difficulties. Finally, thank you to the community of Batemans Bay and the Eurobodalla Shire who have joined in our fund raising activities to enhance the work of Quota International.
Quota International will be 100 years old next year and is continuing its work all over the world to help disadvantaged people. Lyn Jordan Current President of the Quota Club of Batemans Bay