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Women's Club Ready to Walk for Breast Cancer - by Mil Toczko

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Ladies make it fun to walk for breast cancer at Opechee Park


YES... it's that time of year again, when women rise to the occasion to strike against breast cancer by holding a nationwide walk each October. The Moultonborough Women's Club will participate for their 22nd year, with members and friends joining in the "March Against Breast Cancer" on Sunday, October 22 at 1:00, at Opechee Park in Laconia.


Co Captains for this event are: Nancy McDonough and Lynn Tuttle with many team walkers. Last year sponsors with unstinting generosity contributed $5,754, making the total MWC contributed over the years to an amazing $114,699. Many awards have been awarded to the MWC from the American Cancer Society. This lifesaving program has provided more than 11 million mammograms and Pap tests over the past 24 years. ACS is fighting to increase cancer research funding and ensuring that everyone has access to quality health care. Car pooling will meet at 11:00 at Home Comfort lot. All are welcome to join in the festivities.

MWC Enjoys Excellent Program on New Mexico Pottery - by Mil Toczko

Posted on October 6, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Speaker John Sadd and Deb Kumpf President of Moultonborough Women's Club

The Moultonborough Women's Club is very grateful to Janet Moe for arranging to have John Sadd, a resident of Moultonborough and part time in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to speak on the beautiful pottery of the Pueblo Indians. John is very knowledgeable on the subject and volunteers as a docent at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe. John's talk gave a brief history of the Pueblos and the effects of Spanish and American incursions throughout five centuries into their territory, The nineteen Pueblo communities have a rich and varied history and he had wonderful photos of both historic pottery and some of the modern work that has grown very popular. It was evident that John loved producing short films with Native American artists and tribal leaders from the Southwest.


Eighty five members and guests attended and enjoyed the fall theme of numerous pumpkins, colorful fall leaves. Hospitality Tricia Martin Wallace and Sharon Paton arranged a delightful comfort luncheon of Shepherd's Pie prepared by Chef Donna Grow and her well trained culinary staff. Responsible for staffing the famous dessert table and fall decorating were: Michele DesMarais, Carole O'Hara, Rose Kennedy, Karen Wright, Paula Young, Sylvia Shaw, Pat Keegan, Barbara Nelson, Pam Libuda and Sally Burgeson.  The desserts were scrumptious and frequented by many grazers.


The Scholarship committee will try something new this November. Donna Conway read a charming poem written by Libby Reichien about having a "No Bake Sale" as there will be no November Election. Please be prepared to donate to this NBS at our next meeting.  MWC includes a bevy of members that are quick to volunteer for just about any event. We're lucky because this isn't the case in most clubs. President Deb Kumpf acknowledged that new member Sue Doherty-Funke not only took on leadership of the upcoming March sandwich affair but has also joined "Boot Camp" to become a Red Cross volunteer. Kumpf also announced accolades to well deserving Pat Keegan for volunteer of the year and her tireless efforts in all she has accomplished these many yeas. Hats off to Nancy McDonough, who has volunteered and worked for the "Cancer Walk" since its inception; that's twenty years now and she reminded us the "Walk Against Breast Cancer" will be at Opeeche Park on Sunday, October 22 at 1:00. Members plan to carpool and meet at 11:00 at the Home Comfort lot. All are welcomed to join the walk.

Talk on Pueblo Indian Pottery for MWC - by Mil Toczko

Posted on September 21, 2017 at 9:35 AM


MWC President Deb Kumpf


President Deb Kumpf of the Moultonborough Women's Club has announced their monthly luncheon will take place on Monday, October 2, at 11:30 a.m. at the Moultonborough Function Center, formerly the Lion's Club on Old Rt 109S.  Member Janet Moe has engaged and will introduce John Sadd, a Moultonborough resident, who has spent parts of fifteen years living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. John, a docent at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Indian Arts Research Center in Santa Fe. has produced many short films featuring interviews and demonstrations with Native American artists and tribal leaders from the Southwest.  John's talk will give a very brief history of the Pueblos and the effects of Spanish and American incursions into their territory throughout five centuries. Examples of both historic pottery and some modern work will be shown, which has led to a growing demand from art collectors. There will be a short Q & A period.


Hospitality Tricia Martin Wallace and Sharon Paton have arranged a catered lunch of Shepards Pie by Chef Donna Grow and her culinary staff. The famous dessert table will be provided by: Michele DesMaris, Karen Wright, Paula Young, Sylvia Shaw, Carole O'Hara, Pat Keegan, Rose Kennedy, Sally Burgeson, Barbara Nelson, Pam Libuda and Nancy McDonough on coffee.  The October charity will be sponsoring the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer", which is chaired by Lynn Tuttle and Nancy McDonough will take place at Opechee Park in Laconia on Sunday, October 22, at 1:00. Members will meet at 10:00 at Home Comfort to carpool. The early detection program of breast and cervical cancer has helped more than 4.6 million women in need. This life saving program has provided more than 11 million mammograms and Pap tests over the past 24 years. Breast cancer death rate has declined an average of 1.9% each year.


70 MWC Members Enjoy Geneva Point Fall Welcome - by Mil Toczko

Posted on September 16, 2017 at 10:20 AM


MWC Nancy McDonough and Lynn Tuttle, Co-chairs for "Making Strides Against Cancer".


The Moultonborough Women's Club President Deb Kumpf was most happy to begin our new season at Geneva Point and welcome back 70 members from a summer respite. Going to Geneva Point has been a tradition for many years to begin our September meeting. This is our fourth year using their charming community center. In the years past, MWC meetings were held in the big, old, brown barn. Happy to see each other, there was a lot of "catching up" with friends. Karen Wright, Rose Kennedy, Sally Burgeson and Pat Keegan set up the "Coffee Can Auction", which is another old tradition installed by past president Gloria Cleary back in 2003. It's a fun event looking for a few nice treasures and there were many to be had.


Jeannine Royer did a fantastic job seeing to the dessert committee and had a lovely table all set up especially for the birthday gals. Co-chairs Nancy McDonough and Lynn Tuttle were busy getting sponsors for the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk" and passed out information folders. Sherry Weene has won a contest by designing and making a fancy, lighted bra and Lynn was brave enough to show it off at the meeting. The cancer walk will take place at Opechee Park in Laconia on Sunday, October 22, at 1:00. Members will meet at 10:00 at Home Comfort to carpool. Since last year, MWC has collected over $114,000 for breast cancer and has been awarded many certificates.

Summer Gala and Auction Benefits Women's Club - by Mil Toczko

Posted on June 17, 2017 at 7:40 PM

Marlene and Eric Taussig are happy with their auction bidding at the MWC Summer Gala

The Moultonborough Women's Club held their third annual summer gala and auction on Friday, June 16, with a well attended crowd, with 70 items to bid on. The hall was transformed with thoughtful planning and hard work, which resulted in lovingly decorated gorgeous floral displays and loads of colorful balloons. The gala is a fund raiser for MWC and its efforts in the community, including scholarships for local students. Carol Bamberry, a gifted organizer, worked diligently with exceptional leaders co-captains Amy Corston and Suzanne Knapik. A large group of volunteers put in time, energy and commitment into this huge project exceeding expectations. To enhance the evening with more fun, there was a cash bar and delightful culinary appetizers prepared by Eloise Post and friends that were served throughout the evening by Moultonborough students as a service project. DJ Sean O'Brien spun tunes encouraging guests to dance. The Gala will be a huge help to renew MWC coffers, which have been recently depleted with scholarship awards of $7,000 to local students. For more Gala photos, go to our Photo Gallery (under more) 2017 Gala.




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