October 2022 E-NEWSLETTER ∴ Next issue: Nov. 20
- President’s Message: Welcome back Snowbirds – we’re ramping up our activities
- Funding & Giving: Get your Hoedown tickets today; Special Raffle at Fall Festival
- Programs & Events: Upcoming Events & What You May Have Missed
- Membership: It’s Time to Join or Renew
- Community Outreach: Angel Heart Pajama Project; Honor Flight
- Members Section
∴ PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE ∴
I want to welcome back our Snowbirds. It’s great to see you again. We are ramping up our activities now that it’s the middle of October.
As you can see below, the Javelina Hoedown is just around the corner. This fundraising event is open to all, not just our members. We hope to raise a lot of dollars for our Scholarships.
In November, the Programs Committee invites all women residents in Quail Creek (full or part-time) to our Meet & Greet Open House. See below for details.
For those not yet members, you can join now and be paid through 2023!
There is much to look forward to in the next few months and the next year.
∴ FUNDING & GIVING ∴ Javelina Hoedown Update
Last day for tickets: Madera Clubhouse Lobby today (Oct. 20) from 8 to 11 AM.
The Javelina Hoedown is just days away (October 26!), if you are still thinking about whether you want to attend there is possibly only one more date for ticket sales.
Our Scholarship Committee has really been busy this year, we have over 60 Silent Auction items and upwards of 40 baskets. The 50/25/25 Raffle is always a great event which you don’t have to be present to win and of course the Jim Click Raffle Tickets will be available for purchasing. The proceeds from all of these sales will support our Scholarship Awards event for 2023. These awards mean so much to both our local High School and our Women in Transition (WIT) recipients.
So, if you are still undecided, there is a great buffet, a DJ with a wide range of tunes, Raffle Baskets, the 50/25/25 Raffle, and the Silent Auction to be won, so we really hope you will come out on the this morning (10/20) and get your ticket.
If that is not possible, a donation to Scholarship is always a gift that continues to give. FLYER
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SPECIAL RAFFLE AT QUAIL CREEK’S FALL FESTIVAL IN NOVEMBER
TWOQC’s charities, Funding & Giving Committee and Community Outreach, will sell raffle tickets at Quail Creek’s Fall Festival in the Madera Clubhouse on November 5th and 6th for a fun-filled collapsible wagon with brakes (provided by F&G) and a specially themed basket (provided by Community Outreach). The retail value of the wagon alone is $176! FLYER
Raffle tickets will be available: 30 for $20 and 6 for $5.
The drawing for each of these two items will be at the close of the festival on Sunday (2 PM). Proceeds will benefit Scholarships.
We look forward to seeing you at the festival!
∴ PROGRAMS & EVENTS ∴ Members: Access GroupWorks™ (GW) for more information. Events reservations (which usually open 2 weeks prior to each event)… coming up:
- 20th: Learn to Play Bocce Ball
- 21st: 3rd Friday Book Group discusses The Lizard King, by Bryan Christy
- 21st: Halloween Home Tour
- 28th: On-the-Go excursion to the Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center
- 2nd: Inaugural gathering of Connecting Over Coffee (Topic: Family Thanksgiving Traditions)
- 9th: On-the-Go Murals Walking Tour in Tucson
- 10th: On-the-Go visits the Sonoran Glass School
- 12th: Community Performing Arts Center presents Project Presley
- 14th: TWOQC Meet & Greet Open House in the Madera Crystal Ballroom. All Quail Creek women residents are invited to come and learn what TWOQC has to offer! FLYER (Click image to enlarge)
- September: Genealogy Group meeting (20th). Garden Group Talk by Diane Sabo (21st).
- October: Garden Group walk at La Posada (4th). Lunch @Maria’s in Green Valley (13th). Book Discussion Group: “Who Knew? Books That Taught Me Something New” (17th). Spooky Rock Painting (18th). Genealogy Group meeting (18th).
∴ MEMBERSHIP ∴ Renew your membership with TWOQC or join as a new member!
Whether a renewing, returning, or new member — dues paid in the Fall (starting September) will cover through the end of the current year, plus the entire following year. The Membership Drive Campaign runs September (of the current year) through January 15th (in the new year), however, you may join or renew outside of these dates. Dues remain at $25. Checks (preferable) and cash, no credit cards. For questions, please contact email@example.com. Access these important links:
∴ COMMUNITY OUTREACH ∴
ANGEL HEART PAJAMA PROJECT — The Community Outreach Committee is sponsoring a collection of pajamas and age appropriate books for the Angel Heart Pajama Project (AHPP). This Tucson based 501(c)(3) helps children in state custody. These children often go to foster-care facilities in just the clothes they are wearing. The AHPP transfers pj’s and books to the Green Valley and Sahuarita Food Banks and Valley Assistance Services for the kids going into foster care in the local area.
The Outreach Committee will be collecting new pajamas for children from ages 0 -14, (sizes 0-XXL) and children’s books for ages infant – teens. Cushy pillows are also on their Wish List. There might be some good pre-holiday sales for early shoppers. Donations will be accepted starting in November, locations to be announced.
HONOR FLIGHT — There is still time to write a “thank you for your service” letter to one or more of the 68 Native American veterans who will be going on the Honor Flight to Washington, DC from November 10-13. While there, the veterans will visit the many monuments honoring veterans of all wars.
Please begin your letters (or notes) with “Dear Veteran”, “Dear Hero” or a similar salutation. Drop letters in the collection box at 2719 E. Sawyer Road by Saturday, October 29.
The “Mail Call” letters given to the veterans on their flight home are often cherished by the veterans, many of whom believe their service was not appreciated by their fellow Americans.
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Contributors, this edition: Diane G. (president’s message) ∴ Marianne C. (members section; e-news design & delivery) ∴ Nancy J. (funding & giving) ∴ Peggy M. (community outreach) ∴ Sharon P. (programs/events) ∴ Alphie S. (membership). Publishing Team: President, Webmaster.