This week’s Friday Morning Message: Memorial Day | June Luncheon & Reservations | YOTO Cookbook | Honor Flight #23 | Female Homeless Vet Needs | Baby Shower | Clothing Drive for Homeless Vets | Upcoming Events
TWOQC member Laura Colbert very graciously laid our wreath at the base of the Navy Flag at the Memorial Day ceremony this past Monday at Green Valley Mortuary and Cemetery. We are so proud to participate in this program each Memorial Day. Several other TWOQC members were in attendance to also honor veterans who have given their lives for our freedom. Photos below: Carol Mutter, Ruth McDermott, & Peggy McGee with Laura. Missing from event photos are Kay Robinson and Louise Engstrom. Click on the images below to view the remainder of the photo album.
SUMMER LUNCHEON IN JUNE
The luncheon is just three weeks away on Monday, June 26. Doors and bar open at 11:00. Program will begin at 11:30. Only TWOQC members and first-time guests will be sold seating at $20 each. The program will be a vintage fashion show by the «Vigilettes» from Tombstone, AZ.
If emailing Nancy, please include: names of all members and first-time guests that you will be paying for at the time of purchase. All seats/tables put “on hold” must be paid for within five (5) days of the Hold Request.
YOTO COMMITTEE NEEDS RECIPES
The TWOQC YOTO committee is building a cookbook for YOTO students. We need recipes that are easy to follow, are non-cook or require only a microwave, and use the following items always available in the YOTO pantry:
- Red, black, white and pinto beans (canned)
- Canned vegetables – corn, green beans, carrots, peas, potatoes, mixed veggies.
- Macaroni and cheese
- Pasta (boxed)
- Canned tomato products
- Many varieties of soup/broth
- Canned tuna and chicken
- Top Ramen
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Spaghetti sauce
- Instant oatmeal
- Shelf stable milk
HONOR FLIGHT #23
Honor Flight #23 out of Tucson will be honoring 75 veterans with an all expense paid trip to Washington DC to visit the WWII Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Vietnam Wall built in their honor. The trip focus is about thanking our veterans for their 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 the veterans mail call is the highlight of their day of honor but is also a valuable and tangible keepsake of their trip.
The first 25 names may be accessed from this «LINK». The next 50 are not available as yet. However, you may address your letters to “Dear Hero.” Please include their first name and last initial on the envelope and do not seal the envelope due to last-minute changes. You may want to include a couple of extra letters to “Dear Veteran.” Please bring all letters to the July 31st TWOQC program for Kay Robinson or you may deliver them to Kay’s home at 898 N. Kenneth Drive no later than August 15. «map»
For any questions you may contact Kay at «firstname.lastname@example.org».
FEMALE HOMELESS VETERANS NEEDS
There is going to be a Stand-Down for Homeless Veterans in Tucson on June 13. This is sponsored by a lot of different service organizations to include the VA. Although the VA is currently not accepting most female attire, the organizers have identified some items they could use for this event:
Career: suits, dress slacks, blouses, skirts, shoes, handbags
Casual wear: slacks, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, hats, shoes, rain gear, light weight jackets
If anyone has any of the listed items, they may be dropped off at Peggy McGee’s house at 1908 E. Longspur Place by (new date): June 6. «map»
2017 TINIEST PATRIOTS BABY SHOWER
Thank you to all who volunteered and/or donated to the baby shower! Of course it was a tremendous success. Our military moms and dads were once again overwhelmed at the generosity of TWOQC and community residents who contributed to make their day so special. Co-hosts Pam Rodgers and Kathy Krieg and their entire committee outdid themselves again. Between our TWOQC and community members there were over 1,000 handmade items! Amazing!! Click the photo collage below to view 245 photos of the day. This special «THANK YOU» from one of the families was posted on our Facebook page.
The 162nd Wing National Guard presented TWOQC with a beautiful Family Readiness Appreciation Award for their thank you for the service we provide to the military. The award is on display at the CATC building in the display case located in front of the Computer Club meeting room, or you may view the award «HERE».
SAVE THE DATE – Clothing Drive for Homeless Veterans
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 21. That’s the day of the annual clothing drive for homeless veterans. As the date gets closer, we will let you know about their specific needs.
Save These Dates — UPCOMING EVENTS
- June 26 – 11:00 a.m. ::: Summer Luncheon & Fashion Show (Tombstone Vigilettes), and 11:30 a.m. ::: Women in Transition Scholarship Award @ Summer Luncheon
- July 31 – 6:30 p.m. ::: JEOPARDY!
- August 28 – 6:30 p.m. ::: Skincare (Rebecca, Continental Spa)
- September 25 – 6:30 p.m. ::: YOTO (Kristyn Connor)
- October 21 ::: Clothing Drive for Homeless Vets (details: TBA)
- 2018: Wednesday, February 7 ::: Fashion Show (featuring Dillard’s apparel)
- Download and print: «Schedule of Events»
- Check the «Calendar of Events» for committee meetings, events reservation dates, & other deadline dates
- Questions? Email Kathe, Programs Chair: «email@example.com»