Congratulations to Alisha Smith, winner of the 2018 Quota New Zealand Educational Scholarship. Alisha is already a very talented artist and loves web design and animation. She will be enrolling for a Bachelor of Design Innovation at the University of Wellington in 2019.
Alisha has worked very hard at her studies at Onewhero Area School, achieving excellent results, while coping with many personal problems. She has used her art to work through her emotions and hopes to use her artistic skills to help others.
Quota International and the Pye Foundation are very happy with our choice of Alisha as the 2018 Scholarship winner and wish her every success with her future studies.
Lois Watson - Director of Region 21
The theme for my two years as Director of Region 21 is “Strong Member – Strong Club”. Each member brings their own skills and talents to a club and together the clubs are unique. Clubs support many different community projects as they uphold Quota International mission statement empowering women, children, the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and people with speech difficulties. It is my privilege to support the clubs in New Zealand and Fiji as they continue their work in their communities.
My Quota journey began as a Charter member of the Opotiki club in 1982. I have held many positions in the club and was a member for two years on the Quota International Board representing the clubs in Australia, Fiji and New Zealand. I have attended many International conventions and have an understanding of the organisation in many countries.
February 6th 2019 Quota International is 100 years. It is an exciting time as we celebrate 100 years of community service, and honour the vision of our founder Wanda Frey Joiner.