This week’s Friday Morning Message: June Luncheon on Monday | Help YOTO Students Start the School Year Strong | Visors & Shirts Sale | Homeless & Hospitalized Veterans | Shutter Bugs: Have a Smartphone? | Member Spotlight | Upcoming Events
Wear your green Monday to the June luncheon and prepare to be entertained by a very talented group of young people – the Celtic Steps Dancers of Tucson.
The bar opens at 11:00 a.m. Monday and the ballroom opens at 11:30. Clear your calendar to stay through the entertainment which begins at 1:00.
When you check in you will be reminded of your table number. Please do not change your location as seating is tight and changes cannot be accommodated at the last minute.
Youth On Their Own (YOTO) is starting its back to school supply drive and TWOQC wants to help. Please bring school supplies for middle and high school students to the luncheon on Monday. If you are not attending the luncheon, you can drop your contributions off at Diane Quinn’s home, 2276 E. Skywalker Way.
Here is a list of the most needed items. Of course, making a monetary contribution to YOTO is always welcome. Checks can be written to YOTO and left with Diane Quinn or you can send a check directly to YOTO. Be sure to mention you are a member of TWOQC when making your tax-deductible contribution.
Need something green to wear to the A Wee Bit Irish luncheon on the 25th? If so, contact Joella Austin (email@example.com or 520-344-7646) to purchase one of the green TWOQC polo shirts over the weekend.
The shirts and green visors embroidered with our quail logo will also be available for purchase at one of the tables in the rear of the ballroom prior to the luncheon on June 25.
Visors are $5 and shirts are $20, cash or check payable to TWOQC.
There will be a table in the rear of the ballroom at the June 25 luncheon for donations for the VA hospital. New men’s underwear, especially in small and medium sizes, and new socks are especially needed. Sunscreen and Chapstick are great for our summer weather. Paper plates, napkins, cups and plastic utensils as well as snack foods always welcomed. Fluffy and Fido would appreciate some food and kitty litter too.
Please do not leave donations at Laura Colbert’s house until further notice. If you aren’t attending the luncheon, you may leave donations at Peggy McGee’s house, 1908 E Longspur Place.
We are seeking a few volunteers to help with digitizing some of TWOQC’s history books. The project would entail taking pictures of pages in the books, and organizing & labeling the pictures so that they can be uploaded to individual Google albums.
If you have a smartphone and would like to participate on this committee or have questions about the project, please contact Webmaster@womenqc.com.
Diane was raised in Elmira, New York as an only child. At 17, she met Jon Quinn while in high school and they were engaged two years later. In college their lives went in different directions and they parted. However, through Classmates.com they reunited 30 years later and after a brief cross-country relationship they were married in 2004. Diane and Jon moved to Quail Creek in 2010.
Diane has two children, Anna and David, from a previous marriage. Beginning her professional life as a social worker, Diane worked for the agency responsible for overseeing compliance during the deinstitutionalization of sites for the developmentally disabled throughout New York State. Then, as Director of Special Services at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, Diane gained exposure working with college students with disabilities. She became an advocate for people with disabilities. Diane began Marist’s program for students with learning disabilities which led to a doctorate in Special Education. Thirty years later she remains passionate about education, particularly for those who experience any challenge put in their way. In 1993, Diane moved to Tucson to become the Director of the Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center at The University of Arizona.
Adopted at an early age, Diane exhausted a few searches for information about her birth parents when she became an adult. In 2016 she took an Ancestry DNA test and discovered she has three half-sisters, which has been a life altering and fun experience.
Diane and Jon have traveled to every continent together in the last 14 years, with her favorite trips being those to Antarctica and South Africa. In October, the couple will visit the polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba. Diane loves wildlife and cooking, becoming an avid collector of cookbooks from many of the countries the couple have visited. At Quail Creek, Diane enjoys spending time with good friends, volunteering for a variety of causes and trying her creative skills in the Art Glass Club. The Quail Creek Writers Group is her newest adventure.
(♦) public event
- June 25 – 11:30 a.m.→Summer Luncheon “A Wee Bit Irish”
- July 30 – 6:30 p.m.→Making New Fashions from Found Clothing
- Aug. 27 – 6:30 p.m.→Makeup for Baby Boomers & Beyond
- Sept. 24 – 6:30 p.m.→Creative Tips to Refresh and Redecorate Your Home Tastefully
- Oct. 14→Oktoberfest for Scholarships (♦)
- Oct. 20→Clothing Drive for Homeless Veterans (♦)
- Oct. 29→Membership Brunch “Fiesta”
- Oct. 29 – 7 p.m.→Lecture: From Tucson to the Top of Everest: Dr. John Klein’s Odyssey (♦)
- Nov. 12→“Getting Holiday Ready” Ladies Night Out
- Dec. 10→Holiday Luncheon
- Jan. 14 – 7 p.m.→Lecture: Ranger of the Lost Art: Rediscovered WPA National Park Posters (♦)
- Feb. 25→American Cancer Society Fashion Show (♦)
- Mar. 4 – 7 p.m.→Lecture Benefiting Scholarship Program (TBA) (♦)
“Thank you” to this week’s FMM contributors: Marianne Cobarrubias, Peggy McGee, Carol Mutter, Diane Quinn.