Quota GR – 50/50 Raffle – Winner 2023

50-50 winner 2023On May 24th, QuotaGR held a 50/50 raffle drawing.  The event was held at the Michigan Moonshine Distillery in Grandville.  100% of the financial support went to help QuotaGR support the deaf & hard of hearing individuals in our community.


This year, Chase Griffin won the $1,095 cash prize from the 50/50 Raffle.  Chase is a talented saxophonist who just graduated from Western University in Ontario with a Master’s Degree in Music.  Winning this raffle was a perfect time for Chase as he was searching for a job and had student loans to pay off.  It was a real plus to have the winner present at the drawing so we all could enjoy the good news together!


Pictured, left to right: Pam Howland  (Quota VP), Sandi Aten (Quota Secretary), Chase Griffin (raffle winner), Barbara Griffin (Quota President), Sue Scharf (Quota Service Committee chair)

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited

Quota Club recently partnered with Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services to sponsor a free night at the Grand Rapids Art Museum for children and their families! On January 11, 2023, children and their families explored the exhibition learning about Jim Henson, his beloved Sesame Street muppets, and the movies he helped create. Families also participated in an art workshop to create their own finger puppets! It was a blast! Thanks to D&HHS for helping us bring this special night to life!

Quota Club members welcomed children and families to a special night at the Grand Rapids Art Museum!  Families use materials supplied by the museum to make their own finger puppets to take home. The Jim Henson exhibition included interactive stations for children to create a muppet, then view it on a monitor as it would look on TV. Families explored the exhibit visiting their favorite muppets like Kermit the Frog!

Snow White, The Queen’s Fair Daughter

Snow WhiteIn June, 2018, Quota donated a hearing loop system to Spectrum Theatre at Grand Rapids Community College.  Thanks to the generosity of Lifetime Quotarian Eleanor Roberts, the system provides hearing assistance to hearing aid users attending live performances.

Snow White and company premiered the Loop with a performance of “Snow White, The Queen’s Fair Daughter.  Our partners, GRCC and Circle Theatre, collaborated in presenting this magical evening for the community, especially our Deaf and hard of hearing friends.

Snow White Event

“Again, you have hit it out of the park!  From my heart, the agency and the Deaf and hard of hearing community please be secure in the fact you did indeed make a difference! This community who does not frequent events such as this because of many reasons was thoroughly elated that the actors/actresses actually came out to be with them!”  – Deb Atwood, D & HHS Executive Director