Installation of QIFC’s New President

Quota International of Fort Collins 

20190911_172058At the September 11th business meeting, Past President, Shannon Richardson installed our new QIFC President, Kim Miller. Congratulations, Kim. We look forward to working with you!

Thank you, Shannon, for your dedication and leadership. We accomplished many goals during your term as President.

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Quota Gals are at it again with an Estate Sale

Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10th

8:30 am-12 pm both days. 

8209 Spinnaker Bay Drive, Windsor, CO 80528

Dining table with 6 chairs, Whirlpool SS stove, Frigidaire SS Refrigerator, La-Z-Boy leather recliner, Italian leather sofa, cloth loveseat and chair, solid wooden desk, wooden roller desk chair, grandfather clock, 3 beautiful wedding dresses (8-10), antique wooden high chair, antique washstand with towel rail, handmade curio cabinet with 2 glass shelves, Roper washer/dryer, lane bedroom set (Queen headboard, dresser, trifold mirror, chest, 2 night tables), cedar chest, electric fireplace with wood surround, Schwinn Skyliner bike, drafting table, design board, tall roller chair, lamp, Mission entryway table, 2 Waterford Marquis martini glasses, handmade architect design table with drawing cubbies and so much more!

Click on the link below for pictures of some of our items!






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QIFC Donates To Mobile Laundry Truck

Mobile Laundry Truck Comes To Fort Collins/Northern Colorado

Woodys LaundryAt the June 26th Quota dinner meeting, Judy Warren (QIFC Allocations) and Shannon Richardson, (QIFC President) presented a check for $5,000.00 to Woody Carlson and Pat Friehauf, in support of the Northern Colorado Laundry Truck. 

After retiring, Woody Carlson saw a story about a mobile laundry truck based in Denver. Carlson traveled to Denver and after seeing the operation, he decided to bring one to Northern Colorado. 

The truck will be outfitted with washers and dryers and will travel to various locations near schools where families, experiencing poverty or homelessness, can discretely utilize this service.  Parents will be able to drop off their laundry and pick it up at the end of the day; washed, dried and folded by volunteers.

Woody and Pat told the members that statistics show that clean clothes can help children, experiencing poverty or homelessness, to be more confident and perform better in school.  It also betters the opportunity for parents to obtain employment.

For additional information contact:

A special Shout Out goes to the members of the QIFC Allocation Team for approving $5,000 in support of this valuable service to the community. Quota Shares!


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QIFC Special Estate Sale June 21st, 22nd

Helping Mary – A Special Quota Estate Sale20180912_125906Mary, 90 years of age, has been a member of Quota for more than forty years. She has as also donated her time as a volunteer at The Avery House, Poudre Landmarks Foundation and the American Association of University Women in addition to other community services.  After remaining in her home for as long as possible, Mary must now move to a long-term facility. Funds earned from this sale will help off-set her expenses. We appreciate Mary’s involvement and dedication to Quota.

Estate Sale

Friday, June 21         8:30 AM – 12 PM

Saturday, June 22    8:30 AM – 12 PM 

625 Whedbee Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

 Vintage furniture, clothes & hats. Mid-Century Modern furniture. Antique dolls & toys. China dish sets. Kitchen items. Cameras. Postcards. Sewing machine and table. Doulton & Co, Homer Laughlin, Johnson Bros, antique Cambridge Caprice, depression glass, Uranium/Vaseline glass. Van Briggle plus vintage typewriter.

Visit Craigslist to view additional items.


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Cedar chest Doll

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March Dinner Guest and New Members

 Courtney Carrick, from the non-profit organization SAVA (Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center), was our guest speaker at the March 27th dinner meeting.Q Dinner2

SAVA aims to reduce the incidence of sexual violence in our community through prevention education programming for youth.  Their programs help youth ages 8-18 create safer spaces for themselves and others by addressing the root causes of sexual violence, promoting healthy relationships, and increasing social activism and leadership skills.

We appreciate the opportunity to learn about SAVA and the services and support it offers to those in our community. For additional information:


New Member Induction
Quota International of Fort Collins is pleased to WELCOME three new members to our club. Melanie Stromberg, Alisa Spangler and Sue Pankonin were inducted into QIFC on March 27th. We are looking forward to working together as we volunteer our time and resources to assist disadvantaged women and children, and the hearing and speech impaired.
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QIFC members enjoyed an outing to Masonville Merchantile on March 12th and 16th. Members had fun playing dress-up as they tried on gorgeous hats and Fascinators, and beautiful dresses.  What a great way to celebrate friendship and hundreds of hours of service to our community.





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A Season of Sharing

Once again, Quota was pleased to assist Project Self Sufficiency with their Holiday Party for parent participants and their children.  First a team of three Quota gals sorted through donated items and organized them into 170 gifts.Then dressed in holiday attire, reindeer antlers, and elf hats, over a dozen of us provided the opportunity for children of PSS participants to choose a gift for their mom or dad. Then a team of Quota’s expert wrappers put the finishing touches on each gift taking care to use the paper, bags, and bows that the children carefully picked.  Eighty-eight children from 56 families “shopped” for parents with our help. It was rewarding to see how proud and happy they all were to have a nice gift to give to their parent. In addition, ten members provided 600 cookies for kids to decorate as part of the holiday fun. It was a successful and satisfying day for us all.

Kim Miller, VP Service


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October Dinner Meeting

Dinner, Meeting, Induction and Presenter

20181024_185311Annette Landes, from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind Early Years Literacy Program, was our guest speaker at the October 24th dinner/social meeting. During the meeting, Annette thanked the group for the generous on-going support QIFC has extended over the years. Since 2012, QIFC donations have allowed EYLP to purchase materials needed by deaf children and an alerting device for a deaf mother, a car seat for a two-year-old deaf boy, dinners for families attending events and offered additional support as needed.

The Early Years Literacy Program provides thematic-based literacy instruction integrating developmentally appropriate skills for infants through five years of age who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. For more information go to: and search for Early Years Project.




The dinner meeting included a wonderful meal, tables decorated in the spirit of Halloween, a guest speaker, and the induction of Debra  Herrick, our newest member. 

Shannon Richardson (President), Sue Morgan (Membership) and Nan Walters (Sponsor) inducted Debra Herrick into QIFC. Welcome Debra, we look forward to working with you as we offer our service to those in need. 

A huge THANK YOU goes to Vicky Hansen for offering her festive home for the evening, and to Judi Robinson, Judy Warren, Jane Abels and Shannon Richardson for the delicious and festive meal. There is not a better restaurant in town!20181024_182215

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QIFC Has A Busy September

April, 2016 To May, 2018 — QIFC allocated $21,377.31 to community non-profit organizations and services. Quota International of Fort Collins strives to develop and support programs that will improve the quality of life for others through a variety of service projects in our community.

QIFC Volunteers for LifeSaver Breakfast, Alliance for Suicide Prevention


Members helped at the lifeSaver Breakfast, put on by the Alliance for Suicide Prevention. They prepared the meal, served attendees and cleaned up. With Quota’s help, most everything was composted or recycled and the extra food was donated. 

QIFC Donates $8000 to Faith Family Hospitality


On Tuesday, Sept 25th, Quota presented a check for $8000 to Faith Family Hospitality. Pictured: Annette Zacharias, Executive Director of FFH, Mitzi Davis, Quota Treasurer, Judy Warren, Chair of Allocations and Shannon Richardson, Quota President. The mission of both non-profits are aligned with supporting disadvantaged families and helping them to achieve sustainable self-sufficiency. Quota’s donation will provide kitchen cabinets in the Sherwood House. The Sherwood House is the former Crossroads safehouse and is being remodeled to house homeless families while providing education and accountability specifically targeted to get families back on their feet and self-sufficient. The Sherwood house has 16 bedrooms, 3 kitchens, 8 bathrooms, 2 living/dining rooms, a computer room, a resident manager apartment and a large play room and playground. Quota is proud to support this project and the future of families in our community.

ElderHaus Presentation

Our guest speaker, Joanne Vande-Walle of ElderHaus, informed members of the services offered at  ElderHaus, a non-profit service who’s mission is to promote and sustain the independence of seniors wishing to remain in the community. To learn more about ElderHaus visit their website at





A Very Happy 90th Birthday to Mary Marks


We had a wonderful birthday celebration during the September lunch/meeting for Mary Marks, Quota International of Fort Collins member since January, 1974. By the smile on her face, it was obvious that Mary enjoyed it very much, as did the attending members.  Mary served as club President during the years 1976 -1978.  Mary continues to support QIFC by attending meetings when possible, and always motivates the members with her wit, memories and easy smile.

Happy 90th Birthday, Mary!

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QIFC Donates Funds to Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity photo

President Shannon Richardson was joined by Allocations Chair Judy Warren and “master” researcher and marketer Vicky Hansen in presenting a $500 donation to Habitat for Humanity staff.  Quota members had recently heard a presentation from Habitat and decided to volunteer for a day of building along with our donation.

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QIFC – Helping Habitat for Humanity and June 15th and 16th Estate Sale

Resized952018053195132536957075One of the joys of Quota is learning about community needs and volunteer opportunities during our monthly dinner meetings when our Program chair invites various folks to speak to us about their organizations. After hearing about the village that Habitat for Humanity is building in southwest Fort Collins, a group of Quota ladies was quick to sign up for a volunteer day. And so on May 31st, in the blazing sun, a group of us tackled painting, nailing, climbing ladders and laughing as we assisted in a day of community building. And I am sure, we will do it again!


Upcoming Event: Be sure to join us Friday, June 15th and Saturday, June 16th for an amazing Estate Sale. 

ESTATE SALE: Friday: June 15th 8:30 am – 2:30 pm 
Saturday: June 16th 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

2148 Sheffield Drive, Fort Collins 80526

Please note:
Pictures of some items listed below can be viewed on our Craigslist Estate Sale listing –…/quota-…/6614449576.html

* Tools, tools & more tools! some vintage
* Shop-Smith
* Yard tools
* Snow blower
* Lawn mowers
* Picnic table/benches
* Vintage Eastlake 3 piece bedroom set – bed, dresser w/mirror & dry sink
* Vintage dining table & 4 chairs plus Buffet
* Kitchen table & 6 chairs
* Electronics including Bose 901 vintage speakers
* Upright piano circa 1900
* Kit-built organ
* Pool table
* Protectall safe
* Gorham Sterling silverware set/Chantilly pattern
* Desk
* Side tables
* Washer & dryer
* Housewares
* Antique Aladdin oil lamps
* Homemade aprons
* And much, much more!

CASH please — No Checks — Bring help for heavy items

Quota International of Fort Collins is a non-profit organization empowering women, children, the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech impaired in our community.

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