Moultonborough Women's Club


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MWC Busy Bake Sale - By Mil Toczko

Posted on July 4, 2016 at 11:30 AM

MWC Scholarship workers June Hall, Nancy McDonough and Libby Reichlen

MWC members all set to sell home baked goods

A terrific Friday night storm of hard rain brought a bright, brisk, sunny Saturday just in time for the Moultonborough Women's Club annual July bake sale in conjunction with the fabulous, Moultonborough Library book sale. The community looks forward to this great event with people coming from all over to search for their favorite author or look for new ones, The MWC bake sale is always popular and home baked treats were plentiful with new goods brought in during the day. Favorites such as fruit pies and strawberry treats sold out fast.

There was a huge variety of cookies, several variations of brownies, decorated cup cakes and all kinds of mouth watering desserts. Thanks to Louise O'Donald and Mary Whiting for chairing this successful event. Thanks to the town who supports MWC in cooperation and generosity. This past June MWC awarded $8,000 in scholarships to students and one adult. Proceeds of this bake sale will be used to fund scholarships for our talented local students. Women working together in unison can accomplish miracles. History shows that so far over the years MWC has awarded $168,350 in scholarships.

MWC Runs Successful Jewelry Sale - By Mil Toczko

Posted on July 4, 2016 at 11:25 AM

MWC President Harriet Bicksler at Jewelry Sale

This was the third year the Moultonborough Women's Club participated in the Moultonborough United Methodist Church craft fair and happy they did. Member Peg Young suggested MWC take part in this craft fair as a vendor and it turned out to be a great idea financially and socially. Great care was taken to be sure the jewelry was cleaned, shiny and bright; as well as the knickknacks that they displayed. Others participating in this effort were: Barbara Hawkins, Dotti Simpson, Trish Conley Eloise Post and Barb Koehler. MWC is always on the prowl for new ideas to raise funds to be able to contribute in worthy causes to our community. Besides awarding several scholarships each year, they also donate around $1,500 to other charities in need.

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.