Who We Are

Making a difference for over 100 years

Mission Statement

Quota Brisbane is a Not for Profit Organisation that through care, service and leadership, provides support inspiration and empowerment to its members and volunteers and supporting those in need in our local community.

Quota Brisbane volunteer team
The Quota Brisbane team 2023

Our History and Milestones

Wanda Frey Joiner


Quota International, the first women’s service club was officially founded by Wanda Frey Joiner in USA, Motto ‘We Share’.

Quota International


Quota International comes to Australia.


Quota International comes to Queensland.


Quota International of North Brisbane initiates the Christmas Breakfast raising money to support Anglicare.


Quota International of Brisbane City Inc. is formed by the amalgamation of the Quota Clubs of North Brisbane and Brisbane, involved in lobbying Government for Infant Hearing Screening through NCWQ.

Ambassador of the Year Competition won by Centenary State High School Student


Celebration of Quota’s 90th Birthday at Government House, QI Brisbane City Ambassador of the Year Competition won by Centenary State High School Student.

International Convention in Vancouver, Canada (2010)


International Convention in Vancouver, Canada.


Worldwide Quota Clubs support flood victims in Queensland providing over $80,000 to help schools recover, QI Brisbane City assists in the distribution of the funds to teachers and schools affected


QI Brisbane City sponsors Teachers of the Deaf Convention along with other Quota Clubs in District 30.


Quota International establishes Regions, QI Brisbane City joins New Zealand, Norfolk Island and Quota Clubs in Toowoomba, Beenleigh, Beaudesert, Ipswich, Sandgate, Nundah Clayfield, Brisbane South, Jimboomba and Boonah in Region 13. Quota Brisbane has a bumper year with the TUH carpark fundraising during the Caravan and Camping Show in June and Ekka in August.

Region 13 celebrated at Parliament House and the Storey Bridge was ablaze with Quota Blue and Silver.


Quota International celebrated 100 years of service in February. Region 13 celebrated at Parliament House and the Storey Bridge was ablaze with Quota Blue and Silver. Quota Brisbane met via Zoom

Covid hit 2020


Quota International unfortunately dissolved following COVID 19.

Past President Dr Laurel Macintosh OBE


QI Brisbane City resumed face to face meetings and was rebranded as the Quota Club of Brisbane Inc. Past President Dr Laurel Macintosh OBE was awarded Honorary Life Membership at the fundraiser to support Zephyr Education.

Donation of Soundfield to Goodna State School


Quota Club of Brisbane donate a Soundfield Amplification System to Goodna State Special School.


Quota member Robyn Porter was officially recognised in the Mayor of Brisbane’s Australia Day Award.

Our Greatest Achievements

Like Quota Club worldwide, Quota Brisbane has had a number of projects that have an emphasis on speech and hearing.

Cochlear Implant Research

Quota sponsored Cochlear Implant Research along with other service clubs

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning for TV shows

Hearing Loops

Hearing loops in Community Buildings

Infant Hearing Screening Lobby

We worked through NCWQ to lobby Government to introduce infant hearing screening. Most infants are now screened at birth.

Listening to Learn

Scholarships for people with Hearing Loss or studying in the field of Hearing Impairment

Soundfield Amplification Systems

Quota Brisbane has provided five Soundfield Amplification Systems to date to schools in and around Brisbane and a ChatterVox Voice Amplifier

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