Issue #90 – April 2019
A Note From the Founder – Thanks For Your Support!
by Kerry Cordy
Last month we tried something new and decided to participate in the first online homeschool convention. The 3 day event turned into four as the first day the servers crashed from too much traffic and they were forced to add an extra day. In spite of the fact that the servers kept crashing, making views our online booths nearly impossible, several die hard Quest members stuck it out (one for 5.5 hours!) until they were able to post a review of the Quest program to help us out. While overall, the convention was a disappointment as far as exposure and new members, it did serve to show me just how loyal and amazing our current membership is. That so many of you would take the time to leave a review in the first place was an honor and for those who persisted through the server crashes to actually get them posted, I applaud you. Well done! It is times like this that remind me why our community is so special. I have never met a group more willing to engage and support one another in every way imaginable. Thank you for living our motto, “If you see a need, take the lead!”
Month of the Military Child 2019
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child; a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. Month of the Military Child is sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy and supported by many other organizations such as the DoDEA. As we have many military families involved with Quest, we encourage you to support your local military kids.
New Badges Posted:
Quest April Newsletter 2019
Our Quest logo with a purple question mark has hidden itself somewhere in our website. Everyone who finds the correct page that the purple logo is located on will be put into a drawing to win one of five $5 coupons for our store. Help us improve our search engine ratings by clicking on as many pages as possible until you find the logo seen below. Then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, club name/number and age level along with which page you found the logo on to be entered in the drawing. all entries must be received by April 30, 2019.
The insects badge is a great way to kick off spring and what better way to get started than by making a bunch of healthy bug snacks. Check out this great blog post from Nature’s Path on how to make a variety of adorable snacks from fruit and vegetables. This site is not a part of the Quest program, so visit at your own risk.
Help us promote Quest by creating a short video about what Quest Clubs means to you or your club and posting it on Youtube, Godtube, or any other public video Internet outlet of your choice. There will be two prizes, $100 for the best video featuring a Quest Club and awarded to the club, and $50 for the best video featuring an individual Quest member. Complete rules are as follows:
ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open to all registered members of Quest and their immediate family.
(a.) Create video about whatQuest means to you or your club and post it on Youtube, Godtube, or any other public video Internet outlet of your choice. Email a link to your video to email@example.com along with your name, and club name/number if it is a club entry, and your complete mailing address. Entries must be received no later than May 31, 2019. You may enter as many times as you wish.
(b.) Submissions may include materials which are in the public domain or for which you have obtained the prior written permission or clearance of the owner. Submissions must not incorporate or include anything that violates any law or the copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right or any other right of any third party.
(c.) The words, “Quest Clubs” must appear in the title of the video and it must include #questclubs.
(d.) Any video that uses profane language (including in music lyrics attached), or in any other way disparages the name of Quest Clubs , will be required to be removed from the Internet immediately and the entry will be disqualified.
(e.) Each video may only be entered one time. If more than one person in a troop submits the same video, the first person to submit the video will be considered the official entrant. Any disputes regarding troop video submissions will be taken up with the registered Quest leader of that club. Money awarded for the club video is awarded to the club, not the individual and will be sent to the club leader.
(f.) ANY ENTRY THAT DOES NOT SATISFY ALL REQUIREMENTS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES WILL BE DISQUALIIFIED.
SELECTION OF WINNING ENTRIES:
Judging of the submitted entries will take place between June 1 and June 15, 2019. Kerry Cordy, founder of Frontier Girls LLC and the Quest Clubs brand, will have final judgement. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
(a.) How well the video conveys what Quest Clubs is all about.
(c.) Quality of the production
There will be one winner of $100 for the chosen video submitted featuring a Quest Club that will be awarded to the winning club, and one individual winner of $50 for the chosen video featuring an individual member. Winners will be announced in the July 2019 Quest Newsletter. Links to all submitted videos will be posted on the Quest website.
Newsletter Help Needed!
We need entries for the following newsletter sections:
Tips and Treasures – Send us your great ideas for making Quest easier and more fun. These might be organizational tips for meetings, great websites for badges, or anything else you think might benefit other members.
Member of the Month – We would like to highlight a different member each month and tell how Quest is making a difference in her life. If you have a member that you think would be a good role model for others in the program, please send us their story and attach their picture. (Yes, you can nominate yourself if you have something great to share!)
Activities and Adventures – Has your club done something fun and unusual? Send us pictures and a write up so that we can show others what you are doing and give them some inspiration to try new things.
Fundraising – Do you have some tried and true fundraisers you could share?
Games – We would love to give instructions for various games, both indoor and outdoor, that your club enjoys playing and would like to share with others.
Pointers for Patriots – Know of any tips, websites, or discounts for military families? Let us help you spread the word to other military families in our program.
Amazing Volunteers – Is your club leader outstanding? Do you have a parent helper that really keeps things running smoothly? Maybe you have a fundraising coordinator that helps your troop raise funds for its activities. This is the place to give them a little public credit and a thank you for all they do.
If you would like to send in articles or ideas for any of the categories above, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Newsletter.