Monthly Meetings    Our    meetings    are    generally    held    on the     THIRD     SATURDAY     of     each month    in    the    Ocotillo    Room    of    the Kino   Conference   Center,   followed   by   a potluck   dinner   at   the   home   of   a   Club   member .   EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
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 Upcoming Events NEXT MEETING: Saturday, January 21st @ 3:00PM
 Democratic Club of Quail Creek - 2017
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF QUAIL CREEK Sahuarita, Arizona
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 Upcoming DCQC Events
February 18th - Monthly Meeting Speaker: John Millis of the Sierra Club March 18th - Monthlyu Meeting Speaker: Jo Holt - Pima County Democrats April 15th - Monthy Meeting: Annual BBQ 22nd - Trip to Kino Border Initiative
Potluck Dinners - after the Meetings After our monthly meeting, we traditionally go to a member’s house here in Quail Creek for a pot luck dinner from around 5 PM until 7 PM.  This month, our Pot Luck is being hosted by: Joni Hasper 2580 E Sawyer Road Please RSVP to qcdemocrats@gmail.com If you would like to volunteer to be the host / hostess, or have questions about hosting our pot lucks, please contact Phil, 203-521-7115 / eric880123@aol.com
The public is welcome to attend!   Mary Jane Goodrick, Executive Director of Community Food Bank of Green Valley/Amado; Joyce Finkelstein, Program Manager for the Green Valley/Sahuarita Volunteer Clearinghouse; and Mary Kidnocker, Arid Garden Coordinator with Green Valley Gardeners will be the guest speakers at the Democratic Club of Quail Creek meeting on Saturday, January 21, 3 pm, at the Kino Conference Center (next to the golf shop building).  Mary Jane Goodrick has spent most of her career working in the non-profit sector.  She came to the Community Food Bank from Mission Viejo, California, where she was the Executive Director of the Saddleback Valley YMCA. “Many residents of Amado, Green Valley, Sahuarita, and the surrounding areas are struggling to feed themselves and are unable to provide nutritious, balanced meals for their families. Requests for food continue to increase: last year we served 21,484 people, many of whom were unemployed or underemployed adults. We provided all our clients with nonperishable foods such as rice, beans, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, supplemented by fresh produce, eggs, and milk,” she said. She will discuss food bank operations, how it impacts clients’ lives, the feeding program and changes for the future. “We change lives in the communities we serve by feeding the hungry today and building a healthy, hunger-free tomorrow,” she added. www.communityfoodbank.org Joyce Finkelstein has over 40 years of experience leading volunteer organizations.  Joyce served as one of the 15 members of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. In 2009, Governor Janet Napolitano appointed Joyce chair of the Council. Locally she has served as Manager of Volunteer Services for Green Valley Hospital and retired from the Green Valley Community Coordinating Council, after serving for 10 years Executive Director. “I want to share a bit of history of how our organization matches volunteers with regional volunteer opportunities, and the ways in which we assist our over 100 partners to find volunteers. We also provide training for volunteer managers,” she said.  www.gvsvolunteering.org Mary Kidnocker became a Master Gardener in 2000 after attending horticultural classes at the University of Arizona. Upon earning over 1,000 hours of community service as a Master Gardener, she was inducted into the "Master Gardeners Hall of Fame" in 2008. Green Valley Gardeners is a local non-profit service organization made up of 407 members. “For over 35 years, our mission has been to promote beautification and encourage knowledge of desert gardening,” she said.  She will discuss the group’s history, challenges & descriptions of current activities including: The Arid Garden, Historical Canoa Ranch, Median Beautification on La Canada Blvd., development of Desert Meadows Park, Ogden Community Park in Sahuarita, the many free-to-the-public gardening seminars, and about the many volunteers who make these projects possible. “We depend on fundraisers to support these projects as well as generous grants and donations from residents. I hope to encourage how others can get involved in this dynamic organization,” she added. www.greenvalleygardeners.com
SPEAKERS FROM LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS TO SPEAK