2017 Change over was held at Ave’ Cucina & Coffee Bar, Eva Street, Coorparoo where congratulations were given to last years committee and members for all the work that had been achieved in helping various organisations. The new committee was welcomed in and we are looking forward to a successful year ahead. The well deserving charities Quota Carindale support will be thrilled with the proceeds of our many fundraising events. Today we were able to donate more bears to QAS Mt Gravatt and Carina stations. Thank you to Jamie from the Carina Station and Mick from Mt Gravatt for attending our event today. This is the twentieth year that Bears have been given to the various QAS Stations.
CleftPALS QLD Inc.,a national, voluntary group, comprising parents, relatives and professionals interested in the welfare of children born with cleft related conditions and Asperger Services Australia, which is a volunteer not for profit organisation established in 1995, and provides support to parents, carers, families, individuals, service providers and professionals. It was with pleasure that once again we were able to make a donation to each of these organisations.
We welcomed the Chaplains from Dunwich State School Whites Hill State College and Carina State School to help them with the great work they are doing with the young students.
Quota welcomed a special young boy to receive a donation. Kein is in yr 6 Belmont State School, he fixes computers and gives to children who need one. Well done Kein for your consideration to others.
It was a pleasure to be able to present a cheque to Cindy Corrie from The Sycamore School – Autism Friendly Learning to help. This concept of a school for kids with autism was born from the schooling experiences of Brisbane parents and their children with autism. A group of these parents formed a not-for-profit organisation, and worked for two years to bring The Sycamore School to fruition.
Our guest speaker this year was Bernadette Vella founder of Mummy’s Wish who spoke to us about her journey and how this amazing organisation was born, the work they do is to help families where the Mum is suffering from cancer and they have children under 12 years.
Quota had pleasure in presenting Zena Kennedy will the Inaugural Quota Woman of the Year for Quota Carindale. Congratulations Zena and thank you for all the volunteer work you do in the community.