Luz Marina "Rina" Gonzalez
Past Regional Director
Quota International of Aruba
Region 10 - Aruba
Member Since: 2006
What range of skills and experience have you brought to your Quota Club to assist them in succeeding in an area of focus outlined in Quota International's Strategic Plan?
PRD Rina: Increase Media Exposure. Great effort has been taken in using more Social Media. Development on FaceBook of public Region 10 page and a private members page for Aruba Club.
As advocate to promote reading for children at a young age I have accomplished a promotional sponsoring relationship with the local Public Library. Children’s Book Festival is organized (in 2017: 25 years) yearly in November. The Quota logo is widely used on all promotional material and in the free children’s book, written in Dutch and Papiamento, which can be obtained free when buying another children’s book during the same week.
What have you learned at the Regional Meetings or Convention that has helped you and/or your club?
PRD Rina: What helped the most is to develop the ability to recognize skills or interests of a member who is willing to be helpful in a committee. Working together with each member taking a task doing something they love to do, the committee will accomplish its goals most flawlessly and effortlessly. Working together is easier with clear tasks distribution and discription. And a member gets real recognition for her abilities and talents. Being a leader who is not bossy but works together with the members is a highly effective skill. This comes natural to me.
What goals have you accomplished through your Quota membership - personal or professional?
PRD Rina: To be grateful for everything in life and accomplishments; this makes it much easier to share with peers and to be of service to the less fortunate.
To be highly effective with little resources.
To engage important community partners in order to achieve goals.
To have effective meetings while attending to important business at hand and definitely not wasting valuable time of attendees.
To recognize hidden talents, everyone can be a shining star.
To work together with people you don’t know, have never met before and still manage to have a common point of interest and achieve the proposed goal.
In terms of the future of Quota, what are you most excited about?
PRD Rina: As Quota turns 100 years soon, it is exciting to be able to focus on a turn of a century. This brings its challenges in making Quota an organization of interest to younger generations as the Millennials.
Growth in number of Clubs as well as of Members is essential for Quota’s existence. A global branding and unified marketing may be highly effective in pursuing growth and bringing Quota’s Mission to the masses.
Lots of roads yet to travel. My bag is packed and I am ready to be part of Quota’s exciting future.