This week’s Friday Morning Message: Monday’s Program: Making New Fashions from Found Clothing | Member’s Corner | Recap of TWOQC’s Support of Children & Families | YOTO’s Back to School Campaign Continues | Calendars & Toiletries for the VA | Honor Flight Mail Call | Fashion Show Update | Upcoming Events
Karen Lukacs, award winning textile artist, is our presenter for Monday night’s program.
Karen will share how and why she creates beautiful eco-fashion from found garments and reclaimed fabrics. She is bringing some of her items to demonstrate to the audience so don’t miss this fascinating and trendy presentation.
The fun starts at 6:30 in the clubhouse ballroom.
The Women of Quail Creek extend a hardy “welcome” to our newest members: Barbara Harmon, and Becky Ashin.
Wonderful to have you join us.
Thanks to our members and others who support our efforts, it continues to be a banner year for our charitable work providing assistance to children and families.
The celebrations began in April with the presentation of scholarships to four women, two of whom are adults returning to school, and two who graduated from the Sahuarita School District in May. Watch for announcements to purchase tickets to Oktoberfest (October 14th), the main fundraiser to support 2019 scholarships.
On Saturday, May 19th, a much anticipated annual baby shower was held to honor new and “in progress” babies of the active military. Hundreds of items were gifted and nearly all were made by talented women in our organization. Gifts included blankets, booties and hats, quilts, and Christening gowns, to name a few. It was a tremendous success.
At the beginning of July, our YOTO (Youth On Their Own) Committee, in conjunction with the Tucson YOTO Foundation launched the school supply drive. Presently, in the middle of their campaign, they have received a generous response to their call for donations. In addition, the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun have provided excellent coverage. Please keep the donations coming and check the YOTO coverage in the FMM for more information.
The celebration continues and we know, with the support we receive, that The Women of Quail Creek are making a difference.
The start of the Sahuarita Unified School District school year is just two weeks away. Serving students from our backyard and throughout Pima County, YOTO has a great need for school supplies to help each of their students start the school year right. Imagine if you had to go to school without notebooks, pens, markers or a backpack to carry them in.
Why not stop off at any of our local stores this weekend and stock up on items for YOTO students? Then bring those items to Monday night’s program in the ballroom. The collection box will be in the back of the room. Can’t make it to the program? The bin will be in the clubhouse lobby Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you have already received more 2019 calendars, both wall and pocket styles, than you can possibly use, rather than putting them in the trash or recycle bin please consider donating them to the hospitalized and homeless veterans.
If you traveled to escape the heat and brought home some unopened travel-size toiletries, the VA can definitely use them for the homeless veterans who come to the hospital to shower.
You may place all items in the rear of the ballroom at the program on July 30. If you won’t be at the program, you may drop donations at Peggy McGee’s house, 1908 E Longspur Place.
Please keep the letters and short notes coming for the military heroes! Mail Call is a much anticipated event that takes place on the return flight from Washington DC. We would like to shower the veterans with appreciation and gratitude.
Here is the list of participating veterans. However, it’s also okay to address the letters “to a Veteran” or “to a Hero”. Need help getting started? This link offers some helpful examples to begin your letters and short notes. Please write 23 notes (or make copies), place each one in an unsealed envelope and drop-off to Kay Robinson, 898 N Kenneth Drive. If you want to write only one, Kay will make the 22 copies. All letters and short notes are being collected now until September 11th. We hope you can join us on Sept. 22nd for the outbound flight. We will post flight details as information becomes available.
An informational Fashion Show meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, in the Mesquite Room at the Kino Center. If you are a past or present committee lead or are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities for the show, please join us! We will share our new theme and logo, and discuss the exciting plans we have for the February 25 event.
(♦) 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.→Lecture: Fabulous Fliers: The Birds of Madera Canyon and the Santa Rita’s (♦)
“Thank you” to this week’s FMM contributors: Lisa Johnson, Carol Mutter, Diane Quinn, Kay Robinson, and Angie Werner.