In this Friday Morning Message: April Program · Scholarship News · Food Bank Collection · Baby Shower · YOTO (Special Announcement) · Member Spotlight · Upcoming Events
TWOQC APRIL PROGRAM
Rocio Cespedes Patel from Tubac Olive Oil will bring the wonderful flavors of her olive oils and balsamic vinegars.
This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about these delicious and healthy local products.
Please join us at the Kino Center on the 24th, 6:30 p.m. to share the excitement as our high school scholarship awardees are presented. We will honor four girls, two from Sahuarita High and two from Walden Grove. Each will present a brief statement about the importance of TWOQC Scholarship and their future goals. We know you will feel an enormous sense of pride for the send-off TWOQC is providing.
FOOD BANK COLLECTION
We will be having our semi-annual Food Bank Collection at our program on the 24th. If this is a charity you wish to support, please consider adding the following items to your list for your next shopping expedition: peanut butter, baking products and canned meats. Cleaning and paper/plastic products and hygiene/grooming items are always much appreciated.
Should shopping not be your favorite activity, you may also bring checks payable to Green Valley Community Food Bank or make credit card donations at the April program.
MILITARY BABY SHOWER — Our Tiniest Patriots
A very special “thank you” to Unit 31 for their donation of 3,000 diapers from their recent Spring Unit party. They will really be appreciated by our families. Also, a big thank you, to the secret blanket lady for dropping off 21 hand-knitted blankets with hats to match!
There are 4 weeks until the event. Please consider donating if you haven’t already. Donations can be dropped in our box at Madera Clubhouse or at Pam Rodgers front porch at 2640 E Sawyer Road. «map» Please email your questions to the «Baby Shower Chair».
YOUTH ON THEIR OWN
We have received very disturbing news that a temporary storage area holding food for YOTO (Youth on Their Own) has been broken into and everything was taken.
YOTO is in need of our help. If you would like to help provide non-perishable food for homeless teens please drop your offerings off at Diane Quinn’s house, 2276 E Skywalker Way. «map» The YOTO committee will be taking donations to the YOTO offices the last week of April when their storage facilities have been secured. Please do not take donations directly to YOTO at this time.
Thank you for responding to this urgent need.
Youth on Their Own (YOTO) is having an Open House:
- Wednesday, April 19, 2017 · 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
- Remarks at 5:30 pm
- Location: 1660 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson «map»
They will provide tours of the mini-mall and the Student Success Center. A screening of their latest student video and a presentation of the YOTO strategic plan will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Daniel Armenta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member Spotlight – ANN NEASE
Ann and Tom moved to Quail Creek in 2008 from Kansas City where they lived full-time. As Ann says, “I love Kansas City, but they have winter there and I’m done with ice and snow!” They do miss their son and 2 grandchildren but manage to see them a couple of times each year.
Ann has had several “careers” during her adult life. First as an RN in a medical center operating room in Kansas City, KS, then as a travel counselor (used to love to travel, but now it’s a nightmare!) in Sun City, AZ, as they lived in Glendale, AZ for 13 years. Next move was to northeast Kansas where she worked in customer relations for a family-owned bank. Another move to Kansas City, MO where she worked as a “Girl Friday” at the Kansas City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Ann is a breast cancer survivor of nearly 19 years and Komen was and is always dear to her heart. As you can see, she changed jobs each time Tom’s career said, “it’s time to move”.
Since moving to Quail Creek she has been active in The Women of Quail Creek, first as Treasurer in 2013-2014, and now she is involved in the homeless veterans program by crocheting hats, scarves and afghans for the vets. The Military Baby Shower is especially meaningful as she crochets baby afghans and volunteers at this annual event. The Art Glass club sounded interesting so she joined and many fused glass items later, she now teaches Fused Glass Flower and Mosaic classes. Ann’s grandmother and mother both quilted and she had always had a dream of learning to quilt. The Quilt Covey answered her dream… she has learned so much from other quilters. She even started a class for beginning quilters! Both of these clubs give ample opportunity for socialization and the members have lots of camaraderie and laughs. Her other hobbies are golf (strictly social golfing) and reading.
She and Tom love their life here in southern Arizona with so many interesting historical sites, great weather and friends. Life is good!!
Save These Dates — UPCOMING EVENTS
- April 24 – 6:30 p.m. ::: Tubac Olive Oil Company Presentation by Rocio Cespedes Patel on olive oils and balsamic vinegar. Scholarships will be awarded this evening! ◊◊PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE KINO CONFERENCE CENTER. Please make a note of this one-time location change◊◊
- May 20 ::: Baby Shower (Air National Guard, Tucson)
- May 22 – 6:30 p.m. ::: Honor Flight (Kathy Mansur with Janet Haeger)
- June 26 – 11:00 a.m. ::: Summer Luncheon & Fashion Show (Tombstone Vigilettes)
- 2018: Wednesday, February 7 ::: Fashion Show (featuring Dillard’s apparel)
The “Jeopardy!” game is coming this summer… stay tuned!
- Download and print: «Schedule of Events»
- Check the «Calendar of Events» for committee meetings & events reservation dates
- Questions? Email Kathe, Programs Chair: «email@example.com»