August 9, 2019
JOIN US LATER THIS MONTH! Members & 1st-time guests will need a $5 ticket for the program on interesting table decorating ideas (Creative Tablescapes Competition) followed with an 🍨Ice Cream Social.
MONDAY, AUGUST 26: Fun begins @ 6:30 pm in the Ballroom. Contact Bobbi (firstname.lastname@example.org or 625-9353) or reserve your August program ticket online!
August 2, 2019 – President’s Message
- July’s Program – Color Me Healthy & Beautiful; August Program:🍦GET YOUR TICKET!
- Inside the Scholarship Committee: All You Need to Know Including October’s Javelina Hoedown
- Membership: New Members; Spotlight
- Shouts of Thanks from YOTO Headquarters
- Classifieds: Board Positions; Military Baby Shower
- Community Connections: JROTC Car Wash; Homeless & Hospitalized Veterans
- Upcoming Events – Save These Dates
Color Me Healthy & Beautiful
A huge THANK YOU to Deborah Bryant for her timely and stimulating presentation: COLOR ME HEALTHY AND BEAUTIFUL on Monday evening, July 29th. The weather was “monsooning” as TWOQC learned about how to build and maintain our health with healthy options as we age. Deborah has vast experience in assisting others on finding the optimum path to wellness and beauty from the inside out. Color Me Beautiful was demonstrated on Celeste Eastman, who turned out to be a Winter. She glowed in jewel tones and black and white. Many of us know our “colors,” but it was very helpful to understand how aging may change the shades – often softer shades of our best colors are more flattering.
Deborah gifted all who attended with lovely lotions and seven lucky women with healthy products and a book on “The Fast Metabolism Diet”. Thank you to Eileen Sykora, club photographer, for the PROGRAM PHOTOS.
Monday, August 26th at 6:30 PM, TWOQC will kick off a not-to-be missed 🍦Ice Cream Social and Creative Tablescape Competition in the Madera Ballroom. We currently have NINE teams preparing to “wow” us all with their creative teamwork. This is a ticketed event and tickets can be obtained for $5.00 from Bobbi Gordon (email@example.com) or complete the RESERVATION FORM on the website. Remember, you don’t have to create a tablescape to enjoy an afternoon of ice cream, fun, and friendship.
Inside the Scholarship Committee
Ready, Set, GO … for 2019 Fundraising Season!
One of my “feel good” responsibilities as President is attending meetings of our charity committees and the Programs committee. If you want to be engaged, inspired, creative and working with others, consider joining a committee. In this message and future FMMs, I will highlight the features that make a committee unique; those qualities that might spark your curiosity and interesting tidbits you might not know. The Scholarship Committee is where we begin.
Did you know?
- Committee size: Currently 26
- Meeting times: 1st Monday every month, 9 am
- Most active months: Aug-Nov (fundraising) Feb-Apr (screening, interviewing, awarding)
- Activities: Fundraising; designing, developing & launching event for 300
- Applications; reviewing completed applications, designing interview questions and expected responses, interviewing, selecting, awarding
What is unique about the Committee? It is the only TWOQC committee to raise funds and provide awards based on specific criteria that are determined by the committee and supported by our organization. Another unique feature is the method for distributing completed applications for review. Applications are scanned and uploaded to a Google account that is shared by the committee. You can imagine the reams of paper being saved! The group stays in touch with past awardees to provide annual updates. A recently formed subgroup will provide mentoring upon request. Finally, subcommittee members have forged partnerships with the high school’s counseling departments and with the Pima Community College Foundation.
There is something for everyone and lots of rewarding work to be done. Members: If you have a desire to support women and their educational pursuits, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and be part of the future.
Fundraising for 2020 Scholarship Awards
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- Come to JAVELINA HOEDOWN, a fun-filled event October 13 from 4-7 PM
- Purchase special merchandise
- Stop by the Madera Lobby on August 15 between 4:30 and 5:45 to purchase tickets for Javelina Hoedown @ $35, the 50/50 raffle, and special merchandise.
- Quail flashlights @ $5 ea. Purse sized and powerful, they come in a variety of colors
- Lighted magnifying glasses @ $5 and are a brand new item
- Back by popular demand and in time for the August program are thermal totes @ $7
SALE DATES: Will be in the Madera Lobby on August 23 (5:30-7), at the back of the ballroom on the 26th at the Ice Cream Social, and in the Madera Lobby on the 30th (5:30-7), before the Return to Woodstock concert.
TWOQC held another wonderful Wine & Welcome for new members. In attendance were Deka Peters, Sandy Dinnocenti, Eva Cry, Sharon Pulcinella, Sue Hoeffel, Laura McBean and Katie Hottel. We are so thrilled to have you join us and get involved in our many volunteer opportunities. WELCOME PARTY PHOTOS by Eileen Sykora.
A special thank you to Cher Rowland who graciously opened her home to our Wine & Welcome event. There are so many ways to participate in TWOQC and we really appreciated you hosting this welcome for our new members!
Sally Miller, Katie Hottel, Lynn Birleffi, Sue Hoeffel, Maryellen Farmer, Laura McBean, and Carol Smith. There is a lot of excitement in our community to join TWOQC!
Also a big thank you to our Membership volunteers who assisted at the July 29 event – Teresa Buttelman, Kathy Kelley, Evie Lamb, Peggy Mykins and Mary Smith. Dark clouds and rain didn’t stop these volunteers from helping out!
Member Spotlight: Deb Melton
Deb Melton grew up in the Midwest. After college she moved to Phoenix and spent the 1970’s there. Deb taught 1st grade in Deer Valley. She married and had two children. In 1983, the couple moved to Evergreen, Colorado, where Deb learned to ski. She fell in love with skiing and in 2002, after her divorce, she moved to Winter Park, Colorado and became a full-time ski instructor. Deb was a volunteer ski instructor for 15-years for the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park. In the summer she worked as a hiking guide for Walkabout Ridge.
Deb met David Friel, her current husband, online in the winter of 2008-09. The couple fell in love, and were married in July 2010. They share children and grandchildren. In 2017, they came to Quail Creek and fell in love with the community. They purchased their house in the fall just in time to return to Colorado for skiing.
California… Oregon… Washington… Montana… South Dakota… Colorado… and Texas! There’s additional fun to Deb’s “Spotlight”: READ MORE
This week’s drop off of YOTO Back to School Supplies brought many thanks of appreciation from the staff. They expect to have 2000+ students qualify for YOTO assistance this year. The goal is to give each student a backpack filled with school supplies they will need. Surplus supplies will be stocked in their Mini Mall for the students who enter the program during the year.
The school supply drive is well underway and will continue until August 31st.
Please place donations in the YOTO bin at the Madera Clubhouse lobby, 2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd. Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM. It is requested that check donations made payable to YOTO, and gift cards of $10 & $25 (Target or Walmart) be dropped off at Sue’s home (531 N. Keyes Road). A box is located near the door.
The leadership team is looking for members who are interested in filling one of the candidate positions coming up for the next Board election. In December, the membership will elect members to the positions of President-Elect, 1st Vice-President/Publicity, and Secretary. The nominating committee is responsible for interviewing candidates and clarifying the responsibilities of each position. However, because it is difficult to know the interests and talents of so many members, we would like to help the committee identify members who might be interested or whom members think would fill the roles well. If you have a suggested candidate, or if you are personally interested, please email Pat Neel (email@example.com) or Diane Quinn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MILITARY BABY SHOWER
Join these energetic, fun and enthusiastic ladies! This committee is looking for new members to join and help plan the 2020 military baby shower for the Air National Guard. You will enjoy the camaraderie and energy of this dynamic committee and derive a sense of pride and joy in helping our military families. The committee is currently working on their Fall festival gift basket as a fundraiser and will kick off their first official committee meeting in November. Contact Karen Baker (email@example.com) for questions or to let her know of your interest in joining the committee.
CONNECTING WITH OUR COMMUNITY
JROTC CAR WASH
The Sahuarita High School Naval JROTC is holding its annual car wash (exteriors only) at the American Legion Post 66, 1560 W. Duval Mine Road on Saturday, August 10 from 8-11 AM. These are the teens who have already committed to helping us out again with the VA Clothing and Household Goods drive. There is no set fee but donations are greatly appreciated. Funds raised will help defray the costs for competition fees, trophies, and awards at NJROTC activities during the 2019-2020 school year.
HOMELESS & HOSPITALIZED VETERANS
Thanks to all who brought toiletries to our program or dropped off calendars and note cards at Peggy McGee’s house this month. Everything has been delivered to the VA.
SAVE THESE DATES!
(♦) public event
- Aug. 26 – 6:30 p.m.→Creative Tablescape Competition (Entry Form) & Ice Cream Social GET YOUR TICKET!
- Sept. 28-30→Honor Flight #28 (♦)
- Sept. 30 – 6:30 p.m.→Veteran’s Clothing Drive Prequel (♦)
- Oct. 13 →Javelina Hoedown (Scholarship’s western-themed benefit) TICKET SALE DATES (♦)
- Oct. 19 →VA Clothing Drive (♦)
- Oct. 28 – 11 a.m.→Membership Gathering: Music by Amber Norgaard
- Oct. 26-28→Honor Flight #29 (♦)
- 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
Thank you! FMM CONTRIBUTORS: Kathe Alves (Programs), Becky Ashin (Membership), Karen Baker (Baby Shower), Marilyn Beim (Scholarships), Bobbi Gordon (Activities), Yasmin John-Thorpe (Spotlight), Peggy McGee (Community), Sue Obremski (YOTO), Diane Quinn (President-Elect), and Eileen Sykora (Photographer). PUBLISHING TEAM: President, 1st Vice President, and Webmaster.
WHAT IS THE FRIDAY MORNING MESSAGE? FMM’s are messages from the President compiled from shared updates of club events and committee activity. LEARN MORE