A celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Quota International of Fort Collins was held August 25th in the Mantz Hall of the Armstrong Hotel.
QIFC members dressed to the nines in honor of the women who attended the 1940 charter meeting of Quota International of Fort Collins, held at the Northern Hotel.
Old friendships were rekindled and new friendships were formed during the evening. Guests included members from Quota International of Estes Park and Quota International of Albuquerque, NM. Attendees enjoyed a presentation featuring photographs from 1940 to 2015 and shared memories of community service events and activities held throughout the years.
(Right) Steve Levinger, owner of the Armstrong Hotel, greets Betty Ann Husted, daughter of charter member Nelle Gillette.
Shannon and Pamela are very stylish in their 1940’s attire.
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During a city council meeting, held August 18th, Mayor Wade Troxell proclaimed the year 2015 as the Quota International, Fort Collins Chapter 75th Anniversary. Shannon Richardson, QIFC vice president, accepted the proclamation. Former Mayor and current City Councilman, Ray Martinez, showed his support and appreciation for the contribution Quota International of Fort Collins has made to the community during 75 years of service. QIFC members Betty Ann Husted and Mary Anne Martell, daughter and grand daughter of founding member Nelle Gillett, were present and acknowledged.
THE FUN BUNCH
Fun Bunch (social) Activity: After a wonderful dinner, members adjourned to the patio for a bit of creative doodling known as Zentangle. This fun activity offered the chance to chat with fellow members while enjoying a warm summer evening.
Quota Fun Bunch
The Fun Bunch social outings have proven to be a great way for QIFC members to enjoy time together outside of their monthly meetings and service projects. The group has enjoyed several movies, an outing to the Chocolate Café, and most recently, plate painting at Artisan You in Loveland. The Fun Bunch was instigated by Mitzi Davis in 2013.
Quota International of Ft. Collins supported Project Self Sufficiency with their scholarship recognition dinner by providing a variety of salads. Some members purchased, prepared and delivered the ingredients to the site, while other members put together the ingredients to create beautiful salads as part of the dinner for the scholarship recipients and their families. What a moving evening to learn what the recipients have done to improve their lives, and their families lives through education.
Each year, QIFC donates $300.00 to Loveland Youth Gardeners. These funds provide scholarships which enable kids to attend this non-profit program, dedicated to cultivating skills and stewardship in young people through sustainable gardening and healthy living practices. To learn more about Loveland Youth Gardeners, click this link: www.lovelandyouthgardeners.org/