Quota International of Narooma marked its 31st year on Saturday at the Narooma Golf Club.
Long-time supporter of Quota, Councillor Lindsay Brown was on hand to give the Toast to Quota International.
He highlighted some of the projects the 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”.
We work hard but have a lot of fun doing it and we couldn’t do it without our community’s ongoing supportOutgoing president Bronwyn Roll
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.
In his Toast to the Incoming Board, Councillor 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 success.
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.
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.