A Brief History of the Women of Quail Creek

clipart_TWOQC.logoIn 2004, five Quail Creek women decided to form an organization that would meet monthly and be open to all the women of Quail Creek in Green Valley, Arizona. Many meetings were held to establish the rules and objectives for the club that they named simply The Women of Quail Creek. The Mission of the club was to discover and develop an awareness of current affairs and provide relevant information and education. The new organization would also provide an opportunity for socializing and give support to the welfare of the women residing in Quail Creek and their families.

The first Executive Board members were Joy O’Farrell, Chairman; Joann Street, Membership; Carolyn Ireland, Publicity; Suellen Vatter, Secretary, and Jan Howard, Treasurer. The first meeting of the Women of Quail Creek was held in March of 2004 and with approximately 40 ladies attending.

NOVEMBER 16, 2021 UPDATE! The IRS determined that The Women of Quail Creek (TWOQC) is officially approved as a Nonprofit Arizona Corporation and a public charity under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), meaning that TWOQC has moved from a Club to a Non-Profit Arizona Corporation. This determination opens many doors for our fundraising for the High School and Women in Transition Scholarships and for the local charities in Green Valley and Sahuarita, AZ. A Donations page has been established on this website.

FULL HISTORY: TWOQC’s Executive Board (scroll down)

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Today that “small group” continues to meet monthly and has grown to over 370 members (in 2014).  How to JOIN OR RENEW.

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Presidents of TWOQC

Tribute to the Presidents

Joy O’Farrell, Founding Chairman – March 2004-December 2008
Peggy McGee – January 2009-December 2015
Carol Mutter – January 2016-December 2017
Pam Rodgers – January-May 2018
Pat Neel – June-December 2018 (Acting President)
Pat Neel – January-December 2019
Diane Quinn – January-October 2020
Becky Ashin – November-December 2020 (Acting President)
Becky Ashin – January-October 2021
Diane Gordon – November-December 2021 (Acting President)
Diane Gordon – January-December 2022
Diane Gordon – January-December 2023

Presidents Elect

(Position created in 2017)

Pam Rodgers – January-December 2017
Pat Neel – January-May 2018
Diane Quinn – January-December 2019
Becky Ashin – January-December 2020
Diane Gordon – January-December 2021
(open) – January-December 2022
Sharon Pulcinella – January-December 2023

Vice President

Suellen Vatter, Founding Member – March-May 2004
(June 2004 – the position became: 1st Vice President, Publicity)

Directors of Publicity

(Prior to 2020, the position was: 1st Vice President, Publicity)

Carolyn Ireland, Founding Member – June 2004-June 2007
Sandy Nagengast Mason – July 2007-June 2009
Marilyn Miller – July 2009-December 2013
Janice Pell – January 2014-December 2015
Diane Quinn – January 2016-December 2017
JoAnn Haberer – January 2018-April 2019
Cindy Mayron – May-December 2019

Diane Gordon – January-December 2020 – Director
Deb Melton – January-December 2021 – Director
Jane Gold – January 2022-December 2023 – Director

Directors of Membership

(Prior to 2020, the position was: 2nd Vice President, Membership)

Joann Street, Founding Member – March 2004-December 2009
Karen Woodrow – January 2010-December 2012
Margaret Morris – January 2013-December 2015
Carol Mutter – January-December 2016
Patti Giannasi – January-December 2017
Judy Collins – January-August 2018
Angie Werner – September 2018-June 2019
Becky Ashin – July-December 2019

Barb Hunsinger – January-December 2020 – Director
Alphie (Mary) Smith – January 2021-December 2022 – Director
Janet Shropshire – January 2023-December 2024 – Director

Directors of Programs

(Created as an elected position in 2016. Prior to 2020, the position was: Programs Chair)

Peggy McGee – August 2008-December 2015
Janice Pell – January-December 2016
Kathe Alves – January-December 2017
Diane Quinn – January-December 2018

Kathe Alves – January 2019-July 2020 – Director
Peggy McGee – August-December 2020 – Director
Sharon Pulcinella – January 2021-December 2022 – Director
Connie Iobst – January-May 2023 – Director
Diane Quinn – May-December 2023 – Director

Directors of Charitable Fundraising

(Created as an elected position in 2021; appointed by the President in January 2021.)

Nancy Jacobs – January 2021-December 2022 – Director
Nancy Jacobs – January 2023-December 2024 – Director

Directors of Community Outreach

(Created as an elected position in 2020. Previously a responsibility of Past-President. Until 2021, the position was called Community Relations.)

Barb Hunsinger – January 2021-December 2022 – Director, Community Relations
Peggy McGee – January 2022-December 2024 – Director, Community Outreach


Suellen Vatter, Founding Member – June 2004-June 2005
Val Roehl – July 2005-June 2007
Peggy McGee – July 2007-June 2009
Mary Lou Kiger – July 2009-December 2011
Barbara Kittle – January 2012-December 2015
Sue Obremski – January 2016-December 2019
Sandy DInnocenti – January 2020-December 2021
Connie Iobst – January-December 2022
Debi Gutknecht – January 2023-December 2024


Jan Howard, Founding Member – March 2004-June 2006
Mary Lehman – July 2006-December 2010
Lori Whitman – January 2011-December 2012
Ann Nease – January 2013-December 2014
Nancy Wilson – January 2015-December 2016
Nancy Jacobs – January 2017-December 2020
Tessie Hagerich – January 2021-June 2022
Cathy Ollman – July-December 2022
Cathy Ollman – July 2023-December 2024

Originators of Committees and Projects: (some projects have been retired)

Activities Coordinator – Nancy Jacobs, originator
Clothing Drive – Peggy McGee, originator
Coupon Program (Overseas, Military) [retired] – Mary Lou Kiger, originator
Fashion Show – Nancy Jacobs, originator
Honor Flight – Peggy McGee, originator
Kino Lecture Series [retired] – Bonnie Hyra, originator
Member Photo Book [retired] – Carol Mutter/Marianne Cobarrubias, originators
Member Spotlights [retired] – Carol Mutter, originator
Military Baby Shower [retired] – Peggy McGee, originator
Scholarship Program– Carol Mutter, originator
YOTO (Youth On Their Own) [retired] – Diane Quinn, originator
TWOQC’s YANA (formerly YANA) – Pat Neel, originator
Website – Joy Green, originator

Page updated: May 12, 2023 /DG/Msc