Moultonborough Women's Club



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MWC New ways to Grow Food - by Mil Toczko

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 8:35 AM

Moultonborough Women's Club Vice President Amy Corston and John Moulton local farmer

Following Easter, the Moultonborough Women's Club met Monday, April 2 for their monthly meeting. Member Barbara Koehler introduced John Moulton of Moulton Farms located on Quarry Road in Meredith. John employs 50 local people, who help in growing wonderful, fresh veggies and lovely flowers. He recently returned from a convention in Arizona, where he learned of new methods being used in agriculture, resulting in quality and more yield. Vast, new greenhouses with automation and d hydroponic growing is not only popular today but highly successful. Seems just about everyone plants something, which resulted in a lively Q&A.

Vice President Amy Corston conducted the meeting and was amazed at the huge amount of used shoes that were donated by members. The shoes will go to the Second Chance Animal Shelter in Littleton, where they are weighed and sold off, benefitting the animals. Amy was also delighted with an abundance of articles brought for our NH Veterans Home in Tilton, for our April charity. Useful items are always a welcome sight to the Sunshine Cart to help our GI's.  Hospitality Trish Martin-Wallace and Sharon Paton arranged a delightful luncheon catered by Chef Donna Grow and her well trained culinary staff. The chicken and gravy dish was delightful and a welcome sight. Once again, the dessert ladies didn't disappoint and presented a celebration of delicious sweets.

What's next? Eloise Post and Carol Bamberry have been planning and working with a large group to bring us our very first Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 5, at the Moultonborough Community Hall.  Games are planned to have a little fun before the Derby takes off, A hat contest will take place so get out the lace, ribbons, feathers and flowers to begin decorating your fascinator (as the British say). The men can compete in a bow tie contest. So guys, use your imagination and lets see what you come up with. It's $20 for a FUN night 5 to 9 pm and best of all BYOB. A silent auction will be availabe with great offers for you to peruse. There will be tempting appetizers and later light southern refreshments followed by a large variety of southern cakes for all to enjoy. Call Carol to reserve your ticket at 731-1942. Then MWC will be joining Meredith's 29th annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 19 from 9 am to 3 pm. The Moultonborough women will participate by holding a multi family style yard sale at the Lions Hall located at Old Rt 109s. There will be individual tables, a jewelry sale and a bake sale. Call Libby to reserve your free table.

Women's Club to get "Tips for Growing" - by Mil Toczko

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 12:30 AM

The Moultonborough Women's Club will meet Monday, April 2 at the Moultonborough Function Hall on Old Rt 109s at 11:30. Barb Koehler has arranged John Moulton of the famous Moulton Farms located on Quarry Road in Meredith, to give "tips for growing in this region".  Moulton Farms, famous for its garden center, fantastic corn maze and those wonderful vegetables and beautiful flowers. They grow the highest quality fruits and vegetables and offer marvelous baked goods, jelly and jam. Fresh seafood from Boston is available during the summer and those famous sought after cider bellie donuts can be purchased here. They have a friendly, informative staff, which is a big plus.

Our April charity is scheduled for the NH Veteran's Home in Tilton. Their Sunshine Cart is looking for toothpaste, razors, shaving cream, shampoo, deodorant, books, puzzles and always enjoy our generous donations. Shoes are another item for charity we will be collecting. The shoe donations will be given to the Second Chance Animal Rescue in Littleton, NH. The heavier, the better! Men's shoes and work boots are great. Clean out your closet. Hospitality Trish Martin-Wallace and Sharon Paton made earlier arrangements with Chef Donna Grow to cater a chicken-gravy luncheon. Donna is well known for her down home meals and works with a staff that she trains in culinary art. The April hostesses providing tempting sweets for our fabulous dessert table are: Barbara Perry, Caroline Bailey, Debbie Colvin, Mary Whiting, Nancy Zeloski, Peg Young, Mary Louise Eaton and Simone Sampson. Nancy McDonough will be in charge of coffee.

Our sandwich sale at the town meeting was a huge success and now we look forward to May 5, for our very first Kentucky Derby Party, chairedby Eloise Post. It will involve a FANCY HAT CONTEST, a photo booth, play fun games using Derby Dollars, enjoy a Southern Buffet and desserts, all for $20 per person. BYOB. Tickets will be available at the April meeting or reserve tickets with Carol Bamberry.

Women's Club enjoys Musical Program - by Mil Toczko

Posted on March 9, 2018 at 12:55 AM

Tides of Harmony entertain the Moultonborough Women's Club

Monday, March 5, the Moultonborough Women's Club met for their monthly luncheon meeting at the Moultonborough Function Hall. President Deb Kumpf arranged to host and also participated with the Tides of Harmony, choir volunteers of the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice. Director Valerie May, a well known harpist leads the group in singing memorial services, veteran services and individual bedside support. There was audience participation and some funny stories that occurred during their engagements.

Culinary preparation of corned beef and cabbage with the usual accouterments was catered by Chef Donna Grow with her well trained staff. A delectable meal just in time to celebrate St Pat's day. March hostesses: Sherry Weene, Betsey Merkle, Barbara Brash, Susan Temple and Joanne Wilhelm provided a celebration of sweet desserts. They arrived early to decorate the tables with shamrocks and a lot of greenery. Everyone is Irish for St Paddy's day.

President Deb Kumpf was pleased with the large amount of donations for the Lakes Region Humane Society in Ossipee. March is a very busy month for the women's club. We had a bake sale on election day, followed by a sandwich sale at the town meeting on Saturday, March 17. Leslie Angelo, Susan Doherty-Funke and Amy Lindamood have been busy setting up our new site on Facebook. Give it a try.

MWC offers Sandwich Sale at Town Meeting - by Mil Toczko

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Mary Whiting with Chairperson Susan Doherty-Funke planning sandwich sale

On Saturday, March 17, during a break in the Town Meeting held at the Moultonborough Academy, MWC will offer a quick, inexpensive hearty lunch to accommodate voters. Susan Doherty-Funke is chairing this event, which is a good cause and best of all, you will be aiding the MWC Scholarship fund, a pet project. A service club, the Moultonborough Women's Club is always ready to help the community.

You need not leave the building seeking something to eat. All will be ready in the cafeteria for all the hungry patriots. There will be a choice of sandwich, a bag of chips, a cookie, an apple or orange all for $5.00, plus a free bottle of water donated by Crystal Geyser. Members volunteer to make and donate the sandwiches, resulting in a large selection, which includes: ham salad, egg salad, tuna salad, chicken salad, ham & cheese and for the kids peanut butter & jelly, something for all.

The very first sandwich sale began in 2008 organized by Cecelia Hansen, who chaired each year until now.

Empowering Survivors is topic at MWC - by Mil Toczko

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 3:50 PM

Moultonborough Women's Club President Deb Kumpf with speaker Michelle Luhrmann.

An opportunity to shed the doldrums of a too long cold, icy winter; the Moultonborough Women's Club met for their monthly meeting and luncheon on Monday, February 5 and to hear speaker Michelle Luhrmann tell her fascinating story. The Luhrmann's had a summer place here in Moultonborough and in 2003 there was a propane gas explosion that killed their 5 year old daughter Amilia and injured other family members. Michelle pushed for the passage of Amilia's Law, a New Hampshire law, which requires licensing and training for those working with propane and gas lines in residences. The family had been learning about human trafficking and helping survivors with the United Church of Christ in Medfield, Mass for a few years. Michelle thought this would be a good way to commemorate their daughter's passing and decided to invite people to help the cause through an anniversary fundraiser. That one-time memorial quickly grew into a globe-spanning organization. In Africa, the organization has already been successful. Amilia’s Light helps fund Daughters of Freedom in Kampala, Uganda, which helps about 30 women, and the Medfield group is working to build a residential facility where survivors can get the help they need. MWC President Deb Kumpf an old friend introduced Michelle, who is a most charming lady, who became Founder and President of Amilia's Light.

Hospitality Sharon Paton and Tricia Martin Wallace had made earlier arrangements with Chef Donna Grow to cater an incredible lasagna luncheon along with a huge green salad, side dish of yellow string beans and plenty of garlic bread. A perfect luncheon prepared by a well trained staff. February hostesses set up and decorated the tables with valentine hearts. They also provided fantastic, delectable treats and a large bowl of fresh fruit. The ladies in charge were:  Pam Toczko, Wendy Sutten, Mary Lou Charron, Diane Schneider and Cookie Eldridge. Coffee by Betsy Merkle and Sherry Weene.

President Deb Kumpf was pleased with all the food members donated to the Lakes Region Food Pantry as our charity of the month. She also explained the process of the Nominating Committee.  Sherry Weene then nominated Marlene Taussig, who agreed to serve on the Nominating Committee. The committee will soon begin a search for replacements.  We have Carol Bamberry to thank for starting our web site, followed by Trish Conley and now Webmaster Amy Lindamood sees to keeping it current.