The President's March Message

 
Each month, The president of Quota sends a letter out to her members. This is Carolyn's March message.
 
Greetings to all as February comes to a close. Today, I saw in my garden a tiny crocus blossom and a lot of green shoots poking through the ground. We spotted geese and a lonely robin in the neighborhood. We have been Michiganders long enough to know that winter is not over, but the end is in sight.
 
In March, we will return to the evening program meetings on the third Thursday of each month at the Flint Golf Club. For the March 16th meeting, we will be having some fun as we celebrate Women's History Month.
 
We also have some special events scheduled for March.
 
On Saturday, the 18th, there will be a trivia fundraiser at the Flint Institute of Music. Susan Schneberger is the chair. She needs donations of gift cards for the prize baskets. Please bring gift cards to the business meeting on Thursday.
 
On the afternoon of Saturday the 25th, the Membership Committee is holding a recruitment tea at the Knob Hill Bed and breakfast in Flint. This is an opportunity for you to invite friends to join us for refreshments and a chance to learn about our club. Please give this some serious thought. We have set goals to increase our membership, and if we are going to be successful, we need all members to participate. Please let Kathy Holt know how many guests you will be bringing.
 
We need volunteers to usher for The Flint Youth Theater on March 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. The sign up sheet will be passed around at the March Business Meeting. or contact me.
 
Remember that the Regional Meeting will be held in Grand Rapids the weekend of April 21st. I have made my reservations and hope that a lot of Quota of Flint members will be able to attend to support Renee Keswick. The Kalamazoo Club is asking us to bring clean, used, white tee shirts to the regional meeting. They send tee shirts to Haiti where they are used to make diapers. This would be a fairly painless way to support our sister Quotarians. I would be happy to transport any shirts to Grand Rapids if you cannot attend.
 
Finally, Carolyn Stubbs has plans in motion for the Spring Luncheon on May 6th. This is our major fundraiser for the year. It is not too early to start thinking about donations for the silent and live auctions.
 
As you can see, we are going to be very busy in the next few months. Luckily, we have devoted members. Please know that you are appreciated for all that you do.
 
Yours in Quota,
Carolyn Boegner, President