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December 7, 2011

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December 7, 2011 Perspectives Quirky Quartzsite's Contributed by Violet Kiss I am interviewing different Non-Profit Groups in town along with individual groups or interesting persons whom I hope you enjoy meeting or hearing about. Today, the GFWC (General Federation of Women's Clubs) known here as the Quartzsite Women's Club, is an Interna- tional Organization started in 1890. Our Quartzsite Women's Club began in 1991. This world-wide organization (over 40 countries and over 4,000 clubs) originated in the USA sup- porting the Arts, preserve natural resources, promote educa- tion, encourage healthy lifestyles, domestic violence preven- tion and stress civic involvement, etc. Here's a "bird's-eye" view of some accomplishments: by SWEET DARLENE'S RESTAURANT & BAKERY Christmas Day Dinner Choice of Special Baked Ham or Roast Turkey SALAD BAR, vegetables, sweet potatoes, real mashed potatoes, roll, apple crisp. $ 928-927-9338 11:30am-4:30pm 995 No reservations req'd. 776 E. MAIN ST., QUARTZSITE (at the I-10 Exit 19 off ramp) www.Desert 1904 GFWC-USA established 474 free libraries and 4,655 traveling libraries. By 1930 women's clubs were credited with creating 75% of all libraries. GFWC secured passage of the Pure Food & Drug Act of 1906. In 1920 they helped pass the 8 hour work week, pris- on reform, work place safety and worker's compensation in 1926. GFWC was very active in helping to pass legislation on: Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Child-Labor Laws, establishing National Parks, protect- ing endangered species and now helping to create law on and preventing Domestic Violence. The Club's motto is "Unity in Diversity". This not only means diversity of womankind but also its diverse interests interna- tionally and how our Quartzsite Club tailors needs of our own community. Some ongoing projects of our Club are: Annual Blood Drive, Scholarships for local students, Classroom sup- plies for our teachers, purchasing English/Spanish supplies for our Library, "Kindnews" for the afterschool program, paid for the Town Park sign, paid for the Volley Ball court at Town Park, projects for our soldiers, information/referral services for domestic violence prevention, recycling aluminum, paper and cans, etc. Palo Verde Cafe & Lounge Lunch & Dinner 11am-8pm Daily Great American Food Jen and Guff serving the same great food for the past 13 years! Lunch Special Mon-Fri 12-2 $ Large Parties Welcome! 599 Now Serving Homemade Ice Cream & Milkshakes Happy Hour 2pm-5pm Come in on your birthday, show your ID and get a FREE Meal! 305 N. Central (Hwy. 95) 928-927-7676 SWEET DARLENE'S RESTAURANT & BAKERY 56250 Hwy 60 Vicksburg Area • Open 11am-8pm 928-859-3054 Take a short drive... you'll be happy you did ! Winter Breakfast Specials Bacon & Eggs...........$ 350 Big Five .....................$ 450 Big Deal......................$ Stacker Bowl.............$ Western Scramble...$ Open Daily 7am-7pm 399 495 299 Coffee only 50¢ 776 E. MAIN ST., QUARTZSITE (at the I-10 Exit 19 off ramp) 928-927-9338 Page 15 In 2005 our Women's Club and in collaboration with the Town of Quartzsite, was the construction of the Quartzsite Senior Apartments and Las Casas de Quartzsite Family Housing, the first affordable housing project for Seniors and families here in La Paz County. So, whenever you are asked to purchase items at our yard sales, purchase raffle tickets, sponsoring someone for one of our "Walks" for a "Cause", a ticket for our Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon, these generous donations have enabled our Quartzsite Women's Club to provide the aforementioned services to the Residents and Visitors of Quartzsite. Talking about the Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon, it was held Saturday at Noon, December 3rd at the Senior Cen- ter with the theme "Throughout the Years…" in celebration of more than 120 years of the GFWC, 100 years of Arizona Statehood and 20 years of the Quartzsite Women's Club. It was a smashing success. Thank you to all of the vendors and restaurants for their contributions: Chevron Gas Station, Craazy Jack's and Poor Evie's Redwood Signs, Desert Rose Hair and Nail Salon, Lois's Relaxation Therapy, Main Street Eatery, Mountain Quail Café, Palo Verde Café, Q-Town Café, SEE PERSPECTIVES ON PAGE 26 WE'RE BACK! OPEN SOON Bad Boys Cafe BREAKFAST AND LUNCH Quartzsite Marketplace 50 E. Kuehn, space 23 Open daily 7am-2:30pm Breakfast Served All Day! IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO AL'S YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO QUARTZSITE! Famous Gourmet Pizza Monday Nite Football • Lunch Specials $ $ 2. Longnecks LIVE MUSIC Thurs. Fri. Sat. 7pm Full Service Bar Reserve your tickets for our New Year's Party! Mon. Tues. Wed. 7pm 2 HAPPY HOURS: KARAOKE 10am-noon & 3:30pm-5:30pm Kitchen Open 10am-10pm $1 DRAFT 175 E. Main St. 928-927-5585 Serving Quartsite at Same Location for over 20 years! 575

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