This week’s Friday Morning Message: Summer Luncheon | Honor Flight | YOTO School Supply Drive | Scholarship Committee | Food for the Troops | Clothing Drive Volunteer Opportunity | Homeless/Hospitalized Veterans | Homeless Veteran Furniture Need | 2018 Fashion Show | Upcoming Events
Summer Luncheon & Fashion Show
We have passed on a huge thank-you to The Tombstone «Vigilettes» from Tombstone, Arizona. They really entertained us with a fashion show of vintage fashions of old Arizona. The room was a sea of red, white and blue with decorations and most everyone wearing patriotic colors. Thank you to all who attended and for the items that were donated. If you were not able to attend or just wish to relive the memories, the photos may be accessed «in this album».
Honor Flight #23 – Coming in September
Tucson’s Honor Flight #23 honoring 75 veterans with an all expense paid trip to Washington DC in September includes a surprise keepsake on the return flight — Mail Call — much like the mail call that kept their spirits alive during the war.
- Trip’s focus includes thanking our veterans for their service & sacrifice with a tour of the WWII Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Vietnam Wall built in their honor.
- Please consider writing to our veterans taking this flight. The first 25 names may be accessed from this «link». Please include their first name and last initial on the envelope and do not seal the envelope due to last-minute changes.
- The next 50 names are not available yet. You may address your letters to “Dear Hero” or “Dear Veteran”.
- Bring all letters to the July 31st TWOQC program for Kay Robinson.
Questions? Use the online «Contact Us» form. September’s flight details will be announced once released by «HonorFlightsAZ.org».
Youth On Their Own (YOTO) School Supply Drive
With the new school year fast approaching, YOTO’s students are in need of new school supplies. Beginning July 1, The Women of Quail Creek and YOTO are partnering (along with 14 other businesses and organizations) to collect school supplies for YOTO students studying in middle and high schools. Quail Creek’s Madera Clubhouse is serving as one of two drop-off locations in the southern Pima County area. The most pressing need is for adult-sized backpacks. Other items YOTO is suggesting are «on this list».
Items can be left at the Madera Clubhouse anytime during open hours. Items left for donation will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to YOTO’s offices in Tucson. For further information about this project you may contact «firstname.lastname@example.org».
Jasmine Spear, recipient of TWOQC Transition Scholarship, celebrated her award with an enthusiastic crowd at the June luncheon. Jasmine’s inspiring story is one of personal strength and tenacity. Married at 19 and now the mother of three young children, she has placed her own education on a slow track. Jasmine has been taking classes when she could afford the time and expense. The Transition Scholarship will help her reach a goal of graduating in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from Brigham Young University. Jasmine spoke passionately about her goal to work with teenagers guiding them through challenging choices by promoting healthy lifestyles and making informed decisions.
Jasmine serves her community as well. She is the volunteer Music Director for Great Expectations Academy’s musicals and a mentor for a young woman, formally part of the Foster Care program. Oh yes, Jasmine was a competitive swimmer so, in her spare time she is the assistant swim coach for the Sahuarita Stingrays. TWOQC wish Jasmine every success in achieving her goals and a happy future for her family. View «photos of the presentation» that took place at Monday’s luncheon.
Food for Active Military Troops
Thanks to all who brought so many grocery items to the luncheon on June 26. You gave the annual Quail Creek Food for the Troops collection a huge jump-start with the 211.4 lbs. of groceries plus $20 in monetary donations.
When told about the donation, Barbara Gavre of the 162nd Fighter Wing replied, “That is so awesome. Thank you so much”.
Volunteer Opportunity – Clothing Drive for Homeless Veterans
We are looking for someone to ensure that all boxes donated for the clothing drive have had all markings removed. It would be ideal but not mandatory if the person had room to store donated boxes which will be flat until mid-October.
Thanks to those who signed up to work at the clothing drive on Saturday, October 21. If you missed the luncheon and are available to help out, please let Laura know. Contact for both needs is Laura Colbert at 625-4033 or «email@example.com».
Homeless & Hospitalized Veterans
What a great outpouring of generosity for our veterans. They were completely out of underwear so delighted when 36 pairs of underpants were delivered this week. You also gave 20.4 lbs. toiletries; 9 lbs. pet supplies; 20 caps, 5.6 lbs. of snacks; and a car seat to the homeless veterans along with the Italian Food Basket that one of the door prize winners thoughtfully donated. The hospitalized veterans received 10.4 lbs. of car magazines, books, playing cards, note cards. The latest thank-you letter from the VA for your donations in May is under «2017 Thank You’s».
Homeless Veteran Furniture Need
We received word that a homeless veteran was moved into housing this week. The American Legion was able to furnish the apartment except for the living room. If anyone has a love seat, small sofa, lounge chair that you plan to replace and are willing to donate, please contact Peggy at «firstname.lastname@example.org» or 207-6188.
The VA will come down to pick up furniture donations and will provide a receipt for tax purposes.
“The Colors of Cancer“ 2018 Fashion Show
February 2018 will bring the Fashion Show Luncheon with proceeds being donated for the American Cancer Society. Each type of cancer has a ribbon of a certain color to represent it. For example, cervical cancer is represented by a teal and white ribbon. This cancer has been reduced by 50% during the last 40 years, but still 12,820 women were diagnosed in 2016. There is so much work yet to be done and that is one reason our fundraiser for cancer is so special.
Please contact Carol Shelton at «email@example.com» and let her know if you would like to volunteer for this awesome cause. She is currently looking for someone to assist with co-chair duties.
Save These Dates — UPCOMING EVENTS
- 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 – 9:00 a.m. ::: Clothing Drive for Homeless Veterans (more info)
- October 30 – 11:00 a.m. ::: Membership Brunch (featuring Green Valley Big Band)
- 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»