Quota International meeting includes 3 states

The city of Winchester hosted the first-ever tri-state meeting of the newly re-organized Region 5 of Quota International at The Hilton Garden Inn from April 24-26th. Pictured (left to right) at the banquet dinner are Dr. Karen Schultz, the distinguished speaker at the banquet; Kay Bennett, Region 5 Secretary/Treasurer; Heidi Hiller, President of the host club Quota International of Winchester; Cindy Hurd, Vice President of Quota International; and Ginny Bonometti, Region 5 Director. Courtesy photo

The first-ever tri-state meeting of the newly reorganized Region 5 of Quota International was held April 24-26 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Winchester.

Region 5 consists of 15 chapters across Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia.

The regional meeting sponsored an on-site service project to benefit the Laurel Center of Winchester, which provides services, support and shelter for women in the Winchester area. Cindy Marzullo from the Center was a speaker at the meeting and accepted donations for the Region 5 clubs.

Jane McBride, retired Superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind in Romney, West Virginia, was the keynote speaker on Sunday. Dr. Karen Schultz, who serves on the Virginia Governor’s Board for Service and Volunteerism, was the distinguished speaker at the banquet dinner on Saturday.

Quota International places special emphasis on service to disadvantaged women and children and to people who are deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired. Information: www.quota.org.