Nov. 2, 2018 — In this week’s Friday Morning Message: October Celebration & Luncheon Fun | Ladies Night Out: Few Tickets Left! | “Lighting Up the Holidays” Luncheon in December | Supporting YOTO for the Holidays | Member’s Corner | Where are the Volunteer Opportunities? | Honor Flight | Baby Shower | Food Bank Collection | Upcoming Events
Mariachi Aztlan brilliantly stepped up the beat and set the stage for the annual membership luncheon and celebration. The seventeen musicians and singers in the Pueblo High School group range in age from fourteen to eighteen and have multiple international awards to their credit. John Contreras, the group’s conductor/arranger, says hard work, dedication, and pride for cultural heritage are the driving forces. They were inspiring, delightful and unbelievably talented. TWOQC members enjoyed kicking up their heels to the rhythms in true fiesta form. 70+ PHOTOS & VIDEOS
Only a few Ladies Night Out tickets are left!
Are you joining us for “Getting Holiday Ready – Ladies Night Out”? There are very few tickets left ($5) for the November 12 member’s-only event and NO tickets will be sold that night. Join your friends and fellow members in the Madera Ballroom beginning at 6:00 pm. to participate in interactive:
– Holiday gift wrapping
– Bow making
– Cookie decorating
– Napkin folding
– Personal accessorizing with scarves
Plus, you can view the two themed tablescapes and watch mixology demonstrations of holiday cocktails. All this while munching on appetizers and sipping beer or wine (available for $5 per glass, cash only).
You may even win a mini-facial or mini-massage provided that night by Modern Beauty Bar.
Get your tickets NOW by contacting Janice Messer at (951) 230-1171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The holidays are just around the corner. Join us for the annual holiday extravaganza on Monday, December 10th. Seats for the TWOQC Holiday Luncheon are $20 for members and $25 for first-time guests. Come and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas turkey dinner with a cupcake for dessert. You can even have your picture taken with Mrs. Claus and purchase raffle tickets for a lovely surprise… watch for more information.
11:00 BAR OPENS
11:30 MADERA BALLROOM OPENS
12:00 HOLIDAY LUNCHEON BEGINS
CHANGE (11/2, 10:15 a.m.)!
Reservations are sold through Nancy Jacobs. Contact Nancy to secure your reservation at (970) 946-3910 or email@example.com.
Supporting Youth On Their Own for the Holidays!
We are overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of the membership for the upcoming holiday campaign for YOTO students. Nearly all the holiday cards for middle and high school students have been distributed. If you missed the luncheon and would still like to participate, contact Diane Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
A few people have asked where to get gift cards that were recommended in the instructions. We have found that Fry’s has a great selection of various gift cards that will meet the needs of the students receiving $15 cards. If you are looking for a $25 card, Walmart and Target are also good choices. Visa or Mastercard gift cards may require an activation fee so they are not the best choice.
Thanks for getting into the holiday spirit early and supporting YOTO.
A shout of thanks to the ladies who warmly greeted our Fiesta guests, graciously assisted with seating arrangements, and expertly assisted with membership renewals. Muchas gracias Pam Bates, Barb Bird, Deborah Bryant, Stephanie Esposto, Barb Fiallos, Lily Guthrie, Peggy Mykins and Joyce Walton.
September and October have seen an incredible 32 new members join our dynamic club! Please welcome our newest ladies: Susan Branch, Jeri Day, Pat Hildebrand, Cher Rowland, Linda Scott, and Janice Steinle.
Please join us! Members are always welcome to attend our monthly open Board meetings. Mark your calendar for November’s meeting: Monday, November 5 at 8:30 a.m. in the Ocotillo Room (Kino Conference Center). December’s meeting is set for Tuesday, December 4 at 8:30 a.m. in the Mesquite Room. To assure there is plenty of seating available, all non-Board members planning to attend a board meeting are required to RSVP to the president, Pat Neel, at email@example.com.
TWOQC Member Spotlight – Sandi Beach
Sandi worked with the original Frontier Airlines as a ticket/gate agent at the Albuquerque International Airport for 15 years. After the airline was sold to Continental Airlines, she continued to work in customer service for other companies in Phoenix and Los Angeles. She did a lot of event planning along the way, which came in handy when volunteering for TWOQC.
With her husband, Tom, Sandi moved to Quail Creek in October, 2004. The couple has four sons and ten grandchildren scattered throughout the Southwest.
Sandi joined TWOQC and was one of the first members on the Decorating Committee. She recalls thinking – How am I going to decorate four tables in the Silver Room?” This was where TWOQC held their meetings.
Now as Chair of the Decorating Committee for TWOQC, she is so thankful for the numerous volunteers who have assisted her through the years. Sandi enjoys hunting for ideas and decorations to use for the group’s luncheons. She finds the most fun when she’s able to create the centerpieces or individual gifts for the attendees.
Sandi also serves on the Baby Shower Committee and has felt blessed to be joined by some incredible women working hard to help young parents who are on active military duty.
Always staying very active Sandi is in the QC Art Glass club, where she finds time to teach a few of the classes. This gives her the chance to know more TWOQC members on a personal level.
Sandi admits she and Tom have loved every beautiful day of living in Quail Creek.
Did you know that TWOQC’s website has a Volunteer Opportunities page? Volunteering is a wonderful way to meet new friends!
When opportunities arise, volunteer opportunities are listed on this page. There is also an online Volunteer Form for members to utilize when there is an interest to step up for specific committees and events.
The 23 Veterans arrived Monday back to Tucson airport from their exhausting but wonderful three-day Honor Flight to see the Washington DC memorials. They were greeted by Arizona Rangers, Patriot Guard Riders, family, friends and patriots with flags and signs of love and thanks for their service. Smiles and tears were seen by all. Guardians reported that many were moved by the letters of thanks for their service that were read during “Mail Call” on the return flight. Many thanks to those who wrote letters to the veterans, as they were received with great emotion and appreciation. We made a “difference” as they did also.
Don’t forget to stop by the TWOQC table at the Fall Festival.
Two lovely baskets, “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” and “Margaritaville,” are being raffled. Raffle tickets cost: $1 for 1, $5 for 6, and $10 for 14.
All proceeds go to support the Military Baby Shower. The first Baby Shower meeting of the year is November 7th, 10:00 in the Kino Conference room.
Thank you to all who supported the collection for the Food Bank at the luncheon on Monday. If you forgot to bring your donation and would still like to help, you can leave your groceries or monetary donations at the McGee’s, 1908 E Longspur Place — that’s the 4th house up from the waterfall — and Peggy will deliver it all to the Food Bank. Checks should be made payable to Southern AZ Community Food Bank. Put credit card info in a sealed envelope.
(♦) public event
- 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 (♦)
- March→TWOQC 15th Anniversary Party Celebration
- Mar. →Honor Flight #27 (with #25 – rescheduled from Sept 2018) (♦)
WHAT IS THE FRIDAY MORNING MESSAGE? The Friday Morning Message is a weekly message from the President compiled from shared updates of club events and committee activity.
“Thank you” to this week’s FMM contributors: Marianne Cobarrubias, Yasmin John-Thorpe, Kathi Krieg, Janice Messer, Peggy McGee, Diane Quinn, Kay Robinson, and Angie Werner.