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MWC learns about "Camp Resilience" - by Mil Toczko

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.

Students Performance Wows MWC - by Mil Toczko

Posted on December 10, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Christmas concert with Music Director Harmony Markey and Moultonborough Academy students



The big yellow school bus arrived with the Moultonborough Academy students, who came to entertain the Moultonborough Women's Club with a Christmas concert were greeted warmly. Their renditions of traditional tunes exceeded expectations, especially the acappella harmonizing. Several solos were sungand new twists with old tunes. Members truly enjoyed having so many talented people, whose voices filled the hall with yuletide joy. Closing with the usual sing along carols by all. We thank Cheryl Ulm for arranging this program with the ever talented Music Director Harmony Markey. Students were able to partake in the MWC famous dessert table and as they marched out Dotti Simpson and Mitzi Crowe gave each student a bag of Christmas candy ending in a spectacular fun day.


Expecting 74 attendees, Hospitality Tricia Martin Wallace and Sharon Paton earlier conferred with Chef Donna Grow and decided a roast pork luncheon would be a warm welcome in December. Mrs. Grow has a reputation for simply good comfort food and a trained staff in culinary preparation.  The luncheon always ends with a celebration of delicious desserts and prepared this time by: Libby Reichien, Valerie Durland, Nancy McDonough, Carol Bamberry, Trish Conley, Barb Koehler, Irene Colman, Ann Marie Bedford and Janet Schurko. Diane Schneider was responsible for coffee.


President Deb Kumpf thanked the generosity of MWC, which is admirable and proven in the huge pile of new toys brought in for Child and Family Services for kids up to age 12. Janet Schurko made sure the 28 needy Moultonborough children with a "wish list" were also provided for by generous members. These young recipients will be most happy Christmas morning. Janet also had a huge display of newly knitted hats and mittens for children made and donated by members.

All that Gitters - by Mil Toczko

Posted on November 30, 2017 at 8:00 PM


Above are some of the Moultonboro Women's Club ladies that worked on all hand made decorations and donated two Christmas trees to the Altrusa Club to help in their annual Christmas event. This marks the seventh year MWC has donated trees to a neighboring club. Eloise Post and Janet Schurko take the helm in designing and get a group together as early as October to begin making decorations.


The theme this year is "Putting on the Glitz" and "Love and Leftovers". These trees will be on display at the Festival of Trees gala on Dec. 1-3 at Waukewan Golf Club and some will be donated to needy families. Collecting toys for needy local children is another project MWC does each December.

Winter concert for Women's Club - by Mil Toczko

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 3:45 PM

Harmony Markey to perform Christmas concert with Moultonborough Academy students


The joyful season of Christmas is upon us and the Moultonborough Women's Club is looking forward to their luncheon meeting set for Monday, December 4, at the Moultonborough Function Center, formerly known as the Lions Club, on Old Rt 109S. Cheryl Ulm has been in contact with Harmony Markey music director of the Moultonborough Academy to present a winter concert. The high school chorus will sing traditional songs with some audience participation. Students will offer musical renditions with groups and solos. MWC has always enjoyed having these talented young students to perform during the season of merriment and welcome them enthusiastically.


Hospitality Tricia Martin Wallace and Sharon Paton earlier made arrangements with Chef Donna Grow and her well trained culinary crew to prepare a roast pork Christmas luncheon following the social hour at 11:30. Our famous dessert table will be provided by: Libby Reichlen, Nancy McDonough, Valerie Durland, Wendy Sutton, Carol Bamberry, Trish Conley, Barb Koehler, Irene Colman and Ann Marie Bedford. In charge of coffee are: Diane Schneider and Janet Moe. They are certain to have some interesting, incredible, fanciful treats.


President Deb Kumpf has announced that members will once again help Child Services by donating toys or other needed articles for young children. These donations should arrive unwrapped for kids under the age of 12. Wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbons are greatly appreciated. MWC is also working with Janet Schurko in providing 28 needy Moultonborough children with gifts on their "wish list". Janet and Eloise Post took charge for two trees we are donating to the Altrusa Club in the spirit of giving. Several MWC members have met weekly making hand made decorations for these trees.

Women's Club Walk Against Cancer - by Mil Toczko

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 9:40 AM


Moultonboro Women's Club faithful members join our nation in the Walk Against Breast Cancer

Sunday, October 22, at Opechee Park in Laconia. This is the 22nd year they have participated.

Nancy McDonough had the most sponsors and Sherry Weene contributed immensely by

creating a first prize bra that lit up. MWC has received many awards from the American Cancer Society for their outstanding work.



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