About us

Quota Club Kuala Lumpur

Quota Club Kuala Lumpur was chartered on 29 January 1994 by Quota Club of Singapore as part of the network under Quota International Inc, which was founded in 1919 by Wanda Frey Joiner in New York. 

In the midst of an era of female suppression, Joiner realised that women had a tremendous contribution to make to their communities, and invited like-minded women to form the first Quota Club. 

Before the dissolution of Quota International Inc on 30 September 2020, the network of Quota Clubs had grown to include 256 clubs in 14 countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Philippines, New Zealand, India, Indonesia, Curacao, Aruba, Fiji, St Eustatius, Netherlands, Suriname and Malaysia. 

Today, many of the clubs in Australia, Canada, India New Zealand, Philippines, US and Malaysia continue to operate independently to continue our unified service projects to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged women and children, as well as people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech difficulties in our home communities. 

What does a Quota Club do?

The objectives of a Quota Club are:
  • To serve country and community
  • To develop good fellowship and friendship
  • To develop the potential in us to serve others in disadvantaged situations.
Quota Clubs around the world have been involved in a wide range of service projects with special emphasis in the area of hearing and speech impairment, through its Shatter Silence programme and other programmes to help the disadvantaged. 

The Club’s hearing and speech projects have resulted in the captioning of television shows and educational videos and the purchase of hearing equipment for schools and colleges. These actions have increased public awareness of the help and hope available to hearing and speech impaired people.

Bound by the founding principles in the Quota Collect to seek greater understanding of service and to learn the true meaning of sharing, the Hand-in Hand World Service programme (formerly known as the Club-to-Club program) was established in 1983 to support Quota members on the ground in developing countries who know the needs of their own communities. This program will continue beyond the dissolution of Quota Inc.

Quota Club Kuala Lumpur is open to anyone—women, or men (as associate members), who are interested to give their effort and time for a good cause, besides developing fellowship and camaraderie and in so doing creating a community of caring Malaysians, in line with Malaysia’s Shared Prosperity Vision 2030. 

Since 1997, the Club has been active in fund-raising, and through the years has contributed to Malaysian charities such as the Hearing Impaired Children’s Fund of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, the National Kidney Foundation, Hospis Malaysia, the National Society for the Deaf, Rumah Charis, Rumah Orang Tua Kebajikan Sungei Way, the North Korean Famine Relief Fund, the JE Humanitarian Fund, Rumah Kesayangan, Persatuan SLE Malaysia, the Pusat Bantuan Sentul, UHKL Organ Transplant, Cancer Link Foundation, Shelter Home, RC Deaf Missions Malaysia, Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), Rumah Perlindungan Sosial Klang (RPS) and many other charity organisations, including the setting up of the Quota Education Scholarship Fund for the Hearing Impaired.

All these were made possible through the fund raising projects and activities of the Club: For more details on the past and current activities please refer to Activities page.