Tag: TWOQC

A veteran tells her story

Cadets prepare to post the Colors; photo by Eileen Sykora

Peggy McGee May is traditionally the month when we honor our nation’s veterans. To help TWOQC have a more meaningful May meeting, the Sahuarita JROTC posted the Colors at the beginning of the meeting. The speaker, Jan Haeger, joined the Navy at age 18 to see the world, but alas, Navy policy said she could…

Tombstone Vigilettes bring Old West to TWOQC

Diane Quinn The Tombstone Vigilettes will bring their unique fashion show to the Women of Quail Creek’s luncheon on June 26. This group of women makes their own fashions from vintage patterns reminiscent of fashions worn in Tombstone in the 1880s through 1915. Each Vigilette owns and models original dresses or she has made and…

TWOQC needs help with YOTO cookbook

Diane Quinn If you already know anything about Youth On Their Own (YOTO), you may be wondering why a homeless person needs a cookbook. Let’s talk about what homelessness means for YOTO. For most of us, having a home means stability, and when we were growing up it meant having parents there to provide food,…

TWOQC remembers the homeless Vets

Jodi Frederick, Homeless Program Coordinator at the VA Hospital, looks over the gift bags delivered by Peggy McGee; photo by Eric Jacobson.

Peggy McGee May is Military Appreciation Month and The Women of Quail Creek took time to do something extra special for the homeless veterans supported by the VA Hospital in Tucson. Instead of receiving the usual door prizes at the monthly meeting, members were asked to bring a gift bag for the homeless veterans. Each…

TWOQC visits vineyard

TWOQC members Nancy Trefethen and Caryl Reitinger take home souvenirs of the day’s outing.

Diane Quinn The Women of Quail Creek took their annual field trip March 29, this time venturing to Elgin, Arizona. Over 100 women descended upon Flying Leap Vineyards for a fun-filled day of lessons in wine and spirits making, lunch and facilities tours. Flying Leap has recently begun to produce spirits such as vodka and…

Quail Creek resident recognized by Congresswoman McSally

Congresswoman McSally presents a certificate to Colonel Peggy McGee who is holding the award plaque; photo by John McGee.

Colonel Peggy McGee, U.S. Army Retired, was recently presented the Veteran of Distinction award by Congresswoman Martha McSally. This annual award is presented to veterans who have continued to serve their communities through volunteer service. Prior to her retirement in 1996, Peggy served 30 years with both U.S. Army active and reserve components. During her…

Air National Guard honors The Women of Quail Creek

From left: TWOQC baby shower Chair Pam Rodgers, Mrs. Roslyn MacDonald, Brigadier General MacDonald and TWOQC President Carol Mutter

Diane Quinn In a ceremony held April 2, 2017 The Women of Quail Creek received the 2016 Family Readiness Award presented by the 162nd Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard. The 162nd Wing is based in Tucson. The award, presented by Brigadier General MacDonald, recognized TWOQC for its ongoing efforts to provide support to…

Lesson in oil and vinegar

TWOQC members check out the sample oils and vinegars; photo by Eileen Sykora.

Diane Quinn Do you put Balsamic Vinegar on your ice cream? Have you ever tasted olive oil infused with Persian Lime? What about adding flavored vinegars to your smoothies? These and many other treatments were the subject of Rocio Cespedes Patel’s presentation to The Women of Quail Creek during the April 24 program. Patel, with…

TWOQC celebrate young leaders

2017 scholarship recipients, left to right: Carissa Gibson, Jenna Livingston, Nathania Duarte and Daniela Reynolds; photo by Eileen Sykora

Diane Quinn The Women of Quail Creek celebrated the accomplishments of four area high school senior women on April 24. These four young women from the Sahuarita Unified School District are the 2017 recipients of TWOQC scholarships. Each recipient shared her thoughts about the scholarship and its prospective impact on her life and gave the…