Club adopts editor and gives full quota of history
AS PART of our Adopt-a- Journo program, I have had the honour of being teamed up withe Kyogle Quota ladies, who I met over a coffee last week.
Kyogle Quota Club began on October 31, 1947, when Quota International president, Marie Higgins, presented the charter to the first president, Beatrice Fairfax, at a dinner held at the Commercial Hotel.
Marie Higgins, of Ohio in America, came to Australia especially to charter five North Coast clubs - Kyogle being the third in line.
The first business meeting was held at The Green Tree Inn in 1947.
The very first project of the newly-formed Quota Club was to provide bed lights for every bed at the Kyogle Memorial Hospital at the cost of 348 pounds, 5 shillings and 2 pence.
In 1949, another project was for clothes for Kyogle flood victims and cartons of 'Food for Britain'.
In 1954, help was given to victims of Kyogle's most disastrous flood ever, where three Quotarians had eight feet of water in their homes.
Work began for placing seats in Kyogle's Main St, and over time they have been added to various parts of the town, under the watchful eye of Quotarian Jess McGregor.
They are a small club, currently with 11 members, but have achieved much.Their projects are many and varied, from lamington and pikelet drives, to fashion parades, pool parties to street stalls.
"We visit the hospital and Kyogle Court Home for the Aged on Mother's Day," current president Carol Marriott said.
"The Friendship Dinner is held each year in July and this year we will announce the 34th 'Lady of the Year."
Later in the year, the Kyogle Quota Club will hold their annual fundraiser for Alzheimer's.