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"Treble Makers" are back to MWC - by Mil Toczko

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 12:40 AM

The Treble Makers are back to entertain the Moultonborough Women's Club at their next meeting on Monday, April 3 at the Lions Hall, with a social starting at 11:30. Nancy Nichols and several other ladies from our neighboring town of Sandwich intend to bring many old time instruments, some will be played and others will be on display before and after the concert. Music will be selected from Medieval Period, the Renaissance Period and Modern times. Nancy Nichols directs and plays in the group, supported by instrumentalists Ginger Heard and June Christiaen of Sandwich and Sue and Paul Schmidt from Bedford. Valerie May, a harpist and soprano sings and performs also.  We thank Deb Kumpf for arranging to bring back this marvelous group of musicians, who visited MWC 5 years ago.


Hospitality Tricia Martin Wallace earlier arranged with Chef Donna Grow to serve Lasagna for the luncheon. Donna's kitchen crew is very well versed in culinary aspects and the team does a super job. Now, we come to the dessert table manned this month by: Donna Conway, Peg Young, Barbara Perry, Betsy Merkle, Caroline Bailey, Karen Wright, Gayle Russell and Judy Soja. It is always interesting to see what they will come up with and you can be certain there will be something new and delectable.


President Harriet Bicksler has proclaimed April's charity will be for the Veterans Sunshine Club. They would like the usual standard size items: Denture cleaning tablets: Efferdent or Polident, adhesive: Fixodent or Poligrip, toothpaste, toothbrushes, stick deodorants men’s & women’s scented, hair combs and brushes, pre-shave and after shave lotion. It's always much appreciated.  Bicksler also reminds us to bring in those used, old shoes for another charity group called Second Chance Animal Rescue, located in Littleton, NH.  The Nominating Committee consisting of: Dotti Simpson, Barbara Palmer and Carole O'Hara will present the club with a report on a new slate of officers, who are willing to serve for two years and will be voted on in May.

Women's Club Reveals Big Event Plans - by Mil Toczko

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 12:35 AM

The nor'easter is over and things are getting back to normal. The Moultonborough Women's Club, always busy and thinking ahead recently gathered together to begin planning their big fundraiser event of the year. MWC awards scholarships at the end of May, so in June, we begin again to plan events to refill the emptied coffers. Last year we awarded $8,000. It all began way back in 1960, when scholarships became the pet project and since have awarded $168,350. All this can't be done without raising funds by some events. Organizer Carol Bamberry is getting a dynamite team together for the Summer Gala Silent Auction, which is open to the public on Friday evening June 16 at the Lions Hall on old Rt.109s. Tickets re $20 per person, which will include free catered appetizers, dance music and some fantastic, unusual auction items to bid on. An inexpensive evening to have fun, enjoy friends and get a fantastic deal on auction items. Sounds like a long way off but we all know how time flies. Donations from local merchants will be most welcome and a nice way for new merchants to get acquainted with MWC, a community service club.

 


Road Scholar Ambassdor at MWC - by Mil Toczko

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 10:25 AM

May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. One of many good Irish greetings.  It's that time of the year, when everyone becomes Irish and the wearing of the green is popular. There was plenty of green at the Moultonborough Women's Club, with shamrocks galore, on Monday, March 6. Road Scholar Ambassador Jane Ramsay of Meredith was guest speaker and filled us in on the latest changes going on at Road Scholar, formerly known as Elderhostel, a non profit organization. Catalogs were given to members with information on U.S., International and Adventures Afloat, with more than 50 inspirational learning adventures all at an exceptional value.


Ramsay was happy to share some of her traveling experiences and was eager to answer questions.  Tricia Martin Wallace made earlier arrangements to have Chef Donna Grow cater a traditional, delicious corned beef and cabbage luncheon with all the accouterments. Her well trained leprechaun kitchen helpers had it all ready with savory results. The March dessert committee also came through with flying colors with a celebration of delicious sweets to top it all off. They arrived early to set up and decorate and we are thankful to:  Debbie Colvin, Cheryl Ulm, Kathy Dalzell, Sherry Weene, Mary Whiting, Barbara Brash and Leslie Angelo, who provided a dazzling dessert table. A huge bowl of fresh fruit was offered along with pistachio cake, ginger bread, blarney stones, lemon drops, key lime cheese cake, whoopee pies and a lime jello salad. The 60 attendees and 6 guests had fun grazing at the irresistible dessert orgy.


The stage quickly filled up with donations for the New Hampshire Humane Society, which pleased President Harriet Bicksler, as she knew the recipients would be very happy to receive the gifts. Next April, we are collecting old shoes for another animal rescue group called Second Chance Animal Rescue. Member Caroline Bailey already brought in 85 pairs of shoes. Yes, 85, by cleaning out her aunt's closet. We are a service club and do much for the community, even collect old shoes.

MWC Plans Scholarship Bake Sale - by Mil Toczko

Posted on March 2, 2017 at 3:20 PM

It's that time again and the Moultonborough Women's Club will be at the voting polls held at the Life Safety Building bright and early on Tuesday, March 14. Scholarship chair Libby Reichlen has organized the sale with Carol O'Hara and Barbara Palmer in charge. They will have warm muffins right out of the oven and coffee ready for the early bird voters that arrive at 7:00 a.m. Other members make up the energetic crew of volunteers, who provide home baked goodies all day long. Having a bake sale on election day is traditional with MWC and is a huge help in funding scholarships. Lat year MWC awarded $8,000 in scholarships totaling over many years an amazing amount of $168,350. We encourage adults who want to continue their education to apply for scholarship help. Applications can be had at the Moultonborough Academy or the Moultonborough Library and are due by April 15.


Fresh baked items will arrive through out the day with pies going fast. Seems we have many pie lovers and they are purchased swiftly. Coffee cakes, bundt cakes are and all sorts of bread are very popular too. We plan on having many frosted cakes, a variety of cookies and of course an assortment of brownies and I hope some of those famous whoopee pies. There will also be gluten free and some sugar free items, which are in demand today.  The community realizes it's all for a worthy cause and are very generous in their purchases. Come on in, look around have a free cup of coffee and take home something nice to treat your family.

MWC Welcomes Road Scholar Program - by Mil Toczko

Posted on February 26, 2017 at 10:45 AM

President Harriet Bicksler of the Moultonborough Women's Club is pleased to announce that Jane Ramsay from Meredith, recently selected as the new area Ambassador to the Road Scholar program will speak on Monday, March 6 at the Lions Hall on Old Rt 109s, with a social at 11:30. Road Scholar is the name of the programs created by Elderhostel, the leading not-for-profit organization that provides learning adventures for adults at an exceptional value.


Offering more than 5,500 programs annually, Road Scholar partners with educational organizations and cultural institutions throughout the United States, Canada and 150 countries around the world to provide unique educational experiences with the spirit of camaraderie and adventure. As a member of the Road Scholar volunteer Ambassador program, Ramsay is now available to share some of her Road Scholar experiences with local groups by giving informal talks about Road Scholar and lifelong learning. Jane has attended 18 programs in various places in the United States, Canada and in Switzerland. The public is invited to join us.


Hospitality Tricia Martin Wallace has arranged a traditional corned beef and cabbage luncheon catered by Chef Donna Grow. This is a delightful meal we all look forward to in March. The signed up hostesses for our famous dessert table will be: Barbara Brush, Sue Brown, Deb Colvin, Kathy Dalzell, Linda Murray, Cheryl Ulm, Sherry Weene and Mary Whiting. Most likely, there will be some decadent treats for all to indulge.


Each month members donate to a charity and March is designated for the NH Humane Society. They have indicated that they need these items: non-lumping regular clay cat liter, first class postage, Science Diet canned food for cats and dogs, animal toys, used clean linen. You can go to their website for more info at nhhumane.org. While we're on the subject of animals: please remember to save your old shoes and boots to collect for the Second Chance Animal Rescue in Littleton, NH in April MWC is a very active service club that does much for the community.However, it isn't all work and no play. MWC has quite a few social events going on, such as: hiking, snowshoeing, bridge, knitting and paint & pour. No need for cabin fever as there is much going on.


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