Community News

Quota Lower Clarence members, Maureen Duncan Watt, Dianne Wilson, Lynne White and Vicki Fleming with Andrew from Woodford Island Rural Fire Service, presentation donation of GPS.

A big year for Quota International of Lower Clarence

Quota Lower Clarence has held their AGM and first meeting of the new financial year at the Yamba Bowling Club. Election of officeholders took place, and all positions were filled. 

Congratulations to Dianne Wilson for again taking on the presidency; Lynne White – vice president; Denise Gillies – secretary; Sarah Auer – treasurer; international director – Maureen Duncan-Watt; community director – Debbie Cannon.  

Our small but vibrant membership has plans in place for some exciting events in the upcoming year.  

Our changeover luncheon was held at the Yamba Golf Club on Sunday March 17 and we welcomed our office bearers and committee.

Members will attend a Friendship High Tea with Quota Alstonville/Wollongbar on March 23.

We are very excited about the upcoming Art, Craft and Garden Fair to be held on the weekend of April 13-14 at the Yamba Bowling Club. This year we will have an Easter and Mother’s Day theme, as we are very close to these special days. Children will enjoy the activities we have planned, including a visit from a very special guest, with photo opportunities.  Everyone is welcome, and it’s a $2 gold coin donation for entry. There will be much on display and for sale from our exhibitors.

This event is a major element of our fundraising activities. 

Quota Lower Clarence has supported the following services in our community: Otitis Media Awareness Day at local shopping centre with hearing support teachers; Deaf Camp; Mobile Hearing units for local schools; Random Acts of Kindness Awards of book vouchers for local school students; End of Year Presentation of book vouchers for local school students; Surf Live Saving Nippers training boards donated; Care bags for women, children and men in need given to local women’s shelter, local charities and service organisations; State Emergency Services donation of refrigerator for their truck; Rural Fire Service donation of GPS units for Woodford Island and Brooms Head; Maclean Community Health, Child and Family Clinic, donation of scales; Buy a Bale – supporting farmers in need; Pack a Backpack for rural families; Shine, donation of funds for a special luncheon for young women to boost their self-esteem and image.

There is much more on the Quota agenda for the coming year, if you are interested in becoming a member of our friendly club contact Dianne Wilson on 0408 685 045 and enjoy our fundraising activities that support local charities.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at the Yamba Bowling Club boardroom at 5.45pm.

Denise Gillies