This week’s Friday Morning Message: July Program: Making New Fashions from Found Clothing | Member’s Corner | YOTO: School Supplies Needed | Honor Flight: September 22 | Clothing Drive: October 20 | Member Spotlight | Members’ Special Recipe | Upcoming Events
Our July 30 program will provide a real treat for anyone who loves fashion, likes to create fashion items, is ecologically concerned—or all of the above. That’s about everyone in TWOQC!
Karen Lukacs will present a look into how she creates what she refers to as “eco fashions” using reclaimed and repurposed garments and fabric remnants. Come join us for a look at “Making New Fashions from Found Clothing”. The program starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Madera Clubhouse ballroom.
Cheers and welcome to our newest member: Roz Barnes
Please respond today if you are a new member who would like to attend:
Angie Werner, Membership Chair is cordially inviting new members to attend The Women of Quail Creek Summertime Wine and Cheese Get Together. If you have not attended a New Member Welcome Party and have joined in 2017 or 2018 we’d love to have you join us on August 2 from 1:00-2:30.
This is an opportunity to learn more about The Women of Quail Creek and its various projects from our Board and Committee Chairs. And, it is a great way to get to know other new members in a small casual setting. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be served.
Keep those school supplies coming!
The response to our appeal for school supplies for YOTO has been great. But with the start of the school year fast approaching, the need is HUGE. The collection bin is in the clubhouse M-F 8-4, or items can be left at Diane Quinn’s home, 2276 E. Skywalker Way this weekend. Here is a list of the most needed items.
Checks may be left at Diane’s home or mailed straight to YOTO (1660 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712). Please make them out to YOTO and put TWOQC in the memo line.
The September 22nd Honor Flight to Washington DC will include 23 men and women.
The highlight on the return trip for the WWII Veterans and Korean War Veterans is Mail Call. Please take time to write letters or short notes of appreciation for their service and thanks for our freedom. The letters or notes may be of any length. Whatever you do will be a blessing for these brave people. Because of their age and health some need to drop out, so it’s okay to address the letters “to a Veteran” or “to a Hero”. That way your letter/note can be passed on to the next vet. Here’s the LIST of veterans scheduled for the September Honor Flight if you wish to write personalized notes.
Also, here are some helpful ways to begin your letter. Click THIS LINK for a few examples to help get you started (examples are in Microsoft Word – need help? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Please write (or copy) 23 letters/notes, place in an unsealed envelope and deliver to Kay Robinson, 898 N Kenneth Drive. Letters and notes are being collected now until Sept. 11th. If you want to write only one letter/note, Kay will make 22 more copies.
This is the date volunteers will be taking donations of winter clothing and small household items for The Women of Quail Creek’s annual Homeless Veterans Clothing and Household Goods Drive.
Just box or bag your items and drive through the parking lot between the Creative Arts and Technology Building and the Madera Clubhouse between 9:00 and 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20th. There will be volunteers ready to unload your items. So easy!
If you have any questions concerning the event, please contact Anne Smith, email@example.com.
Cyndy Gierada was born in Detroit and studied piano from the age of four. She recalls as a small child when her relatives took her to the symphony, opera and musical theatre. Even at a very young age, Cyndy admits she loved it all.
Her college major was piano performance. In 1975 she, and her husband Tom, moved to Tucson where they raised their two daughters. Cyndy taught private piano in Tucson for ten years and in Texas where they lived from 1991 to 1992. Having the choice of returning to Tucson or given an opportunity to experience the Phoenix lifestyle, the couple chose the latter and lived in the Ahwatukee area from 1992 until 2008. Following 2008 they moved to Quail Creek and as Cyndy states “to live forever”. In the fall of 1992 Cyndy opened Sunsational Cruises. She and Tom continue to run the business here in Quail Creek.
Cyndy’s love of music goes on. She has been involved in the Quail Creek Performing Arts Guild for over seven years playing for the Christmas shows, spring plays, and has entertained for several QC organizations.
Cyndy’s claim to her 15 minutes of fame was, in truth, 31 minutes when she was a senior in high school. She performed Rhapsody in Blue with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Andre Previn. Cyndy is available to play for private occasions, or to send anyone interested on a cruise!
MILLION DOLLAR DIP – Sally Cady (submitted by Kay Robinson)
- 1 ½ c. mayonnaise
- 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 green onions chopped small
- ½ c. pre-cooked bacon bits
- ½ c. slivered almonds
- 1 tsp. garlic, minced
- Chips for dipping
Mix in a large bowl; add all ingredients together. Serve immediately or chill up to 2 days.
(♦) 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 Fiesta Luncheon with Mariachi Aztlan
- 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 (♦)
- Jan. 28 – 10 a.m.→Empowering Women & Girls: Collaborating for Success
- 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, Diane Quinn, Kay Robinson, Anne Smith and Angie Werner.