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June 26, 2020
- Programs Update
- Fundraising Task Force Begins Its Work
- Mission Accomplished: Military Baby Shower
- The Impact of TWOQC’s Scholarships
- Student Masks and Other New Options (Designer Mask Catalog)
- Community Connections: #PimaLove Notes Project; Donations Updates (Genesis House, VA Hospital)
- Upcoming Programs & Events (updates)
The Madera Ballroom will not be available for gatherings due to supply concerns until sometime in August (we hope). There will be no scheduled program for July 27, 2020. Stay well and we hope to resume slow programming August 2020. Be sure to save the dates that we had announced for other programs or luncheons. We still hope to do something safe and fun during those times. We will not have a meal in a crowded space, but we hope to find a safe way to enjoy each other’s company.
Fundraising Task Force Begins Its Work
The Fundraising Task Force met virtually on June 18 to begin their work. The members discussed their shared commitment to TWOQC and to the success of the organization. The co-chairs, Tessie Hagerich and Carin Kaiser, presented the Executive Board’s charge to the group and discussed with the Task Force why the charge is important to TWOQC.
The Executive Board’s charge to the Task Force is:
- Evaluate the current standing of our fundraising requirements for the next 12 months
- Develop an action plan to acquire necessary funding
- Review current and past TWOQC approaches to fundraising
- Recommend future fundraising strategies that provide support for charitable causes while increasing member engagement and fostering collaboration within our organization.
The background considerations for the Board’s charge and the impact of COVID-19 on fundraising were discussed. The Task Force was given a work assignment for their next meeting which they eagerly accepted. Their next meeting will be in July and they plan to meet twice a month (dates are in our website Calendar). Look for updates on their work in future issues of the FMM. If you are interested in sharing ideas with the Task Force or would like to learn more, contact Tessie Hagerich or Carin Kaiser at email@example.com.
The Military Baby Shower Committee completed their mission of supplying 23 families with everything they would need to welcome their newest patriot into the world. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, the customary baby shower event had to be cancelled. However, on June 13 and 14, the selected military families arrived at the base in ½ hour increments over the course of 2 days to accept their baby gifts and supplies from a few committee members who were allowed onto the base. Everything from strollers to diaper bags filled to the brim with baby supplies, laundry baskets filled with clothes, diapers, toys and mommy’s bags were handed over to the families.
The Committee wishes to thank everyone who donated and participated in helping make the active military families feel supported. This ninth annual baby shower will forever be marked as the year of the pandemic but also as the year of creativity and change for the Military Baby Shower committee. Event Photos
The Impact of TWOQC’s Scholarships
We are delighted to share with you, today, the most recent news about two remarkable original recipients of the TWOQC Scholarship. They are now college graduates!
CARLY FRIEDERS – 2016 recipient from Walden Grove High School. Carly graduated from Rice University with a degree in Philosophy and a Certificate in Civic Leadership. This summer she will be moving to Philadelphia to begin a special internship with the Public Defenders office in Wilmington. She plans to continue her education and attend law school.
KAYLA CHRISTIANSEN – 2016 recipient from Sahuarita High School. Kayla graduated from University of Arizona with her Bachelors Degree in Nutritional Sciences and a minor in Psychology. She was selected for an internship with Carondelet Health Network and will be pursuing her certification as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, then plans to go on to graduate school.
Student Masks and Other New Options
COVID-19 virus continues to have us protect ourselves and be on guard along with our family and friends. With that, schools are going to start up again soon and our precious little ones will probably need to take measures to protect themselves. We have listened to your mask suggestions and thank you for the input. READ MORE
- We have adapted the ‘Duck Bill’ mask style for children in 3 sizes.
- The mask stands away from the nose while still hugging the face at the outer edges, making it easier to breath.
- There are two loops to secure the mask on their heads and when they don’t have to have it on their face they can just pull it down and it will hang around their neck (less apt to get lost).
We continue to offer several adult styles. There’s now a Gator mask and 3D mask that has been added to the collection. Access the Designer Mask Catalog.
Masks are probably part of our wardrobe for a while. So let’s take control and be positive and we will beat this and do it in style with a mask. Remember, the proceeds from the masks go to help YOTO (Youth on Their Own).
Our volunteers are making masks available for friends, neighbors, and relatives. In lieu of a charge, we are requesting a donation to YOTO. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, number of masks requested, preference for elastic or ties, and phone number. You will be contacted when the masks are ready for pickup. For more info click on this link or contact email@example.com.
I would like to leave you today with something I learned when I started in the business world as a young woman in the 60’s. Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself out loud “I am good and I will make it.” Stay strong and we will make it. (courtesy of Sue Ann Obremski).
Connecting With Our Community
#PIMALOVE NOTES PROJECT DURING COVID-19
The Pima County Department of Health has launched an initiative to connect residents of long-term care facilities with their communities. TWOQC wants to help with this effort in our local community of Green Valley/Sahuarita.
We are acutely aware of the importance of social contacts, our family and friends. The emotional toll of social isolation for residents in long term care is devastating. Sending cards or notes of hope and encouragement remind our neighbors that they are not forgotten and not alone.
Here’s how you can help…
Send a card or a note expressing positivity. Let them know that you are rooting for them. You might want to say that you live nearby in Quail Creek and that The Women of Quail Creek is sending well wishes. It’s as simple as that. Cards may be handcrafted, purchased, downloaded and printed (no e-Cards). Make sure they are gender neutral, not religious or political in nature. Envelopes should be addressed to Pima Love and sent to the addresses noted in this link.
For additional information and free downloads, go to: #PimaLove Notes Project.
Local Green Valley facilities included in this project:
Arroyo Gardens · 160 N La Canada Dr., Green Valley, AZ 85614
Beehive Homes of Green Valley · 3161 S. Prosperous Pl., Green Valley, AZ 85614
La Posada at Park Centre, Inc · 350 E. Morningside Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85614
Silver Springs · 500 West Camino Encanto, Green Valley, AZ 85614
Villas at Green Valley · 865 N Desert Bell Dr., Green Valley, AZ 85614
Hands of a Friend/Genesis House consignment store, DaZee’s, is open and accepting donations, 10-2 weekdays and 10-12 Saturdays. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
VA Hospital is accepting donations of bicycles at this time. Also, needed are unopened toiletries, playing cards, greeting cards, paper products, paperback books, calendars, and reading glasses. Because almost no one is traveling at this time, they will accept full sized toiletries which they will ration out when the homeless vets show up for a shower. Please leave donations at the McGee’s, 1908 E Longspur Place before noon on July 9.
(♦) public event
- June 29 – Summer Luncheon/Tea CANCELLED
- July 27 – 6:30PM Event CANCELLED
- Aug. 31 – 6:30PM Event TBA
- Sept. 28 – 6:30PM Tumacookery
- Oct. 17 – VA Clothing Drive CANCELLED
- Oct. 26 – Membership Gathering CANCELLED
- Nov. 16 – 10AM (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.
- For questions, contact: email@example.com
FMM CONTRIBUTORS: Karen B. (baby shower) Marilyn B. (scholarships), Carin K./Tessie H. (fundraising task force), Pat N./Peggy M. (community connections), SueAnn O. (masks). PUBLISHING TEAM: President, 1st Vice President, and Webmaster.