QCTC Ladies Spread Holiday Cheer

Quail Creek Tennis Club

Gloria Bible

In keeping with what has become an annual holiday tradition, the Quail Creek Tennis Club (QCTC) ladies spread Christmas cheer by combining fellowship and a worthy cause. This year the Social Committee (ably led by Cindy Gong, Sylvia Arnold, Dinah Shumway, and Chris Moravchik) chose Youth On Their Own (YOTO) as the designated recipient.

Guest speaker Sue Obremski described the impressive achievements of this organization in supporting high school graduation and continued success of homeless and unaccompanied youth in Pima County since 1996. As it so happens, Quail Creek has a YOTO success story right under our proverbial and physical roof. Ms. Obremski introduced YOTO and high school graduate Armando, a YOTO participant since he was 13, who now works full time in the Madera clubhouse and is an active ambassador to other at-risk youth in YOTO.

The Social Committee really set the stage for this event with beautiful and fun holiday decorations, and as a delightful surprise, Hilary Wade presented a comprehensive and, at times humorous, pictorial retrospective of the ladies’ QCTC year covering countless hours of court time and social gatherings.

Rounding out the entertainment, club members Ellen Entwistle and Chris Moravchik (flutist and pianist, respectively) performed beautiful instrumental arrangements of several well-loved Christmas songs, followed by a group sing-along of several Christmas carols, enthusiastically led by Pam Campbell and Ellen, with piano accompaniment by Chris. Background music was provided by Susan Grass’ thoughtful holiday selections.

In consideration of YOTO’s mission, attendees were encouraged to bring nonperishable items and offered the opportunity to support this important community asset.