July 26, 2019
PROGRAM REMINDER: Don’t miss “Color Me Healthy & Beautiful” with Deborah Bryant on: Monday, July 29th · 6:30 p.m. · Madera Clubhouse Ballroom · Members and 1st-time Guests are invited to attend.
AUGUST PROGRAM TICKETS will be available for purchase at July’s program next Monday. A $5 ticket will get you some very cool “fun” & interesting table decorating ideas at this Creative Tablescapes Competition. An 🍨Ice Cream Social will top off the evening! Save the date: Monday, August 26th · 6:30 p.m. · Madera Clubhouse Ballroom · Members and 1st-time Guests are invited to attend. Not attending the July program? Reserve your August program ticket online!
July 19, 2019 – President’s Message
- Grand Slam Winning News
- Tablescape Competition & Ice Cream Social in August🍦GET YOUR TICKET!
- Have You Completed Your Survey?
- Member’s Corner: Member Spotlight
- Community Connections: Help Needed for October’s VA Homeless Clothing Drive
- Classifieds: Calling All Interested TWOQC Ladies
- Upcoming Events – Save These Dates
GRAND SLAM . . .
On Monday, July 15th TWOQC received exciting news that we had been named a winner of the AZ 19 Region’s Most Influential People (Group) Award that recognizes people/group who have touched lives in communities along the I-19 corridor. The award is sponsored by the Green Valley News/Sahuarita Sun, and Nogales International in collaboration with area chambers of commerce. (Click/tap HERE to enlarge collage image from above.)
When Dru Sanchez, publisher of the Green Valley News, received our thanks, her response was “Well deserved. Thank you for all you all do in our community.”
This is a serendipitous moment for TWOQC as it coincides with our 15th year anniversary. Although we do our projects graciously and selflessly, it is a wonderful feeling to receive this recognition. In acknowledging our hard work past and present, I hope your heart is warmed, your spirit soaring, and your commitment reaffirmed.
“We are pleased to advise that The Women of Quail Creek have been nominated and designated as a winner among the AZ 19 Region’s Most Influential People. This is a special project and event to recognize some of those like your group, who give back to their communities or fellow citizens selflessly and usually without fanfare.”
A celebration reception will be held at Desert Diamond Casino on Tuesday, September 10th and will be featured in a special section of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun on September 11th and the Nogales International on September 13th. High fives, everyone!
Read the congratulatory letter on the Awards page.
AUGUST 26th PROGRAM @6:30 p.m.
Creative Tablescape Competition
How’s your creative tablescape going? Got your idea and a team? We are going to be treated to some fun, maybe outlandish, maybe elegant, very interesting table decorating ideas. Judging and awarding the prizes will be coordinated by the esteemed Robson Banquets Team. At this time, we have six teams registered. To secure a spot for your team or if you have tablescape questions, contact Kathe Alves (email@example.com or phone 360-701-4782). You may also download the entry form HERE.
AND… an 🍦Ice Cream Social will top off the evening. This is a ticketed event: cost is $5.00 per person. Contact Bobbi Gordon (firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 625-9353). Tickets will be sold at the July 29 TWOQC program. GET YOUR TICKET!
Have you completed your SURVEY?
Congratulations and thank you to the members who have submitted their TWOQC survey. We have had a terrific response but we still need to hear from more of our members. Remember, your responses in this survey will help determine the direction of our club for the next few years. If you have been traveling or busy with other summer fun, please take a few minutes to complete the survey HERE (click or tap).
Have questions? Contact email@example.com.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Janice Messer
Janice Messer graduated as a Registered Nurse and spent her 20-year career outside of hospitals and clinics. She became a Certified (sometimes certifiable) Diabetes Educator, teaching understanding and self-care of diabetes to patients, their families, and to other nurses and caregivers. Janice also contributed four years to hospice nursing.
Janice and her husband, Richard, were married at nineteen during the Vietnam war era. Richard continued his flying career in the “war on drugs,” working in multiple locations in Mexico, South America, and anywhere in the U.S. chasing smugglers. With her husband gone so much, Janice was left home with their girls where she learned many unusual useful skills, such as fixing washing machines and vacuum cleaners. Janice finally went back to college in 1965 finally finishing her nursing degree in 1992, having to retake courses which had changed in the 20 years she had been away.
The couple moved to Quail Creek in May 2017 from Southern California, away from all the traffic. They have two daughters; one is a nurse in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the other owns a gym and does motivational seminars in Orange County, the beach area. They have six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. PHOTO: JANICE & DAUGHTERS
Janice loves having time to read and crochet. She had learned to play mahjong and canasta with some great neighbors. She also wants to continue serving and giving back through TWOQC and their charities. PREVIOUS MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS
CONNECTING WITH OUR COMMUNITY: Clothing Drive
HELP NEEDED FOR VA HOMELESS CLOTHING DRIVE
We need your help! Our annual VA Homeless Clothing and Household Goods drive is being held this year on October 19 and we are looking for a few volunteers. It is a one-day event held here in Quail Creek that requires only about 3-hours of your time helping to sort and box donated items. This event is fast, fun and fulfilling.
If you can spare the time, please contact our event Volunteer Coordinator, Bobbi Gordon, at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will find a job for you! You can also find the list of needed items on the website’s Menu bar (look under the Charitable Committees tab and click on Clothing Drive and Household Goods). A big “thank-you” to all who donated boxes–we have reached our goal but we still need about 12 tall kitchen dishpak boxes. If you know of anyone that may have some, please contact Mary Lehman at 399-0707.
Calling all interested ladies for TWOQC Board Positions opening January 1, 2020.
Detailed information about each position is on TWOQC’s website under the tab Organization (Job Descriptions). If interested, do not hesitate… email email@example.com. The nominating committee will commence in September.
The positions include: Secretary · Publicity Chair · President Elect
SAVE THESE DATES!
(♦) public event
- Aug. 26 – 6:30 p.m.→Creative Tablescape Competition (Entry Form) & Ice Cream Social GET YOUR TICKET!
- Sept. (TBA) →Honor Flight #28 (♦)
- Sept. 30 – 6:30 p.m.→Veteran’s Clothing Drive Prequel (♦)
- Oct. 13 →Javelina Hoedown (Scholarship’s western-themed benefit) (♦)
- Oct. 19 →VA Clothing Drive (♦)
- Oct. 28 – 11 a.m.→Membership Brunch: Music by Amber Norgaard
- Nov. 11 – 6:30 p.m.→Ladies Night Out: Travel Extravaganza
- Nov. 18 – 7 p.m.→Lecture Series: Dr. John Kline “Safely Home from the Death Zone” (♦)
- Dec. 9 – 11 a.m.→Holiday Luncheon: Musical entertainment by Aztlán Mariachi
Coming in 2020…
- Jan. 20 – 7 p.m.→Lecture Series: TBA (♦)
- Feb. 18 – (time: TBA)→Fashion Show & Luncheon (♦)
- Mar. 16 – 7 p.m.→Lecture Series: TBA (♦)
- Print the Schedule of Events
- Check the Online Calendar for general & committee meetings, events reservation dates, ticket selling dates, & other deadlines (as they become available)
- Programs & events (topics, dates, & times) are subject to change. Topic details will be posted as the information becomes available.
- Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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