For the very first time, Quota International, a non-profit organization that empowers women, children, the deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired in local communities around the world, will hold its national convention in Bohol with no less than the majestic Bellevue Resort in Panglao opening its doors to welcome close to 300 delegates from around the country and officers from abroad on April 23- 25, 2015
Promising Boholana fashion accessory queen Christine Virtucio entertains
Quota International’s June Herrera-Chiongbian & Christi Gucor-LapradezVENUE: The Buzz Café, Luisa Galeria
Asked why Bohol as the venue, June Herrera-Chiongbian, the winsome PRO of the host club bared
“ Every year, we hold conventions as part of developing and promoting international understanding. This year, instead of holding it in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, our club - Quota International of Cebu South, appealed to have it in Bohol as part of our continuing effort in promoting the economy and tourism in the province after being affected by a strong earthquake.
Quota Club was one of the first few private organizations who have responded, organized relief operations and embarked on numerous rehabilitation projects especially for the children. The club is composed of men and women from business, education, medicine, government service & entertainment.”
Founded in 1919, Quota International is one of the oldest international service organizations for women. Today, more than 5,600 men, women, and youth in North America, South America, the Caribbean, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, and Europe are changing lives in 269 communities in 12 countries.
Quota’s motto, “We Share,” empowers members to develop friendships, encourage others, and promote international understanding. Quota is known especially for service empowering women and children and to people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired.
The Philippines is composed of 2 regions - Region 18 and 19 with a total of 23 clubs. Region 18 is headed by Regional Director Bernadette Galang of Quota Pampanga while Region 19 is headed by Ms. Consuelo Garcia of Quota Cebu.
The host club - Quota Cebu South is headed by Melva Villamor-Bacaltos – President, Antonia Espina - Vice President, Ma. Christi Gucor-Lapradez – Secretary, Rizalina Buenacosa – Treasurer, Aniceta Go – Auditor & June Herrera-Chiongbian - PRO
International ladies share a light moment |
during intense Bohol quake relief operations
Chairman & Co- Chairman for this year's convention are former Calape Mayor Ernest Herrera & Co-Chairman June Herrera-Chiongbian, respectively. This year's theme is "Reaching New Heights in Bohol" - The First Joint Regional Meeting of Regions 18 and 19 of Quota International Inc.