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Quota club marks 70 years with designation of celebratory day

Quota International of Winchester celebrated 70 years of sharing on March 23 at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury in Winchester.

The banquet hall was decorated with special table floral arrangements, each one representing the following service projects: Blue Ridge Hospice, Hearing Impaired Aid, Scholarships, Keep the Children Warm, Back to School Supplies, Kitchen Kapers, Easter Baskets, Home Health Christmas, Fabulous Fashion Finds and Blue Ridge Food Bank.

Storyboards covered the entire history of Quota of Winchester, beginning with the founding of its charter in 1943 until today. Many years of service to the Winchester community and beyond were on display for guests to view. The event was hosted by Ginny Bonometti, Quota International 19th District governor and past president. The emcee, Sue Robinson, is also the Quota Club's longest standing member, having joined in 1983.

The keynote speaker was author Jay Foreman. Helen Zebarth of Blue Ridge Hospice, Leslie Hardesty of The Laurel Center, Pat Ritchie of Handley Library and Quota scholarship recipient David Holliday highlighted service projects.

Committee members Becky Jones-Pierce, Cindy North, Teresa Foster and Nori Noll-Dehaven also spoke. The celebration culminated with Mayor Elizabeth Minor proclaiming March 23 Quota International of Winchester Day.


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