Dec. 7, 2018 — In this week’s President’s Message: 🎄Holiday Luncheon on Monday: Big Day for YOTO 🎅 | 2019 Fashion Show Tickets on Sale | Kino Lecture Coming January 14 | Members Corner: It’s Dues Time | Community Relations: Homeless Veterans | Holiday Recipe | Upcoming Events
The Women of Quail Creek are excited to welcome the season of colorful lights, magical moments, and song. It is time to celebrate friendships that brighten our days and time to share the joy we have for supporting the lives of others.
The celebration begins with a program honoring YOTO to whom we have dedicated our holiday program and gift sharing. Dignitaries and friends from YOTO will be on hand for the merry-making. A festive luncheon includes raffling the gorgeous centerpieces (3 tickets for $5—CASH only, please). There will be plenty of holiday music, singing and time for photos with the Clauses. Whatever you do, don’t forget to dress for the holidays. The bar opens at 11:00, doors open at 11:30, and lunch is served at noon.
Monday is a Big Day for YOTO
Bring your gift bag for Youth On Their Own to Monday’s Holiday Luncheon and prepare to be overloaded with holiday spirit. When you arrive, if you have brought a gift for YOTO you will be greeted by YOTO staff and ambassadors as you drop off your present. Please take the time to fill out your GIFT FORM before arriving. Are you bringing a blanket and gift card? Please bring them to the back of the ballroom where YOTO committee members will wrap it with holiday ribbon so that it is ready for delivery to YOTO offices later that day.
If you have a gift but you are not coming to the luncheon, get it to Diane Quinn no later than Saturday, Dec 8. Feel free to leave it in the bin by her front door at 2276 E Skywalker Way. On behalf of both The Women of Quail Creek and Youth On Their Own, a big THANK YOU for your generosity.
Purchase your Fashion Show for Cancer Research luncheon ticket (which will be held on February 25th) in the Madera Clubhouse lobby prior to Monday’s holiday luncheon and program starting at 10:30. Tickets are $25 (cash/check) of which $8 is a tax-deductible donation to the American Cancer Society. The maximum seating for the luncheon is 330 and tickets historically sell quickly. Reserve your place early.
To submit full table reservations, use the TWOQC FULL TABLE RESERVATION FORM. You may submit this form prior to Monday’s luncheon or bring your list of attendee’s names on Monday.
Luncheon Menu: Chicken Razz Spinach Salad (black quinoa, organic red spinach, goat cheese croquet, roasted red peppers, shaved carrots, candied Green Valley pecans, razz cranberries, sous vide grilled chicken breast, white balsamic vinaigrette), Lemon Tart w/whipped cream dollop & fresh raspberry, dinner rolls and butter, water, iced tea and coffee.
Special cocktails of the day: Raspberry Cosmo, and Raspberry/lemon drop
50/50 raffle tickets and basket raffle tickets will go on sale next Friday (Dec. 14th) at 5:30 p.m. in the Madera Clubhouse just before the Christmas concert. Ticket prices are 1 for $1; 6 for $5; 14 for $10; 30 for $20.
The next Fashion Show planning meeting is Tuesday, December 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Kino Conference Room.
The second of the 2018/2019 Kino Lecture Series will be “Ranger of the Lost Art: Rediscovered National Park Posters”. The lecture is open to all residents and everyone is welcome.
- Former dentist and National Park Ranger Doug Leen will share his 1971 discovery of a WPA poster and his 47-year search for the original 14 posters created by the WPA from 1938-1941
- Monday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom
- Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at Monday’s TWOQC holiday luncheon, at the Concierge Desk (check only) and at the door (cash or check)
- All proceeds benefit TWOQC Scholarship Fund
Have you paid your 2019 membership dues? If you can’t remember please email Angie Werner (email@example.com) and she will gladly let you know if you are current for 2019. Membership renewals will be accepted prior to the holiday luncheon on Monday starting at 10:40. If your information has not changed simply bring your $25 check or cash to the membership table on Monday. If your information has changed please bring your completed membership form womenqc.com/membership-form along with your dues.
Welcome to our newest member: Victoria Wolfe. If you joined The Women of Quail Creek in 2017 or 2018 and have not attended a New Member Welcome Party mark your calendar for one of these dates: January 14, January 24 or February 9. Look for more information to come.
About 150 homeless veterans and their families with children ranging in age from 5 months through their teens were treated to a traditional holiday dinner at the VA this past week. Four TWOQC members, Laura Colbert (and her husband Jerry who became an honorary member for the day), Karen Baker and Peggy McGee as well as QC resident Joe Anne Erickson, were all on the serving line not only dishing out food but also helping the many disabled veterans get their food. They saw the veterans packing many clothing items and household goods donated during our clothing drive into their backpacks and carry bags. And one veteran won one of our bicycles as his door prize. HOMELESS VETERANS HOLIDAY PARTY
Donations for the VA
If you traveled at Thanksgiving time and have unopened toiletries, the VA would appreciate receiving them for the homeless veterans. Also, if you have disposable plates, cups and utensils—packages may be opened—they are used for the homeless veterans who walk into the homeless center to shop, shower, do laundry or receive counseling. They are still accepting 2019 calendars as well as holiday and all occasion greeting cards and wrapping paper.
You may place all items in the back of the ballroom at the luncheon on December 10. If you won’t be at the luncheon, you may drop donations at Peggy McGee’s house, 1908 E Longspur Place.
- 2 (8-oz) tubes refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese softened
- ½ c sour cream
- 1 tsp dill weed
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1 ½ c fresh broccoli florets, chopped
- 1 c celery, finely chopped
- ½ c sweet red pepper, finely chopped
- Celery leaves
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove crescent dough from packaging. Do not unroll. Cut each tube into eight slices. Arrange on an 11-inch circle on an ungreased 14-inch pizza pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing to a serving platter; cool completely. In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, dill, and garlic powder until smooth. Spread over wreath; top with broccoli, celery, and red pepper. NOTE: Form a bow garnish with celery leaves to make it look like a wreath.
(♦) public event
- 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) (♦)
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“Thank you” to this week’s contributors: Laura Colbert, Bobbi Gordon, Peggy McGee, Diane Quinn, Pam Rodgers, Angie Werner, Julie Woodard.