February 7, 2020
- President’s Message
- Scholarship Fund Lecture Next Week
- Fashion Show News: Raffle Tickets; List of Basket & Silent Auction Items; Important Entry Instructions
- Reid Park Zoo: Field Trip Reservations
- Membership News: Small Group Gatherings; New Member Welcome Parties; Thank You, Volunteers
- Community Connections: Homeless & Hospitalized Veterans
- Recognizing Women’s History
- Upcoming Programs & Events – Save These Dates
We are in a very busy time of year for TWOQC. Actually, our entire year is busy! Did you realize that over 170 members volunteered for some event or activity in 2019? Many of those members volunteered for two or more activities. While much of our focus and talk right now is on the upcoming Fashion Show to benefit the American Cancer Society, work is on-going throughout our organization. If you are looking for something new to experience or a way to get involved, please consider being a volunteer. You have a skill we need. Feel free to fill out our volunteer online form or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for suggestions.
Next week TWOQC’s Board of Directors will return to the process of building our strategic plan. The plan is designed to identify goals and a course of action for the next three years. I am committed to keeping the membership informed during this process and to providing as much transparency as possible about decisions we make. In the future we will be making summary versions of Board minutes and budgetary information available online to our membership. I hope by doing so more members will be encouraged to become involved and assume leadership positions in TWOQC.
Scholarship Fund Lecture Next Week
On Thursday, February 13, we will travel back over 50 million years to a time when three large tropical freshwater lakes occupied what is now southwestern Wyoming, northeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado. In his talk titled, “Crocodiles, Stingrays and Bats, Oh My!”, geologist Jerome Montgomery will share the process of recovering the fossilized remains of the creatures who inhabited the area so long ago. The lecture is at 7 PM in the Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom and is open to the public. Tickets are $5 and are available at the Concierge Desk (check only, payable to TWOQC Charity Account), and at the door (cash or check). Proceeds benefit TWOQC Scholarship Fund.
Fashion Show News!!
Tuesday, February 18th · Madera Clubhouse Ballroom · Doors open at 10 AM when silent auction & raffles will be available.
TICKET RESALES MUST go through the Treasurer for those on the waiting list. Contact email@example.com or (970) 946-3910. Without a ticket or ticket holder’s name on the list, seat purchases cannot be confirmed.
60/20/20 & BASKET RAFFLE TICKETS
Purchase your raffle tickets now and get a head start on providing your contact information. You will be able to put address labels on your tickets and turn them in when you attend the fashion show. Or you can return the completed 60/20/20 tickets to Ginny or Peggy if you are not attending. You do not need to be present to win the 60/20/20.
Basket raffle tickets may be purchased by contacting Ginny Hutcheson, 906-0930. Tickets for the 60/20/20 raffle are available from Peggy McGee, 207-6188. Basket and cash raffle tickets will also be available for purchase on Monday, February 10 from 6-7 PM in the Madera lobby. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Winning names will be drawn on February 18.
WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS BEING RAFFLED AND AUCTIONED?
It’s only 11 days to the Fashion Show.
Feb. 9th UPDATE! Lists of Raffle Baskets (+ content) and Silent Auction items are now available on the Fashion Show page under Charitable Committees or via the link in the Sidebar (right margin) of the website.
There are many awesome baskets so buy lots of raffle tickets. In addition, there are great Silent Auction items so bring cash, check or a credit card so you don’t miss out!
FASHION SHOW ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
Hello to all attendees of the 2020 TWOQC/Relay For Life Fashion Show on February 18th. There will be a change in the door you will be using to enter the dining room.
- All attendees will be required to enter the dining room through the second door rather than the first door near the bar area.
- There will not be a registration table and name tags will not be used for this event.
- BRING YOUR TICKET! You will be required to have your ticket to enter.
- Should you not have a ticket you will be directed by one of our hostesses to a table in the hallway to confirm your reservation, so please have your ticket handy.
Looking forward to seeing you, I know we will all have a great day.
Reid Park Zoo: Field Trip Registration
Online registration is OPEN to get a ticket for your seat on the bus to the Reid Park Zoo Field Trip on Monday, March 30. Buses load around 9 AM.
Cost is $60 per person (MEMBERS ONLY) and covers entry to the zoo, The Behind the Scenes Experience with lunch and beverage. A fun bus ride to and from the event should get us all home before 5 PM.
To register online, press the RESERVE YOUR SEAT button and the registration form appears. Be certain to fill out the entire form including your lunch and beverage choices.
If you have bus ticket/seat reservation questions, contact Bobbi Gordon, Activities Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, 625-9353. Otherwise, contact Kathe Alves, Program Director, (360) 701-4782, email@example.com for all other field trip questions.
SHARE YOUR IDEAS FOR SMALL GROUP GATHERINGS
As The Women of Quail Creek continues to grow larger in membership numbers, it becomes more difficult to get to know each other, make new friends and continue our mission of social engagement. This year we are inviting new and old members to join a team to explore ideas on ways we can conduct smaller events with the intent of expanding interactions. Ideas might include – birthday month lunches, wine tastings, learning a new game or craft. We need you to help generate ideas. If you would be interested in joining a brainstorming session, please contact Becky Ashin, firstname.lastname@example.org. As soon as we have a team together, we’ll set up a meeting.
NEW MEMBER WELCOME PARTIES – Have you attended one yet?
We welcomed 22 new members at two New Member Welcome Parties held in January. What a great group of incoming women! NOTE: If you joined TWOQC in the last half of 2019 and have not yet attended a Welcome Party, please contact Barb Hunsinger at email@example.com. She will put you on the list for a future party to be held in the next couple of months!
THANK YOU, MEMBERSHIP VOLUNTEERS!
A BIG shout out to the enthusiastic volunteers who assisted with membership check-in at the January meeting: Elaine Culbertson, Janice Messer, Joanne Nash, Mary Smith, and Patty Zatkin. We appreciate you.
Connecting With Our Community
HOMELESS AND HOSPITALIZED VETERANS
The VA is currently accepting:
- Winter weight clothing for both women and men
- New socks and underwear (packages may be opened)
- travel-sized toiletries
- snack items
- paper plates and disposable cutlery
Please do not bring your contributions for the VA to the Fashion Show for Cancer luncheon. Rather, donations may be left at Laura Colbert’s house, 2040 E Cypress Canyon Dr. or at Peggy McGee’s, 1908 E Longspur Place. If you want a receipt for tax purposes, leave your name, address, phone number and approximate value of your donation. Thank you.
Recognizing Women’s History
As an organization of women in Quail Creek, it seems appropriate that we recognize events that have shaped history for women, whether in the United States or in other countries. On February 12, 1920, Arizona became the 31st state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, eventually giving women the right to vote. Seems like something important to recognize during this 100th anniversary year.
SAVE THESE DATES!
(♦) public event
- (♦) Mar. 16 – 7pm→Lecture Series: 500-Miles in 34-Days: One Woman’s Camino de Santiago Journey
- Mar. 30 – 9am→Field Trip: Reid Park Zoo
- (♦) Apr. 27 – 6:30pm→Scholarships Recognition Program
- (♦) May 9-11 – (time: TBA)→Honor Flight#30 @ Tucson International Airport
- May 18 – 4:30-6pm→Mystery Mixer
- (♦) June 6-8 – (time: TBA)→Honor Flight#31 @ Tucson International Airport
- June 29 – (TBA)→Luncheon
- Check the Online Calendar for additional events, 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 A. (programs), Diane G./Pam H-J./Nancy J. (fashion show news), Barb H./Becky A. (membership news), Pat N./Peggy M. (community relations), Julie W. (scholarship lecture). PUBLISHING TEAM: President, 1st Vice President, and Webmaster.