March 6, 2020
- President’s Message: Are We Making History?
- All Roads Lead to the Zoo (Field Trip CANCELLED
- Camino de Santiago Lecture: Coming March 16 POSTPONED
- Support Our Tiniest Patriots
- Community Connections: ALERT! VA Makes Urgent Request
- Youth On Their Own Holds Spring Luncheon
- Upcoming Programs & Events – Save These Dates (see cancellations & postponements)
President’s Message: Are We Making History?
March is Women’s History Month in the United States. Originally begun in 1981 as a week-long celebration of women, in 1987 Congress passed a law declaring March to be women’s history month. If you would like to read some fascinating histories of women in America, spend some time on the website of the Women’s National History Museum, womenshistory.org.
Sunday marks International Women’s Day. The theme for 2020, stated on UN Women’s website (unwomen.org) is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. Consult this extensive website for fascinating information about women and the global progress toward equality.
The Women of Quail Creek may not be making history, but we are working hard to impact our community. Become a part of our efforts by reaching out to your fellow members, joining a committee and getting involved in any of the fun and exciting projects we pursue. The contact information for all our Officers and Committees can be found on our website.
All Roads Lead to the Zoo – CANCELLED
UPDATE March 14, 2020
With the announcement today of the closure of the clubhouse and other common areas of our community, we will not be offering zoo trip refunds on a scheduled basis. If you are in immediate need of a refund, please contact Nancy (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange for a safe manner to receive your funds. We will not be mailing checks. We need to verify that you have received your refund so we will be asking for your signature at the time of receipt. Thank you for your understanding and your patience.
Camino de Santiago Lecture
March 13, 2020 Update: The March 16 Lecture, “500 Miles in 34 Days: One Woman’s Camino de Santiago Journey”, by Quail Creek’s own Judy Middleton sharing her story and photographs of her recent journey along the northern coast of Spain is POSTPONED for a later date this fall.
If you purchased a ticket for Monday’s lecture, hang onto it. Your ticket will be accepted at the rescheduled event.
The Camino de Santiago began in the Middle Ages as a Christian pilgrimage to honor St James, winding through mountains, valleys, steep hills, rivers, streams, bridges and much more. The lecture will be rescheduled at 7 PM at a later date in the fall in the Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom and is open to the public. Tickets will be $5. Proceeds benefit TWOQC Scholarship Fund. Stay tuned for more information.
Support Our Tiniest Patriots
The Military Baby Shower committee has started accepting donations in preparation for the May 16th baby shower at the Air National Guard base. Twenty-five first time expectant active military parents will receive almost everything they need to help welcome their tiniest patriot into the world.
The committee welcomes donations of diapers, baby clothes, and toys. Any cash donations will be used to buy additional items for the families. All donations can be dropped off at boxes located in Anza, Madera Clubhouse, CATC and at 475 N Keyes Road. Contact Karen at babyshower @womenqc.com for more info.
Connecting With Our Community
The VA has issued an urgent request for small hygiene products to be used at the walk-in clinic for homeless veterans.If you have unopened travel-sized items such as body wash, shampoo, conditioner, lotion please drop them off at Peggy McGee’s (1908 E. Longspur) at any time. Your donations are greatly appreciated and much needed.
Youth On Their Own Holds Spring Luncheon
Several members of the YOTO committee attended the annual Spring Luncheon and fundraiser.
The event included presentations by YOTO alums and supporters. Ann Young, YOTO Founder, was a featured guest. Over 2000 Pima County youth who experience homelessness were served by YOTO during the 2018-19 school year. In its 33-year history, YOTO has served over 22,000 students. (Click/tap photo to enlarge)
SAVE THESE DATES!
(♦) public event
- (♦) Mar. 16 – 7PM Lecture Series: 500-Miles in 34-Days: One Woman’s Camino de Santiago Journey POSTPONED (stay tuned for more info)
- Mar. 30 – 9AM Field Trip: Reid Park Zoo CANCELLED
- (♦) Apr. 27 – 6:30PM Scholarships Recognition Program
- (♦) May 9-11 – Honor Flight#30 CANCELLED
- May 18 – 4:30-6PM Mystery Mixer
- (♦) June 6-8 – Honor Flight#31 CANCELLED
- June 29 – (time: TBA) Summer Luncheon
- July 27 – 6:30PM Event TBA
- Aug. 31– 6:30PM Ikebana Floral Arranging
- Sept. 28 – 6:30PM Tumacookery
- Oct. 26 – (time: TBA) Membership Gathering
- Dec. 8 – (time: TBA) Holiday 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, locations, dates, & times) are subject to change.
- For questions, contact: email@example.com
FMM CONTRIBUTORS: Kathe A. (programs/field trip), Karen B. (baby shower), Pat N. (community connections), and Julie W. (scholarship lecture). PUBLISHING TEAM: President, 1st Vice President, and Webmaster.