Tickets for the summer luncheon will be on sale on Thursday, June 11 from 10 AM – noon in the Clubhouse lobby. If you wish to sit with friends at the same table, we recommend that you buy all the tickets together. The theme for the day will be American Cowgirls Celebrate the Fourth. There will be a photo op with Uncle Sam too. The menu will feature a Chicken Salad stuffed tomato with blueberries over mixed greens, roll, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. The bar, which opens at 11:30, will offer Prickly Pear margaritas for $4. The Ballet Folklorico San Juan will perform authentic Hispanic folk dances dressed in the traditional brightly colored costumes of folklorico. Suggested attire is western garb or something patriotic.
Do you need a Father’s Day gift for your husband—33 Grilling recipes are in the cookbook–or a hostess gift for when you travel back home? Only $15, with all proceeds going to victims of domestic abuse in the local area. Cookbooks will also be on sale on Thursday, June 11 from 10 AM – noon in the Clubhouse lobby. If you can’t make it that day, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for pick-up.
Someone has donated lots of yarn that will be ideal for making hats, scarves, socks, and gloves for the homeless veterans for when we hold our clothing drive in the fall—date TBD but probably late October or early November. If you missed the meeting on May 18 and would like to get some yarn to get started on knitting projects, please contact me at email@example.com and I will gladly show you what I have. I also have pastel colors but no baby fine yarn if you want to work on something for the summer 2016 baby shower.
The next coupon clipping party will be on Friday, June 26, at 9 a.m. at the Connell sisters’ house, 539 Ramos Lane. You will be finished by noon. Please help if you can spare a couple hours. Great snacks too thanks to the hostesses. For those clipping and sorting coupons at home, expiration date for coupons being sent overseas is May 15 or later. Coupons for the National Guard should expire after July 15.
This is a very time-consuming program and Lois and Janet Connell who have been heading the program for the past 3 years have decided they need a break from managing the program though will still help out with reports, if needed. We are looking for someone willing to take over the program. Lois & Janet will train anyone who steps up to fill the role. Or perhaps, ladies from the different QC units would like to take on the project for their unit and then the coupons from the different units would be combined and sent overseas with TWOQC paying the postage. I will continue to take the coupons that expire in the future to the NG. Another option might be to have someone different each month host the clipping party at her house. If you are willing to help, please send Lois Connell an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I got a message from the VA yesterday telling me that they cannot accept partially used bottles of toiletries. So if you pick up items from the hotels you may be visiting this summer, only bring home the unopened ones unless you plan to finish them yourself.
Thanks to those who took time on Memorial Day to remember those who gave their lives in the service of our country. There are some photos on the website at: Memorial Day 2015 page. No photos of Peggy actually placing the wreath this week but we hope to have one for next week’s message.