Posted by Jackie Scott on Aug 16, 2018
Happy August!
It seems like the summer just started, and now it is time for the children to get ready to go back to school.Our first grade granddaughter already has her school supplies ready, including her backpack and lunch box. But most of us are not as anxious to see fall closing in.
The big event for me this summer was representing you at the Quota International Convention in Washington D.C. It was my first convention, and it was so much fun to meet with members from around the world. For the opening ceremony, attendees were asked to dress in roaring 20s flapper attire, and you can imagine it was quite a show. At the closing ceremonies the new International President, Emile Simon, and the new board were installed. Dinner was served, and Quota members from the Philippines entertained us with dancing.
The shining moment for the Flint Club was the receipt of a 5K Award for 2018 at the recognitions ceremony on the morning of the final day. The shining moment for the Michigan Region was at the end of the morning when the announcement was made that in 2020 convention will take place in Grand Rapids. Our regional directo, Brenda Chadwick, presented an inspiring invitation, and the rest of the Michigan contingent passed out Michigan goodie bags. We were dressed in our blue "Smitten With the Mitten" tee shirts. It was heartening to hear the positive comments from around the world. Even a few said that they had not planned to attend the 2020, but that they would come to Michigan.
Since I enjoyed my convention experience so much, I hope that all of you will be able to attend in 2020. Our President Elect Carol Patin is from Louisiana, and I am expecting a unique celebration after her installation. There will be activities in the days before and after the convention that would give you the opportunity to do a little sight-seeing and to make some new friends. Mark your calendars for Julu 9. 2020.
Thank you for the opportunity to represent you at the convention. It truly was a wonderful experience. I feel more educated about Quota. The speakers had inspiring messages. The workshops presented some helpful ideas. There were members with unique stories. And I shared some tea party ideas with a Pennsylvania club.
One good thing about September approaching is that it will be fun to see all of you again at our business meeting. We have a lot to talk about. First on the agenda will be a discussion of the new mission statement that was adopted at the convention. I have been working on our calendar for 2018 - 2019 and will have it ready for you. Please make sure that you have September 6th at noon on your calendar.
See you in September!
Yours in Quota,
Carolyn Boegner