From Carol Mutter, TWOQC President…
All of you outdid yourselves providing gift bags for the YOTO young ladies to make their Christmas something to remember! Kristyn and Daniel were blown away by the outpouring of our membership to their program. They could “feel” the love and support that was so sincerely expressed at the luncheon last Monday.
Besides the van that Daniel drove out to take gift bags back to the YOTO office, three additional vehicles were loaded and driven by our members to caravan into the office so all gift bags could be delivered at one time. Their entire staff came out to help unload and just could not believe the volume of gifts donated!
On Tuesday I received a call from Nicola Hartmann, executive director, personally thanking TWOQC for all of the gifts. She was overwhelmed, thrilled and very appreciative. Through our act of kindness, along with other donations, every YOTO student will receive a Christmas gift this year. «Learn about YOTO» «View Photos: Luncheon & Yoto Gifts – HERE!»
In accordance with the 2016 TWOQC By-laws voting took place at the December luncheon and four board positions were filled. The new board members will be joining the current board at the board meeting in January for official transition of duties.
- President Elect – Pam Rodgers
- 2nd VP/Membership – Judy Collins
- Treasurer – Nancy Jacobs
- Programs – Kathe Alves
Watch for it – coming in January 2017 – Monthly Member Spotlight!
The 2017 application for new members and renewals for current members is available on the website’s «membership page». A completed «application and payment may be mailed to Patti Giannasi at 1232 N. Rams Head Road or placed in the Women of Quail Creek box at Patti’s front door (map). Questions may be directed to Patti at «firstname.lastname@example.org». «PRINT MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION»
Stuff the Truck
REMINDER: The food bank will work a joint effort with TWOQC to accept donations in the West parking lot between the Madera Clubhouse and the CATC building on December 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can “drive-thru” and volunteers will unload it for you. The following items will be accepted:
- Perishable Food (frozen only)
- Non-perishable Food
- Hygiene items (diapers-baby and adult; soap, shampoo, dish soap, laundry detergent)
- Baby Food
- Monetary donations will be gladly accepted (just $9 gives 1 family a meal)
Fashion Show *New* Opportunity · February 24
This year there will be a new opportunity to increase our donations to American Cancer Society (ACS) by being able to sponsor a table. You may sponsor a table at the fashion show luncheon for $100. A sponsor sign could be displayed in honor of a cancer survivor; to memorialize someone who has lost their cancer battle; to display a business or family name.
For a $150 donation, you get the sign at the luncheon plus have a track sign at the Relay for Life on April 8 at the Rancho Sahuarita Clubhouse, and name on the t-shirt worn by Relay participants.
Contact Carol Shelton at «email@example.com» or Ginny Hutcheson at «firstname.lastname@example.org» to sign up for a sponsorship. You may pay with cash, check payable to American Cancer Society or credit card. The donation is fully tax-deductible.
Your next opportunity to get a fashion show ticket will be this Friday, Dec. 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Madera Clubhouse lobby. A portion of the $25 ticket fee for lunch ($9) goes directly to American Cancer Society.
If you have questions regarding the Fashion Show (needs/wants, volunteer opportunities, etc) please visit the «Fashion Show page» for more information, or email the fashion show chair (Carol) at «email@example.com».
The VA was so appreciative for all the items you donated for the “Wish List” for the hospitalized veterans. Not sure they were totally surprised knowing the generosity of TWOQC for homeless and hospitalized veterans. If you did not attend or forgot to bring an item to the luncheon and still want to send a gift to a veteran, please leave items at 1908 E. Longspur Place.«map»
Peggy McGee will be going to the VA for the last time before Christmas on December 19.
The member head-shots taken at last Monday’s luncheon will be entered into the photo book by end of weekend. Check back periodically to see the latest additions. ♥DEC. 17 UPDATE♥ All head-shots from the luncheon have been uploaded to the photo book: «Photo Book featuring 208 members».
As announced at the December luncheon the coupon program is being retired. Thank you to all who have participated in this opportunity throughout the years. Coupons will be accepted through the end of December and should expire December 12 or later, and those for overseas should expire October 1 or later. Coupons may be dropped off at Judy Poffenbarger’s at 2390 E. Bluejay Bluff Lane (map) or Peggy Richmond’s at 2731 E. Eba Court (map) at any time. Both have a box by their front doors.
- January 30: 10:00 a.m. – The Color Red · Diane Foray
- February 24: 10:00 a.m. – Power of Purple: Fashion Show & Luncheon
- February 27: 10:00 a.m. – Spices & Rubs · Mark Ceres, CEO, Flying Leap Vineyards
- March 27: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – Field trip to «Flying Leap Vineyards»
- April 24: (time: TBD) – Tubac Olive Oil Company · Presentation by Rocio Cespedes Patel on olive oils and balsamic vinegar
«PRINT» THIS PROGRAMS LIST
Additional 2017 programs & events dates may be found on the website «CALENDAR». (Programs will be posted on calendar dates as speakers/programs are planned/scheduled.) Questions for the Program Committee? Email: «firstname.lastname@example.org».