Portfolio 2018

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Portfolio 2018 Hope Bakker

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From left: Quota International 90th International Convention logo; Storyteller logo - New Mexico School for the Deaf; Team Quota blog banner using vendor pin art. Right: Quota International Sound Beginnings poster using member images and program theme.

Circle of Friends Mexican Pottery Collage Facebook Cover

Social Media Art Quota International, Inc. Historical Images Collage LinkedIn Company Banner

Social Media Writings Aspire to Inspire: The Power of Community | Team Quota


Team Quota Connecting Quota members with encouragement and support to empower women, children, the deaf and hardof-hearing, and people with speech difficulties in local communities around the world.

Aspire to Inspire: The Power of Community JUNE 27, 2017MARCH 21, 2018 ~ COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER HOPE Three hundred or so people squeezed into the local town hall a month or so ago. Laughter, music andthe aroma of New Mexican food filled the air. Friends, family, co-workers, friends of friends and civic leaders mingled and chatted through the afternoon. Four generations gathered to celebrate the successes of a young person boldly living with cancer, toshare with each other the joy and vibrancy of life, of knowing each other while helping this young person and his family through a tough time. They are a community. What is community? Community as defined by Webster’s Dictionary (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary /community) is: “the people with common interests living in a particular area”. That definition doesn’t quite hold the same spark as the group that was just mentioned so let’s look beyond this definition to the heart of it. Where does community begin? Does it begin when you are asked to do something or are placed in a situation that calls you to be part of a group? Community starts with the inspiration of being touched by an experience you have had, by an event that someone you love has experienced, or by something you have witnessed. Community, my friends, starts with you and starts with me being open to saying, “Yes”. If you have some hesitancy in jumping in to a group, event or activity, take minute to let the following quote speak to that fear. 1 of 3

Quota members from Manila South providing special medical mission clinics in remote villages to support healthier communities.

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Aspire to Inspire: The Power of Community | Team Quota


“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama (https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/michelleob415504.html) Your participation in community is valuable.Whether it is spending time working at a medical mission as a volunteer, raising funds to ease a financial burden of a family facing a medical challenge, knitting blankets and rugs for flood survivors, or using organizational skills to plan an event, being courageous and willing to share your skills and talents makes a difference. When you say “Yes” to being in action with those around you, the world changes.

In Taree, New South Wales, Quota members provide comfort and help rebuild lives by sending hand crocheted blankets, towels, and rugs to survivors of devastating floods.

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” “No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with

painstaking excellence.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (http://www.thekingcenter.org/blog/mlk-quote-week-all-labor-upliftshumanity-has-dignity-and-importance-and-should-be-undertaken)

Through the Philippines Feeding Program run by members of Quota in Manila, thousands of children living in poverty are nurtured and fed. 2 of 3

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It is the association of willing individuals to step forward together to fill a need that is the essence and power of community. The power of community is what has children be fed, schools to be built and has families facing seemingly insurmountable challenges be supported. Your community is waiting for you. Be bold, be you, say “Yes”. POSTED IN QUOTARIAN RESOURCES CHILDREN COMMUNITY FAMILY INSPIRATION MINUTE FOR MISSION VOLUNTEERISM WOMEN This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


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Aspire to Inspire: Founder’s Day 2018 January 24, 2018 ~ Hope

February 6th marks Quota International’s 99th anniversary as an organization that has worked to provide sound beginnings empowering women, children, the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech impaired. On this occasion, we reflect on our beginnings and who we are now as an organization. Our History “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 February 6, 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 five founders chose to keep their dream simple by using the “golden rule” as their code and the “sharing” of both talent and responsibility as its ideal. During the early years of Quota, the organization’s focus targeted and promoted: good citizenship, crime prevention, extending friendly relations, gaining recognition for the achievements of women, and international relations.” Where We Are Now Since 1919, Quota International members have been developing programs and nurturing communities around the globe. Quota International is now in 14 countries with more than 260 clubs worldwide and growing. Aspire to Inspire: Founder’s Day 2018 from www.teamquota.org

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The work that members support is just as vibrant and diverse as the membership. Projects range from Cops ‘N Kids/QuoCKa reading programs; medical clinics; support of kindergartens; run for life relays; providing food to less fortunate to assisting with outreach programs for homeless persons; to providing information about protecting hearing, hearing aids, hearing system loops and other technologies for assistive listening. Quota members are creative in fundraising efforts as can be demonstrated by the vast variety of fundraising dinners; bingo, bunco and trivia nights; craft, art and nut sales; cookouts; fishing tournaments; Holiday home tours; sausage sizzle event; and their willingness to reach in to their communities to work with other like-minded local agencies to achieve common goals. All of the efforts have a common thread, the desire to make the lives of those around us a better by thinking and acting locally which then impacts globally. Quota International is in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with a specific focus on SDG 1: No Poverty; SDG 3: Health and Wellbeing; and SDG 4: Quality Education. In these areas, Quota International is delivering world service. So, on February 6th, Founder’s Day, we celebrate the vision of the women who stepped forward to create the first women-only international service organization. We celebrate the members and community friends who participate by giving of their time, talents and financial support to make Quota International an organization that will continue to benefit others for generations to come. Happy Anniversary, Quota International!

Aspire to Inspire: Founder’s Day 2018 from www.teamquota.org

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Technical Writings

Advertisement, Illustrations, LinkedIn Cover, Social Media Writings, and Technical Writings are representational of projects completed while on assignment with Quota International, Inc. and the New Mexico School for the Deaf.

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