Please let us know your thoughts for the future of TWOQC!
For your convenience surveys are available in the TWOQC slot in the hallway at the Madera Clubhouse program or you may click on this link [*SURVEY*] and print your own. You may drop completed surveys by Carolyn Stickley’s home at 538 N. Easter Lily Lane or mail them to the same address if you prefer.
All surveys must be returned by May 9th.
If you have any questions please contact Carolyn at email@example.com.
April 25th Program
Wow! What a fantastic program put on by Cheri Romanowski of Cheri’s Desert Harvest. She is an amazing woman! She is a great example of what a woman can do when she is open to ideas and willing to take a chance. If you were not able to attend the meeting please take a few minutes to check out her website at cherisdesertharvest.com. She has some great recipes there, too. [PHOTOS]
(submitted by Pat Neel, Chair)
A heartwarming tribute was held to honor TWOQC’s first scholarship recipients, Kayla Christiansen (Sahuarita High) and Carly Frieders (Walden Grove High). A beautiful slideshow was presented which captured the exceptional qualities of each. President, Carol Mutter, acknowledged their parents and educators as she spoke about the importance of a loving and supportive network in fostering success.
With much anticipation and excitement Kayla and Carly were each presented with a check for $1,000 to further their education, and a bouquet of flowers decorated in their school colors.
The young women spoke about their goals, the importance of service, and what the scholarship means to them. Kayla will be attending the University of Arizona with plans to major in physical therapy. As she said, “It is my way to give back and to help people.” Carly will be attending Rice University with the intention of becoming a attorney to, “serve the under-served or to work in a non-profit organization”.
Carol concluded by saying that TWOQC will be cheering them on as they begin their new adventure. “In fact you might say you have a room full of additional mothers supporting you all the way and we will want to keep in touch”.
The Scholarship Committee is so grateful to all of you who supported this effort and look forward to making this an annual event for two female High School Seniors.
Members of TWOQC Scholarship Committee include: Pat Neel (Chair), Rena Craine, Suzan Bryceland, Peggy McGee, Carol Mutter, Marilyn Burkstrand, Diane Quinn, and Bonnie Hyra. [PHOTOS & SLIDESHOW]
Read Me A Story – Baby Shower
We are proud to announce the birth of yet another of our military babies for 2016! “Welcome to the world, Miss Linnea Cook!” Linnea arrived on 4/21/16. Her proud Father is Blake (Speedy) Cook, pilot for the 162nd. Our newest numbers are: 7 boys, 19 girls, and 3 surprises. Things are really looking pink around the storeroom where all the donations are stored!
Monetary donations are coming in! Clothing, accessories, diapers and wipes are being generously donated by all Units. We cannot accomplish our goal without the help of all of our neighbors, proving once again what a great place Quail Creek is to live!
Donation boxes are still in place at the Madera Clubhouse and Pam Rodger’s front porch (2640 E Sawyer Road). Please call Pam Rodgers at 520-561-7969 with any questions. Any monetary donations by check should be made out to TWOQC Charity Account.
Our next planning meeting is Monday, May 2nd at 11:00am in the Kino Conference Center. If you would like to help in any way, please feel free to join us! Thank you to all who have donated to this event. We are on countdown to shower day… only 8 weeks left!
Honor Flight in May
Once again TWOQC has been invited and it will be an honor to stand a flag line for our Honor Flight Veterans and their families as they embark on their trip to D.C.
Send-Off – Saturday May 21st
Departure Level – American Airline Ticket Counters. AA Flight #1232 departs Tucson @ 5:40am (wheels up)
Return – Monday May 23rd
Departure Level – American Airlines Ticket Counters. AA Flight #99 arrives in Tucson @ 7:02pm (scheduled**)
- Honor Flight #21 out of Tucson will honor 6 WWII Veterans and 18 Korean War Veterans with an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to see the WWII Memorial and Korean War Memorial built in their honor.
- The day’s focus is about thanking our veterans for the service and sacrifice they made so many years ago for the freedoms we enjoy today.
- Waiting for them on the return flight is another surprise… Mail Call, the same kind of Mail Call that kept their spirits alive during the war. For many of our veterans, Mail Call is not only the highlight of their day of honor, but is also a valuable and tangible keepsake of their trip.
This is a collaborative flight with the University of Arizona student veterans who will be acting as guardians on this flight. Make your signs, wear your patriotic colors and come join us at the airport Saturday morning (5/21) to cheer for our vets as they head to the boarding area. It is a great way to thank them, a moment they will never forget! Vets arrive starting at 3:45am to check in, and head to the gate NLT 4:45am.
- Click this link for the [LIST] of Veterans and their branch of service and conflict.
- Six are from Green Valley.
- Please write letters to all including initial of last name on the envelope.
- Please do not seal the envelope.
- Because there are last minute changes, the Honor Flight staff asks to consider writing 24 letters “To a Veteran” or “To a Hero” (generic). Or, include a couple of extra letters “To a Veteran” if you use names.
- Please deliver the letters to Kay Robinson, 898 N Kenneth Drive (between Sawyer and Glen Canyon) no later than May 6th.
Thank you for honoring our veterans. It’s a blessing for them. Here is a [FLYER] with all details on one page.
Parking: Please use either the hourly lot or the economy parking lot on East Corona Road (shuttle provided). Bring your ticket with you up to the ticketing area on the departure level and TAA may be able to validate your parking ticket – their way of saying thank you for supporting our Vets!
**It is always recommended to check with the airlines prior to driving to the Airport to confirm the scheduled arrival times and check for any delays.
Aprons For YOTO
If you still want an apron for a Mother’s Day or graduation gift, please contact Peggy at firstname.lastname@example.org. She has a variety of colors at her house.
Aprons are $18 each or 2 for $35 with all proceeds going to Youth on Their Own, a program for homeless teens in the local area. [YOTO WEBSITE]
Food Bank Collection
Thank you to all who brought in groceries for the Green Valley/Sahuarita Food bank on April 25. According to Mary Jane Goodrick, Executive Director for the Food Bank, you donated 70 lbs. of food. This will go a long way to help families as Food Bank donations start to decrease at this time of year.
Remember, if you are leaving for the summer and have unopened foods in your pantry or freezer, you may drop donations at their office at 250 E Continental Road between 9 and 2 Monday-Friday. The donation office is at the rear of the building where you can pull right up to the door to drop off your groceries. They will provide a receipt for tax purposes. Donations can also include citrus from your trees. That is far better than letting the fruit fall to the ground and rot.
Clothing & Toiletries for Homeless Veterans
Super Wow!!! That was Peggy’s reaction when she saw all the donations you brought to the meeting Monday night. Her trunk and back seat are completely filled. The Homeless Program office will be delighted when she makes the delivery on May 2. Thanks to all for your generosity.
Upcoming Events for Your Calender
May 23 – 6:30 p.m. …Tucson Girls Chorus – Tickets will be sold before our May program! Tickets are $20 each and non-refundable. Get your plans made – only ten seats at a table please!
June 27 – 12:30 p.m. …Summer Luncheon: The Arizona Balalaika Orchestra will be performing under the direction of Mia Bulgarin Gay.
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