At our board meeting this past week, it was proposed that we set up a scholarship program for a female student from the Sahuarita or Walden Grove High school or perhaps two students, one from each school if we can raise enough money. One idea that was suggested was to collect loose change throughout the year with the club’s matching up to $1000 from your dues money. That, of course, means we would need the approval of the members to use dues for that purpose. We will take a vote on the issue at our meeting on August 31 but if you cannot be there for the meeting and would like to express your approval or disapproval of the idea, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If this expenditure of dues money is approved, then we will need a few ladies to serve on the scholarship committee. If interested in serving on the committee, let me know at email@example.com.
We define a guest as someone who has not attended a previous TWOQC function and who wants to learn what we do before making a decision as to whether or not to join the club. One can only be a guest on one occasion. If someone has been a previous member and then let her membership lapse, she cannot attend a function as a guest. Why? Because she already knows what the club does.
The program that starts at 6:30 p.m. will feature naturalist Jeff Babson. In his talk, Bites, Stings and Scratches, Jeff will investigate the plants and animals in the Sonoran desert that protect themselves in ways that are extremely unpopular with humans. You’ll learn all about the well-fortified flora and fauna that dwell in the desert—bees, scorpions, rattlesnakes, poison ivy, and many others. Door prizes too—no live critters!
Click here for the list of those going on the Honor Flight in September.
- The pink is the lone female going on this trip while the green represents those living in Green Valley.
- All the rest are from the greater Tucson area.
- You may bring the letters to our meeting on August 31 or you can take the letters to Kay Robinson’s, 898 N. Kenneth Drive by September 10th.
- Letters may be to a particular veteran or a generic “Dear Veteran”.
Coupons for the next shipment of coupons to the two overseas bases that the club supports should expire July 15 or later. Coupons can be dropped off at either Peggy Richmond’s (2731 E. Eba Court) or Judy Poffenbarger’s (2390 E Bluejay Bluff Lane) house. They will be shipping the coupons to the overseas locations on September 2 so please drop them off before then. You may also bring them to our meeting on the 31st.
Coupons for the National Guard should expire September 21 or later. Check the website, by clicking this LINK, for how these should be sorted.
If you have any unopened travel sized toiletries that you will not be using, please consider donating them to the homeless veterans. Just bring them to the meeting on August 31 and leave them at the back of the ballroom. They would also appreciate sunscreen, razors, and Chapstick.
If you have received more 2016 calendars than you could possibly use, please don’t throw them in the trash. The hospitalized veterans at the Tucson VA Hospital really appreciate them. You may bring calendars, greeting cards and note pads to our August 31 meeting and I will get them to the VA.
We will not be having a cookbook sales table prior to our meeting on August 31 but if you want to purchase a cookbook at that time, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will bring it to the meeting. $15 cash or checks payable to TWOQC Charity Account.
There is still some yarn left that is ideal for making hats, scarves, socks for the homeless veterans when we hold our clothing drive on October 31. It will be available in the back of the ballroom prior to our meeting on August 31. If you can’t make the meeting and would like to get some yarn, please contact me at email@example.com and I will gladly show you what I have left.
If you have anything that you would like to donate as a prize for the Fashion Show to raise funds for cancer research and support for local victims of cancer, you may bring them to the meeting on August 31. Please include your name and email address with your donations so we can send you a receipt for tax purposes.
One of my clients at Valley Assistance Services lost her job when she had back-to-back operations. She is aggressively job hunting but in the meantime is turning to crafts to bring in some money to pay her expenses. She is looking for some working older phones—the kind that actually has a cord. She decorates them with a period motif to sell them in a niche market. They can be Princess phones, wall phones, desk phones or even something with a rotary dial. If you have one that has just been taking up space in your closet or garage because you didn’t know what to do with it, here is an opportunity to help someone. You may bring them to the meeting on Monday night or I can pick them up at your house. Just send your address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.