Oct. 5, 2018 — In week’s Friday Morning Message: Member’s Corner | It’s Almost Fiesta Time | Don’t Miss Your Chance for Getting Holiday Ready at Ladies Night | Oktoberfest 2018: TWOQC’s Scholarship Benefit is Almost Here | Mt Everest Lecture | Annual Cothing & Household Goods Drive for Tucson’s Homeless Veterans | Honor Flight | Upcoming Events
Membership Renewals – New and Improved!
If you are a renewing member for 2019, it will no longer be necessary to complete the membership form UNLESS YOUR INFORMATION HAS CHANGED. When renewing at a luncheon or program, bring $25 check or cash to the membership table. Your information will be reviewed and you’re done! This will simplify the process, and be environmentally friendly.
If your information has changed, a form is necessary for accurate entry in TWOQC records. A fillable form may be found online on the website.
If you are mailing your 2019 dues or dropping them at the box by Angie’s door, please make sure your name is included on a separate note attached to the check or cash.
Angie Werner: 1924 E. Orinda Lane, Green Valley, AZ 85614
MEMBERS WHO ARE RE-JOINING after time away from TWOQC will need to fill out a Membership Form for reentry into TWOQC database.
Our Membership is Growing Leaps and Bounds!
Just under 30 new member headshots were recently uploaded to the Members Online Photo Book. Thank you to Eileen Sykora and Marianne Cobarrubias for orchestrating the process of getting new member headshots photographed and posted.
Member Spotlight: Carol Shelton
Carol grew up in Long Beach, California. She lived there for 40 years and worked in financial services for Transamerica in Los Angeles. Later, she was involved with two financial service company start-ups and moved to San Diego County. Upon retirement, she and her husband, Don, moved to Tubac, Arizona. The couple lived on seven acres, enjoying the peace and watching the local wildlife.
Carol became a widow in 2015. She relocated to Quail Creek and immediately joined TWOQC. She soon discovered what a wonderful organization it is, particularly the fund raising we do for so many great causes. Carol was co-chair for the Annual Fashion Show and she loved that the combined funds generated by the Fashion Show and the Relay for Life event are donated to the American Cancer Society. Her team, “Quail Creek Fights Back,” raised over $30,000 in 2018. “I’m proud that the money is used locally to help patients get to appointments, purchase wigs and for cancer research at the University of Arizona,” she said.
Carol is also President of the Santa Cruz Valley Car Nuts, a car club which began in 1991. Their major fund raiser is the annual car show held at the Tubac Golf Resort. Funds from this year’s show totaled $22,000 and were used to award scholarships to high school students from both Walden Grove and Sahuarita High Schools.
Her newest fund raising cause is working with the American Aeronautical Foundation, which sells rides on the B25J Bomber named “Executive Sweet”. Over 10,000 of the bombers were built in the 1940s. Today, less than 20 exist and only a few are still able to fly. This foundation’s mission is to preserve the planes, introduce them to people who want to purchase an opportunity to ride on them and provide the history of the B25J bomber program.
Carol admits, “This type of fund raising is especially gratifying because a flight in a B25J is a life changing event. It reinforces one’s patriotic feelings and makes one really appreciate our military and the United States of America.”
Tickets are going fast for our Mexican Fiesta luncheon on October 29. Come celebrate membership in TWOQC and enjoy a festive tortilla salad with chicken and Mexican wedding cookies. Entertainment will be provided by the very talented Mariachi Aztlan.
For tickets contact Janice Messer at (951) 230-1171 or firstname.lastname@example.org (NEW email). The cost is $10 for members, $25 for first-time guests. Bar opens at 11:00 a.m., seating begins at 11:30.
Over half of our tickets sold in the very first week! For only $5 TWOQC members can get tips and tricks to prepare for the upcoming holidays. From learning to decorate gifts to decorating yourself or your home, join your member friends at this fun event. Even a mini-spa experience will be on-site for lucky raffle winners.
For tickets contact Janice Messer at (951) 230-1171 or email@example.com (NEW email).
In addition to the music, dancing, and an all-around good time, there will be plenty of chances to win great prizes: over 30 gift baskets will be raffled, as well as the ever-popular 50/50 cash raffle and even a silent auction for more great prizes. Do you like a good brewski? Then purchase a special Quail Creek logo pilsner glass ($8) and your first fill-up of German-style beer is free.
Bring your checkbook (checks to be made payable to: TWOQC Charity Account) or cash. Robson cards and credit cards cannot be used except at the bars.
No tickets are left but we will be happy to put you on a stand-by list in case of any last minute cancellations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you find you cannot attend or if you want to be put on the stand-by list.
If you want to participate in the 50/50 raffle, purchase thermal or wine totes, aprons, or commemorative pilsner glasses come to the Madera Clubhouse today from 5:30-7:00 p.m. OF COURSE, A CASH DONATION IS ALWAYS APPRECIATED.
The 2018/2019 Kino Lecture Series kicks off with “From Tucson to the Top of Mt Everest: Dr John Klein’s Odyssey”. The lecture is open to all residents and everyone is welcome.
- Tucson’s own Dr. John Klein, orthopedic surgeon and avid mountain climber, will recount his experiences scaling many of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt Everest
- Monday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom
- Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the Concierge Desk (check only) and at the door (cash or check)
All proceeds benefit TWOQC Scholarship Fund.
It’s only a couple of weeks before The Women of Quail Creek will hold our annual clothing drive for homeless veterans and families. Box or bag your donations and bring them to the parking lot between the Creative Arts and Technology Building and the Madera Clubhouse between the hours of 9:00 and 11:00 am on October 20th. Remember this date. The veterans need your help.
Volunteers will be accepting gently used, clean and in good repair fall and winter clothing including jackets, sweaters, shirts, sweatshirts, t-shirts, jeans, skirts, suits, slacks, hats and scarfs. They will also be accepting shoes, especially tennis or athletic shoes, ladies low heel and flats, eyeglass readers and active sport wear for both men and women. Small household item such as kitchenware and small appliances for those veterans going into transitional housing. Bicycles are also a welcome donation.
Questions? Contact Anne Smith email@example.com.
Twenty-three Korean War and Vietnam Veterans are scheduled for Honor Flight #26 to Washington DC. It leaves October 27th from the Tucson International Airport. Please write thank you notes to voice your appreciation for their service to our country. Starter ideas click here.
To ensure delivery of notes during Mail Call, please drop off at Kay Robinson’s by October 17th. Kay Robinson, 898 N Kenneth Drive. Thank you for letting the veterans know they have not been forgotten.
Updated flight information is as follows:
Flight #25 which had been scheduled for Sept. 22nd has been rescheduled for next March on a chartered flight with group #27. Your letters will be saved until then. Thank you for caring!
(♦) public event
- Oct. 14 – 5:30 p.m.→Oktoberfest for Scholarships (♦)
- Oct. 20 – 9-11 a.m.→Clothing Drive for Homeless Veterans (♦)
- Oct. 27-29→Honor Flight #26 (tentative dates) (♦)
- Oct. 29 – 11:30 a.m.→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 – 6-8:30 p.m.→“Getting Holiday Ready” Ladies Night Out
- Dec. 10→Holiday Luncheon: Lighting Up the Holidays
- 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 (♦)
- Mar. →Honor Flight #27 (with #25 – rescheduled from Sept 2018) (♦)
“Thank you” to this week’s FMM contributors: Marilyn Beim, Yasmin John-Thorpe, Peggy McGee, Janice Messer, Diane Quinn, Kay Robinson, Anne Smith, Angie Werner, and Julie Woodard.