November 15, 2019 – SHORTS reminders…
ALERT: To all ladies who attended Ladies Night Out on Monday. Please check your travel bag and other belongings collected at LNO. Pat Davitt of Voliamo Travel is missing a travel book she created about her family’s trip to Italy. The book is approximately 7 x 11. If found, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope we can locate this for her.
ALERT: Purchase your Holiday Luncheon tickets now by going to womenqc.com and checking the sidebar for the link to the e-reservation or access the reservation form here. Reservations close @ midnight on November 30.
Photo: Diane Quinn
November 8, 2019 – President’s Message
- Travel Extravaganza next Monday (reservations are closed as of 11/9)
- Reservations Now Available for the December Holiday Luncheon
- YOTO Holiday Gift Drive
- Fashion Show for Cancer
- Kino Lecture Series: “Safely Back”
- Members Corner: 2020 Dues are Due; Meet the 2020-2022 Board Candidates; Member Spotlight on Jeri Day
- Military Baby Shower Kicks-Off
- Fall Festival Update
- Community Connections: Food Bank Collection
- Upcoming Programs & Events – Save These Dates
LNO Travel Extravaganza: November 11
Update (11/9): Reservations are closed.
5:30-6:30 Come early to:
- Renew membership ($25 TWOQC)
- Purchase Beer & Wine tickets for LNO (see below)
- Purchase Holiday Luncheon tickets ($20 members/$25 1st time guests)
- Purchase Lecture tickets $5 “Safely Back from the Death Zone” (11/18)
- YOTO Holiday Cards (Green for Middle School/Red for High School)
Doors open at 6:30.
6:30 Brief business meeting & Instructions for Passport Game. This event is planned to be a fun night out with all the ladies including:
- Travel opportunities
- Two fashion shows
- Raffles for valuable travel swag
- Handouts and small gifts to make your travel cheaper, safer and more fun!
There will be two wine and beer Cash Bars: Tickets can be purchased for WINE – $7.00 and BEER – $5.00. Bar snacks included.
- Your name will be checked off the master list and you will receive your badge. You MUST have a reservation – walk-ins will not be admitted.
- Head to the next table to get your Travel Bag and Passport. The bag is to keep all the great ideas and handouts you will gather as you circle the “Globe” in the Ballroom.
- To find out about the Passport Game, click HERE.
Be sure to stop by the PHOTO BOOTH with Eileen Sykora for a quick trip to Paris! Arrive “Travel Ready” – comfortable shoes and clothing (you may want to try on some clothes!). Bring some $$ (cash, check, plastic) and be ready to PARTY!!
Holiday Luncheon: Monday, December 9
Entertainment: Mariachi Aztlan de Pueblo High School
Tickets: $20 Members; $25 1st time guests
- 11:00 Cash Bar: special holiday drink
- 11:30 Doors open
- 11:40 Election of Officers
- Introduction of VIP’s
- 12:00 Lunch: Chicken Piccata, Rice Pilaf with Vegetables, Vanilla Sundae with Wafer Cookie and Coffee
- Mariachi entertainment: following lunch
- Santa and Mrs. Claus: photo-op
- Centerpiece raffle
RESERVATIONS are now being accepted.
YOTO Holiday Gift Drive
The Annual YOTO Holiday Bag and Blanket drive for students at Youth On Their Own has begun. You have the opportunity to make a positive and caring difference for a student without a stable home environment this holiday season. Holiday cards will be available at Ladies Night Out. The cards contain instructions for purchasing specific gifts that meet the needs of middle school and high school students. You might want to consider building a gift bag or blanket package with a friend.
Your gift will send a strong message of hope and concern to a YOTO student. If you can’t make it to Ladies Night Out, cards are available by contacting Sue Ann Obremski (email@example.com). Thank you for your support.
Fashion Show for Cancer
Are you ready to donate?
Are you ready to win?
Are you ready to help us raise money for a cure?
Planning for TWOQC’s fabulous Fashion Show for the American Cancer Society is just getting started. The event will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The theme this year is 20/20 A Vision of Hope. The Vision is to bring awareness to cancer, and the Hope is to help raise money for a cure!
All proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society to support research and assistance to local community members. We must have your help to find cures for cancer.
This year in keeping with our theme, we will have a 60/20/20 Cash Raffle, which will be a win, win, win! Yes, there will be a Gift Basket raffle. Yes, a Silent Auction, too. Your help is really needed going forward. Please start thinking about items to donate such as themed gift basket and special silent auction items. Need suggestions? Just ask.
- Pam Hartwell-James, Gift Basket Lead (firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-505-0904)
- Diane Gordon, Silent Auction Lead(email@example.com or 970-485-3706)
Did you know TWOQC has proudly supported the American Cancer Society for six years? The beautiful luncheons have garnered valuable resources for cancer research in Arizona. During the recent Membership Brunch, Denis Cournoyer and Alex Aragon, ACS managers, honored TWOQC for their significant work.
Our partner in support of ACS is the Quail Creek Fights Back Relay for Life team. Join the team, go to www.relayforlife.org/gvsahuaritaaz and click on the team name, Quail Creek Fights Back.
“Safely Back” Lecture
Be sure not to miss the kick-off of the 2019/2020 Kino Lecture Series as Dr. John Klein relates the experiences of his second trip to Mt. Everest in “Safely Back from the Death Zone”. The lecture is open to all residents, and everyone is welcome.
- Sharing his Mt. Everest experiences, Dr. Klein will focus on climbing safety. He will also recount his experiences of summiting the highest peaks on six of the seven continents.
- Monday, November 18 at 7 p.m. in the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom
- Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Monday’s Ladies Night Out (cash or check), at the Concierge Desk (check only, made out to TWOQC Charity Account), and at the door (cash or check)
- All proceeds benefit TWOQC Scholarship Fund
Our Membership renewal is in full swing! You can still renew at the next two events – November 11 and December 9. Bring a check for $25 made out to TWOQC or cash. We will have a membership renewal table at both events. You can also drop off your check or mail it to Becky Ashin, 543 N. Hale Drive. We have many exciting plans for 2020! The 2020 Elections will take place at the holiday luncheon on December 9th. Meet the candidates:
Member Spotlight: Jeri Day
Jeri was born in Bengough, a small town of 500 people in Saskatchewan, Canada, about 20 miles north of the Montana border. Jeri has an older sister and an identical twin sister living in Hawaii. Growing up in a small town enabled the girls to partake in all the sports offered, such as track and field, basketball, volleyball, softball, figure skating, and curling. For Jeri, this was wonderful and always a good competition with her twin sister.
Jeri and her twin went into nursing in the city and achieved their R.N. status leading to a career working in ICU, Coronary Care, Operating Room, and Recovery Room. The sisters both got their Glider Pilot license and enjoyed many memorable flights in Hawaii, Holland, and western Canada.
Jeri met her husband, Dennis, who is a Civil Engineer and was working in transportation. They have two daughters; one is living nearby in a bedroom community and has two daughters. She is the third-generation owner of their trucking company. The younger daughter is living in Australia with one daughter and is successfully operating her own dance studio teaching ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance.
The couple’s dance daughter received a scholarship to U of A in 2001, and that began Jeri and Dennis’ trips to Arizona. They bought their first house in Quail Creek in 2006, enjoying their 4-5 months a year in Quail Creek and 2-3 months in Australia. They still live in Canada and it has become their “summer home.”
The couple travels extensively, having been to Africa, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam Nam, Laos, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, and Britain. They instilled a love of travel with their two daughters. One married a Brit and the other an Aussie.
Jeri and Dennis enjoy all the amenities Quail Creek has to offer: hiking, golfing, cycling, and they feel more fit by coming to Arizona during the winters. They love Arizona and have made many wonderful friends here in Quail Creek. PREVIOUS MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS
The 2020 Military Baby Shower Kicks-Off
Seven new members were welcomed at the first Baby Shower planning meeting held on November 4th. Also in attendance were representatives of 162nd Air National Guard who shared their gratitude for TWOQC’s continued support.
The 2020 shower theme is Noah’s Ark. Creating and preparing the vast number of items for 25 new families is just beginning. They will be honored and celebrated next year on May 18.
New members are welcome. There’s plenty of fun work to go around. Please come to the next meeting on Wed., December 4 (10-12), at the Kino Conference Center in the Mesquite Room.
Fall Festival Update
It began as an idea and turned into a colossal success! A hardy thank you to everyone who supported the raffle basket initiative. Three stunning and amazingly large baskets valued at over $400 each, were raffled at the Fall Festival. Sue Obremski pitched the idea of producing three “not to be ignored” baskets, one each for the Military Baby Shower, Scholarship, and YOTO.
The winners of the drawing were: Gail Scheiber, YOTO Desert Sunshine basket; Roxie Beene, Baby Shower Hot Hot Hot! basket; and Patty Bragg, Scholarship Chocolate basket.
The revenue was split three ways and will provide each committee with additional money for their charity. In addition, each basket contained a copy of the Desert Sunshine cookbook, compiled by Sue. A soft copy of the cookbook was a bonus with purchases of $20 or more in raffle tickets.
Connecting With Our Community
FOOD BANK COLLECTION
Thanks to all who brought donations for the Green Valley/ Amado Food Bank to the membership luncheon. Your generosity netted 45 lbs. of groceries and $150 in monetary donations for the less fortunate in our community.
SAVE THESE DATES!
(♦) public event
- Nov. 18 – 7pm→Lecture Series: Dr. John Kline “Safely Home from the Death Zone” (♦)
- Dec. 9 – 12:00pm (doors open: 11:30)→Holiday Luncheon: Musical entertainment by Aztlán Mariachi de Pueblo High School RESERVATIONS
Coming in 2020:
- Jan. 20 – 7pm→Lecture Series: How We Survived Prohibition (Lisa S. Heidinger, AZ Humanities) (♦)
- Jan. 27 – 10am→Reid Park Zoo: Animal Handler, Zeb
- Feb. 13 – 7pm→Lecture Series: Crocodiles, Stingrays, and Bats, Oh My: Eocene Era Fossils by Kemmerer, WY (Jerome Montgomery, Geologist) (♦)
- Feb. 18 – 11:30am→Relay For Life – Fashion Show & Luncheon (10 am: doors open; silent auction & raffles available) (♦)
- Mar. 16 – 7pm→Lecture Series: 500-Miles in 34-Days: One Woman’s Camino de Santiago Journey (♦)
- Mar. 30 – (time: TBA)→Field Trip: Reid Park Zoo
- Apr. 27 – 6:30pm→Scholarships Presentation (♦)
- May 16 →Military Baby Shower (attended by the MBS committee)
- May 18 – (time: TBA)→Program: TBA
- June 20 – (time: TBA)→High Tea
- July 27 – (time: TBA)→Program: TBA
- Aug. 24 – (time: TBA)→Program: TBA
- Sept. 28 – (time: TBA)→Program: TBA
- Oct. 26 – (time: TBA)→Membership Gathering
- Nov. 16 – (time: TBA)→Program: TBA
- Dec. 14 – (time: TBA)→Holiday Luncheon
- 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
FMM CONTRIBUTORS: Kathe Alves (programs), Becky Ashin (membership), Karen Baker (baby shower), Pam Hartwell-James, Yasmin John-Thorpe (member spotlight), Peggy McGee (community relations), Sue Obremski (YOTO), Julie Woodard (lecture series). PUBLISHING TEAM: President, 1st Vice President, and Webmaster.