International President-elect/Treasurer Nominees


LuAnne Bonanno
LuAnne Bonanno
Quota International Vice President
Quota International of Lawrence
Massachusetts 
Region 7 - United States
Member Since: 2000
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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? 

VP LuAnne: My ability to "think outside the box" has helped me help my club and region develop the "Buckets of Love" program.  They now think like me, and strive to make every project fit into that category.  I used my Journalism degree to promote our club, looking for photo opportunities everywhere, encouraging club members to take and post pictures as often as possible.  My "take the check, not send the check" philosophy has increased our profile in our community.  Schools and other organizations are starting to contact us when they have an issue or need something we can help with.

What have you learned at the Regional Meetings or Convention that has helped you and/or your club? 

VP LuAnne: As I've travelled to different Regions, I've learned how much Quotarians care about their neighbors and communities. Listening to Club Presidents talk about the wonderful service projects and fundraisers they do has given me many ideas that I've passed on to my club. This has helped us expand our giving profile in our community.
The conventions I've attended have given me a new respect for how truly global we are and the difference we are making in our world. My club has begun to realize the global impact, and is working to help Quota do the great work it does.

What goals have you accomplished through your Quota membership - personal or professional?

VP LuAnne
: My experience with Quota, and being on the International Board for the past two years, has helped me grow as a person. I am more confident in myself, and in my decision making. I am no longer afraid to speak up when i see an injustice, or something i don't fully understand, and will ask questions and seek out more information until i am satisfied with the answer. I've learned to ask the right questions, admit when i don't know the answers, and do my best to find the right answers to questions i am asked.

In terms of the future of Quota, what are you most excited about?

VP LuAnne:
 I'm excited about the new programs being introduced-they will help us bring Quota into the lime light and give us the recognition we deserve!
I'm excited about the growth potential i see-as we get out into our communities with our service projects, people will begin to know who we are and what we do and they will be eager to join us!
I'm excited to be part of Quota's future-helping us to become a leading advocate of ensuring child development, aiding

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Shelly Brown
Shelly Brown
Quota International Vice President
Quota International of Gold Coast, Inc
Queensland
Region 13 - Australia
Member Since: 1998
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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?

VP Shelly: My organisational and communications skills have enabled me to assist my Club to see how our functions and contribution to the local community are aligned with the strategic plan of Quota International of ensuring child development and empowering women.  Through encouraging the use of new technology, my Club has been able to raise our profile through social media.

What have you learned at the Regional Meetings or Convention that has helped you and/or your club?

VP Shelly: One lesson I've learned is that all messages need to be very specific. Clarity in communication avoids misunderstanding. Implementing change is difficult and members first need to see "the big picture" and then to succeed we need to build on a series of small changes at Club level as we transform our Clubs into the Quota of tomorrow.

What goals have you accomplished through your Quota membership - personal or professional?

VP Shelly: As a service club member my goal has been to "make a difference". I believe I have done this both at Club level and also at International level. Through holding various Club positions, I have played a leadership role ensuring our hard work benefits those with real needs. As a member of this QI Board, we have worked together to identify our strengths and weaknesses, to implement strategies to protect our future and to improve communications. We have worked to enhance the roles of Regional Directors and IVP's and provided opportunities for development. All of which "make a difference"

In terms of the future of Quota, what are you most excited about?

VP Shelly: As part of ensuring the future of Quota I see the development and implementation of Signature Projects as a strategic and exciting initiative. These Signature Projects will act as a catalyst to unite Clubs on an international level, gain recognition for Quota and lift our public profile which in turn will assist Clubs to gain new members.
Together with these projects, the continued improvement in communication I see as a vital part of our future development.
Carol Patin
Carol M. Patin, MD
Quota International Vice President
Quota International of Baton Rouge
Louisiana
Region 9 - United States
Member Since: 2009
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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?

VP Carol: As a physician, the ability to 'diagnose' and formulate a working plan is imperative to the successful treatment of any patient.  Such is true for the well-being of Quota International.  Those abilities have allowed me to update and expand our membership manual and bring 20 new members to our club,unify 3 very different districts to one very strong region by developing the 100 Big Ideas for Quota booklet and share the positive organizational skills learned from 25 years of running a successful business to help promote local, national and international business compliance which strengthens our business acumen.

What have you learned at the Regional Meetings or Convention that has helped you and/or your club?

VP Carol: Updates given at convention from clubs around the world have taught me what our organization actually does-serve children. After realizing this fact, our club was able to broaden the use of projects like Buckets of Love. The 2017 regional meetings particularly impressed upon all of us the need for having members at all ages. The strengths and differences between all age groups serve to bolster the overall fortitude of Quota. Impressive also, was the change in focus to overall outcomes of our many service projects, not individual members. This allows us to focus on 'why' of what we do. 

What goals have you accomplished through your Quota membership - personal or professional? 

VP Carol: Membership in Quota has afforded me the enhanced ability to see need in a different light. Professionally, I 'give' by helping people through difficult health issues. Most people see this as the ultimate in giving however, I have learned that the needs of people extend beyond health and wellness. Daily simplicities like physical interaction, emotional support and networking for the disadvantaged are equally as important as providing supplies and other financial support. It is at this level that my personal giving has been amplified. 

In terms of the future of Quota, what are you most excited about? 

VP Carol: I am most excited about our concentration on the outcomes of the diligent work we do. This focus,I believe is the great equalizer between our clubs. I am also excited about the direct efforts to get additional types of donations to provide more to those we serve in communities around the world. Corporate participation and donations will enhance not only the amount but also the types of support we are able to give in every community. Solidifying our purpose and shoring up finances will reinforce our ability to promote our mission as we continue to Aspire to Inspire.

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