This week’s Friday Morning Message: June Luncheon & Reservations | Transition Scholarship | YOTO Cookbook | Honor Flight #23 | Volunteer Needed: Clothing Drive | Homeless Vets | Pink Polo Shirts | Member Spotlight | Updating Your Member Profile | Upcoming Events
SUMMER LUNCHEON IN JUNE
The summer luncheon is almost here – 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.
TWOQC will be collecting Food for the Troops to be delivered to the Air National Guard 162nd Squadron. A list of popular items are:
- Chef Boyardee (Ravioli, SpaghettiO’s, Beefaroni)
- Breakfast bars
- Pop Tarts
- Soups (chicken noodle, vegetable beef, tomato)
- Hamburger or Tuna Helper
- Canned tuna
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Spaghetti sauce
- Goldfish crackers
Bring your items in a bag to the luncheon where a table will be manned by volunteers. Please contact Nancy Jacobs at «firstname.lastname@example.org» for reservations or you may use the «ONLINE RESERVATION FORM».
RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED
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.
The 2017 “Scholarship season” will be complete with the awarding of the Transition Scholarship at the June 26th luncheon. It has been an exciting year and we could not have accomplished providing financial assistance to five worthy women without your help. We hope you hear our thunderous applause of THANKS!
TWOQC Scholarship Committee was established in August of 2015. We meet on a regular basis during the school year and our busy fundraising season generally follows the fall semester. Working on the Scholarship Committee is a rewarding experience. Fundraising, screening & interviewing, and promoting comprise most of our work. We also have an ad hoc group who assist us during busy periods. If you have a special interest in education and helping our future leaders achieve their goals, please consider joining the Scholarship Committee. You can call Pat Neel at 520-625-4476 for additional information.
TWOQC NEEDS HELP CREATING COOKBOOK FOR YOUTH ON THEIR OWN
Recipes are still needed. Do you have a camping friend? Ask them if they have some fireside recipes that can normally be converted to be cooked in the microwave. Please send the recipes to «email@example.com» by July 1. We will be using only first names of recipe authors in the publication. The recipes need to be 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
For more information «ACCESS THIS LINK». The cookbook will be available at YOTO’s Student Success Center and may become available on-line. We will be working with Diego Coronado, an AmeriCorps Volunteer for YOTO who has already worked on other nutritional information that we will include. Thank you to those that have sent in recipes. «Learn more about YOTO»
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 sacrifice and service 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».
The clothing drive committee is looking for someone with Excel expertise to set up a spread sheet so when items are received they can be added to the inventory. We will provide the various categories that must be included. This is a very short-term commitment. If you can help, please contact Laura at «email@example.com» or 520-625-4033.
Thanks to all who donated for the homeless veterans’ stand-down on June 13. They especially appreciated the career clothing, shoes and items for pets.
Appreciation is extended to those who donated a pet carrier, pet crate and doggie/kiddie gate to the VA. The man with a Chihuahua was delighted to get a carrier just the right size for a small dog. The gate immediately went to a family that was in housing that had stairs and a toddler. The crate went to a family with a preschool age child that was trying to train a dog. If anyone has similar items that are no longer needed, please consider donating them to the VA.
The VA is looking for a donation of cloth diapers (used is OK), plastic underwear to go over the diaper in size 3T, a plastic potty, and any items typically used to potty train. If you can help, please contact Peggy at «firstname.lastname@example.org».
PINK POLO SHIRTS
TWOQC polo shirts will be available for purchase at $20 prior to the luncheon on June 26. Cash or checks payable to TWOQC only.
Member Spotlight: RUTH McDERMOTT
“Tell me what it is you want to do with your one wild and precious life.” Mary Oliver, American Poet 1935–
Ruth was born in Staples, MN. This is the simple beginning of a dynamic, amazingly productive, passionate, and humble life. With certainty it is a life that continues to be well lived.
Following graduation from high school in Tacoma, WA, she began a 22 year career at Hunt and Mottet Company (wholesale hardware and housewares). In 1955 Ruth married Donn who worked for the same company, and in 1974 both accepted positions with Liberty Distributors, Inc. in Chicago. Ruth’s no-nonsense work ethic, leadership ability, creativity, ease in working with people, and enthusiasm, advanced her career for an additional 21 years. Ruth’s favorite work quote:
“Those who think they can and those who think they cannot… probably will.”
Fast forward to retirement… Ruth and Donn became the proud purchasers of house #47 in Quail Creek in 1993. At the time, the clubhouse was in a trailer and the gourmet menu item was hot dogs! Special rooms for art and technology did not exist! But, Ruth is a problem solver. If something needs to be done, she is not far behind. For example, Ruth was the founder of the Quail Creek Activities Club (1999). Since Ruth and Donn were not avid golfers, she started the activity club to encourage affiliation around other activities. Initially the group offered Bible studies, water aerobics, and the Sunshine committee. They met monthly coordinating additional activities until an Activities Director was hired by RCI in 2001. Ruth also assisted with the first Quail Creek Craft Market and Ruth and Donn delivered the QC Source Book for several years…and that’s a lot of walking! Sadly, Ruth’s soul mate and love of her life passed away in 2008. Placed at the base of the flagpole in front of the clubhouse is a commemorative marker honoring Donn and all veterans for their devotion and support for our country.
Ruth’s interests and life accomplishments fall into several prominent themes with volunteering leading the way. Ruth is a patriot. In 2010 Ruth was the Grand Marshal for the Quail Creek Fourth of July parade leading a contingent of patriotically decorated golf carts. This May, Ruth supported the …
She is so amazing, but we had to “link” the remainder of Ruth’s story which can be accessed «HERE: continue enjoying Ruth’s story». You won’t want to miss it!! Be sure to click the link to continue!
HAS YOUR MEMBERSHIP PROFILE INFO CHANGED?
If there are changes to your membership profile (address, phone, email) between annual renewal dates, please remember to contact the Membership Chair (Judy) «email@example.com» so she may record the updates in TWOQC’s database. You may also submit your updated information via this «online form».
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! (more info)
- 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 (more info)
- 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: «firstname.lastname@example.org»