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MWC July 2 Bake Sale - by Mil Toczko

Posted on June 24, 2016 at 12:40 AM

Louise O'Donald and Libby Reichlen serving on MWC Scholarship committee

The Moultonborough Women's Club annual July bake sale will be held Saturday, July 2 on the grounds of the Moultonborough Public Library. Deepest thanks go to the library for allowing MWC to hold a bake sale on their premises during the library's huge, popular book sale. This alone shows community care and compassion between the two groups. Libby Reichlen chairperson of Scholarship has announced that Louise O'Donald and Mary Whiting will be in charge of the bake sale and plan to be there early to set up to have coffee and muffins ready by 8:00 a.m. for early book browsers. Other enthusiastic volunteers scheduled that day are: Harriet Bicksler, Deb Deacetis, June Hall, Barb Koehler, Andrea Lundin, Nancy McDonough and Betsy Merkle. Fresh baked items will be arriving during the day and members promise to have many of the old favorites. Fruit pies are always very popular and sell quickly.

There will be a variety of cakes of all kinds along with lots of cookies, cup cakes and breads such as banana, zucchini and pumpkin and several variations of brownies Some sugar free and gluten free items are in demand too and go fast. Something to please all. Freshly baked items are expected to arrive through out the day. The sale will continue until sell out. Recently MWC awarded $8,000 in scholarships to local students including one adult. Now we are getting ready for next season and need to begin filling the coffers once again. Proceeds from the bake sale will go directly into the Scholarship Fund. Have fun looking for some good summer reading and bring home a nice sweet treat for the family before leaving. 

MWC Awards scholarship to librarian - By Mil Tozcko

Posted on June 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM


Scholarship chair Carole O'Hara with recipient Moultonborough Librarian Ann Marie Welch

The Moultonborough Women's Club recently awarded seven scholarships totaling $8,000. These scholarships are offered to students living in Moultonborough or to adults wanting to further their education.

MWC was quite happy to award a $1,000 scholarship to a Moultonorough librarian Ann Marie Welch. who is completing an online Master's degree in Library and Information Science. Ann Marie has a degree from the University of North Texas and will use it to advance in her chosen profession, which she loves. Scholarships have been the on going pet project of MWC since 1960, which began with a small $100 scholarship. Over the years the amount has grown and currently totals an impressive amount of $168,350. Amazing the capability of a determined women's service club, whose membership now reaches 130.

MWC Awards scholarships to students - By Mil Toczko

Posted on June 5, 2016 at 10:50 AM


Scholarship Chair Carole OHara,, Mikayla Rossetti,Gwen Fifield, Brittany Delaney, Jordan Burrows, Sam Cantone, Donna Conway, and Eric DuBois receiving the Doris O'Connor award from Kathy Garry

This past year our Scholarship Committee was led by Carole O'Hara and other eager, conscientious, thoughtful women such as:

Judy Ballard, Jean Beadle, Sue Brown, Donna Conway, Louise O'Donald, Barbara Perry, Libby Reichlen and Mary Whiting. These ladies worked hard raising money all year accumulating $8,000 to award. Following graduation, awards were presented at the popular venue of Geneva Point. These students received the following awards: Mikayla Rossetti $1,000, Gwen Fifield $1,000, Brittany Delaney $1,000, Jordan Burrows $2,000, Sam Cantone $1,000, Valedictorian Eric Dubois $1,000. Moultonborough librarian Ann Marie Welch also received a $1,000 scholarship to further her education.

Each year the Moultonborough Women's Club Scholarship Committee has some tough decisions to make. With college tuition being an expensive burden on families, MWC saw the need for scholarships as far back as 1960, after giving a loan to a student for $50. Yes, a loan not a scholarship. Seeing the need and being a service club MWC started to award a $100 scholarship each year. As the years rolled by and the club increased in size they were able to award $500 scholarships. By 1977, with hard work and dedication they raised the amount awarded to two $1,000 scholarships. And, so it went. Now another $8,000 was added to our last total and we now can currently boast of our scholarship totals an amazing $168,350 over the years.

Mary & Abe Lincoln wows MWC - By Mil Ioczko

Posted on May 6, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Sharon & Steve Wood as Mary & Abe Lincoln


The historical re-enactment of Mary & Abe Lincoln portrayed by actors Sharon and Steve Wood fascinated the Moultonborough Women's Club. Their story told of the distinctly different paths that led each of the Lincoln's to Springfield, Illinois, where they met, married and began a family. Moving to the White House with years of personal and national crises. This interesting interaction event took place on May 2, at the Lions Hall following the clubs monthly luncheon with 87 in attendance. Steve Wood took second place in a Lincoln look alike and is the spitting image of Abe Lincoln. Both he and wife Sharon were voted best Lincoln team in 2003 and 2006. Sharon wore an authentic linen dress made special for her part in the performance. Harriet Bicksler made this marvelous program possible by obtaining a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council and it was opened to the public free. There was an active audience Q & A period.

Gayle Russell arranged with Chef Donna Grow to provide a catered roasted pork dinner, which was savory and succulent and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Our famous dessert table had much to offer with tempting desserts; key lime tatrs, gluten free chocolate cake, coconut chocolate cookies, oatmeal cookies, eclairs, purple raspberry upside down cake, cranberry bread, palmiers and carrot cake. This hard to resist assortment was provided by: Jean Beadle, Marion Roche, Barbara Perry, Bonnie Rowe, Marlene Taussig, Lisa Scott, Joanne Repyak, Jan Biller and Mal Merrill.

Representing the Nominating Committee: Dotti Simpson, Libby Reichlen and Mary Lamprey Bare presented the new slate of officers and directors, which was voted for unanimously and their installation will take place at next meeting on June 6 at the annual banquet scheduled at Bald Peak.

MWC Adopt-a spot "clean-up" day - By Mil Ioczko

Posted on April 29, 2016 at 11:35 AM

L-R front: Lee Bane, Jill Alexander, Joanne Wilhelm

L-R back: Nancy Zeloski, Marianne Wiederhold, Betsy Merkle

For several years, the Moultonborough Women's Club has volunteered to "Adopt-a-spot", which is a program to help beautify Moultonborough with gardening. Barbara Koehler, known for her huge, gorgeous gardens has given her all for this project. The recent snow impeded the planned "clean up' day and these hard working volunteers will have to return to finish the work. MWC is a service club and does much for the community.