Pat’s has been a member of the Quota International of Mountain View/Los Altos, California for 30 years serving in a variety of capacities at her club and District level includes serving as Governor and Lt. Governor. She served as the last District 12’s Parliamentarian.
Her most important qualification as the Regional Director is her dedication to make sure that she gives her best to whatever job she is doing. As Regional 17 Director will require her to not only make sure that she does her job but also that all the other “elements” required of the “team” for the Region have a stable foundation.
We asked her, “what are your goals for your specific region?”
Her answer, “Make the transition from Areas and Districts to a Region as smooth as possible for all clubs in the Region; Maintain the friendships developed during Area Meetings by developing a Region 17 Website so that all the Quotarians in the Region always have the ability to be informed of the progress and status of our Region; Establish a Region 17 Facebook Page to maintain long established Area Friendships, encourage informal passing of information between Clubs, and also to share information with other Regions; Remind members of services and resources Quota International has available to their members.”
What does she do outside of Quota?
Pat is the Chairman of Mountain View Historical Association; Chairman of Mountian View Sister City Affiliation; Board member of Senior Adults Legal Assistance (SALA gives ProBono Legal Assistance to Seniors in our County); SALA Golf Committee (Golf Tournament held annually at Stanford University Golf Club- money raised to fund a SALA Attorney); Member of Mountain View Chamber of Commerce; Board member of Sister City International (NorCal Board); Former Mountain View City Councilmember (18 years) and Mayor (2 times). Retired. Hobby: Traveling. If the area she visits has a Quota Club always try to visit – great opportunity to learn and share.
What else would she like to share with the members of our region 17?
She shared, “We always say that “Quota” is not well known in our Communities. One of the ways to help resolve that as well as doing some recruiting of new members is to do more Community Outreach. We are always very generous with our time and donations to our “Service” organizations. But we need to remember to take that next step by participating in our “Community Events” and maybe have a handout showing what fun we have while giving back to the community. Let us remember to find ways to share with each other how we do our “Community Outreach”.”