This week’s Friday Morning Message: Veteran’s Day | November Program | At Monday’s Program (YOTO gift bags; Membership dues; Get your Holiday luncheon seat; Lecture Series tickets; Scholarship & TWOQC Logo items for sale; Veteran’s donations) | Active Military Baby Shower | Special Thank You | Welcome New Members | Tucson VA’s Clothing Drive Video | Upcoming Events
We now have five members of our club who are veterans: Marianne Faust and Julie Daines, Air Force; Laurie Brown, Marine Corps; Laura Colbert, Navy; and Peggy McGee, Army. We thank them all for their service. Everyone is invited to the Veterans Day ceremony tomorrow at the Green Valley Mortuary & Cemetery, 18751 S La Canada Drive, starting at 9:30. This event is a great way to commemorate all veterans, living and deceased. TWOQC will be placing a wreath at the ceremony.
Join us on Monday, November 13 at 6:30 Sharon Resnick Anderson will present Women in American History.
Sharon is the former director of the University of North Dakota International Centre and has a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Communication with a minor in Psychology. As an undergraduate Sharon majored in religious studies, philosophy and women’s studies. She is the author of “Burden of Knowing” and will present the actual speeches of women who changed the world from 1851 to the present.
♥ YOTO GIFT BAG NAMES ARE AVAILABLE – If you want to sponsor a student from Youth On Their Own for the holidays and haven’t yet picked up a name you may do so during Monday’s program. You may also get one from the box by Diane Quinn’s front door at 2276 E Skywalker Way. Completed gift bags should be brought to the December 11 Holiday luncheon or taken to Diane’s house before Dec 10. Complete instructions are included with each holiday card.
♥ MEMBERSHIP DUES – Thank you to all who have renewed your membership in our fantastic organization! Your membership dues continue to support many worthy causes in our local community. If you have not renewed for 2018 please plan on bringing your completed Membership Form and your cash or check for $25 to the November program. We were thrilled by the number of renewals at the Membership Brunch and hope to see even more at the November Program. You may also mail your forms to Angie Werner, 1924 E Orinda Lane. ♥Please do not drop them at her door during the month of November♥.
♥ RESERVE YOUR HOLIDAY LUNCHEON SEATS! There are still seats available for the Holiday Luncheon on December 11 at 12:00 p.m. If you are planning on purchasing 4 or 5 seats together we are limited in the number of seats available so, please make your reservations as soon as possible. We will be trying something different at this luncheon, a raffle for the cutest gingerbread man you have ever seen holding a glass cookie plate. One of these guys will be on display at the luncheon sales table at the November program. Raffle tickets will go on sale at the Holiday Luncheon.
For those of you who have purchased your seats and feel you might have forgotten your table number, the table number will be beside your name when you check in at registration so don’t be concerned.
- Luncheon registration will begin at 11:00, the bar will open at 11:30, program begins at 12:00 p.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30
- Seating for members and first-time guests is $20
- If you are purchasing for multiple persons please have the names of each person when you pay
- Please contact Nancy Jacobs at (970) 946-3910 to reserve your seat(s)
The holiday menu for the Luncheon will be: Roasted turkey breast with mashed potatoes (gravy served on both the turkey and the potatoes), cranberry walnut dressing, homemade cranberry sauce will be on the table, and rolls & butter. Dessert will be Gingerbread cookies with icing and red & green sprinkles.
♥ LECTURE SERIES TICKETS ON SALE! Tickets for the second Kino Lecture will be on sale before the Monday’s program. The upcoming January 15 lecture titled “Arizona Jaguars: A Future in Limbo” will be presented by Randy Serraglio of the Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson. Co-sponsored by TWOQC’s Scholarship Committee and Quail Creek’s Education Committee, the Kino Lecture Series benefits scholarships for Sahuarita and Walden Grove high school senior girls as well as women in transition wishing to further their education. Tickets are $5, and will also be available at the Madera Clubhouse Concierge Desk where checks only are accepted.
♥ SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING ITEMS AVAILABLE – Thank you, thank you, thank you! IT TAKES A VILLAGE and The Women of Quail Creek have more than supported the efforts of the scholarship committee.
Because of your encouragement and advocacy of the piggies, Oktoberfest, the 50/50 raffle, 23 gift baskets raffled, pretzels and beer, and items sold at multiple venues including the Arts and Crafts Fair. The Scholarship Committee raised enough to provide one scholarship for a deserving young women at each Walden Grove and Sahuarita High Schools and a scholarship for a Woman in Transition.
For those of you who missed buying our aprons (tavern size $15, standard size $18), thermal totes ($7 ea or 3 for $20), wine totes ($4 ea or 3 for $10) or pilsner glasses ($8) with the cute TWOQC logo, don’t despair. They will be available on Monday night. Pilsner glasses and wine totes will be available for pre-paid orders.
A great way to commemorate someone’s birth or anniversary year are the Bing & Grondahl annual plates. They will be available for sale at $10 each. Cash or check (if check, please make payable to TWOQC Charity Account).
♥ GET YOUR TWOQC LOGO ITEMS – Visors @$10 and polo shirts @$20 will be on sale in the back of the Ballroom prior to the Monday’s program. Proceeds go directly to the Club to help finance donations to the various charities we help throughout the year. Cash or checks payable to TWOQC.
♥ HOMELESS & HOSPITALIZED VETERANS – There has been an urgent plea for toilet paper, dish and dishwasher detergent. There will be a holiday party on December 4 for the homeless veterans if anyone would like to donate new items to include jewelry, hats and gloves, warm socks and underwear, sweaters/jackets. Travel-sized toiletries are always welcome as are disposable plates, cups and utensils. Packages can be opened.
The hospitalized veteran’s needs are books, playing cards, puzzle books, note cards and greeting cards, 2018 calendars in both wall and pocket styles. Those with pets appreciate food, bedding, leashes, water dishes, toys, litter.
Donations for the veterans may be placed on the table at the back of the ballroom on Monday evening.
Led by this year’s chair, Kathi Krieg, the ladies welcomed Barbara Gavre and Samantha Zurcher from the Tucson Base to the meeting.
Notices will be forthcoming on items on the baby shower wish list. The baby shower is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Click image to enlarge)
What a fabulous team of greeters we had at the October Membership Brunch!! Thank you for your SPOOKTACULAR help with name tags, guests, table check-in, door prize registration and membership renewals! Greeters on October 30th were:
Jean Duynslager, Joyce Walton, Cathy Alban, Gerlinde Juhala, Mary Lou Kiger, Deborah Bryant, Louise Engstrom and Kathi Krieg
Carol Brett, Rebekah Gray, Joy Sack, Karen Satchell, Bonnie Vanni, Cathleen Sable, Mary Smiley, Susan Webster, Jeanne Buell, Holly Crombie, Dr. Jana Eaton, Jeanne Foster, Cheryl Francis, Pat Lewis, Janice Messer, Marianne Faust, Connie Rusch, and Suzanne Sicardi.
The Tucson VA posted this video clip on their Facebook page all about the clothing drive. The video includes the interview with Laura Colbert. Be sure to turn up your device volume (and video volume, if necessary). Video credit: Luke Johnson, Public Affairs Specialist at the VA.
(♦) public event
- Dec. 11 – 12:00 p.m. ::: Holiday Luncheon (YOTO holiday gift bags)
- Jan. 15 – 7:00 p.m. ::: Lecture Series: Arizona Jaguars (♦)
- Jan. 29 – 10:00 a.m. ::: Tumacacori Mission · Park Ranger
- Feb. 7 – 10:00 a.m. ::: Fashion Show (Dillard’s apparel) (♦)
- Feb. 26 – time TBA ::: Tubac Presidio (Shannon Stone)
- Mar. 12 – 7:00 p.m. ::: Lecture Series: American Turquoise “Collecting with Confidence” (♦)
- Mar. 26 – 9am-4pm ::: Field Trip (Tubac Presidio & Tumacacori Mission)
- May 19 ::: Military Baby Shower
- June 25 ::: Summer Luncheon
- Oct. 29 ::: Membership Brunch
- Dec. 10 ::: Holiday Luncheon