This week’s Friday Morning Message: ◊Baby Bottles Tonight at Madera | ◊Win a Jeep at the Cool Car Club Event | ◊Baby Shower News | ◊Unit Party “Diaper Round-Up” | ◊Field Trip Wrap-Up | ◊ Honor Flight: Concert, Letters | ◊Easter Hostess Gifts | ◊Veterans Items: Where to Donate | ◊Member Spotlight | ◊Upcoming Events
The Friday Night Concert Series comes to a spectacular close tonight with a sold-out crowd! If you’re attending the concert or just stopping by for a quick bite at the Madera Grill, please consider bringing your jar or container of spare change to help fill our baby bottles. Every contribution can make a difference in the lives of these families. We will be in the Madera Clubhouse lobby tonight from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m.
On Sunday, April 8, from 11:00-3:00 in the Clubhouse parking lot come see cool cars, enjoy a yummy lunch and purchase raffle tickets (hopefully winning ones) at the Quail Creek Car Show. All proceeds from the ticket sale will go to Hands of a Friend, Genesis House, a local shelter for abused women and children. During the show we’ll also be collecting donations for Genesis House:
- paper towels
- toilet paper
- 15- and 30-gallon garbage bags
Raffle Tickets! Win a 2018 Jeep! There will be a 50/50 raffle along with other prizes including the chance to win a 2018 Jeep Cherokee Summit sponsored by Jim Click Chrysler-Jeep. Hey, how cool would it be to win that?
Raffle tickets to win the 2018 Jeep are $25 each or 5 for $100. Stop by the Clubhouse tonight… tickets will be on sale from 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. All raffle tickets are cash or check only.
Baby Shower News – Copies of the baby book, Goodnight Sonoran Friends, written by Yasmin John-Thorpe and illustrated by Sherry Darrah are being donated to the TWOQC Tucson National Guard Annual Baby Shower compliments of SMSgt. Olin Gordon, USAF, Ret. and Mrs. Barbara Gordon.
Left to right below are: Louise Engstrom (Decorations Committee), Kathi Krieg (2018 Baby Shower Chair), Barbara Gordon, Pamela Rodgers (TWOQC President) and Yasmin John-Thorpe.
This year’s Unit 31 Spring Party was a “Diaper Round-Up” for the Baby Shower.
The Unit gathered over 3,500 diapers for our military babies. What a great way to say “thank you” to our local servicemen and women!
Fifty-six members enjoyed a day at our local historical sites learning ancient and modern history of this area of the country. For instance, did you know that the word, O’odham (as in Tohono O’odham) means “people?” And that the very first state park in all of Arizona was the Presidio at Tubac? The field trip was a great day and a prosperous one for the baby shower. Ladies on the bus contributed $228. Thank you! Field Trip Photos (by Eileen Sykora)
Spring is here and that means it’s time for the annual Posada Java Fundraiser (flyer). Tomorrow, March 31st, the Big Band Sounds of Green Valley will be playing from noon until 2 p.m. at Posada Java (665 S. Park Centre Avenue). Since 2013 this concert has raised enough money to send 15 veterans on their Honor Flights. If you are out and about please take a minute to stop by and say ‘hi’!
Also, please remember the Honor Flight this year has 23 Veterans and we are still collecting letters and cards for them for “Mail Call” on the return flight. Here is the list of names. Please take all letters/cards to Kay Robinson (898 N Kenneth Drive). Thank you for your support.
Going to a friend’s house for Easter and need a hostess gift?
How about a wine tote @$4 or a thermal tote at $7? Or, are you hosting an Easter dinner and need an apron. Available in both red and green. Regular length is $18 and the tavern length is $15. Contact Pat at email@example.com to arrange for pick-up.
Please do not leave any donations for the VA at Peggy McGee’s house until further notice. Donations may be left with Laura Colbert (2040 E Cypress Canyon Drive).
Holly and her husband, Ken, moved to Quail Creek in 2004 from Parker, Colorado, a town southeast of Denver. The couple is quite active enjoying golf, tennis, and occasionally Pickleball. Ken and Holly like traveling, cruising, and visiting friends and family in Ohio.
Holly can be found walking as this comes under the heading of ‘staying active’. She has been a volunteer and an assistant riding instructor at Praying Hands Ranch in Parker, a therapeutic riding facility solely dedicated to handicapped children and adults. At the ranch she has observed miracles with children and adults who benefit from the equine riding therapy. Holly says this is by far the best experience of her lifetime.
Holly has worked at Curves in Green Valley where she was a Zumba instructor. She started a cat watching group, FFOOL (Feline Friends Of Orchid Lane) for neighbors who take turns looking after each other’s cats, and also keeps busy as the organizer (this year) of the Orchid Lane monthly ladies’ luncheon – both are part of Holly’s busy schedule.
As a member of the PAG (Performing Arts Guild) of Quail Creek, she shows her enjoyment of performing by entertaining the residents. Holly joined TWOQC in January because she believes in giving back to the community.
(♦) public event
- Apr. 30 – 6:30 p.m.→Celebrating Our Scholarship Winners
- May 12 – 4-5:15am→Honor Flight departs TIA (♦)
- May 14 – 7:30-8:30pm→Honor Flight arrives TIA (♦)
- May 19→Military Baby Shower (attendance open to committee members only)
- May 21 – 6:30 p.m.→The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly of Designing Cacti Containers
- June 25→Summer Luncheon “A Wee Bit Irish”
- July 30 – 6:30 p.m.→Making New Fashions from Found Clothing
- Aug. 27 – 6:30 p.m.→Makeup for Baby Boomers & Beyond
- Sept. 24→TBA
- Oct. 14→Oktoberfest (♦)
- Oct. 20→Clothing Drive (♦)
- Oct. 29→Membership Brunch
- Nov. 12→”Getting Holiday Ready” Ladies Night Out
- Dec. 10→Holiday Luncheon
- Print the Schedule of Events
- Check the Calendar of Events for committee meetings, events reservation dates, ticket selling dates, & other deadlines
- Events/Notices will have event details (when available)
- Programs & events (topics, dates, & times) are subject to change.
- Questions? Contact the Diane Quinn, Programs Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Thank you” to this week’s FMM contributors: Yasmin John-Thorpe, Kathi Krieg, Peggy McGee/Carol Mutter, Kay Robinson, and Angie Werner.