The idea for Quota International was sparked when Wanda Frey Joiner attended a Christmas “ladies night” party hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Buffalo, New York. Wanting to form a similar organization for women to join, a few weeks later, Joiner and four businesswomen, Florence M. Smith, Alice C. Sauers, Ora G. Cole, and Jean Ware Redpath, signed incorporation documents forming Quota Club International on 6 February 1919, one year before the United States passed the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote and less than one month after the end of World War I. Because many women had joined the workforce and organized campaigns to support the troops, when the war was over, women wanted more employment and empowerment opportunities. Their enthusiasm propelled the organization to become the first international women-only service organization in 1925.
The Mission Statement for Quota International of Cupertino
Quota International is a non-profit organization empowering women, children, the deaf and hard-of-hearing and speech impaired in local communities around the world.
Objects of Quota
- To serve country and community
- To promote high ethical standards
- To emphasize the dignity of all useful occupations
- To develop good fellowship and friendship
- To advance the ideals of righteousness, justice, international understanding and goodwill
Become A Member
Join Quota International of Cupertino today! Contact us at: Cupertino.Quota@yahoo.com
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Link to Quota International Organization: quotainternational.org