December 11, 2019 – FMM SHORTS
ALERT: Purchase your ticket for the Fashion Show for Cancer Luncheon NOW. If you are holding reservations, the deadline is Mon., December 16. Purchases must be finalized by Wed., December 18. All sales are final. Contact email@example.com or Nancy Jacobs (970) 946-3910.
REMINDER: Fabulous Holiday Luncheon Pictures and Video
Don’t forget to check the Photo Gallery at womenqc.com for pictures of the festive and colorful Holiday Luncheon. Many thanks to photographers Eileen Sykora and Marianne Cobarrubias.
Missing from photo: Frances Moses · Photo credit: Marianne Cobarrubias
December 6, 2019 – President’s Message
- December Holiday Luncheon & YOTO Recognition
- Featuring the Military Baby Shower
- Fashion Show for Cancer (February 2020)
- Scholarship Lecture: How We Survived Prohibition
- Membership Drive Coming to a Close; Member Spotlight on Nancy Lammers
- The Zoo Comes to TWOQC at January’s Program
- Community Connections: Homeless & Hospitalized Veterans Donations
- Upcoming Programs & Events – Save These Dates
December 9 Holiday Luncheon and YOTO Recognition
TWOQC will usher in the holiday season at the annual Holiday Luncheon on December 9. Dignitaries from YOTO will help us celebrate the Blanket and Gift Card drive. (Can’t find Sue Ann, YOTO Chair, in the photo? Click/tap to enlarge.) Photo credit: Walt Obremski
Following a gourmet lunch, the renowned and ever-popular Mariachi Aztlan de Pueblo Magnet High School will perform.
The Mariachi Aztlan, dressed in elaborate traje de charro costumes, perform traditional mariachi music arranged and conducted by John Contreras, a mariachi musician with over 25 years of experience. The talented young musicians have shared the stage with many of the world’s finest mariachi ensembles and symphony orchestras. Having graced the stage at previous TWOQC luncheons, Mariachi Aztlan performances always received standing ovations.
Come decked out in your most festive attire! Plan on photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus, compliments of club photographer, Eileen Sykora. Take a chance to win a gorgeous holiday centerpiece. Most of all, come to have holiday fun TWOQC style. Let’s make it the best yet Holiday gathering! (Click/tap schedule of events below to enlarge.)
🎄 Schedule of Events 🎅
Update (12/10/2019): Photos & videos have been posted!
Military Baby Shower
This baby was born in 2011 when TWOQC supported a shower sponsored by the Auxiliary of the Green Valley Chapter, Military Officers Association. TWOQC has actively supported young families of the 162nd Air National Guard since then.
- It has grown in size from twelve moms to thirty last year and has moved homes several times. The first shower was held in a classroom at the 162nd.
- One year a hanger was decked out within a circus theme for the event.
- The project was so well received by TWOQC that a charitable committee was formed in 2012. They coordinate the effort to raise cash, clothing, diaper donations, and handmade items.
- Last year they produced an astonishing 1,400 handmade items (diaper bags, burp cloths, bibs, neck pillows, blankets, and more) for new moms.
News travels quickly, particularly when TWOQC Shower is featured on numerous local newscasts. It is becoming a legend.
The members of the Military Baby Shower continue to encourage others to join the fun, enthusiastic and patriotic committee. The next meeting is on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020, at 10 am in the Saguaro Room in the Kino Conference Center. The committee is currently seeking ladies who like to sew or cut fabrics. There are many activities to draw on your creativity. Your participation is welcome. Contact Karen Baker at (520) 269-7341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to purchase your tickets at the Holiday luncheon on December 9. If you wish to sit with friends, please bring a list of their names and their payment all at one time. The luncheon is February 18, 2020. The theme is 20/20 A Vision of Hope.
Tickets are $30 each (cash or checks payable to TWOQC Charity Account), and this event is open to the public. Committee members will be selling “Share the Pot” raffle tickets. Read more of the details HERE.
The Fashion Show Committee is looking for extra baskets of all sizes for the basket raffle. The committee is also looking for items to go in the baskets, as well as highly desired items for the silent auction. Examples include artwork, tours of Madera Canyon, a Condo vacation you can’t use!
Please contact Pam Hartwell-James at email@example.com or cell (916) 505-0904. The committee thanks you for your participation and help.
Scholarship Lecture: “How We Survived Prohibition”
Join us on Monday, January 20 at 7 pm in the Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom, as Lisa Schnebly Heidinger of AZ Humanities (Arizona’s affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities) talks about “How We Survived Prohibition, Arizona Style!” She will share funny and fascinating anecdotes of some of the colorful characters and places around the state that played a role during the decade when “drinking” was not allowed.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Monday’s Holiday Luncheon (cash or check made out to TWOQC Charity Account), at the Concierge Desk (check only), or at the door (cash or check). Proceeds benefit TWOQC Scholarship Fund.
Give yourself the gift of Fun, Friendship, Charity, and Engagement! TWOQC’s membership drive is coming to a close. We hope you’ll join us for another year of exciting events, entertainment, and collaboration on giving.
Volunteers are ready to assist you with your membership renewal on Monday, December 9. Please bring a check for $25 made out to TWOQC or cash to renew your membership. No paperwork is needed unless your information has changed.
And… new members are always welcome. Please invite your friends and neighbors to join. Contact Becky Ashin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information. You can obtain a membership form from the Women of Quail Creek slot in the Kiosk hallway at the clubhouse or go to womenqc.com and select the Membership tab from the website menu bar.
Renewal, new member dues, and forms may be mailed or dropped off at Becky Ashin’s house at 543 N. Hale Dr.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Nancy Lammers
Nancy was born and raised in Maine. Her family moved to South Carolina in her senior year of high school where Nancy graduated from Summerville High. She attended a dental hygiene school in Boston before returning to work for the State of Maine Department of Health. Nancy traveled throughout the state giving fluoride treatments to school children.
Nancy and her husband Peter got married a year later, and the couple began moving around the Midwest for Peter’s work. They lived in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and Michigan. Nancy was a stay at home mom until the couple’s son started school. Nancy then worked part-time as a dental hygienist in all of the states where the couple lived. The move to Holland, Michigan, was where Nancy earned her private pilot’s license which began her 25-year love of flying. Her longest flight was a multi-legged trip from Michigan, over to Cuba, and to Grand Cayman Island.
Nancy and Peter moved to Quail Creek in 2005. Since retiring, the couple has traveled throughout the world. Nancy loves experiencing different cultures, meeting new people, and enjoying their food. One of her most memorable trips was going to the Galapagos Islands and snorkeling amongst the diverse animals that reside there. She makes sure to visit her three grandsons in Indianapolis several times a year.
Nancy joined TWOQC as soon as she moved here and worked on the 10th-anniversary video. She is a charter member of the Quail Creek Photography Club and is active in the computer club as a teacher and former board member. Nancy loves playing bridge and enjoys fitness classes at Anza. She is a veteran coordinator for Honor Flight Southern Arizona and has been a guardian and trip leader for the organization. She also enjoys cooking and baking. Nancy recently took a culinary and wine tour in the Loire Valley in France, where she learned more about wines, cheeses, chocolates, and mushrooms.
The Zoo Comes to TWOQC at the January Program
Mark your 2020 calendar for Monday, January 27 at 10 am in the Madera Ballroom! Animal handler and zookeeper, Jeb Dobbs, will be presenting our program. Don’t miss it – he is a great speaker and who knows which animals he will bring along!
Connecting With Our Community
Homeless & Hospitalized Veterans
Please bring donations of toiletries, calendars, holiday wrapping paper, puzzle books, playing and greeting cards, or snack items to the luncheon. They will be delivered to the VA in time for the holidays. If you will be traveling over the holidays, please save any unopened containers of shampoo, conditioner, and lotions for the homeless veterans. The need goes on year-round.
SAVE THESE 2020 DATES!
(♦) public event
- (♦) 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: email@example.com
FMM CONTRIBUTORS: Kathe Alves (programs), Becky Ashin (membership), Karen Baker (baby shower), Lisa Johnson (fashion show), Yasmin John-Thorpe (member spotlight), Peggy McGee (community relations), Sue Ann Obremski (YOTO), Julie Woodard (scholarship lecture). PUBLISHING TEAM: President, 1st Vice President, and Webmaster.