|Posted on April 10, 2014 at 5:50 PM|
By Mil Toczko
The Moultonborough Women's Club met Monday, Aprl 7, for their monthly luncheon meeting, with 70 in attendance. It was a most convivial gathering on a lovely, sunny spring day. Nice enough to finally shed winter gear and welcome the awaited spring in lighter threads. The program was arranged by Mil Toczko and had Lt. Heidi Murphy, a Conservation Officer with the NH Fish & Game Department for almost ten years as guest speaker. After training, she was promoted to Conservation Officer and was given the 32 patrol which encompasses nine towns in northern Merrimack county. She became a member of the Advanced Search and Rescue Team, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Background Investigator as well as Becoming an Outdoors Woman instructor teaching “Outdoor Survival”. Officer Murphy was recently promoted to Administrative Lieutenant at the headquarters office located in Concord. Lt. Murphy spoke about the role of a Conservation Officer and the “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” (BOW) program. This program is a chance for women to learn outdoor skills they can use to enjoy fishing, hunting and many other outdoor pursuits. BOW workshops are presented in a fun, supportive environment. We have many women who enjoy winter sports such as snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling and interested in learning about the BOW program. Members had many questions about our NH wildlife. MWC thoroughly enjoyed having this lovely, young woman as guest speaker and found her tenacious, bright, eager and one who loves her job. Lt Murphy turned out to be a serendipitous discovery.
For more information go to www.nhbow.com
Chef Donna Grow catered a culinary preparation of delicious chicken parmesan, with all the accouterments.
Jeannine Royer was in charge of not only decorating but also the infamous dessert table, with helping hands from: Peg Young, Pat Vanderhoef, Sue Brown, Jean Heckman, Dorrie Dobson and Caroline Bailey. These women provided an exceptional selection of extraordinary desserts. Such as a refreshing fruit salad, a large angel cake with fresh strawberries and cream, the ever popular whoopie pies, cheese cake tart, cupcakes with triple chocolate, mocha cheese tart, a variety of cookies, a chocolate pie and mini butterscotch pies. It is irresistible to resist these sweet rewards.
The designated charity for April was for the Veterans Home in Tilton and President Trish Conley was most happy to see the abundant bags of items members generously donated.
A warm reception was given to the eight guests who were present. Remember guests are always invited and for more information please go to: moultonboroughwomensclub.org.
|Posted on April 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM|
Archive cmte.: Mil Toczko, Mitzie Crowe, Harriet Bicksler and Chairlady Carol Bamberry
By Mil Toczko
The Moultonborough Women's Club will celebrate their 65th Anniversary in 2015, and are searching old records that various officers have been storing in their homes.
Former President Carol Bamberry graciously accepted chairing an Archive Committee and being tech savvy will record the MWC history on computer for safekeeping for future years. Helping her in this endeavor are: Harriet Bicksler, Mitzie Crowe and Mil Toczko. They've been able to find old scrapbooks and photo albums along with newspaper articles yellowed with age. Back in the beginning no one had computers and only few had typewriters so a lot of the reports were written
by hand, which were difficult to read. The findings were divided between the four and have come up with very interesting information. Donating far more than we imagined to the community and helping
students and others each year in various ways.
The Moultonborough Historical Society has asked for historical information on MWC and we plan to have some sort of representation in their building in the near future.
|Posted on March 27, 2014 at 8:05 PM|
By Mil Toczko
Here is the opportunity to shed the doldrums of a too long cold winter, when theMoultonborough Women's Club meet Monday, April 7, at the Lions Hall on Old Rt 109S for their monthly meeting and luncheon. Program chair, Mil Toczko has arranged for Lt. Heidi Murphy to be guest speaker. Lt. Murphy has been a Conservation Officer with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department for almost ten years. After the initial trainee year she was promoted to Conservation Officer I and was given the 32 patrol which encompasses nine towns in northern Merrimack county. She became a member of the Advanced Search and Rescue Team, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Background Investigator as well as a Becoming an Outdoors Woman instructor teaching “Outdoor Survival”. Officer Murphy was recently promoted to Administrative Lieutenant at the headquarters office located in Concord. Lt. Murphy will be speaking about the role of a Conservation Officer and the “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” (BOW) program.
This program is a chance for women to learn outdoor skills they can use to enjoy fishing, hunting and many other outdoor pursuits. BOW workshops are presented in a fun, supportive environment. Looking into the reasons more women don't participate in many outdoors activities, such as hunting and fishing. It was determined that women preferred to learn these skills in a non-competitive atmosphere along with other women. We have many women who enjoy winter sports such as snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling and now can learn to enjoy other outdoor pursuits.
Please plan to arrive by 11:30 for social time. This makes it easier for Barb Koehler of membership not to rush around at the last minute before checking in. Gayle Russell has arranged to have a chicken parmesan luncheon served promptly at 12:00, which will be catered by well known Donna Grow and her organized kitchen staff. Our exceptional selection of desserts will be presented by Jeannine Royer, June Hall, Jean Heckman, Pat Vanderhoef, Sue Brown, Dorrie Dobson and Peg Young. The committee usually has something new for us to sample.
Co-President Eloise Post has designated the charity of the month will be items for the "Sunshine Cart" at the Veteran's Home in Tilton. Always in need are the typical personal hygiene items for sprucing up. Large print crossword puzzles are always a hit, as well as Word Seek books.
An archives group headed by Carol Bamberry, Harriet Bicksler, Mitzie Crowe and Mil Toczko have been researching old MWC records and have found some very interesting things, which will be presented at a later date. In the meantime, they would appreciate any old photos and are missing several yearly booklets and need the years: 1950-1959: 1970-1973: 2004-2013.
Guests are always welcome to join any of our meetings and greeted warmly.
|Posted on March 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM|
By Mil Toczko
It was a busy, hectic week for the Moultonborough Women's Club. On Tuesday, March 11, election day, Judy Ballard and Harriet Bicksler conducted a bake sale in the Life Safety Building and actually baked sticky buns in the early hours right there on the premises. The delicious aroma enticed buyers to purchase these warm buns along with a nice, hot cup of coffee. There were plenty of other delicious, home baked goodies offered such as: sought after pies, always a big hit, plus pumpkin whoopee pies, all sorts of cakes and breads, muffins and a large variety of cookies. Then a few days later on Saturday, March 15, MWC Cecelia Hansen and crew offered a packaged lunch for $5, which included: a sandwich of your choice, a cookie, a bag of chips and an orange or apple, plus a free bottle of spring water donated by Crystal Geyser. Not only a great deal, but a wonderful convenience for the voters who arrive early and plan to stay for many hours at the annual town meeting, which is held at the Moultonborough Academy. They break at noon for lunch and head for the cafeteria, where MWC has everything in place and have eight cashiers ready for voters. It's all done very efficiently and everyone is fed in record time. This is the sixth time Cecelia has organized this highly successful luncheon. Voters need not leave the building to have a reasonable lunch. All proceeds for both these events will go directly into the scholarship fund. Last year we awarded $8,500 in scholarships and hope to do as well if not better this coming June. MWC sincerely thanks the Moultonborough community for their help and generosity in making these events successful. It can't be done without you. Carol Bamberry, our savvy tech started our interesting web site three years ago and you will be nicely surprised by going to:http:// moultonboroughwomensclub.org
|Posted on March 7, 2014 at 12:05 AM|
By Mil Toczko
The Moultonborough Women's Club was very pleased to welcome Guy Giunta, a well known landscaper and lilac expert from Sanbornton to speak to our members, on Monday, March 3, with 54 in attendance. We have Program Chair Dotti Simpson to thank for engaging this wonderful, down to earth man, who related all that you need to know about growing our lilac state flower. Giunta serves as Commission Chairman for the Governor's Lilac and Wildflower Commission and over the years, has partnered with New Hampshire garden clubs, schools, youth groups and other public organizations to promote planting of lilacs and wildflowers throughout the state. A powerpoint show all about lilacs was shown with the assistance of our President Trish Conley. Guy had some good tales to tell along with the slides. One interesting, helpful thing we learned about pruning, is to prune the dead wood from the base and not the top. This way new shoots will begin to appear at the base. We all found Guy most charming and many members were anxious to get lilac advice from him. Guy gave out lovely, informative booklets all about the lilac planting, care, pruning, fertilizing etc. Everything you will ever need to know about lilacs.
Hostess Gayle Russell arranged with Donna Grow to serve a delicious, heartwarming roast pork with all the trimmings. Nothing could be better on a cold winter day. Even Mr. Giunta raved about the delicious luncheon and oh, those mashed potatoes! Then came the desserts chaired by Sherry Weene with helpers: Janine Broadhurst, Dawn Smith, Susan Merrifield, Carol Bamberry, Eloise Post and Jane Coyne. They set up a beautiful table with scrumptious desserts which included: refreshing fresh fruit, always a hit, blueberry bread, decadent chocolate truffle cake, chocolate mint brownies, decorated St Pat's cup cakes, a lucious key lime pie. Cookies consisted of chocolate chip, lemon sugar and coconut macaroons. Jeannine Royer, our in house decorator had St. Pat's decorations galore with shamrocks and green centerpieces.
President Trish Conley had designated the March charity would be donations to the Lakes Humanity Society and members were most generous in bringing a huge amount of necessary items for these sheltered animals, where there is always a need.
March guests were: Martha Billings, Tao Wan Rudkin, Justine Cantone, and Ann Foley. Guests are always welcome to visit and enjoy our comraderie. You will find be surprised to find a huge wealth of information on MWC by going to: moultonboroughwomensclub.org.