|Posted on October 10, 2014 at 4:35 PM|
Laughter Yoga Leader Marcia Wyman, MWC co-President Eloise Post and Lois McHugh
By Mil Toczko
Monday, October 6, the Moultonborough Women's Club held their usual monthly luncheon meeting; only this wasn't at all usual, it was actually very different from the norm. The hall was filled with constant laughter for a full 30 minutes non stop. No kidding. All this hilarity was caused by co-President Eloise Post engaging Laughter Yoga leader Marcia Wyman and her assistant Lois McHugh to explain how this newest rage began in India. Looking for a new business venture, Marcia attended a Laughter Yoga Leader training program and felt a change both physically and mentally. She became more interested after feeling therapeutic benefits from laughing and breathing sessions and soon started the business of the New England Center of Laughter in Concord. She now has two Laughter Yoga clubs in Concord. The entire 83 attendees participated together in unison resulting in a truly serendipitous event. Laughter is indeed good medicine.
Hospitality Gayle Russell and Harriet Bicksler arrived early to see to hostess responsibilities and work with the dessert committee consisting of Karen Wright, Dotti Simpson,Rose Kennedy, Sally Burgeson, Barbara Sheppard, Alice Capowski, Jackie Kudzma and Tricia St Peter, who had to double their work because of the large expected crowd. Chef Donna Grow wasn't fazed by the large count and had a delicious hot soup loaded with tender beef and vegetables, plus both tuna salad, chicken salad and a lush green salad and all needed condiments. The desserts came in many forms: seasonal autumn apple and pumpkin pies, a variety of apple squares, lemon squares, crunchy cookies, cup cakes and a lush chocolate cake. Regads... choices, choices.
A new Apple iPad Air raffle is now on going with tickets selling for $10 and only 200 will be sold, giving buyers a good chance of winning and in time for a terrific Christmas gift. The new calendar is out with 3 member recipes on each month and will benefit the scholarship fund. These calendars would make an ideal inexpensive $15 hostess gift or perhaps to remember your good neighbor.
Marcia Rauch and Gayle Bettinger have 21 sign ups to lead "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer", which will be held on Sunday, October 19 at Opechee Park in Laconia. All are welcome to join the group just call Marcia at 253-9926 for details and possible car pooling, which will be at 8:30 in the upper part of Heath's Market parking lot. Since 1996, with generous help from sponsors, MWC has raised over $97k and plan to continue participating in this great cause that has helped so many.
Check out new photos at moultonboroughwomensclub.org.
|Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:20 AM|
The Moultonborough Women's Club is looking forward to the newest rage "Laughter Yoga", a new concept that seems to make people happIer and helps to connect you to people. We have co-President Eloise Post to thank for this engaging program in bringing speaker Marcia E. Wyman. She first ran an archery business for 25 years then had a stroke that incapacitated her left side. The prognosis was that she would have more strokes and had to close her archery business. After attending a Laughter Yoga Leader training program she felt a change both physically and mentally. Marcia became more interested after feeling therapeutic benefits from laughing and breathing sessions and soon started the business of the New England Center of Laughter in Concord. She now has two Laughter Yoga clubs in Concord and hopes to soon start a "Family Laughter Yoga" in the near future.
Hospitality Gayle Russell will arrive early to see to hostess responsibilities and work with the dessert committee consisting of Karen Wright, Dotti Simpson,Rose Kennedy, Sally Burgeson, Barbara Sheppard, Alice Capowski, Jackie Kudzma and Tricia St Peter.
Co-President Trish Conley has designated American Cancer Society as the charity of the month. Marcia Rauch and Gayle Bettinger will lead us in our annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" which will be held on Sunday, October 19 at Opechee Park in Laconia. All are welcome to join the group just call Marcia at 253-9926 for details and possible car pooling. Since 1996, with generous help from sponsors, MWC has raised over $97k and plan to continue participating in this great cause that has benefited many. Learn more about MWC go to: moultonboroughwomensclub.org.
|Posted on September 23, 2014 at 11:45 AM|
Adopt a Spot MWC Gardeners: Jill Alexander, Carol Bamberry, Nancy Zeloski, Trish St. Peter, Justin Cantone with head gardener Barb Koehler in back. Missing is Sue Brown.
By Mil Toczko
Three years ago, the Moultonborough Women's club got a call to help beautify our town by adopting a spot somewhere in a public area. Gardener Barb Koehler accepted the challenge and was given a section to garden just as you pass the library to approach the town hall. It turned out to be quite a large piece of property which borders the parking lot and much had to be done. Other club members volunteered to help Barb in this huge project and each year it looks better and better by the addition of not only annuals, but planting perennials, grasses and shrubbery. Not having an irrigation system new hoses had to be purchased and volunteers took turns in watering the plants. Barb has one of the largest gardens in town and is busy enough but managed to take on this additional time consuming gardening. This is just one of the projects MWC does to support the community by doing good whenever possible. For more photos and info go to:moultonboroughwomensclub.org
|Posted on September 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM|
MWC Bake sale ladies Jean Beadle and Sue Brown
By Mil Toczko
The primary election finally arrived and that meant the Moultonborough Women's Club had to be ready when the polls opened. Organizer Mary Whiting reports that co-Captains Jean Beadle and Sue Brown opened the MWC bake sale bright and early to have free coffee at 7:00 a.m. for early arrivals.
Throughout the day other volunteers arrived to work and fragrant, fresh baked items kept flowing in.
Just the day before, MWC began the fall season with a meeting at Geneva Point and members were bringing in baked items then to have ready for election day. Voting turnout was pretty good and the bake sale went off extremely well and will add over $1,100 to the Scholarship Fund. The bake sales play a very integral part in raising money for scholarships and has proven quite lucrative. Our success determines the number of scholarships that are awarded and this is where the town comes in. Our town is always very generous and willing to help in buying our products and for this, MWC is most grateful to them. It really does take a village and we have one of the best. Like more info? View our latest on: moultonboroughwomensclub.org.
|Posted on September 11, 2014 at 5:50 PM|
By Mil Toczko
Geneva Point traditionally has been the place the Moultonborough Women's Club usually begins their fall season. It all started many years ago when we used their barn for an annual picnic and auction. The past five years, we moved to their new, comfortable, spacious community center to enjoy greeting old friends after the summer respite. President Trish Conley informed members of the agenda all set for the coming year and it will be a very busy one. She outlined the expectant activity each month and noted that a celebration of the club's 65th anniversary will take in April.
Gayle Russell headed up the Hospitality committee with helpers Irene Colman, Nancy McDonough and Valerie Durland, who arrived bright and early to set up, decorate and start the coffee. Members brought a brown bag lunch and the executive board provided dessert and drinks. Barb Koehler announced 62 members and 2 guests attended. Cheryl Ulm has graciously offered her home for the "New Members Tea" and invitations have been mailed. This is a lovely event to meet officers and committee chairs and learn more about the club. Marcia Rauch and Gayle Bettinger will be working for our 19th year on "Making Strides Against Cancer" this October. The newest thing is to design and decorate a bra for this worthwhile event. We'll see where that leads to and who will model?
Karen Wright, Rose Kennedy and Sally Burgeson were there to get things started for the annual "Coffee Can Auction", one of the most fun meetings and members love it. There were loads of interesting items to chose from and you never know what you'll end up with.
Nancy McDonough deserves huge thanks for getting wonderful sponsors for our new calendar, which also kept Carol Bamberry, Susan Knapik and Andrea Bonner busy during the summer. Something new; this calendar will have recipes from our own members and will be a great benefit to the scholarship fund. Check out the newest photos by going to: moultonboroughwomensclub.org.