This week’s Friday Morning Message: Give YOTO Students a Good Start for the School Year | TWOQC Member Spotlight | Member’s Corner | VA Clothing Drive Needs Your Donations | Baby Shower: Grateful News | Donations for Veterans | Thermal Totes for Sale | Upcoming Events
The Youth On Their Own bin is waiting in the clubhouse for your contribution. Recommended and most needed supplies can be found at THIS LINK. You may put things in the bin Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. Can’t make it to the clubhouse during open hours? You can drop supplies or monetary contributions off with Diane Quinn at her home anytime. Checks should be made out to YOTO and placed in the TWOQC box by her door (2276 E. Skywalker Way).
On another note, see for yourself why we should feel so proud… check out TWOQC’s logo placement on YOTO’s back-to-school challenge page.
JoAnn and her husband, Tom, moved to Quail Creek in 2006 from Vancouver, WA. During her working life, JoAnn was a writer for two PBS television stations (SoCal and Denver) before starting a video production company producing training programs for firefighters. The couple owned a home in Maui, Hawaii for eight years and planned to retire there, but it was too far from everything and everybody, so they chose Arizona instead.
JoAnn and Tom have lived in six different houses in QC (four owned, two rented) before finally settling down in Unit 31 on Oak Hill Lane. Since retirement, she’s published eleven novels including the popular Islands of Aloha Mysteries, a cozy series based in Hawaii featuring no-nonsense wedding planner, Pali Moon.
While JoAnn indulges her passion to write, Tom works on stained glass. The couple also enjoy cooking together and cruising. In February, 2018, they took a cruise from New Zealand to San Diego to check off one of their bucket list items – to circle the globe by sea. While their primary residence is in Green Valley, they now spend summers in the Portland area.
JoAnn admits – We’re not snowbirds, we are sunbirds. And, Quail Creek is home.
A fabulous four-leaf thank you to our greeters at our recent Spring Luncheon. Deborah Bryant took the lead for the membership tables. Thank you, Deborah! Holly Crombie, Celeste Eastman, Sharon Goodenow, Bobbi Gordon, Lily Guthrie, Barb Hunsinger, Georgia Jaffe, and Joyce Walton, completed the team.
Our June membership grew by seven due to your ongoing endorsement of TWOQC, and the fun and fellowship experienced at the luncheon. Please welcome: Linda Garfinkle, Patti Grant, Jadine Hilt, Tootie Miller, Peggy Mykins, Christine Pinson, Ellen Siler. It is fantastic to have you in our organization.
Need something to do on these lazy, hazy summer days? Why not start looking through your closet for donations for The Women of Quail Creek’s annual Homeless Veterans Clothing and Household Goods Drive on October 20th.
- The homeless vets need gently used, clean and in good repair winter clothing including jackets, sweaters, jeans, slacks, shirts, sweatshirts, skirts, hats and scarfs. Also, shoes, especially athletic, ladies low heel and flats are needed
- Small household items to help with their transition into housing. Donations such as small appliances, bed linens, towels and kitchenware would help with their move.
- Do you have a bicycle gathering dust in your garage? It could give a vet transportation.
Volunteers will be taking your donations on October 20th from 9:00 to 11:00 am in the parking lot between the Creative Arts and Technology Building and the Madera Clubhouse.
If you are unable to bring your donations to the event, please ask a friend or neighbor to deliver them for you. With questions, please contact Anne Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baby Shower Committee is elated with the letter of thanks and pictures they recently received from one of the attendees. The family honors our generosity and hard work. This picture speaks 1,000 words! PHOTO
“Good Morning, my wife (Katie) wanted to send you a picture of our nursery and how the ‘Love You to the Moon and Back’ played into this design. Thank you to the Women’s Club; we appreciate everything they did for us.” – Kenyon H., TSgt USAF 162 WG (US)
Paper Products for Homeless Veterans: If you hosted a 4th of July celebration and have leftover napkins, or disposable plates, cups, or cutlery, please consider donating them for the homeless veterans. Opened packages are OK. You may bring donations to the program on July 30 or drop them at Laura Colbert’s house at any time (2040 E. Cypress Canyon Drive).
Donations for Hospitalized and Homeless Veterans: Please do not leave any donations for the VA at Peggy McGee’s house until further notice. Donations may be left with Laura Colbert.
Need to keep your frozen foods from thawing before you can get home from the grocery store these days? You might consider a thermal tote to keep foods cool.
Totes are $7 with proceeds going to the Scholarship fund. Contact Pat at email@example.com to arrange for pick-up.
(♦) public event
- July 30 – 6:30 p.m.→Making New Fashions from Found Clothing
- Aug. 27 – 6:30 p.m.→From Good to Gorgeous: Skincare and Makeup Tips & Techniques for Women 50+
- Sept. 22-24→Honor Flight (details in FMM) (♦)
- Sept. 24 – 6:30 p.m.→Creative Tips to Refresh and Redecorate Your Home Tastefully
- Oct. 14→Oktoberfest for Scholarships (♦)
- Oct. 20→Clothing Drive for Homeless Veterans (♦)
- Oct. 27-29→Honor Flight (details in FMM) (♦)
- Oct. 29→Membership Brunch “Fiesta”
- Oct. 29 – 7 p.m.→Lecture: From Tucson to the Top of Everest: Dr. John Klein’s Odyssey (♦)
- Nov. 12→“Getting Holiday Ready” Ladies Night Out
- Dec. 10→Holiday Luncheon
- Jan. 14 – 7 p.m.→Lecture: Ranger of the Lost Art: Rediscovered WPA National Park Posters (♦)
- Feb. 25→American Cancer Society Fashion Show (♦)
- Mar. 4 – 7 p.m.→Fabulous Fliers: The Birds of Madera Canyon and the Santa Rita’s (♦)
“Thank you” to this week’s FMM contributors: Yasmin John-Thorpe, Kathi Krieg, Peggy McGee, Carol Mutter, Diane Quinn, Anne Smith, and Angie Werner.