This week’s Friday Morning Message: Get Gorgeous with August Program Tips | Member’s Corner: (1) Fiesta Luncheon Tickets on Sale; (2) Member Spotlight | Scholarship Committee: Oktoberfest Tickets (on sale!) & Baskets | YOTO: Still Needs Supplies | Honor Flight: Recognition Project | Upcoming Events
Elise Marquam-Jahns, a self-described makeup and beauty junkie, is our presenter for this month’s program. Beauty tips for the mature woman are Elise’s specialty and she is excited to share her knowledge with each of us. She will share tips and techniques and will demonstrate beauty enhancing methods using TWOQC model Diane Wilson.
The fun begins at 6:30 in the Madera Ballroom for TWOQC members and first-time guests.
Membership Fiesta Reservations Available beginning August 27
TWOQC will celebrate the annual membership appreciation luncheon, Monday, October 29 beginning at 11:00 am. This year’s luncheon will feature a fiesta theme with Chicken Tortilla Salad and Mexican Wedding cookies. Entertainment will be provided by the wonderful Mariachi Aztlan, hailing from Pueblo High School.
Make your reservations with Janice Messer at the Monday, August 27 program. Lunch is open to members for $10 and first-time guests for $25.
Member Spotlight: Angie Werner
Angie was born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska. She is the oldest of five and the only girl with four younger brothers. After high school graduation she moved to Lincoln and attended the University of Nebraska where she received her degrees in psychology, elementary school education, and masters in curriculum and instruction. Post-college Angie taught in a one room schoolhouse for two years near Wahoo, NE with 10 students. In the prairie schoolhouse she taught grades K-8 including P.E., computer classes, and was the lunch lady and custodian. Laughingly, Angie recalls this as a fabulous experience.
Angie’s next teaching job was in Waverly, NE where she stayed for the remainder of her 20-year career teaching 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. This teaching stint was in an idyllic rural school where the entire family loved to participate with school activities such as giving tours of their turkey, pig or sheep farms or bringing in pumpkins to carve, or aunts, uncles, grandparents coming along on field trips and popping into the classroom to listen to kids read or work on projects. Angie recalls it was such a close, involved and supportive community… the heartland at its finest.
Following her career and after meeting her mate, Jack, Angie moved to Colorado. They lived with their golden retriever rescued dogs Logan and Morgan in Broomfield for two years and then in Windsor for another two years until moving to Quail Creek (2013) when they both officially retired.
The couple enjoy being involved in the Quail Creek community. Angie has been a member of TWOQC since 2015 and is currently the 2nd Vice President and Membership Chair. She volunteers her time as a committee member on the Veterans Clothing Drive and helps with the QC Car Show that Jack coordinates. This worthwhile event benefits different local charities each year. And Angie enjoys her work on the QC 5K Run/2K Dog Walk benefitting the Animal League and Food Bank.
When not in Quail Creek, Angie and Jack spend two months a year near Playa del Carmen, Mexico at their resort condominium. They are SCUBA certified and have explored cenotes and reefs in the area. The couple became engaged there last year.
The Scholarship Committee is starting to plan our annual Oktoberfest and the creation of the wonderful gift baskets available for bid at the October 14 gala. However, we need the baskets to fill with all the wonderful donated gifts. Please bring your baskets to the August 27 program or drop them off at the home of Marilyn Beim, 595 N. Yucca Butte.
Also at the August 27 program…
- PRE-PURCHASE OKTOBERFEST TICKETS. If buying either a table or multiple seats, please remember to bring a list of those at your table and make your checks of $30 per person payable to The Women of Quail Creek (TWOQC) Charity Account.
- PRE-PURCHASE PILSNER GLASSES ($8 each). This purchase includes a free pour (fill of beer) for your enjoyment at the gala.
- Want to go home with some goodies? BUY WINE TOTE(s) and/or INSULATED TOTE BAGS (for shopping) with the cute TWOQC logo.
See you at the back of the room!
The school year may have started but the need continues for school supplies. YOTO continues to sign up new participants throughout the school year and wants to make sure everyone has a great chance to succeed.
Please consider bringing more school supplies to the next program and leaving them with our volunteers at the back of the ballroom. Most stores are having greatly reduced prices now so your support dollars go even further. Here is a list of the most needed items.
The September Honor Flight to Washington DC will include 23 men and women who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Golf War. Please consider writing a note of appreciation and thanks for their service. Notes may be written to specific individuals or to “Dear Veteran” or “Dear Hero”. They can be given to Carin Kaiser prior to the program on August 27th. Or, they may be delivered to Kay Robinson’s, 898 N Kenneth Drive before Sept. 11th.
Interested in writing notes to the Honor Flight veterans but not sure where to start?
Access THIS LINK for a few examples to help get you started. We know first-hand that veterans appreciate a note of just a couple of sentences just as much as they do a letter of any length.
Here’s the LIST of veterans scheduled for the September Honor Flight. Many thanks to those who have participated in this most worthy of writing projects. (NOTE: The list has slightly changed: two veterans replaced two others that had to drop.)
(♦) public event
- 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 – 6-8 p.m.→“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: Marilyn Beim, Yasmin John-Thorpe, Diane Quinn, and Kay Robinson.