Founder Wanda Frey Joiner was inspired after                   attending Kiwanis “ladies' night” party.

                         In 1919, one year before women in the United States                           won the right to vote, she and five business women                             inspired to serve, founded Quota International as the                           first international women’s service organization. 

Quota was first established in Central Oregon in 1977 and has been sustained solely by volunteers and generous donors. ​Today, more than 5,000 Quota members, women, men, and youth, come together to help women and children overcome poverty, educational, and workforce challenges in 14 countries.

We are always welcoming new members. Quota provides a great opportunity to enjoy time with new friends while serving the community.  


of Central Oregon (QICO)




Quota International is a non-profit organization empowering women, children, the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and people with speech difficulties in local communities and around the world.

Quota's Objects, established in 1919 and revised in 1996, serve as our mission:

     Quench in our hearts, O Lord, all fires of Selfishness,

     Unfold to us the joys of true friendship

     Open our minds to a better understanding of service

     Teach us the real meaning of sharing

     And help us to hold high those principles of Quota for which we stand.


Our Board

  • President: Nancy Blankenship
  • VP Devel. & Growth: ​                                               Stephanie Utzman
  • Secretary: Barb Schultz
  • Treasurer: Jeanie Dumont
  • Service Director: Tanya Bruce
  • Past Pres.: Gwen Hogue

Committee Chairs

  • Fundraising: Jeanie & Barb
  • Service: Fran
  • Social: Renata
  • Membership: Della
  • Marketing: Margi 

Pleasecontact usif you would like to attend a meeting as a guest or presenter.  We'd love to have you!


     1st Tuesdays - Business Meeting

     3rd Tuesdays - Program Meeting* 


     Noon to 1:00pm


    Deschutes Brewery Pub House             1044 NW Bond, Downtown Bend

*Our engaging Program Meetings focus on presentations from a variety of local  community groups and individuals.  This is a great meeting to attend if you'd like to mingle with Quota members.