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Thursday, October 11, 2012

So busy..

Have you missed me? I have been so busy these last few weeks. Only 4 more days and I can breathe a sigh of relief. WHY?
Quota's annual charity Craft and Gift Fair will be over. This will be eight years of organising a very fun fair.
Here is a little background on how this event came about.
Eight years ago my friend Janette and I had spent a very slow, hot, day trying to sell raffle tickets for our club Quota International of Carindale. By the end of the day we realised that people are so sick of putting their hands in their pockets for charities.
So over a cup of coffee we decided there must be a better way to make money for our charities that appeal to the public. I had just been to a craft fair and suggested we should do something like that. So it was decided that this is what we would try. We booked a room at the Carina Leagues Club and managed to gather together a very talented group of stall holders.
The day went well and we made $500.  So much more fun than selling raffle tickets. All the money went to Aspergers Syndrome and Clef Pals. We decided this would be an annual event, held at the same time each year. Last year was our best ever we raised $4000, so we are looking to top that this year.

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Janette and I posing for a photo shoot for the local paper  
Now you may hear Janette and I talk about Quota this and Quota that. Even though everyone has heard of Rotary and Lions nobody seems to know much about Quota.

Here is a little overview of what Quota is all about.

Quota International of Carindale is a service organization whose focus is to assist the Speech and Hearing Impaired and address the needs of Disadvantaged Women and Children. Quota International was one of the first professional women’s organisations founded in the United States. Our club also participates at an international level by financially supporting worthy projects, such as the Quota house for destitute women and children in New Delhi, India. To find out the full story of Quota check out their website.

Check out the workshops we have on offer this Sunday at the Carina Bowls Club.
So if you have nothing to do on Sunday 14 October, come along to the Carina Bowls Club and make a day of it. You will also be supporting two very worthy causes.


  1. Looks like a fun event Zena. Good luck! Anna

  2. Definately coming again this year, see you Sunday!! Cheers, kareen.


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