June 12, 2020
- Have You Completed the Survey?
- Fundraising Task Force Update
- New Name Badges Are Being Printed
- Lighting the Way to Scholarship
- Connecting with Our Community: Food Bank, Homeless/Hospitalized Veterans, and Women Warriors
- New & Notable: Are You Ready to ZOOM? (FREE Webinar offer)
- Women in History: Fighting for Dual Equality on Multiple Fronts
- Upcoming Programs & Events (+ updates)
Have You Completed the Survey?
Thank you to our wonderful TWOQC members. We have had over 60% of our members complete the survey that tells us what small group activities are most interesting to you. If you have not completed it yet, it is still open so check your email for a message from Becky Ashin and Survey Monkey. Your responses will be so helpful in directing our future activities!
Fundraising Task Force Update
Tessie Hagerich and Carin Kaiser, Co-Chairs of the Fundraising Task Force are very pleased to announce the task force is fully staffed. Joining Tessie and Carin on the task force are Becky Ashin, Deborah Bryant, Sandy Dinnocenti, Myra McCune, Peggy McGee, Carol Michels, Sue Ann Obremski, Deka Peters, and Mary Smith. These task force members have varied backgrounds and different experiences with the organization. Some of them are seasoned members of TWOQC and some of them are new. Importantly, they all share a commitment to TWOQC’s Mission and to the ongoing success of TWOQC. Please join Tessie and Carin in congratulating the new task force team members on their assignments and in wishing them success.
The task force will now come together as a team to fulfill the objective assigned to them by the Executive Board, to recommend fundraising strategies that will benefit all of our charitable concerns while increasing member engagement and fostering collaboration within our organization.
As announced in the May 29th FMM issue, the task force will begin meeting in June and will report regularly to the Board on their progress. Look for updates on their work in future issues of the FMM. If you are interested in sharing ideas with the task force or would like to learn more, contact Carin or Tessie at email@example.com.
New Name Badges Being Printed!
The new permanent and very attractive name tags are in the process of being printed. Stay tuned for the distribution process that should occur in the next few weeks.
Lighting the Way to Scholarship
Since its inception in 2016, TWOQC Scholarship has helped start 26 young, and not so young, women down the road to a new life through education. This year we are delighted to share with you the most recent news about four remarkable original recipients.
These four women are now college graduates. With your indulgence, this week we will only provide a cursory description of the women and in each subsequent FMM we will share with you their individual stories.
- Carly Frieders – 2016 recipient from Walden Grove High School: graduated from Rice University
- Kayla Christiansen – 2016 recipient from Sahuarita High School: graduated from University of Arizona
- Daniela Reynolds – 2017 recipient from Sahuarita High School: graduated from Pima Community College
- Vicki Dempsey – 2019 Women-in-Transition recipient: graduated from Pima Community College
Thank you to TWOQC and to our community. It is your generosity that makes such success stories possible.
Connecting With Our Community
FOOD BANK UPDATES: A Note of Gratitude
Debbie Acuna, Director of the Green Valley Community Food Bank says, “Thank You” to TWOQC. “The Food Bank is forever grateful for the support TWOQC continue to provide during these particularly difficult times.” Maintaining food security for families in the surrounding area is a tireless and ongoing challenge.
The Green Valley Food Bank campaign for monetary donations continues. Donations may be sent to: Green Valley Community Food Bank, 250 Continental Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85614. To make an online donation go to communityfoodbank.org. In the Leave a Comment section indicate TWOQC for Green Valley/Amado Food Bank.
The Sahuarita Food Bank, with the help of the National Guard, is able to accept and distribute shelf stable donations. Drop off food anytime in the donation bin at the entrance to the food bank at: The Good Shepard UCC, 17750 S. La Canada, Sahuarita, AZ 85629. The list of most needed items includes pasta, pasta sauce, canned and dried beans, rice, canned tuna, canned soup, macaroni and cheese, cereal. Monetary donations may be sent to Sahuarita Food Bank (same address as above) or online at sahuaritafoodbank.org. In the comment section please mention you are a member of TWOQC.
HOMELESS AND HOSPITALIZED VETERANS
In addition to sunscreen, reading glasses and snack items for the homeless veterans, the VA will now accept unopened packages of napkins, paper plates and plastic utensils. Hospitalized veterans would appreciate receiving greeting and playing cards, puzzle books and calendars. Please take any donations to Peggy McGee’s house, 1908 E Longspur Place on June 18. She will take them to the VA on June 19. Please do not leave any partially used containers of toiletries. They still are not accepting clothing.
Women Warriors, a 501(c)3 in Tucson, was delighted to receive the women’s summer weight clothing on June 5. They can still use more women’s clothing in all sizes. Take them to Peggy on June 18 (same address as above). If you want a receipt for tax purposes, please include your name, address, and phone number and approximate value of your donation.
A big shout of THANKS and appreciation for responding to the specific needs of the local food banks and the homeless and hospitalized veterans.
New & Notable: Are You Ready to ZOOM?
We have introduced the ZOOM platform concept in a couple of previous FMM’s. The Executive Board and Leadership Team members have met online to conduct TWOQC business while sheltering in place, as have several of our committees. Some members have indicated they have stayed in touch with family and friends through ZOOM online video chats during this Covid-19 pandemic. If you have wanted to do the same but were reluctant to try it out, please continue reading.
Our webmaster, Marianne Cobarrubias, attended a “How to ZOOM” webinar this week, a session offered by AARP who partnered with SeniorPlanet.org. The 1-hour session was presented to more than 10,000 attendees reaching all corners of the world.
ZOOM is light-years ahead of other similar online video chat platforms:
- In December 2019, ZOOM had approximately 10 million users. That number increased in April 2020 to 200 million users.
- ZOOM provides ongoing security updates utilizing end-to-end encryption (a secure system of communication where only the communicating users can read the messages).
- The ZOOM platform is for IOS, Android, and Windows operating systems.
- An account is not needed to participate in a video chat. Participants can attend an online video chat for FREE through a link from another ZOOM user.
- If interested in obtaining an account, go to zoom.us/pricing to compare the free and paid plans.
- Suggested ways to use: Social/family get-togethers; health and exercise; healthcare visits; business meetings; education; volunteer groups; activism; and book clubs.
From the webinar, Marianne compiled popular helpful links to get started with ZOOM and placed them in this 1-page document.
Another ALL THINGS ZOOM webinar is available!
Join AARP in collaboration with Senior Planet for a new ALL THINGS ZOOM online class to learn how to ZOOM video conference chats like a pro next Wednesday, June 17 at 12PM (MT). Spots are still limited, so register now! Click the link to register: aarp.cvent.com/ALLTHINGSZOOM0617
Pre-registration is required in order to gain access to the event. Registration will close on Tuesday, June 16 at 2PM (MT). You do not have to have a Zoom account, nor be a member of AARP or Senior Planet to register for this FREE webinar.
Women in History… Mary Church Terrell
Fighting for Dual Equality on Multiple Fronts
Mary Church Terrell was born in September 1863 in Memphis, Tennessee. She was the daughter of former slaves. Her parents were both successful and industrious. Mary’s father, Robert Church became the south’s first African-American millionaire through the good fortunes of his business. The affluence of her parents gave Mary Church educational opportunities unheard of for many African Americans, particularly women. Mary graduated from Oberlin College with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. After teaching at Wilburforce College for two years, she moved to Washington, DC where she met and married Heberton Terrell in 1891.
Mary became an activist for racial equality after the lynching of her friend by whites in Memphis whose business was felt to be competing with her friend’s. As years passed, she focused her efforts largely on equal opportunity for black women, becoming the first President of the National Association of Colored Women and coining the motto “Lifting as we climb”. Her leadership centered on an end to discrimination through education, work, and community activism.
In 1909, Mary Church Terrell became a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She remained active in the fight against discrimination for many years, focusing many of her efforts in Washington, DC.
She was also an accomplished journalist, penning many articles and writing her autobiography. A Colored Woman in a White World was published in 1940.
Her accomplishments are far too numerous to list in this brief overview. For more information about Mary Church Terrell, including her involvement in the women’s suffrage movement, consult:
MLA- Michals, Debra. “Mary Church Terrell.” National Women’s History Museum. National Women’s History Museum, 2017. Date accessed.
(♦) public event
- June 29 – Summer Luncheon/Tea CANCELLED
- July 27 – 6:30PM Event CANCELLED
- Aug. 31 – 6:30PM Event TBA
- Sept. 28 – 6:30PM Tumacookery
- Oct. 17 – VA Clothing Drive CANCELLED
- Oct. 26 – Membership Gathering CANCELLED
- Nov. 16 – 10AM (on-hold) Honor Flight (program)
- Dec. 8 – Holiday Luncheon CANCELLED
- 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: Becky A. (survey), Marilyn B. (scholarships), Marianne C. (Zoom), Carin K./Tessie H. (fundraising task force), Barb H. (membership), Pat N./Peggy M. (community connections). PUBLISHING TEAM: President, 1st Vice President, and Webmaster.