July 25, 2013 10:45 AM


Quota International of Indiana, Pa. Inc. recently opened its meeting with Meghan Foulk, dinner winner, leading in the Quota Collect. This was followed by the ice-breaker question, asking everyone what they wanted to be when they were a little girl. Members then introduced guests. Michelle Fryling, Sherry Holuta, Jenn Myers, Meghan Foulk and Gina Lehman all had guests in attendance. There was a picture taken of the new officers and board members.

The business meeting opened with a discussion of the first board meeting and committee assignments.

International board member and East Area Director Michelle Fryling told the club about her upcoming International Board Meeting, the first with Quota International’s new executive director, Barbara Schreiber. She also reminded members about the East Area meeting, Oct. 4 to 6, in Pittsburgh. Reservations at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown hotel are being accepted.

District Governor Meghan Foulk told the club that the final District 3 Conference has been confirmed for April 25 to 27. She and District Treasurer Diana Dickie have been busy getting all the financial matters in order. A District Conference Committee will be formed at the next meeting.

Club Secretary Jenn Myers read congratulation messages from state Sen. Don White and state Rep. Dave Reed.

The following committee reports were given:

Youth Mentoring: Gina Lehman and Amy Lockard helped one of the young women who needed help finding a new home for the dog.

Speech and Hearing: Betsy Lauber and Barb Peles, chairwomen, asked for volunteers for the earplug distribution.

Membership and Growth: Sherry Holuta was happy to present her first committee report. The e-vite has been a big success with our members. She also updated members on the membership packets she’s been sending out. The club briefly discussed forming a subcommittee that would be responsible for members’ activities. This committee will help organize the Q-Lunches and Q-Activities. Quota sent a list around for ideas of what everyone is interested in doing. There were a lot of good ideas for member events, ranging from knitting to Bunco to self-defense.

Jenn Myers presented the meeting program, which was a personality test for everyone to take. After the tests were scored, she gave brief explanations about each number and the personality traits that corresponded.

Quota International of Indiana, Pa. Inc., is open to anyone who has an interest in serving others in the community. For more information, contact Amy Taylor-Liboski at or any Quota member.


The Smicksburg United Methodist Women met at 7 p.m. July 10. There were 14 members, three youths and one guest present.

The program was presented by a member about her experiences teaching in Kuwait, as well as her other travels. Since she teaches art, she had each member paint a picture of their traveling experiences to share with everyone.

The minutes from the previous meeting and the treasurer’s report were approved as read.

The treasurer reported that the company the club usually order dishcloths from is out of business. She found a new company, and they will send a sample of the dishcloths to see if members like them.

The annual church picnic will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 in place of the regular meeting. The entire church family is invited. It will be held at the home of the club president.

Bring a covered dish and your lawn chairs.

Donations of canning jars for the Fall Festival soup are appreciated. Please contact a UMW member.

Dates for apple dumpling- and soup-making for the annual Fall Festival have been set.

The festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5. The club will be serving lunch again this year. They have also set a purchase limit of 20 quarts for canned vegetable soup.

The meeting was closed with the reading of the Litany.

After the prayer, members had a meal and door prizes were awarded.

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