August 21, 2020
- Celebrating Women
- New TWOQC Members!
- Are You Looking for a Way to Get Involved?
- Keep Your Brain Engaged
- Scholarship Awardees Thank TWOQC
- Making a TWOQC Strong Difference for YOTO
- A Word of Thanks
- In Case You Missed It
- Community Connections: Food Bank Virtual Hunger Walk; Women Warriors; Homeless Veterans; #PimaLove Note Project
- Programs & Events (updates)
President’s Message: Celebrating Women
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the certification of the ratification of the 19th amendment. Since this anniversary has been in the news a bit over the past few months it may come as no surprise to most of you. But, how much do you know about the effort to gain the right to vote for American women and how much do you know about some of the rather controversial decisions that were made by Suffragettes along the way?
Learning more about the process and some of the women who were crucial to the effort has been a revealing and sometimes maddening process. Along the way I have found numerous resources that are teaching me not only about women of the 19th and 20th century but several that I am now turning to as examples of leaders for the 21st century.
There are many terrific sources to view, read, or follow. These that I have chosen to share represent just a few that may stimulate your interest to find more. Feel free to share your favorite finds with me so I can pass them on to our members.
- PBS – The Vote – a two-part, four-hour documentary about the fight for American women’s right to vote.
- National Geographic – Women of Impact
Online sources of inspiration about women, past and present:
- Evoke.org Founded by Melinda Gates
- International Women’s Day (celebrated in March of each year)
- National Women’s History Alliance
- Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative (AWHI)
- The Story Exchange
- Women’s History Monuments (from Budget Travel)
New TWOQC Members!
Despite our inability to meet in person these days, we still have so many positive things happening within our organization. Because of that, we continue to get new members! Please welcome Mary Jean Burns and Shireen Kolarik. Mary Jean is a long-time resident who supports the work we do with YOTO and wanted to get involved for that reason. Shireen is a brand-new resident from Colorado who is looking forward to the opportunity for in-person events in the near future. We look forward to meeting you both!
Are You Looking for a Way to Get Involved?
Soon the Nominations Committee will be looking for women who want to share their talents and commitment on the Executive Board of TWOQC. Four members of our Board will be moving on at the end of the year and they leave important footprints behind. Start thinking now about how you might fill any one of these spots:
- President Elect
- Director of Membership
- Director of Programs
More information about the nomination process will be coming in September.
Keep Your Brain Engaged
In case you have run out of things to do waiting for COVID-19 to run its course and all your closets and drawers are still organized, the Programs Committee has come up with a list of online offerings to educate you, entertain you or merely broaden your knowledge base on a subject with which you are familiar. Click/tap this link to access the downloadable list. Most of the Webinars are free, some ask for a donation and others have a fee.
If you have found other lectures which you believe would be of interest to our members, please share them with Peggy McGee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship Awardees Thank TWOQC
Through your support of The Women of Quail Creek Scholarship Fund this year’s selection committee, with immeasurable help from Jim Burkstrand and technology, interviewed and awarded our 2020 scholarships to 8 noteworthy and accomplished women. Meet the Scholarship Awardees (video).
Then take a moment from your busy day to look at the exciting existing merchandise we still have and make your purchase quickly. “Christmas Shopping in August” is one of the few pleasures Covid-19 allows. It’s especially gratifying when the monies raised benefit a worthy cause.
- Beer pints $8 each
- Lighted magnifying glasses $5 each
- Flashlights (red, orange, green, purple, and blue) $5 each
Once our fabulous selection of goodies is gone, they are gone! So purchase your gifts while they last!
Contact Jean Hewitt at email@example.com or (520) 300-6824. Merchandise will be delivered to your home. Please make checks payable to: TWOQC Scholarship Charity Account.
Making a TWOQC Strong Difference for YOTO
A huge THANK YOU to all who have helped the 2,010 YOTO youths with your donations. We have received computers, monetary, non-perishable food, personal hygiene, and household items. To date you have donated 6,598 items, $1,500 and 8 computers. It all makes a positive difference and is greatly appreciated. You deserve to be proud of your donations.
Donations are still welcome and can be dropped off at one of the following locations:
Alfred, the YOTO youth that was with us at our holiday luncheon last year has been in touch and wanted to share that he is busy working at Target, he will be starting at Pima College in a few weeks, and he’s a little nervous because he will soon be taking his driver’s test. He says ‘hello’ to the lovely TWOQC ladies he met at the luncheon, and says he wishes for us all to stay safe. Thank you, Alfred!
A Word of Thanks
The Baby Shower Committee members received a lovely and thoughtful note from Cindi Butler, the new base Commander’s wife. She spent a good part of the day talking with a couple of committee members who were at the base handing out the baby shower items in June. She showed a true interest and appreciation for all that we were doing to support our military families. Receiving her note confirmed why we continue to do this labor of love and remain supportive of those who risk their lives for us. Thanks to all who contributed to the success of baby shower 2020! Your mission is successfully accomplished and acknowledged!
In Case You Missed It
In the previous Friday Morning Message, the 4th video installment may have been affected by website technical difficulties. If that video halted & continued reloading while you were trying to view it, try THIS LINK. You may also access each of the four video installments on the Resources page under the Members tab.
Connecting With Our Community
FOOD BANK VIRTUAL HUNGER WALK
NEW Virtual Hunger Walk to support the Community Food Bank Green Valley, September 12, 2020. The Hunger Walk is moving to a virtual platform in the wake of COVID-19. Information and registration may be found online.
Your overwhelming generosity in donating items for Women Warriors is deeply appreciated. As a result of all the purses, shoes and clothing received in the past month, their storage area is completely full, so they are unable to accept donations of clothing at this time. We will let you know when they resume clothing collections.
One of our members recently donated a “banana” bicycle. The homeless veteran who received it sent this note:
I am so happy! Its size fits so much better in my apartment and that’s without “folding” it up. Please extend my gratitude and JOY to the woman who donated it.
#PIMALOVE NOTE PROJECT
Thank you, many times over for bringing joy and hope to residents and staff of eight Green Valley long term care facilities. The “cupid delivery service” has delivered over 300 cards! It is a richly rewarding experience to see the smiling faces of staff when cards are dropped off. Please bring cards to Pat Neel’s home, 2306 E. Spurwind Lane.
(♦) public event
- Aug. 31 – 6:30PM Event TBA♦ CANCELLED
- Sept. 28 – 6:30PM Tumacookery (to be confirmed soon)
- Oct. 17 – VA Clothing Drive♦ CANCELLED
- Oct. 26 – Membership Gathering CANCELLED
- Nov. 16 – 6:30PM (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.