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Quota International,
Mississippi Gulf Coast
P.O. Box 8001 - Gulfport, MS 39507

QI MS Gulf Coast meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 5:30pm. Special meetings and programs are held the 4th Thursday of each month.

Membership is open to all persons who are willing to commit their time and talents to make an impact in their communities and around the world. Local and International dues are required. Membership is by invitation.

Officers, 2013-2014:
President
Rachel Gillenwater

Vice President, Membership
Lynn Fortier

Vice President, Programs
Tamara Morrison

Secretary, Andrea Bradford
Treasurer, Lois West
Director, Sky Wright
Parlimentarian, Bridget Logan

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PHOTO ALBUMS

2012-2013

Installation of Officers

New Members! July26, 2012

2011-2012

Orientation Party

Children's Health Fair

Shoeboxes of Love

Christmas City

Nursing Home Visi

Pigskin Palooza

District 21 Conference, 2012
Biloxi, MS

Thanks & Giving Banquet

2010-2011
South Area Meeting, Biloxi

Quota International Conv., Vancouver, BC

Christmas visit to
Biloxi Com Living Center

Thanks/ Giving Banquet

Piggy Bank Palooza

2009-2010
Installation, 2009-10

Walk for Life

WRC Baby Shower

District 21 Conference

TV News: Adoption Day

33rd Anniversary Party

CASA School Supplies

Hope Haven Walk

$1,000 Donation to WRC

$1,000 for Handsboro
United Methodist Church

Piggy Bank Palooza

Service Banquet

TV News - Service Banquet

2008
Shenanigan's Parade

"Hawg Killin"

Installation 08

Garage Sale for Suriname

DeLepee Deaf Center
Summer Camp Pizza Party

Dst 21 Conference Shreveport

Back to School CASA School Supply

5th Thursday Social

Operation Earplug

Christmas City

Shoeboxes of Love

Nursing Home Visit

Christmas Party

 

Quota Year - 2013-2014 : Our News and Events

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EVERYONE IS IRISH... IF ONLY FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS!



PARADE ROUTE

Parade Route - 2013

Walk thru downtown Gulfport (around the 14th Street area)
and browse through dozens of booths featuring the works
of some of the most talented artists and craftsmen on the MS Gulf Coast!




PUB CRAWL TICKETS ARE $10 EACH, AND CAN BE PURCHASED AT ANY LOCATION LISTED RIGHT
Friday, March 14             
Participating Pubs:    
Jack Honey-T at Irish Coast Pub
Green Baccarita’s at Bacchaus
Sneakeasy Moonshine at Big Mike’s Speakeasy
Pub Crawl Special at the EO Club
Kiss the Bartender Shot at The Quarter
Irish Punch at Murky Waters
Drink at Kilted Kelley’s
7 pm til Rooster Blues at Irish Coast Pub
10 pm til - DJ Maybelline at EO Club

Saturday, March 15   
Jack Honey-T at Irish Coast Pub
Green Baccarita’s at Bacchaus
Sneakeasy Moonshine at Big Mike’s Speakeasy
Pub Crawl Special at the EO Club
Kiss the Bartender Shot at The Quarter
Irish Punch at Murky Waters
Drink at Kilted Kelley’s



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2014

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
(Subject to change without notice)

Thursday, March 13
6:30 pm: Irish Whiskey Tasting - Irish Coast Pub
10 pm: Karaoke - EO Club

Friday, March 14
Shenanigan’s Pub Crawl              
Participating Pubs:    
Jack Honey-T
at Irish Coast Pub
Green Baccarita’s at Bacchaus
Sneakeasy Moonshine at Big Mike’s Speakeasy
Pub Crawl Special at the EO Club
Kiss the Bartender Shot at The Quarter
Irish Punch at Murky Waters
Drink at Kilted Kelley’s

7 pm til Rooster Blues - Irish Coast Pub
10 pm til  DJ Maybelline - EO Club

Saturday, March 15
Shenanigan’s Pub Crawl continues….     
Participating Pubs     
Jack Honey-T at Irish Coast Pub
Green Baccarita’s at Bacchaus
Sneakeasy Moonshine at Big Mike’s Speakeasy
Pub Crawl Special at the EO Club
Kiss the Bartender Shot at The Quarter
Irish Punch at Murky Waters
Drink at Kilted Kelley’s

10 am: Arts Festival Opens - 14th St south of Hancock Bank  

1 pm : Irish Bowling Tournament - Irish Coast Pub

3:17 pm: Shenanigan’s Zero K Run like the Irish!
"Down" 14th Street south of Hancock Bank
(See details right)

Brooks Hubbert at Irish Coast Pub

5 pm      Arts Festival Closes

10 pm til : DJ EXTREME - Mike’s Speakeasy
Give aways...shot and drink specials all weekend

10 pm til : Wright of Way Band - EO Club

Sunday, March 16
10 am : Arts Festival Opens -14th St south of Hancock Bank 

2 pm: 29th Annual Shenanigan’s Parade
rolls
throughout downtown Gulfport

3 pm : Richard Geddes live on the balcony at Mike’s Speakeasy
Give a ways...shot and drink specials all weekend

3 pm  til : Dublin Ales (Celtic music)       Irish Coast Pub

5pm: Art Festival Closes

7pm: Mario Speedwagon        Irish Coast Pub

9pm : The Cast Party   EO Club
(Cabaret Style w/pianist)

2013-2014 News in Pictures

Welcome New Members! July, 2013
President Rachel and Membership Chair Lynn welcomed 2 new members at our July meeting - Greg Crapo and Trish Hubbard

Thank you Grand Marshal Mike "Murph" Murphy
As he promised, our generous GM 2013, presented a generous check at the July meeting. This wonderful man promised to donate $1,000 for every leaf on the Irish Shamrock - for a total of $3,000!
We love you Murph!
We're Very Proud of our Young Quotarians!


"PEEPS" Club - (Lois Young, Peeps Coordinator) These elementary age students not only help us with our service projects, but vote on and execute service on their own! In October, they made cookies and delivered them to their local fire department to thank them for their service. They also raised $130 at the Pigskin Palooza by manning their own booth!



"JQ Club" - Gulfport High School. Lead by Quotarians and teachers Angie Estrada and Courtney Ulrich. The only JQ Club in the Quota District, this caring group of high school students meet every week before school, and decide the service projects they can help with. They participate in our Shoeboxes of Love Program, Christmas City fundraiser, Nursing home visits and much more! We mentor these young people, and help them organize and execute service projects that they consider. This year, we will award a scholarship for a deserving JQ member!

Congratulations to our Quota Award Winning Members - 2012-2013
1
Jan Shook
Rookie of the Year
1
Rachel Gillenwater
Frances Stafford
Quotarian of the Year
1
Lois West
Sister Dolores Coleman
All Star Service
de l'Epee Deaf Center
We are champions of the Deaf and assist the needs of those who are hard of hearing or speech impaired. Locally, we serve those needs
through the deLepee Deaf Center.
Several of our members serve on the
Deaf Center's Advisory Board.
Gulf Coast Rescue Mission
We support the efforts
of the Gulf Coast Rescue Mission,
who offers help
and hope to the homeless
and those struggling
with addiction
Annual Service Projects
We are champions of the deaf, assist the needs of the speech and hearing impaired as well as disadvantaged women and children with various projects and financial assistance throughout the year. We have provided batteries for hearing aids, playground equipment for a children's shelter, home repairs for a deaf elderly woman, new glasses and school supplies for disadvantaged children, food for local food panties, and the list goes on. Our mission is to fill needs where we can. Here are just a few of our annual projects:
Shenanigan's Parade
Held in March
Youth Embracing
Service Program
Shoeboxes of Love
Christmas Gifts
Socks N. Pockets
Literacy Program
Deaf Community
Champion
Annual
Scholarship Program
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Thanks to the Interpreter Training Program at MGCCC!
International Club
Service Project
JQ (Junior Quota)
Gulfport HIgh
Fundraiser Projects
We can't help others until we raise the necessary funds, so we try to produce unique fundraisers each year to supplement our generous donations from friends! We appreciate your support! You can rest assured that your donations will be put in the hands of those who need it most.
Pigskin Palooza
Held each fall during the Saints Season!
Basket of Cheer Raffle
In conjunction with Shenanigan's
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Donations
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We appreciate
any donation
you can make...
Yes! We are a
5013c non-profit group

International Connections
QI MS Gulf Coast is very active on an International level! We have hosted conferences for Quotarians from as far away as Australia and Aruba! We send members to International conventions bi-annually, and attend District meetings annually

International Awards

2006 Quota International Excellence Award Winner
2 Categories
Service to the Speech & Hearing Impaired -
"Socks & Pockets" Literacy Program

Fellowship & Fun - "Shenanigan's Parade"

2007 Quota International Excellence Award Winner
Excellence in Membership Recruitment "Quota Reunion"

2007-2008 District Dynamo Most net members gained, 1 year

2009-2010 Silver Stars Membership Award
30% Membership Increase

2009-2010 Stars Award
10-14 New members in one year - only 2 clubs received this award