|Posted on March 9, 2018 at 12:55 AM|
Tides of Harmony entertain the Moultonborough Women's Club
Monday, March 5, the Moultonborough Women's Club met for their monthly luncheon meeting at the Moultonborough Function Hall. President Deb Kumpf arranged to host and also participated with the Tides of Harmony, choir volunteers of the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice. Director Valerie May, a well known harpist leads the group in singing memorial services, veteran services and individual bedside support. There was audience participation and some funny stories that occurred during their engagements.
Culinary preparation of corned beef and cabbage with the usual accouterments was catered by Chef Donna Grow with her well trained staff. A delectable meal just in time to celebrate St Pat's day. March hostesses: Sherry Weene, Betsey Merkle, Barbara Brash, Susan Temple and Joanne Wilhelm provided a celebration of sweet desserts. They arrived early to decorate the tables with shamrocks and a lot of greenery. Everyone is Irish for St Paddy's day.
President Deb Kumpf was pleased with the large amount of donations for the Lakes Region Humane Society in Ossipee. March is a very busy month for the women's club. We had a bake sale on election day, followed by a sandwich sale at the town meeting on Saturday, March 17. Leslie Angelo, Susan Doherty-Funke and Amy Lindamood have been busy setting up our new site on Facebook. Give it a try.
|Posted on March 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM|
Mary Whiting with Chairperson Susan Doherty-Funke planning sandwich sale
On Saturday, March 17, during a break in the Town Meeting held at the Moultonborough Academy, MWC will offer a quick, inexpensive hearty lunch to accommodate voters. Susan Doherty-Funke is chairing this event, which is a good cause and best of all, you will be aiding the MWC Scholarship fund, a pet project. A service club, the Moultonborough Women's Club is always ready to help the community.
You need not leave the building seeking something to eat. All will be ready in the cafeteria for all the hungry patriots. There will be a choice of sandwich, a bag of chips, a cookie, an apple or orange all for $5.00, plus a free bottle of water donated by Crystal Geyser. Members volunteer to make and donate the sandwiches, resulting in a large selection, which includes: ham salad, egg salad, tuna salad, chicken salad, ham & cheese and for the kids peanut butter & jelly, something for all.
The very first sandwich sale began in 2008 organized by Cecelia Hansen, who chaired each year until now.
|Posted on February 8, 2018 at 3:50 PM|
Moultonborough Women's Club President Deb Kumpf with speaker Michelle Luhrmann.
An opportunity to shed the doldrums of a too long cold, icy winter; the Moultonborough Women's Club met for their monthly meeting and luncheon on Monday, February 5 and to hear speaker Michelle Luhrmann tell her fascinating story. The Luhrmann's had a summer place here in Moultonborough and in 2003 there was a propane gas explosion that killed their 5 year old daughter Amilia and injured other family members. Michelle pushed for the passage of Amilia's Law, a New Hampshire law, which requires licensing and training for those working with propane and gas lines in residences. The family had been learning about human trafficking and helping survivors with the United Church of Christ in Medfield, Mass for a few years. Michelle thought this would be a good way to commemorate their daughter's passing and decided to invite people to help the cause through an anniversary fundraiser. That one-time memorial quickly grew into a globe-spanning organization. In Africa, the organization has already been successful. Amilia’s Light helps fund Daughters of Freedom in Kampala, Uganda, which helps about 30 women, and the Medfield group is working to build a residential facility where survivors can get the help they need. MWC President Deb Kumpf an old friend introduced Michelle, who is a most charming lady, who became Founder and President of Amilia's Light.
Hospitality Sharon Paton and Tricia Martin Wallace had made earlier arrangements with Chef Donna Grow to cater an incredible lasagna luncheon along with a huge green salad, side dish of yellow string beans and plenty of garlic bread. A perfect luncheon prepared by a well trained staff. February hostesses set up and decorated the tables with valentine hearts. They also provided fantastic, delectable treats and a large bowl of fresh fruit. The ladies in charge were: Pam Toczko, Wendy Sutten, Mary Lou Charron, Diane Schneider and Cookie Eldridge. Coffee by Betsy Merkle and Sherry Weene.
President Deb Kumpf was pleased with all the food members donated to the Lakes Region Food Pantry as our charity of the month. She also explained the process of the Nominating Committee. Sherry Weene then nominated Marlene Taussig, who agreed to serve on the Nominating Committee. The committee will soon begin a search for replacements. We have Carol Bamberry to thank for starting our web site, followed by Trish Conley and now Webmaster Amy Lindamood sees to keeping it current.
|Posted on January 25, 2018 at 10:50 AM|
Deb Kumpf, President of the Moultonborough Women's Club has made arrangements to hear the story of "Amilia's Light" on Monday, February 5, at 11:30, held at the Moultonborough Function Hall on Old Rt 109s. Amilia died in 2003 at the age of 5 and in 2013, Michelle Luhrmann and her family were looking for a way to commemorate the 10th anniversary of her passing. The family had been learning about human trafficking and helping survivors with the United Church of Christ in Medfield, Mass for a few years, so the family decided to invite people to help the cause through an anniversary fundraiser. That one-time memorial quickly grew into a globe-spanning organization. In Africa, the organization has already seen success. Amilia’s Light helps fund Daughters of Freedom in Kampala, Uganda, which helps about 30 women, and the Medfield group is working to build a residential facility where survivors can get the help they need. Benefiting from Amilia's Light support, women have gained skills through mentoring, education, vocational training that help provide job opportunities. Michelle also pushed for the passage of Amilia’s Law, a NH law which requires licensing and training for those working with propane and gas lines in residences.
Hospitality Sharon Paton and Tricia Martin Wallace have made arrangements for a catered lasagna luncheon by Chef Donna Grow and her well trained culinary staff. Looks like comfort food is in order with these very cold, icy days. The February hostesses are; Pam Toczko, Mary Lou Charron, Diane Schneider, Cookie Eldridge, Cheryl Kahn and Lisa Scott. Barb Koehler is in charge of coffee. Surely, there will be a delightful array of new and tempting desserts.
MWC charity of the month will be for the Lakes Region Food Pantry to help restock the shelves with needed items. We hope your saving your unwanted shoes and boots, as a collection will be made for these items at the April meeting.
Time again for the Nominating Committee and Parliamentarian Dotti Simpson explains it like this: one member appointed by the Board, one appointed by the President, and one appointed by the membership) which focuses on the officers' and directors' desire for continuation or replacement for the following year. Deb will appoint one member of the Nominating Committee who will join Board representative Sue Reepmeyer and the Nominating Committee member to be selected in March by the membership. President will also appoint a new director to replace recently deceased Mary Lamprey Bare.
|Posted on January 13, 2018 at 9:25 AM|
U.S. Army retired LTC Kurt Webber and MWC Program chair Jane Harrington
Happy to be rid of the sub zero temps, we finally experienced some warmer weather and our cabin fever was finally broken. The Moultonborough Women's Club met on Monday, January 8, for their monthly luncheon meeting. Member Jane Harrington introduced U.S. Army retired veteran Lieutenant Colonel Kurt Webber of Gilford, NH. Webber, a 1979 West Point graduate, veteran of Vietnam and Iraqi and active in town affairs, recognized the need of wounded veterans and with other devoted volunteers founded "Camp Resilience", which now provides therapeutic retreats to improve veterans lives. There are many such programs for veterans that bring vets together with sports activities, but Camp Resilience provides types of activities with life skills that will continue to help vets when they return home, free of charge. Group therapy has proven the most effective in regaining confidence for serious injuries such as limb amputations, brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder. High praise was given to Gunstock for the tremendous help they provide in meals and housing. Webber showed slides and many stories. The Q & A was brisk.
Chef Donna Grow, with the help of her culinary, well trained staff catered a delightful quintessential turkey dinner, a nice surprise enjoyed by all 60 in attendance. January hostesses Sue Reepmeyer, Mal Merrill, Mary Fowler Huston, Deb Kumpf, Gayle Russell, Suzanne Knapik, Jill Alexander and Cookie Eldridge served many tempting, luscious desserts always a busy, frequented table.
President Deb Kumpf was thrilled with all the basic necessary items members brought for Starting Point to help victims of domestic and sexual abuse here in Carroll County. We are a service club and try to help our community whenever possible by being kind and generous and donate to a worthwhile charity every month. We were pleased to see Mal Merrill up and about after an illness and we thank Sue Knapik for taking time to make winter table decorations, which added to the gaiety.
Recently we lost a very dear member, Mary Lamprey Bare, who was also MWC director. Mary's mother, Elizabeth K. Lamprey was one of the founders of the Moultonborough Women's Club. A book will be purchased in Mary's memory as is our tradition. Mary was also very prominent in the Moultonborough Historical Society and will be greatly missed.