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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.

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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


IN MEMORIAM - Sister Dolores Coleman

March 8, 1921 - August 25, 2015

Sister Dolores (Mary Dolores) Coleman died at Seton Residence on August 25, 2015 at 10:45 p.m. Sister was born on March 8, 1921 in Meridian, Mississippi and was one of two children of Andrew Jackson and Ruth (Ladnier) Coleman. She graduated from Visitation Academy in Mobile, Alabama and entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis, Missouri in 1941.

Sister Dolores began teaching in 1942. She received a B.A. degree from Fontbonne College in St. Louis and an M.A. from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. From 1942 until 1969, Sister was a secondary school teacher in Chicago, St. Louis, Keokuk, Iowa, and Natchez, Mississippi.

In 1970 Sister Dolores served at Marillac House in Chicago and in 1971 at St. Rose Home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1972, she was sent to Jackson, Mississippi where she worked in the Apostolate of the Deaf. In 1977 Sister Dolores became Founder and Director of de l’Epee Deaf Center in Gulfport, Mississippi and the 2015 Inductee into their Hall of Honor. In 1997 Sister Dolores went to Allen Memorial Home in Mobile, Alabama as a Pastoral Care Associate. She then ministered in hospital services at Providence Hospital in Mobile in 2002 until she came to Seton Residence for the Ministry of Prayer in 2004. Sister had a great love for poetry and has published several books.

Sister was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth (Sister Mary Andrea, RSM), and she is survived by her Sisters in Community and many friends. A Wake Service will be held on Thursday, August 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Seton Residence Chapel and the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 28. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Daughters of Charity, 4330 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108. 

37 years ago, a very determined Sister Dolores Coleman opened the de leEpee Deaf Center.  This bike-riding fireball nun never gave up on her dream to provide assistance to the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired community. Many of our members today remember her association with Quota, and her dedication to our mission. In 2011, we renamed our Service Award to the Sister Dolores Coleman Award  to honor the outstanding Quotarian who continues a mission of service to others.

Quota's Annual Tradition since 2005...
Help us fill a Shoebox with gifts for a Needy Child
here on the MS Gulf Coast

Thank you All for A Successful 2014!

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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


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 ourl projects:
Shoeboxes of Love
Christmas Gifts
Socks N. Pockets
Literacy Program
International Club
Service Project
Deaf Community
Scholarship Program
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Thanks to the Interpreter Training Program at MGCCC!
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