August 23, 2019
DON’T FORGET: Tablescapes & Ice Cream ♦ Monday, August 26 @ 6:30 in the Madera Ballroom. Bring your ticket(s) and don’t forget your camera or smartphone for inspiring for photos! For more information, see below.
August 16, 2019 – President’s Message
- Tablescape Competition & Ice Cream🍦Ticket sales are CLOSED!
- Discover Your Programs Committee
- Survey – Last Call
- Lighting the Way to Scholarship; Help Round-Up Baskets
- Membership: Update Your Personal Information; Spotlight: Diana Van Rossum
- Military Baby Shower: First Meeting Date/Time Change
- Community Connections: Homeless & Hospitalized Veterans
- Upcoming Events – Save These Dates
Tablescape Competition & Ice Cream🍦
Monday, August 26, at 6:30 pm in the Madera Ballroom, TWOQC will host the FIRST Ice Cream Social and Creative Tablescape Competition. Nine teams will be competing for the soon-to-be coveted Quail Creek “Best of Show Award.” Additional awards will be the “Best Expression of Theme” and “Most Original Tablescape.” Each participant will be a prize winner, and judging will be by our Banquet Staff. This is a ticketed event.
8/20/19 update: Ticket sales are now closed.
Tickets for the much anticipated Javelina Hoedown Sunday, October 13, 5-8 pm benefiting the Scholarship committee, will be available for purchase at Monday’s program. Questions regarding this event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets will be sold for the October 28 Membership Brunch with musical entertainment by Amber Norgaard and her friend Sabra. The doors open at 11 am, bar service starts at 10:30 am. Questions regarding the membership brunch, contact email@example.com.
Programs, Programs & More
Discover your Programs Committee!
As TWOQC continue to celebrate 15 wonderful years of friendship, learning, and charitable work, the Friday Morning Messages will feature interesting tidbits about the unique qualities of the seven committees supporting our organization.
This feature is about the Programs Committee.
- Committee Size: Currently 16
- Meeting Times: Once per month; additional subcommittee meetings as needed.
- Most Active Months: Year-round
- Activities: Creating, planning, presenting monthly programs for TWOQC Membership, except April (Scholarship Awards program)
What is unique about the Committee? The Programs Committee is responsible for promoting and supporting our Mission; “is a forum for Quail Creek women to participate in cultural, educational and recreational programs in a friendly atmosphere…” We have treasured memories of events and social gatherings. Behind the success stories is the Programs Committee.
Where do program ideas originate? The recommendations come from you; through a survey, an email, or in passing. Sometimes ideas originate in the committee. Brainstorming creative and promising proposals is exciting. Last year the Committee initiated Ladies Night Out (LNO) “Getting Holiday Ready.” It was a tremendous success, so another LNO is scheduled for November 11, “Travel Extravaganza.” Highly successful past programs are being brought back. Next year’s field trip to the Reed Park Zoo is the third in eight years.
The Programs Committee is always on the look-out for women who enjoy spinning ideas and planning events. The meetings are electric, and great fun… the work is shared. Curious? Sit in to discover. Send your ideas, too. Contact: Kathe Alves, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org. NEXT Meeting: September 5th, 9:00-11:00 Kino Conference Room.
This is your last reminder to complete the survey.
Thank you to the many members who have submitted their TWOQC survey. We have had a wonderful response, but we still want to hear from more 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 by clicking HERE.
Have questions? Contact email@example.com.
Lighting the Way to Scholarship
The official fundraising period for scholarships is underway. You can support the project by shopping in the Madera lobby on August 15, 4:30-5:45 pm. Remember, it is not too early to do your holiday shopping.
Javelina Hoedown Benefit @ $35, October 13. Be the first to purchase tickets and select tables.
Merchandise for sale:
- Flashlights in a variety of colors @ $5
- Lighted magnifying glasses in a variety of colors @ $5
- Thermal totes $7 (green, red, navy)
- Wine totes $4
- 50/50 raffle tickets
Last year’s winner won more than $1000.
Future sales dates include:
- August 23, 5:30-7:30 Madera Lobby
- August 26, 6:30 🍦Ice Cream Social & Tablescape Competition (Madera Ballroom)
- August 30, 5:30-7:00 Madera Lobby
Baskets for Scholarships
The Scholarship Committee needs donations of your used baskets for the annual fundraiser, Javelina Hoedown October 13. Please help us round up and lasso as many baskets as possible for use in the basket raffle. Deliver your baskets to Clarice Sullivan at 2196 E. Thunderchief Drive. Questions? Contact Clarice at (704) 591-8406.
Update Your Personal Information
In preparation for membership renewals this fall, we would appreciate updated information for anyone whose name, phone # or email address has changed during the year. Also, please add the year you joined TWOQC and your Unit #. Access the online form on the Membership page to update your information (scroll to the middle of the page).
Thank you for helping us keep up to date records on our membership!
Member Spotlight: Diana Van Rossum
Diana was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the eldest of four siblings. She recalls high school in the era of rock & roll and sock hops! Diana graduated from the University of Minnesota in Home Economics Education. Her program was located on the St. Paul campus with Agriculture and Forestry students. After being razzed about being a “city slicker,” she decided to show a Hereford heifer for a showmanship award. She remembers her Hereford had the fluffiest tail and looked pretty good, or so she thought. She didn’t win but found out it was fun to try something new.
Diana met her husband, Bob, while he worked for United Airlines and she worked for Braniff Airlines in Minneapolis. The couple have a son, Ron and a daughter, Anne and three grandchildren. Bob’s career with the airlines took them to six states. Their longest stay was in San Diego, California when he worked for Pacific Southwest Airlines. While in San Diego Diana worked in Preschool Special Education for 13 years. When Bob retired, they were living in Kansas City.
After a trip to Arizona, the couple saw Quail Creek and came back with the Preferred Guest Program. They bought a house that weekend and moved in May 2006. Diana is a 13-year TWOQC member, and a 7-year volunteer at the monthly Bingo games as the paymaster. She also volunteers at the White Elephant pricing linens and other items.
Diana and Bob enjoy all the opportunities that living in Quail Creek has to offer, meeting new friends, and pursuing their interests. Diana is in a monthly luncheon group; she plays Bunco with two groups; plays 500 with five other couples from Minnesota and Canada, and recently joined a Mahjong group. Both Bob and Diana feel fortunate to live here in Quail Creek.
Diana is a huge Barbie fan and has attended many Barbie conventions with her daughter, Anne. If Barbie was part of your past (or, even if not) … you may enjoy Diana’s highlights of the most recent Barbie convention she attended a few weeks ago. Click/tap this link: BARBIE TURNS 60!
Military Baby Shower
Please note: The first official meeting of the baby shower committee has been changed to Monday, November 4 at 10 am in the Mesquite Room, Kino Bldg.
Several members of the committee are now busy collecting items for the Fall Festival fundraiser basket.
If you would like to join the committee, help or donate an item for the basket, please contact Karen Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Baby Shower’s basket theme is “HOT, HOT, HOT!“.
CONNECTING WITH OUR COMMUNITY
HOMELESS & HOSPITALIZED VETERANS
There will be a table for the VA at the back of the ballroom at the program on August 26. Unopened travel-sized toiletries, 2020 calendars, notepads, playing cards, board games, paperback books are always welcomed. Paper plates, cups, napkins, and plastic utensils are always in demand. Thanks for supporting those who have served our country.
SAVE THESE DATES!
(♦) public event
- Sept. 28-30→Honor Flight #28 (♦)
- Sept. 30 – 6:30 pm→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 am→Membership Gathering: Music by Amber Norgaard
- Oct. 26-28→Honor Flight #29 (♦)
- Nov. 11 – 6:30 pm→Ladies Night Out: Travel Extravaganza
- Nov. 18 – 7 pm→Lecture Series: Dr. John Kline “Safely Home from the Death Zone” (♦)
- Dec. 9 – 11 am→Holiday Luncheon: Musical entertainment by Aztlán Mariachi
Coming in 2020…
- Jan. 20 – 7 pm→Lecture Series: TBA (♦)
- Feb. 18 – (time: TBA)→Fashion Show & Luncheon (♦)
- Mar. 16 – 7 pm→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: email@example.com
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), and Diane Quinn (President-Elect). Programs Committee photos: Kathe Alves, Pat Neel. 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