The Quota International of Lithgow Inc celebrated its 67th installation dinner on Tuesday, May 21 at the Lithgow Workies showroom.
The dinner party theme was navy, and the night recognised the hard work and commitment of the Quota club members throughout the year.
Among those recognised was member Sue Holt, who would be celebrating her 40 years with Lithgow Quota Club in June.
Mrs Holt received a certificate and a gift, and said it took her by surprise.
"I've had 40 very good years and made a lot of friends," she said.
"I've also learnt a lot about human nature and using your own abilities to assist others," she said.
Lithgow Quota president Noela Williams said Sue was a much loved member and the go to person for knowledge and organisational skills.
Mrs Williams also said the night was about the installation of the club's new committee for the 2019/20 year and a presentation of cheques.
"It's my pleasure to welcome you all here tonight, we have representatives from a number of community groups and tonight is about enjoying each other's company and friendship," she said.
Lithgow City mayor Cr Ray Thompson was also in attendance and thanked Quota for the invite.
"It's wonderful to see the room filled with so many hard working people, what a wonderful place Lithgow is thanks to clubs like Quota," he said.
Cr Thompson also said it was a wonderful night to be a part of.
"I knew it was going to be a wonderful night because it was in a room full of wonderful people," he said.
A total of $10,000 was raised by Lithgow Quota throughout the 2018/19 year and donated to a number of community groups in Lithgow.
- CareFlight, $1000
- CanAssist, $700
- Gorrie Ban, $1000
- Lithgow Girl Guides, $500
- LINC suicide prevention, $2000
- Walk 'n' Talk Lithgow, $500
- Lithgow High School, $500
- Lithgow Public School, $1000
- Lithgow VRA, $1000
- One Mob Aboriginal Corporation, $500
- Lithgow women's and children's crisis centre, $1000
Funds were also given to all schools for presentation days and six students were presented with the Dr Judy White scholarship.
The commissioning of officers for 2019/20 was announced by regional director Valerie Chisholm.
Noela Williams remains as president followed by Marilyn Tulley as first vice president, Rhonda Kelly as second vice president and Jennie Lovett as third.
The 2019/20 secretary is Carol Marsland, Sue Holt was announced as the treasurer.
Directors included Margaret Buckley, Jennifer Channing, Rhonda McAndrew, Joy Smith and Rosemary Stanley.
Mrs Williams said it was an overall enjoyable night and she looked forward to the 2019/20 Lithgow Quota year.
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