|Posted on July 21, 2015 at 2:45 PM|
By Mil Toczko
On Independence Day, Saturday July 4th, Louise O' Donald and Barbara Nelson arrived early to set up the food booth for the Moultonborough Women's Club bake sale for the benefit of scholarships. Helping hands from husbands Chuck O'Hara, Jay O'Donald and John Nelson make a big difference with setting up and taking down. They deserve hugs as their help makes it far easier and is much appreciated. At the same time, the Moultonborough Library held their huge annual book sale. MWC is most grateful for the library's generosity in allowing MWC to set up a booth on their parking lot during their book fair. Coffee and muffins were available early for library workers and book browsers to enjoy. MWC members brought baked goods throughout the day and were sold out by 1:30.
Carole O'Hara now diligently leading the Scholarship Committee was present all day and marveled at members who bake wonderful, delicious goodies. Other workers were: Mary Whiting, Eloise Post, Nancy McDonough, Deb Colvin, Barb Koehler, Deb Deacetis and Jean Beadle. Thank goodness the little rain had no effect as it did the previous year with gale force winds and heavy rain; canceling many events. Sugar free and gluten free items sold out quickly as well as those wonderful sought after fruit pies. There is always an exceptional selection of mouth watering desserts. Thanks also to the town who supports both MWC & the Library in cooperation and generosity. This past June we awarded $8,000 to students and strive to do the same or better next year. The proceeds of this bake sale will be used to fund scholarships for our talented local students. It's amazing what a group of local women accomplish each year working together. We do good better and take pride in that. For a wealth of information and more articles plus recent photos go to: moultonboroughwomensclub.org.
|Posted on July 7, 2015 at 5:40 PM|
Moultonborough Women's Club members Barbara Hawkins, Trish Conley, Dotti Simpson,
Barb Koehler, Eloise Post, Harriet Bicksler were ready for their jewelry, purse, scarf sale.
By Mil Toczko
Tables, which are rented were donated by generous member Peg Young. This event was held at the annual fair of the Moultonborough Methodist Church on June 27, which is well attended each year.
|Posted on June 10, 2015 at 8:55 AM|
Eloise Post going over catering plans with Carol Ross Bamberry, chairing with Jill Alexander
in the Big Summer Gala coming soon on Friday, June 12.
By Mil Toczko
The Moultonborough Women's Club has been busy planning their second summer silent auction scheduled for Friday, June 12, from 7-10 p.m., at the Lions Hall on Old Rt 109s. Carol Ross Bamberry and Jill Alexander have organized a large committee to bring a gala social engagement with live 50's music provided by Scot O'Brien, a cash bar and catered free, tasty morsels of appetizers by Eloise Post. It will be great fun to offer dancing to those who don't get enough. Dancing slippers are in order and dress attire will be casual. A Wine Pull will also take place, where everyone that participates is a winner. This is a brand new endeavor for us and should add some favorable fun. As if all this isn't enough to entice one, also taking place will be the main event featuring a silent auction. Procuring many unusual, interesting items to bid on has kept the large committee of dedicated workers very busy. Jill Alexander has compiled an exciting pleasing list of those items and here is a sampling: a free Pontoon boat rental for the day. Enjoy with family and friends as boat holds 15 people. Four tickets for the Mount Washington Cruise Line. A gourmet Italian dinner for four. Eighteen holes of golf at Ridgewood Country Club. A private yoga lesson at your home. Five tickets to ride Millie B on Lake Winnipesaukee. The boat is a mahogany Hacker Craft that will tour magnificent waterfront homes, boathouses, plus you will learn fascinating lake history at the same time. Another item is a family photography session outdoors with thirty edited digital images. This is just a sampling with new, worthwhile items arriving daily. Tickets are $20 per person and are going really fast. MWC is promising a good, fun time with tempting, gourmet hors d'oeuvres catered by Post. MWC is awarding $8,000 in scholarships this June and adding past amounts awarded since 1960 will bring the total to $160,350 thus far. Hard to believe this accomplishment is all due to some hard working women focused on the needs of its citizens and a wonderful, generous community. Find out more by going on our informative web site at: moultonboroughwomensclub.org.
|Posted on June 10, 2015 at 8:50 AM|
By Mil Toczko
A new venue was in store for the Moultonborough Women's Club on June 1st, thanks to the efforts of Gayle Russell and Marlene Taussig, who planned the lovely event at Bald Peak Colony Club for our annual banquet. Wish I could say it was a glorious day to enjoy the gardens and vistas and sun dresses were in order, but it was not to be. Once again our New England weather played a trick on us with not only rain but brought a 20 degree colder day. MWC doesn't let these things faze them and always makes the best of a situation. Eighty members were present to enjoy a delightful gourmet luncheon with a professional service staff. Out going Co-President Trish Conley gave a synopsis of the two years both she and Eloise Post served. It was nice to remember those years and all they had accomplished taking on new challenges with gusto and determination. During a meaningful candlelight service, Parliamentarian Dotti Simpson explained the duties to each officer and their importance to the club. This ceremony of lighted candles and instructions has been an ongoing tradition for many years. MWC also has a club gavel, which has been handed down to use at meetings and has historical significance. It was hewn from an elm tree planted by Nathaniel Webster on his farm in nearby Franklin when it was an orphanage. New officers installed to serve were: President Harriet Bicksler, Vice President Barbara Hawkins, Recording Secretary Judi Soja, Corresponding Secretary Sue Bacon, Treasurer Pat Keegan. Directors: Carol Ross Bamberry, Mitzie Crowe, and Eloise Post.
Scholarship chair Mary Whiting was happy to report on the $8,000 recently awarded to local students. The lucky recipients were:
$2,000 each -
$1,000 each -
Seeing the need, MWC has been awarding scholarships to local students since 1960 and adding this new amount brings the total awarded throughout the years to $160,350. Shows what a handful of determined women can do by raising money mostly with bake sales and a few special events. Couldn't be done without the generous help of the Moultonborough community. Check out our web site for more at: moultonboroughwomensclub.org.
|Posted on May 21, 2015 at 3:10 PM|
Harriet Bicksler, in-coming new President with Eloise Post, out-going co-President of the MWC.
By Mil Toczko
Thanks to the efforts of Marlene Taussig and Gayle Russell we have a new venue for our annual Moultonborough Women's Club banquet, which will be held on Monday, June 1. These two ladies put their heads together and came up with a lovely menu for all to enjoy. This happens to be MWC 65th Anniversary and what could be nicer to celebrate our banquet at Bald Peak for the very first time? Gayle reports 80 reservations have been made and are now closed. At our May general meeting our Nominating Committee consisting of: Barb Koehler, Mitzie Crowe and Sue Bacon presented the club with a new slate of officers, which was unanimously voted in. Following tradition, Parliamentarian Dotti Simpson will be ready to install these club members who are eager to begin a new phase as officers. They are: President Harriet Bicksler, Vice President Barbara Hawkins, Recording Secretary Judi Soja, Corresponding Secretary Sue Bacon, Treasurer Pat Keegan, Directors 2016 Carol Ross Bamberry, 2017 Mitzie Crowe, and 2018 Eloise Post. New chairpersons to serve will be announced during this time for the coming year. Out going Scholarship chair Mary Whiting will announce the scholarship awards for the coming year and introduce Carole O'Hara, a new member, who will head up the scholarship committee.
After searching old records, we now have an accurate account of money donated throughout the years toward scholarships and are very pleased to announce that with the $8,000 given this June, the total reaches $160,350. All because of some devoted, hard working, caring women.
A "Spring Gala" will be coming up soon after our banquet. On Friday, June 12 the Gala will be held at the Lions Hall. Carol Ross Bamberry and Jill Alexander two gifted organizers have teamed up and have been working for a few months with total immersion on this special event. This is our second silent auction and have an enthusiastic team with plenty of vim, vigor and vitality to make this evening even more exciting. Auction items have been arriving daily and they have a lovely, wonderful assortment of unusual items to offer the public. Tickets are a donation of $20 per person and are going fast so plan to get yours soon. There will be free appetizers, music for dancing and promises to be an exciting evening to draw a convivial and happy crowd of new and old friends. Interested in learning more? Go to our web site at moultonboroughwomensclub.org.