October 2, 2020
- President’s Message
- Watch for Survey Coming to Your Email
- Cooking Class Video
- Membership: Next Drive-Thru Coming in November
- Youth On Their Own: Sock Drive in October
- Nominating Committee Begins Its Work
- Community Connections: Canned Goods Drive for Homeless Veterans
- Programs & Events (updates)
I, as, I suspect many of you, have spent a lot of time in reflection over the last six to seven months. I’ve gone through old photographs and boxes of memories, looking back on happy times that included both friends and family. I have thought a lot about our world and dreams either realized or deferred. Along the way, I have been introduced to new thoughts and new ways of interacting with my place in this world. Through all of those long-gone moments and more recent ones, I have learned that when you are down you need to look for one bright spot, one bright light that brings a smile to your face and tells you to keep going because there is more beauty to life than we realize.
Today’s news is full of tragedy; fires, rains, fighting and loss. But it is also full of birth, renewal, music, and camaraderie. Even when it is hard, I choose to dance to the music and drive my car with my radio loud while I sing some outrageously upbeat song.
My wish for all the women of our club is to dance to the music, sing that silly song, put out the fires and be together – even six feet apart.
Watch for a Survey Coming to Your Email
A survey from TWOQC President Elect Becky Ashin will be arriving in member’s email accounts next week. This survey, provided by SurveyMonkey, will only take 1 minute to complete. (Be sure to check your spam file.)
Your input will help us continue to meet the needs of our organization and you, our valued member. We’re hoping our entire membership will respond. Thank you in advance for participating.
Cooking Class Video: Tortilla Workshop
Click the image (or this link) to view the video to see how made whole wheat tortillas and learn about the different varieties of Mexican cheeses and their uses in Sonoran cuisine. Minerva’s Tortilla Workshop Recipe Minerva’s Cooking Blog with other Recipes
It was SO good to see all of you who cruised by for the “We Miss You Drive-Thru” last Friday morning! Between the two locations, we had approximately 125 members who came to get their new name badge and the board’s appreciation gift. Almost everyone used it as an opportunity to renew their dues for 2021 as well!
The board member volunteers had a fun time greeting everyone and we received lots of positive feedback from the members as well. In case you missed the fun, SAVE THE DATE for the next drive-thru: Friday, November 6th, from 9 – 11 a.m. (details to follow in future correspondence).
Youth On Their Own
Thank you, again… to all who continue to help the YOTO youths with your donations. YOTO during the month of October is requesting help to collect socks for the YOTO students. Socks are one of the most sought-after items in the YOTO Mini Mall, and unfortunately, they also require regular replacement which can be costly for the students. YOTO believes that everyone deserves clean, comfortable well-fitting socks. YOTO’s goal this year is to collect 3,000 pairs of socks for Youth On Their Own students! Socks must be new and in men’s and women’s sizes only – no children’s socks, please. Please donate a variety of colors, patterns and sock types as well as white athletic socks.
We know how much you value the well-being of youth in our community and in providing for their essential needs. Financial donations are welcome as well for purchase of socks. Your donations can be dropped off at the following homes.
Nominating Committee Begins Its Work
Each year TWOQC appoints a Nominating Committee to find and prepare candidates to fill vacancies on the Executive Board for the following year. Deborah Bryant is Chair of the committee again this year. Other members of the committee are Jadine Hilt and Joyce Walton.
The committee is working to fill the following positions:
President-Elect · Treasurer · Director of Membership · Director of Programs
If you would like to nominate a member of TWOQC to fill any of these roles, please contact Deborah (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Connecting with Our Community
Wine bottle-sized boxes, sturdy boxes from Amazon that will hold a single layer of canned goods and similar sized sturdy boxes are needed for the canned goods drive for homeless veterans to be held on October 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Boxes may be dropped at Mary Lehman’s house at 1560 N Buttes Drive.
When you are out shopping (or ordering from your favorite store) please consider picking up some flipped top canned foods like tuna, sardines and other fish, fruit, soups, Vienna sausages, chili, and Spam for the veterans.
(♦) public event
- Oct. 17 – VA Clothing Drive♦ CANCELLED
- Oct. 24 – 10AM-12PM Canned Food Drive for Homeless Veterans♦ NEW
- Oct. 26 – Membership Gathering CANCELLED
- Nov. 6 – 9-11AM Membership’s Drive-Thru Event NEW
- Nov. 16 – 6:30PM TBA
- 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.