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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:
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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Installation of Officers

New Members! July26, 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

South Area Meeting, Biloxi

Quota International Conv., Vancouver, BC

Christmas visit to
Biloxi Com Living Center

Thanks/ Giving Banquet

Piggy Bank Palooza

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

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


Attention All Artists:
View the Cruise- Oct. 5 - Downtown Gulfport
Quota MS Gulf Coast will be organizing all art vendor booth spaces

Pack up all your original art and handmade crafts and get ready to show and sell! We’re looking for a limited number of artists who want to showcase their work in front of hundreds of Cruisers coming to the MS Gulf Coast! We’re closing 14th St. in Downtown Gulfport for one big afternoon to allow Cruisers to park, shop and enjoy everything we have to offer Downtown!

Reserve your booth NOW for just $60 (per 10’x14’ space). Proceeds from booth rentals benefit charities supported by Quota International, MS Gulf Coast.

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including registration form, rules and details

You can pay for your booth reservation VIA PAYPAL here.
NOTE: You MUST complete your registration form (link above) and send in.
We will contact you upon receipt of both.

Click here to pay for your booth reservation

WOW! What a great way to kickoff our 4th Thursday luncheon program meetings!

Attitude really is everything and John Bazzone brought that home to everyone in a very personal, thought provoking and inspiring way with his story of overcoming his own hearing disability and then fostering that triumphant attitude in his children in overcoming their own challenges in order to lead successful productive lives themselves. Where do YOU want to go in life?

With a little bit of fanfare, we reluctantly said our goodbyes to Kristin who will soon start her new job at Ochsner's  working with Saints players (Go Saints!). Kristin has been a delightful and beloved Quota member and one we will surely miss. We do intend to visit her in NOLA however! She can't get away from us that easily!

Kudos also to the Four Points Sheraton for a delicious lunch, outstanding service and a beautiful beachside meeting room. We all agreed that we've found our new home for our 4th Thurs Program Meetings so we are now booked there on a long term basis. Put it on your calendar and lock it in -- July 24th, August 28th, Sept 25th, Oct 23rd, Nov  - okay - no 4th Thurs mtg in Nov OR Dec but come January, we'll be back to our new 4th Thurs Luncheon routine.

Finally, we discussed the Soundfield Amplification System as a project for our club to take on. Generally, the discussion centered on what the system is and how it helps the learning environment for all children, with or without disabilities, and the teachers as well. We will continue to discuss this and find out more information. Look for more info to come as we consider this project

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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!

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
Scholarship Program
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Thanks to the Interpreter Training Program at MGCCC!
International Club
Service Project
JQ (Junior Quota)
Gulfport HIgh
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