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April 17, 2020
- President’s Message: Your Membership & Member Dollars at Work
- Get a Mask and Help Our National Guard
- YOTO Needs Masks
- Membership: New TWOQC Ambassador Team
- TWOQC Programs in the Age of COVID-19
- Community Connections: Organizations in Need
- New & Notable: This Week’s Banner; Celebration of Women Continues
- Upcoming Programs & Events (updates: cancellations)
President’s Message: Your Membership & Member Dollars at Work
By now you have probably seen news of the work done by so many folks to meet the needs of people and organizations in need. Hundreds of masks have been created by members of TWOQC for Quail Creek residents and working with other groups, members have furnished masks for several local organizations and care centers.
Because we can’t hold some of our previously scheduled activities right now, the TWOQC Board is using your membership dollars to help others. Contributions have been given to the Go Fund Me campaign to help Quail Creek employees who have lost much-needed income through either the loss of hours or the loss of their job. TWOQC has also made monetary contributions to the Sahuarita Food Bank and Youth On Their Own to help meet increased demand for each agency’s support.
We will continue to entertain requests for assistance from organizations we have supported in the past and whose work is consistent with our mission.
During these difficult days, our members have celebrated the birth of new family, the accomplishments of graduates, and the loss of beloved friends and family. All these moments have happened while we are not able to offer congratulatory or consoling hugs. To each of you, know that The Women Of Quail Creek is hugging you virtually and looking forward to the time when we can once again be in each other’s comforting arms.
Get a Mask and Help Our National Guard
The baby shower committee has diverted efforts towards sewing masks for the QC residents. Instead of charging for the masks, the committee is requesting donations for the June military baby shower which has been rescheduled to June and will benefit up to 25 active National Guard families. Click or tap this link to get the details on the Military Baby Shower webpage. Contact Karen Baker for more information at email@example.com.
YOTO Needs Masks
YOTO needs your help. YOTO staff is looking for masks for the students. If anyone is making masks and would like to donate any for the students, please drop them off at Sue Obremski’s house: 531 N. Keyes Road. She has made arrangements to get them to YOTO.
New TWOQC Ambassador Team!
A big THANK YOU to these wonderful women who have volunteered to become TWOQC New Member Ambassadors:
Teresa Buttelman, Lorelei Croft, Deb Melton, Donna Roland, Cher Rowland, and Patty Zatkin
Barb Hunsinger, Membership Chair, will be working with this group this week to reach out to our newest members. If this volunteer opportunity speaks to you, it’s not too late to get involved. Just contact Barb Hunsinger at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will add you to the team!
TWOQC Programs in the Age of COVID-19
We are all Social Distancing:
- April 27, 2020 Scholarship Presentation is canceled due to the Pandemic. The Scholarship Committee will be granting scholarships with a recognition opportunity scheduled at a later time.
- May 18, 2020 Mystery Mixer is canceled and will be rescheduled when it is safe to socialize again.
- June 29, 2020 Summer Tea is on HOLD – more information will be forthcoming as the Pandemic situation evolves.
Stay home and stay well!
Connecting With Our Community
GREEN VALLEY FOOD BANK
The semi-annual collection for the Green Valley Food Bank would have taken place at this time of year. Right now, the food bank is only accepting monetary donations. If this is a charity you wish to support, please consider making an online donation at communityfoodbank.org. In the Leave a Comment section indicate TWOQC and that your donation is to benefit the Green Valley/Amado Food Bank. You can also donate by mailing checks payable to Community Food Bank of Southern AZ to the Food Bank at 250 Continental Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85614.
HOMELESS AND HOSPITALIZED VETERANS
The only donation the VA is accepting currently is masks. If you have any you wish to donate, please contact Peggy McGee at email@example.com or 207-6188 and she will take them to the VA. Please continue to hold on toiletries, note cards, calendars, summer weight clothing for men and women until further notice.
New and Notable
Isn’t this week’s introductory banner wonderful? Once again, the brainchild of Marianne Cobarrubias, this week’s banner includes 79 inspirational words contributed by these dedicated members:
Kathe Alves, Karen Baker, Marilyn Beim, Suzan Bryceland, Carin Kaiser, Sandi Dinocennti, Diane Gordon, Tessie Hagerich, Jadine Hilt, Barb Hunsinger, Nancy Jacobs, Lisa Johnson, Ruthy McDermott, Carol Mutter, Pat Neel, Shirley Patterson, and Diana Van Rossum.
Thank you all for lifting our spirits!
Our celebration of women continues…
Charlotte Smith – a Forgotten Advocate for Women’s Rights
Charlotte Odlum Smith was born in upstate New York in 1840. Her early years were spent in New Orleans, Memphis and St Louis. By the age of 20, she had owned a successful dry goods shop. After losing one of her businesses, a bookstore, in the Great Chicago Fire, she moved back to St. Louis and started a magazine, the Inland Monthly.
During her time in St. Louis she had become aware of the plight of poor and working women. She became a staunch advocate for equal pay for equal work. She also became a strong lobbyist for women inventors and patent rights for women. In 1890, while lobbying for women’s rights in Washington, DC, Charlotte became the editor and publisher of The Women Inventor, a monthly publication. She founded the Women’s National Industrial League. Her activities on behalf of working women made her one of the most well-known women in the United States in the 1890’s.
While many women whose names we recognize today as part of the suffrage movement were fighting for women’s voting rights, Charlotte chose to direct her activities to other issues related to women. Her fame lessened and she died in Boston in 1917, buried in a pauper’s grave.
(♦) public event
- (♦) Apr. 27 Scholarships Recognition Program CANCELLED
- (♦) May 9-11 – Honor Flight#30 CANCELLED
- May 18 – 4:30-6PM Mystery Mixer CANCELLED
- (♦) June 6-8 – Honor Flight#31 CANCELLED
- June 29 – (on-hold) Summer Luncheon/Tea
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
FMM CONTRIBUTORS: Kathe A. (programs), Karen B. (baby shower), Marianne C. (banner), Barb H. (membership), Pat N./Peggy M. (community connections), and Sue O. (YOTO). PUBLISHING TEAM: President, 1st Vice President, and Webmaster.