My theme: Strong Member – Strong Club


Thank you everyone who came to the lunch which was a very enjoyable occasion. It was great to see past members catching up with their Quota friends. Dame Wendy Pye, the first New Zealand President in 1972, was an inspiring guest speaker. 

Quota International Vice President Jan Rhodes, Dame Wendy Pye, Region 21 Director Lois Watson.

23rd February, Quota International of Ba, Fiji is holding their 100 year celebration.

I attended Quota International of Rotorua’s centennial dinner. It was a very enjoyable evening with many past members there too. 


3 Region 21 clubs have their AGM’s this month and are having the changeover of officers in the next few days.

Quota International of Opotiki is having an afternoon tea on the 23rd to acknowledge the 2018 Board and welcome the new officers. Congratulations to President Libby for a very successful year.

Quota International of Papakura is having their changeover dinner on the 25th. Congratulations President Denise for another successful year. Both of your communities have been given generous donations. My best wishes for 2019.

I look forward to hearing when the other Region 21 clubs will be holding their changeovers.


My apology you haven’t received the registration form yet but it should be ready to send out next week. Meanwhile here are some details.

When: 17th – 19th May

Where: Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua.

Registration: $55 (includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, photo)

Friday night mix and mingle and registration: $22.50, cash bar.

Saturday dinner: $50 (includes entertainment).

Cash bar Saturday programme: 8.30am – 4.45pm

Sunday: Presidents’ meeting 7.30 – 8.30, coffee/tea provided

Sunday Brunch: optional Princes Gate accommodation: $150 twin per room per night (say you are attending the meeting) I will attach the provisional programme with the registration form. I ask you to seriously consider coming to the Regional meeting. VP Jan will have updates from Quota International and there will be a discussion opportunity for you to have you say on the future of Quota.

Regional meetings this year will very important for all members. 

From Executive Director Nancy “Feedback collected at 2019 regional meetings will be used to assist the Board of Directors in its development of a more cost-effective structure for Quota that better meets member needs. That structure will be presented to the membership after the Board of Director’s December 2019 Board Meeting.”


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Region 21 Director

Lois Watson



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 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. 

Lois Watson

Director Region 21 Quota International



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