July 10, 2020
- Changes Just Keep Coming
- TWOQC Needs YOU!
- Fundraising Task Force Discusses Future Opportunties
- Great News on the YOTO Front: A Solution to Mask Wearing at the Hairdresser
- More Scholarship Success
- Community Connections: #PimaLove Notes are Helping; VA and Women Warriors Needs
- Upcoming Programs & Events (updates)
Changes Just Keep Coming
Kathe Alves and her husband, Dave, are about to embark on a new adventure. They will be leaving Quail Creek to be closer to family in Houston, Texas. Kathe has served on the Programs Committee of TWOQC for many years. For the past year and one half, she has chaired the committee and served on our Executive Board.
Kathe is a woman of boundless creativity, energy, and positivity. Her contributions to not only TWOQC but to Southern Arizona are too numerous to mention and her impact will be missed. Kathe is a difference maker in the best and truest sense of the word.
Kathe has resigned as a member of our Board and as Chair of the Programs Committee. A temporary appointment to the Board to fill this vacancy will be announced soon.
Please join me in sending our thanks and well wishes to Kathe!
TWOQC Needs YOU!!
I feel a bit like Uncle Sam on the old war posters but it’s true, TWOQC does need you. Each year we open a variety of positions on the Executive Board for election.
This year, four positions will be available for terms starting in January 2021. In the coming weeks we will share more information about each of the following positions:
- President Elect (2021, becoming President in 2022)
- Programs Chair (two-year term)
- Treasurer (two-year term).
- Vice President for Membership (two-year term)
Are you interested in becoming more involved with The Women Of Quail Creek? Do you know someone who should help lead this organization into the future? Put those thinking caps on folks. We will be asking for your nominations in September.
Fundraising Task Force Discusses Future Opportunities
The Fundraising Task Force met virtually on July 2nd. Tessie Hagerich and Carin Kaiser, the task force co-chairs, led a discussion of the opportunity to raise funds as one organization instead of each committee needing to raise the funds themselves to meet the needs of the charitable programs now supported by TWOQC. After discussion about the opportunities a new approach to fundraising may present, the task force unanimously agreed to move forward with the next steps to develop fundraising recommendations for the next 12 months and a proposed strategy to change to a one fundraising organization. Two sub-teams were set up:
- One will begin to examine how we can accomplish this change and identify the needed funding to support TWOQC’s charitable causes through June 2021. Tessie will lead this effort. Becky Ashin and Sue Ann Obremski volunteered to work with her on this project.
- The other sub-team lead by Carin will research TWOQC’s current and past approaches to fundraising. Myra McCune and Peggy McGee volunteered for this team.
These sub-teams will report on their progress at the next meeting of the Task Force on July 16th. If you are interested in sharing ideas with the Task Force or would like to learn more, contact Tessie Hagerich or Carin Kaiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great News on the YOTO Front
So many of you have supported Youth On Their Own through your own means and by purchasing masks (with all those proceeds going to YOTO). Sue Ann Obremski, Chair, and the whole YOTO committee want to give you a HUGE THANK YOU! We will continue to offer masks to protect ourselves and others with the proceeds going to help youth who have housing insecurity.
If you have ever wondered how YOTO students are dealing with the pandemic, in the next FMM we will share a portion of a story recently published by YOTO about a recent high school graduate. Stay tuned for her moving story.
A Solution to Mask Wearing at the Hairdresser
Many of us are ready to visit the hairdresser or have and found out how much trouble it is to wear a mask during the visit. Well, Sue Ann Obremski has come up with a mask that will make it much easier. A face mask with no loops and the sides are slightly smaller. It is held onto the face using two 2” strips of surgical tape, one on each side. She has tested it out by wearing it around for several hours with no problem. The Hairdresser Mask Pattern is available free in this link or on the YOTO page of our website.
If you want one already made you can order by sending an email to email@example.com to include your name & phone number, number of masks requested, and identify you want a Hairdresser Mask.
To order any of our existing masks, access the Designer Mask Catalog and email firstname.lastname@example.org to include your name & phone number, number of masks requested, type of mask (if designer mask, provide Design #). You will be contacted when the masks are ready for pickup. Send inquiries to email@example.com. For more info access this link.
More Scholarship Success
In the last FMM, the Scholarship Committee introduced two of the four original recipients of our scholarship program; Carly Frieders and Kayla Christiansen. Today we will introduce our two remaining college graduates; Daniela Reynolds and Vikki Dempsey.
These four amazing women are now all college graduates, some with further ambitions to enter post-graduate studies while others will take their well-earned degrees to begin a new career. We wish all four women the best.
DANIELA REYNOLDS – 2017 recipient from Sahuarita High School. Daniela attended Pima Community College graduating from Dental Assistant Program.
Her plan is to apply to a Dental Hygienist Program.
VIKKI DEMPSEY – 2019 Women-in-Transition recipient. Vikki attended Pima Community College majoring in Medical Coding.
Vikki is taking her newly earned skills into the working world in Tucson.
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” — Malcolm X
Connecting With Our Community
YOUR #PIMALOVE NOTES ARE HELPING
A huge shout of “THANKS” to TWOQC and Quail Creek community members who are creating notes of encouragement and hope for our neighbors in local long-term care facilities. During a recent conversation, an administrator said the cards were bringing extra joy, excitement and a lift to the daily routine.
One of our members was able to share a #PimaLove Note recently received by her father at his local care center. We hope it provides you with an idea of what you might write to a person who is currently in skilled care or a nursing home and who needs a little brightness in his or her day. View Note Card
These local facilities are participating. Address envelopes: PIMA LOVE
Arroyo Gardens · 160 N. La Canada Dr., Green Valley, AZ 85614
Beehive Homes of Green Valley · 3161 S. Prosperous Pl., Green Valley, AZ 85614
Canyon Valley Memory Care · 2985 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ 85622
Prestige Assisted Living · 1175 S. Abrego Rd., Green Valley, AZ 85614
Santa Rita Long Term Care · 150 N. La Canada Dr., Green Valley, AZ 85614
Silver Springs · 500 West Camino Encanto, Green Valley, AZ 85614
Villas at Green Valley · 865 N Desert Bell Dr., Green Valley, AZ 85614
If you would rather deliver your cards you have a couple of choices, you can stop by the facility. They have arrangements for receiving the cards. You do not need to call first. Or, you can leave your cards in the box at Pat Neel’s home, 2306 E. Spurwind Ln. They will be promptly delivered.
For additional information about facilities receiving #PimaLove Notes and how you can participate, please follow this link.
VA NEEDS CHANGE — Slightly
The only items the VA is accepting for hospitalized veterans at this time are puzzle books, note pads, calendars and reading glasses. They said they have an overabundance of greeting cards. Please continue to save greeting cards until they ask for them again.
For the homeless veterans, the VA will accept unopened packages of napkins, paper plates and plastic utensils in addition to toiletries in both travel and full size. Please take donations to Peggy McGee’s house, 1908 E Longspur Place on July 16. She will take them to the VA on July 17. They still are not accepting clothing.
Women Warriors, a 501(c)3 in Tucson, has reported that they still are in need of summer weight women’s clothing in all sizes. Take them to Peggy on July 16 (at the address above). If you want a receipt for tax purposes, please include your name, address, and phone number and approximate value of your donation.
(♦) public event
- July 27 – 6:30PM Event CANCELLED
- Aug. 31 – 6:30PM Event TBA
- Sept. 28 – 6:30PM Tumacookery
- Oct. 17 – VA Clothing Drive CANCELLED
- Oct. 26 – Membership Gathering CANCELLED
- Nov. 16 – 6:30PM (on-hold) Honor Flight (program)
- Dec. 8 – Holiday Luncheon CANCELLED
- Check the Online Calendar for additional events, general & committee meetings, events reservation dates, ticket selling dates, & other deadlines (as they become available)
- Programs & Events (topics, locations, dates, & times) are subject to change.
- For questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
FMM CONTRIBUTORS: Carin K./Tessie H. (fundraising task force), Barb H./Pat N./Peggy M. (community connections), SueAnn O. (masks). PUBLISHING TEAM: President, 1st Vice President, and Webmaster.