February 12, 2021
- President’s Message
- GroupWorks: UPDATE (as of 2/22) 80% of Our Members Have Joined!
- Check the Great Offerings From Your Programs Committee
- Calling New and Previous Members
- Connecting with Our Community: Women Warriors
- Programs & Events
Your new 2021 Executive Board has been very busy organizing and planning for the year. The Programs Committee, led by Sharon Pulcinella, is bringing many exciting small group activities for you to attend and also making plans for larger group activities when we finally have Covid under control. Sandy DInnocenti has spent countless hours creating TWOQC GroupWorks page and providing educational materials and Zoom meetings to help our members learn how easy this is to use. Alfie Smith has been busy ensuring that our 2021 membership lists are up to date. Nancy Jacobs has stepped up to lead our Charity/Fundraising Committee. Diane Gordon is reviewing our By-Laws and job descriptions. Barb Hunsinger is making contacts with local organizations. Tessie Hagerich has been auditing our budget and developing new procedures and Deb Melton is busy reviewing and submitting articles for publications.
Although she is not a Board member, Marianne Cobarrubias keeps TWOQC communications flowing through our website, FMM’s and special email announcements. I am making sure that our members’ interests continue to be represented by leading our Board meetings and the Giving/Charitable Fundraising Team and providing guidance to our Board members and Committee Chairs.
We hope you will join us on Committees, help us with planning events and attend TWOQC activities.
Members Log in to GroupWorks!
The Women of Quail Creek have successfully launched our new GroupWorks club page! Since our launch on February 2 and as of 2/21,
nearly 75% 80% of our members have already logged in to our page. We also held a GroupWorks Zoom training attended by 34 members. During the training we showed members how to login to GroupWorks, set up their profile, and navigate through our page. This training session was recorded and the video is available HERE and on our GroupWorks website page.
The Program Committee has already announced a new small group event on our GroupWorks page and is taking RSVP’s now! Just go to GroupWorks.com, click the red MEMBER LOGIN link, and enter your email and password to view the event.
We hope to have all of our members join us on GroupWorks soon. If you haven’t received your invite to join our group, contact Sandy DInnocenti, our GroupWorks administrator at email@example.com and she will walk you through the process.
Why should you register for GroupWorks?
- The current reservation system will eventually be phased out. If you do not have a GroupWorks account, you may miss out on some great programs.
- Announcements about programs and events will appear first on GroupWorks, so members using that platform will get the information (and the chance to make a reservation) first.
- GroupWorks ensures that you have up-to-the-minute information about what’s going on.
Some of you may have concerns about joining GroupWorks. If that is you, we have included a shortlist of “Myths about GroupWorks” HERE.
Myth: I don’t need GroupWorks to get my information and to make my reservations.
Truth: It is true that we will continue to communicate with you through the FMM and the website. However, those subscribed to GroupWorks will receive information about upcoming events before those who are not. GroupWorks subscribers will also have the first opportunity to make reservations for many events. Without GroupWorks, you may miss out on many fun events if they fill before the FMM comes out.
Check the Great Offerings From Your Programs Committee
Will we see you at a February/March small-group event? PROGRAM DETAILS
UPDATE 2/18: Recap & Event Photos Excursion Photo Album On-the-Go in Tucson – Thurs., February 18: Step back in time with TWOQC’s “On-the-Go” coordinator Bonnie Hyra for a tour of Tucson’s, Ignite Sign Art Museum. This quirky and fascinating museum presents a unique history of Tucson using over 350 signs (many neon) and other memorabilia collected by curator Jude Cook. Museum website: ignitemuseum.com.
UPDATE 2/22: Congratulations to February’s Trivia Challenge Champs: Janice Messer and Peggy McGee! Zoom Trivia Challenge – Mon., February 22 (1 PM): Another round of friendly competition and general silliness returned this month at no cost but reservations were required.
Update 2/13: This event is full! Calling all bibliophiles! Tues., February 23 (1 PM ’til approx. 2:30): Join a book sharing and wine event just for you! Are you a book lover who has read books so exceptional that you couldn’t part with them? We want to know about those special titles and what they meant to you. Please join Pat Neel on her patio with favorites from your collection. This gathering is limited to 5 + the hostess. Social distancing and masks are required.
Update 2/13: This event is full! A Tisket, a Tasket, Come Make Yourself a Basket – Tues., March 2 (8 AM – 12 PM): Learn how to make your very own basket with Becky Ashin. This class will be held in the Gourds/Basket room of the Arts and Technology Center and promises to be a lot of fun. $25 for your basket kit. Accent color can be chosen. More details will be available when the event is posted in GroupWorks. Limited to 6 participants.
Birds of Quail Creek – Thurs., March 4 (1 PM): You may have noticed that love is in the air in the avian world, and the birds have begun to sing their little hearts out in an attempt to attract a mate. As spring approaches, many species that have wintered elsewhere will begin to reappear in their breeding grounds right here in your back yard. Get to know your Quail Creek feathered friends in an informative presentation by Nick Pulcinella, “The Birds of Quail Creek”. Nick will share his photos and knowledge of the birds you are most likely to see in your neighborhood throughout the year. You must make a reservation for this free Zoom program.
Our Membership Drive for renewals is over, but we welcome new members all year long. Every member of TWOQC is an ambassador for our organization. If you have a friend or new neighbor who does not belong, you have an opportunity to let them know of the wonderful charitable activities we do and our social events, like small-group gatherings.
The Membership Director (Alphie Smith) keeps a box outside her front door for anyone who wants to write a check for $25, fill out a membership form, and drop it off at her house: 600 N. Hale Drive. Direct any questions to Alphie: 520-347-6022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connecting with Our Community
Women Warriors sends their appreciation for the outpouring of donations for the female veteran who needed kitchen items and bed and bath linens. Women Warriors founder Karen Kuciver was really surprised to see so many items that will also be used for future women that get moved from the streets and shelters into housing. They could also use some twin sheets for the 11 children who live in housing with their moms as well as some full-sized sheets.
Please take any donations to Peggy McGee’s house, 1908 E Longspur Place on February 17. She will deliver them on February 18.
SAVE THESE DATES
(♦) public event PROGRAM/EVENT DETAILS
- Feb. 22 – 1 PM Trivia Challenge #2
- Feb. 23 – 1 PM Book Sharing & Wine Event (event is full!)
- Mar. 2 – 8 AM – 12PM Make Your Own Basket (event is full!)
- Mar. 4 – 1 PM Birds of Quail Creek
FMM CONTRIBUTORS: Becky A. (president); Sandy D. (groupworks); Barb H. (community); Sharon P. (programs); Alphie S. (membership).
PUBLISHING TEAM: President, Webmaster, and Publicity Director.