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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.



MWC Plans installation/banquet at Bald Peak - by Mil Toczko

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Sharon Paton and Tricia Martin Wallace Plan MWC Banquet at Bald Peak


The date, Monday, June 5, the Moultonborough Women's Club will hold an installation of new officersand banquet at Bald Peak chaired by Sharon Paton and Tricia Martin Wallace with decorations by Jeannine Royer. Seventy two have reservations with a luncheon choice of salmon or chicken. A social begins at 11:00 followed by luncheon at 12:30.


Harriet Bicksler has served as President for he past two years and now will step down as a director. Harriet has done an exemplary job and accomplished far more than expected. There are too many adjectives to describe her outstanding work to better our club and community. As Parliamentarian, Dotti Simpson will conduct the installation of new officers and directors with a short, meaningful ceremony describing their duties. These new and some remaining officers to be installed are; President Deb Kumpf, Vice President Amy Cortston, Recording Secretary Susan Reepmeyer, Corresponding Secretary Leslie Angelo, Treasurer Kathy Garry, Directors: Harriet Bicksler, Mary Lamprey Bare, Eloise Post.


The Scholarship committee recently awarded $7,000 to deserving students. Records kept during the past 17 years, now total an amazing amount of $175,350 that MWC has awarded. That brings us to remind all of the "Summer Gala & Silent Auction"planned for Friday, June 16, to be held at the Lions Hall 7 to 10. With ernest optimism it will truly be a gala social evening for all to enjoy.

Women's Club Plans Big Social - by Mil Toczko

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 3:35 PM


Moultonborough Women's Club Suzanne Knapik and Amy Corston to co-chair Big Summer Gala


The Moultonborough Women's Club plans a large, social event to have some inexpensive fun and hope to add needed money to their coffers. It's been two years since our last "Silent Summer Auction" and now big plans are forming with new ideas to make it even better with more fun for all to enjoy. This challenging event organized by Carol Ross Bamberry known for her admirable achievements is working closely with co-chairs Knapik and Corston assisted by a large, dynamite team of workers. The gala, open to the public will take place on Friday Evening 7-10 on June 16, at the Lions Hall on Old Rt 109s. There will be live music, a cash bar, and catered free, tasty morsels of appetizers by Eloise Post. It will be great inexpensive fun with dancing, a wine pull and a huge, unusual selection of articles to bid on at the silent auction. Something for everyone. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased for your convenience at the Bayswater Bookstore in Center Harbor.

Women's Club Gearing Up for Fun Gala - by Mil Toczko

Posted on May 11, 2017 at 3:30 PM


MWC members Libby Reichlen and Barbara Palmer organizers for listing articles for bidding

Tickets are now available for the Moultonborough Women's Club summer gala and can be purchased for $20 per person at Bayswater Books. It's promised to be a fun time with a cash bar, free catered hot and cold hors d'oeuvres by Eloise Post, music for dancing. And a large list of descriptive new ideas ready for bidding along the entire wall. Carol Bamberry is working diligently with co-captains Amy Corston and Suzanne Knapik making a super team.  It's been two years since we've had a happy time event. Time to get out those dancing slippers.


Dressing attire will be casual. Creative ideas have been percolating for some time and the brewing time is near. A silent auction will be the main theme, with many unusual items to bid on. Great Balls of Fire! Look at an early listing Barbara Palmer and Libby Reichlen have already listed. WOW: Red Sox tickets and Fisher Cats tickets, I'm not kidding. One hour tennis lesson, worth $60, 5 one hour piano lessons, a 16 x 20" pencil portrait of a dog, 3 hour garden design, 4 tickets on Mt Washington, 10 classes at a beautiful yoga barn, a lovely crocheted Afghan. I heard there will be a boat ride and picnic on a beautiful Chris craft wooden boat! Surely more boat excursions. Perhaps dinner with friends at a private home. The rest are gift certificates from various local vendors and restaurants! Remember, this is just a sampling, with new, exciting donations coming in daily. This festive affair will be held at the Moultonborough Lions Hall on Old Route 109s, on Friday, June 16, from 7 to 10.We will be awarding $7,000 to local students late May and need to have a big event to begin to refill those coffers.


We invite our generous, helpful community and neighboring towns to come, join in the "Big Gala Event" of the summer.  Need tickets or more information? Call 253-7347.

Women's Club learns about Geneva Point - by Mil Toczko

Posted on May 6, 2017 at 12:05 AM


Geneva Point Director Peter Claypoole and Program Chair Gayle Russell

For the past 27 years or so, the Moultonborough Women's Club has begun its first meeting at Geneva Point. So, it was quite a change to have the Executive Director Peter Claypoole visit MWC on Monday, May 1. It started as having picnic luncheons in their old barn and now we use their lovely Community Center and hold "Coffee Can Auctions" that was introduced to us by Past President Gloria Cleary back in 2003. We enjoyed the GP grounds for many years but never learned exactly what they do there, so having Peter Claypoole as guest was informative. Peter comes with a wealth of experience in camp settings. He has more than 20 years working in comparable organizations. He is enthusiastic about embracing new challenges and opportunities. Six others affiliated with GP also came as guests. Hospitality Tricia Martin Wallace made early arrangements with Chef Donna Grow to serve a spring luncheon consisting of turkey soup, egg salad and tuna salad and a tossed salad, which was served to the 72 in attendance. Dessert hostesses were: Joanne Repyak, Jackie Kudzma, Janet Moe, Marianne Wiederhold, Amy Corston, Susan Merrifield, Libby Reichlen, Marlene Taussig, Pat Keegan and Eloise Post.


MWC Vice President Deb Kumpf conducted the meeting and even gave a sweet rendition of "Camelot". She then went on with the new slate of officers presented by Dotti Simpson for a unamimous vote. Nominees were: President Deb Kumpf, Vice President Amy Cortston, Recording Secretary Susan Reepmeyer, Corresponding Secretary Leslie Angelo, Treasurer Kathy Garry, Directors: Harriet Bicksler, Mary Lamprey Bare, Eloise Post.


MWC, with a huge, innovative committee is gearing up for the biggest event of the year. It's time for our third Big Silent Auction Gala.


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