|Posted on November 6, 2014 at 5:35 PM|
Program chair Gayle Russell with Jennifer Correia of "Beyond Obsession"
By Mil Toczko
The Moultonborough Women's Club met Monday, November 3 for their monthly luncheon meeting with 83 in attendance. First of all, members and guests indulged in a delightful, simply good food of ground beef and vegetable lunch prepared by Chef Grow and her talented, well trained kitchen crew. The hostesses who provided the delectable desserts were: Nancy McDonough, Jane Harrington, Mitzie Crowe, Carol Bamberry, Marcia Rauch, Marlene Taussig and Diana Levy. As usual, it was a celebration of delicious sweets and difficult to select just the right dish. Seasonal pies, an abundance of squares, all sorts of cookies and cakes; something to please everyone and forget that diet.
Program chair Gayle Russell introduced Jen Correia and assistants Sharon Paton and Sharon Jones to set up and help demonstrate the many ways to tie scarfs of various shapes. It was interesting to see how to make a vest or several ways to cover the shoulders or waist using a scarf. Jen had a lovely assortment of colorful scarves and members followed along with her to try to copy the artful way of tying. Most likely Jen will have many members visiting her shop right here in Moultonborough on Rt 25.
Marcia Rauch with Gayle Bettinger headed up the annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" and reported funds garnered from sponsors was a whopping $5,669. Recently a committee delved into old records and discovered that MWC had been actively involved in the stride walk since 1996 and found the amounts of money sponsored each year. Adding this October's collection, the amount
added up to the amazing amount of $103,389. Hard to believe so much can be done by so few and we thank all who contributed over the years and do hope some day this terrible disease will be eradicated. A big thank you goes to Sherry Weene, who was coruageous enough to not only design but to model a bra to raise additional money. Now ladies... that takes guts!
The book "Great Houses of New England" has been purchased for the library in memory of our recently deceased member Alice Ellingwood, who served as an officer of MWC for many years and will be truly missed. Get well wishes and many prayers are sincerely sent to Cecelia Hansen, who recently had open heart surgery and is doing well. Our web site is kept up to date with our activities. Check it out at moultonboroughwomensclub.org.
|Posted on November 3, 2014 at 7:25 AM|
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
The Moultonborough Women's Club will hold a Bake Sale
on election day at the Life Safety Building. They will have
coffee and muffins ready when the polls open and expect
fresh baked yummy items to arrive throughout the day.
Stop by for a free cup of coffee.
|Posted on October 23, 2014 at 10:20 AM|
By Mil Toczko
Our brief Indian Summer was certainly appreciated and we have enjoyed a lovely, colorful leaf peeping season. The Moultonborough Women's Club is now ready to greet November with open arms with a visit from Beyond Obsession located right here in town. Program chair Gayle Russell has arranged to have Jennifer Correia to visit MWC on Monday, November 3, at 11:30 at the Lions Hall on Old Rt 109S as speaker. Jen and husband George turned their 1853 cape into a 1500 square foot store right at 822 Whittier Hwy., which is filled with beautiful, affordable fashion jewelry and accessories. Having no middle man Beyond Obsession is able to pass the savings to their customers. Jen refers this to "Frugabulous" (frugal and fabulous). A visit to their store is a fun experience, with demonstrations of different ways to tie and wear scarves, ponchos, capes, fun hair pieces and hair accessories. Bring a scarf to learn how to tie. After the meeting, Jen plans to keep her shop open until 5 PM, with an offer of a free gift for those who make a purchase that day.
It's imperative for Chef Donna to have a lunch count and October 24 is the last day to make a reservation with Gayle at 253-7884. Those scheduled for desserts are: Nancy McDonough, Jane Harrington, Mitzie Crowe, Laura Hampton, Carol Bamberry, Marcia Rauch, Marlene Taussig and Diana Levy.
The iPad Air raffle is going nicely at $10 per ticket and only 200 will be sold in time for a great Christmas gift. The 2015 recipe calendars are also available at $15 each offering 3 recipes on each month. Yes, we know free calendars can be had, but free doesn't help the scholarship fund as our calendars do. These would make a charming hostess gift or surprise your neighbor. MWC will once again buy and decorate a Christmas tree to help the Altrusa Club. If interested in helping this fun project join a group on Tuesday, Oct.28 at 10:30 at our library. A last reminder: Tuesday, November 4, is election day and you may bring your baked goods to the Monday meeting so the bake sale gals will have plenty to offer early voters. Check us out at moultonboroughwomensclub.org.
|Posted on October 10, 2014 at 4:35 PM|
Laughter Yoga Leader Marcia Wyman, MWC co-President Eloise Post and Lois McHugh
By Mil Toczko
Monday, October 6, the Moultonborough Women's Club held their usual monthly luncheon meeting; only this wasn't at all usual, it was actually very different from the norm. The hall was filled with constant laughter for a full 30 minutes non stop. No kidding. All this hilarity was caused by co-President Eloise Post engaging Laughter Yoga leader Marcia Wyman and her assistant Lois McHugh to explain how this newest rage began in India. Looking for a new business venture, Marcia attended a Laughter Yoga Leader training program and felt a change both physically and mentally. She became more interested after feeling therapeutic benefits from laughing and breathing sessions and soon started the business of the New England Center of Laughter in Concord. She now has two Laughter Yoga clubs in Concord. The entire 83 attendees participated together in unison resulting in a truly serendipitous event. Laughter is indeed good medicine.
Hospitality Gayle Russell and Harriet Bicksler arrived early to see to hostess responsibilities and work with the dessert committee consisting of Karen Wright, Dotti Simpson,Rose Kennedy, Sally Burgeson, Barbara Sheppard, Alice Capowski, Jackie Kudzma and Tricia St Peter, who had to double their work because of the large expected crowd. Chef Donna Grow wasn't fazed by the large count and had a delicious hot soup loaded with tender beef and vegetables, plus both tuna salad, chicken salad and a lush green salad and all needed condiments. The desserts came in many forms: seasonal autumn apple and pumpkin pies, a variety of apple squares, lemon squares, crunchy cookies, cup cakes and a lush chocolate cake. Regads... choices, choices.
A new Apple iPad Air raffle is now on going with tickets selling for $10 and only 200 will be sold, giving buyers a good chance of winning and in time for a terrific Christmas gift. The new calendar is out with 3 member recipes on each month and will benefit the scholarship fund. These calendars would make an ideal inexpensive $15 hostess gift or perhaps to remember your good neighbor.
Marcia Rauch and Gayle Bettinger have 21 sign ups to lead "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer", which will be held on Sunday, October 19 at Opechee Park in Laconia. All are welcome to join the group just call Marcia at 253-9926 for details and possible car pooling, which will be at 8:30 in the upper part of Heath's Market parking lot. Since 1996, with generous help from sponsors, MWC has raised over $97k and plan to continue participating in this great cause that has helped so many.
Check out new photos at moultonboroughwomensclub.org.
|Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:20 AM|
The Moultonborough Women's Club is looking forward to the newest rage "Laughter Yoga", a new concept that seems to make people happIer and helps to connect you to people. We have co-President Eloise Post to thank for this engaging program in bringing speaker Marcia E. Wyman. She first ran an archery business for 25 years then had a stroke that incapacitated her left side. The prognosis was that she would have more strokes and had to close her archery business. After attending a Laughter Yoga Leader training program she felt a change both physically and mentally. Marcia became more interested after feeling therapeutic benefits from laughing and breathing sessions and soon started the business of the New England Center of Laughter in Concord. She now has two Laughter Yoga clubs in Concord and hopes to soon start a "Family Laughter Yoga" in the near future.
Hospitality Gayle Russell will arrive early to see to hostess responsibilities and work with the dessert committee consisting of Karen Wright, Dotti Simpson,Rose Kennedy, Sally Burgeson, Barbara Sheppard, Alice Capowski, Jackie Kudzma and Tricia St Peter.
Co-President Trish Conley has designated American Cancer Society as the charity of the month. Marcia Rauch and Gayle Bettinger will lead us in our annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" which will be held on Sunday, October 19 at Opechee Park in Laconia. All are welcome to join the group just call Marcia at 253-9926 for details and possible car pooling. Since 1996, with generous help from sponsors, MWC has raised over $97k and plan to continue participating in this great cause that has benefited many. Learn more about MWC go to: moultonboroughwomensclub.org.