E-NEWSLETTER ∴ MAY 20
Next issue: June 20, 2022
- President’s Message: April, a Busy Month
- Scholarship News: Awards Program – an Inspiring Event
- Funding & Giving: Fashion Show Recap; Jim Click Raffle Fundraiser –update below
- Programs & Events: Upcoming & What You Missed
- Members Section
∴ PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE ∴
The Women of Quail Creek (TWOQC) was busy in April. On April 25th, the Scholarship Committee held the Awards Program giving $29,500 in scholarships to 15 women. The Scholarship News below highlights their history and the current awards.
Then on April 27th, the Funding and Giving Committee held a hugely successful Fashion Show Fundraiser. Over $6,400 was raised for several local Green Valley and Sahuarita charities. More details are set out in the Funding and Giving news below.
In addition, the Programs Committee was very busy with 9 different Small Groups since the last Monthly Message. And there is more on the schedule for the rest of May and June! For the details, read the Programs section below. I want to thank all the women who have contributed their time and talents to make these events a big success. We are an organization of women who enjoy learning, giving, and engaging!
∴ SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM – AN INSPIRING EVENT ∴
On April 25, the Scholarship Committee formally presented 15 scholarships to this year’s award winners at a moving Awards Program in the Madera Ballroom, the largest number of awards given in a single year – 8 High School awards and 7 Women in Transition (WIT) awards to women headed to various schools and universities this coming fall. In all, $29,500 was awarded in 2022.
The program showcased the deserving recipients from varied backgrounds and circumstances. There were some emotional tears shed as brief bios of some of the Women in Transition were shared – stories of persistence, overcoming significant challenges, single moms working hard to support families, and trying to manage to continue their education at the same time.
Among the High School recipients, their academic and extracurricular achievements were impressive, as was the range of their career goals – from nursing to cosmetology, to sports trainer, to materials science and engineering.
The Scholarship Program has experienced substantial growth since 2016. That first year there were funds for only two $1,000 High School scholarships. One WIT scholarship was added to the high school awards in the second year. Each High School award is currently $1,500 and the WIT scholarships are $2,500. To date, the Scholarship Committee has awarded $92,200 in funds to support college tuition and fees to over 50 women.
The opportunity to aid these women is only possible because of the generous supporters of the Javelina Hoedown each fall, donors of dedicated scholarships, and contributions to the general Scholarship fund from many Quail Creek residents. We are enormously grateful for that generosity.
With the designation of TWOQC as a 501(c)(3) organization, we look forward to the prospect of even bigger growth of the Scholarship program. We must turn away many deserving applicants in our selection process each year. The need is great, and tuitions for post-high school education only continue to increase.
Our fundraising for the 2023 awards begins in June with sales of Jim Click Raffle tickets, available to us because we are a recognized non-profit (see Funding & Giving section below). Every dollar of ticket sales remains with the organization which sells the tickets. An amazing opportunity.
Thanks to everyone who has supported the Scholarship program in so many ways, and to the committee of amazingly dedicated women for their work this year.
TWOQC FASHION SHOW – The TWOQC 2022 Fashion Show sponsored by the Funding and Giving Committee is over for another year. We are grateful to all of you who contributed to this fun-filled event. Your donations for baskets, purchasing of raffle tickets, and your time for volunteering were wonderful.
The room was beautifully decorated, and the layout of each table was perfect for each offering. The gorgeous fashions presented by Nancy Pantz and modeled by our own residents left us all wanting more. The Staff at the Madera contributed to making this day special, each in their own way. Due to your generosity, we have $6,469.08 for our local charity needs. Thank you!
TWOQC’s Funding and Giving Committee will be selling Jim Click Raffle Tickets to help with our 2023 Scholarship Awards. The tickets will sell for $25 each (5 for $100) with the entire proceeds from the ticket sales going to Scholarships. Tickets will be sold on the following dates at Quail Creek locations in June and July 2022.
- 6:00 to 6:45 PM Friday, June 10th — Madera Clubhouse
- 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM Sunday, June 19th — the Grill
- 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM Sunday, June 26th — the Grill
6:00 to 6:45 PM Friday, July 13th— CANCELLED
Additional dates and times will be announced.
UPDATE: Form of payment for raffle tickets is cash or checks only (we cannot accept credit cards). If by check, make payable to “The Women of Quail Creek” (or TWOQC) with “Scholarship” in the memo line, or simply payable to “TWOQC Scholarship”.
The purchase of these raffle tickets is not limited to our immediate community. Your friends and relatives around the U.S. are invited to purchase a ticket. You are welcome to coordinate the transaction for your friends and loved ones who may be interested in our raffle that supports TWOQC’s scholarship fund.
Each year Jim Click sponsors a charity drive to provide eligible charities in the Tucson and surrounding areas a chance to raise funds for their charities. The winner of the Raffle will receive a New 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Hybrid, the second-place winner will receive Two Round-Trip First-Class Airline Tickets to anywhere in the World, and the third-place winner receives $5,000 in cash. We hope you will purchase tickets to help support our Scholarship efforts. Thank you! JC Millions for Tucson Raffle»
∴ PROGRAMS & EVENTS ∴ Upcoming Events (published in GroupWorks™ “GW” for reservations 2 weeks prior to each event):
- May 20th: 3rd Friday Book Group via Zoom
- May 23rd: Tucson Jazz Institute Concert – open to all Quail Creek female residents who come with a TWOQC member ($10 guest admission payable at the door)
- June 3rd: Book Discussion: “Coming of Age”
Coming up in June: LADIES’ LUNCH
- April 20th: Garden Group speaker Kathy Stone
- April 20th: Book Discussion (Asian Authors)
- April 22nd: In My Kitchen Salmon Feast
- April 28th: In My Kitchen Happy Hour
- May 3rd: On-the-Go excursion to the Reid Park Zoo
- May 11th: Garden Group Tour of the Shuey garden in Quail Creek
- May 17th: Garden Group Tour of the Haug garden in Quail Creek
- May 17th: Rock Painting
- May 17th: Genealogy Group Meeting
GroupWorks™ (GW) is a private group platform where TWOQC communicates membership announcements, special messages from the President, Diane G., posts from the Executive Board, and committee activity news/updates. Members are invited to join us GW to find all programs & events details. Sign up for an event, make a reservation (luncheon, special event), learn how to host your own small-group event, and get large group & membership monthly meetings reservation instructions. Learn more about GW»
Contributors, this edition: Diane G. (president’s message) ∴ Marianne C. (members section; e-news design & delivery) ∴ Nancy J. (funding & giving) ∴ Sharon P. (programs/events) ∴ Judy W. (scholarships). Publishing Team: President, Webmaster.