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May 31, 2007

Quota International of Monroe donates $1,230 to ULM Speech and Hearing Clinic

Quota International of Monroe, the local chapter of the international service organization, donated $1,230 to the University of Louisiana at Monroe Speech and Hearing
Clinic May 24.

Quota chapter representative Dianne Guillot presented the check to Judy Fellows, department head of communicative disorders. The funds resulted from the chapter’s Under the Quota Stars event April 20; specifically, a raffle for a Spa Day at Rain The Salon.

"For many years Quota International of Monroe has been a wonderful benefactor for the ULM Speech and Hearing Clinic,” said Fellows. “We are pleased that Quota shares our commitment to serving persons with communication disorders. This year's donation will be used to purchase Assistive Listening Devices available for loan to persons in our community with a hearing loss."

According to its website, Quota International was founded in 1919 as the first international women’s service organization and is known particularly for their service to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired individuals and disadvantaged women and children.

“Our focus is speech and hearing,” said Sandy Blake, chapter president at the time of the donation. “We have a tradition of assisting the community—it was especially good to be able to do something locally. We look forward to a closer and continuing relationship with the ULM Speech and Hearing Clinic.”

The ULM Speech and Hearing Clinic evaluates and treats individuals of all ages who experience communication problems. Located on the first floor of Brown Hall, the Clinic is an integral part of the department of communicative disorders and the College of Health Sciences. Clients may be self-referred or by physicians, family members, allied health professionals, or hospital/school personnel.

The clinic has served the community for more than a quarter of a century, fulfilling contracts with area schools, hospitals, businesses, and the Scottish Rite bodies of Louisiana-Monroe. Adults and children from throughout northeast Louisiana, southern Arkansas, and the Mississippi Delta seek services at the Speech and Hearing Clinic. Annually, more than 400 screenings and evaluations, and over 3,000 hours of therapy are provided.

For more information, go to: or call (318) 342-1395.

Quota International membership now includes men as well as women in clubs in North America, South America, the South Pacific, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. For more information, go to:

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