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MWC to host Reuben's Rescue Ranch - by Mil Toczko

Posted on October 24, 2019 at 2:10 PM


Ladies who provide great treats for the Moultonborough Women’s Club meeting

The frost is on the pumpkin and time to see what’s going on this coming month at the Moultonborough Women’s Club. Program Chair Janet Moe has engaged Dawn Thomson from Reuben’s Rescue Ranch as our November speaker. Dawn Thomson is an independent columnist who, with the help of her husband and two children, runs a private animal sanctuary, called Reuben’s Rescue Ranch, located at 161 Route 104, Danbury, NH. 


Their mission is to provide a permanent safe haven for animals in need, as well as offering educational opportunities for the public to share hands-on experiences with these beloved creatures. Reuben’s Rescue Ranch is open to the public for visitors, on Saturdays 10am-5pm, from mid May through late October. Group outings are available at other times, by appointment. They sell farm-fresh eggs and offer an on-site thrift shop, with all proceeds going directly to support the farm. Donations are also gratefully accepted. 


Hospitality Chair Susan Doherty-Funke made earlier arrangements with Chef Donna Grow to cater a baked ham luncheon. November hostesses: Carol Bamberry, Donna DeMeo, Diane Hayes, Mary Michener, Fran Orenstein, Barbara Palmer, Tracy Webster-Babcock, and Deb Wiacek. Coffee Libby Reichlen. Charity this month will go to the Reuben’s Rescue Ranch. The Food Pantry is always happy to accept food donations.

MWC has Big Turnout for Oct Meeting - by Mil Toczko

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 9:40 AM

Sandwich Fair speaker Jennifer Wright with Deb Kumpf

A great turnout for the Moultonborough Women’s Club, with 82 in attendance for the October 7 meeting. Deb Kumpf had the pleasure to introduce Jennifer Wright, who informed us all about the Sandwich Fair. This is Jennifer’s second appearance at MWC. The first time was back in January, 2011, when she was a CDR in the U.S. Navy and spoke on “Women in the Military”. She was in the military for 26 years, now works in the Sandwich Selectman’s Office for the past 15 years, plus has an office in the Sandwich Historical Society and part of Sandwich Fair Association since 2006. She’s back with full acknowledgment on all that goes on at the Sandwich Fair. Many NH town sponsor fairs each fall and Sandwich has one of the very best and is truly a family tradition. There are always loads of animals, crafts, woodworking, food preservation, forestry, canning field crops, 4H competition and many ribbons awarded. The Sandwich Fair has a great history and began as the very first fair in our nation. Jennifer happens to be the daughter of our long time MWC member and dear friend Karen Wright.

October dessert and refreshment committee

Hospitality chair Susan Doherty-Funke arranged earlier with Chef Donna Grow to cater a stuffed pork loin dinner with all the necessary accouterments. Chef Grow runs a well oiled machine, with a well trained cohesive group. Another well organized group put out a fantastic dessert table to complete the fabulous luncheon. This table had grazers for some time; hard to choose these extraordinary selections. Joining our nation on Sunday October 6, Nancy McDonough and Deb Kumpf lead a team at Opechee Park and sponsors turned in a huge, marvelous amount of $7,648.

MWC Makes Stride against Breast Cancer - by Mil Toczko

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 4:45 PM


The Moultonborough Women’s Club joined he nation Sunday, October 6 at Opechee Park to March Against Breast Cancer.  This was their 24th year fighting this great cause and have received numerous certificates of appreciation from the American Cancer Society. Deb Kumpf and Nancy McDonough took charge and sponsors collected $7,648; more keeps trickling in.

MWC Sponsors Indoor Yard Sale - by Mil Toczko

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 6:40 PM

MWC Libby Reichlen and Leslie Angelo prepare for spectacular indoor Yard Sale

It's here! The Moultonborough Women’s Club is ready for their spectacular Indoor Yard Sale taking place this Saturday, Columbus Day, October 12, at the Moultonborough Central School 8 to 2, right on Rt 25, across from General Dollar store. Members will have tables with their treasures. Sorry, we’re unable to accommodate non members who desire tables. It will also include a jewelry sale and a bake sale. A large variety of items are expected and lovely jewelry including some nice items for children. These jewelry sales have proven to be very popular. Our bake sales are always in demand because of our fine bakers, who always offer interesting goods and something new to sample.


Proceeds from this three in one sale will go directly into our Scholarship Fund. History has shown us that since 1960, we have awarded a remarkable $190,350 to students and those who wish to continue their education. This project is led by an energetic team consisting of Chair Libby Reichlen, Sharon Paton. Barbara Palmer, Mary Lou Charron, Harriet Bicksler and Donna Durante. Good chance to buy worthwhile, good items or to get rid of unwanted ones.

MWC to hear all about the Sandwich Fair - by Mil Toczko

Posted on September 27, 2019 at 7:35 PM

Monday, October 7, Deb Kumpf has the pleasure to introduce Jennifer Wright, who will inform the Moultonborough Women’s Club all about “The Sandwich Fair-Yesterday and Today”. Jennifer happens to be the daughter of our long time MWC member and dear friend Karen Wright. This is Jennifer's second appearance speaking to MWC. The first time was back in January, 2011, when she was a CDR in the U.S. Navy and spoke on “Women in the Military”. She’s back with full acknowledgment on all that goes on at the Sandwich Fair. Many NH town sponsor fairs each fall and Sandwich has one of the very best and is truly a family tradition. There are always loads of animals, crafts, woodworking, food preservation, forestry, canning field crops, 4H competition and many ribbons awarded.


Hospitality chair Susan Doherty-Funke arranged earlier with Chef Donna Grow to cater a stuffed pork loin dinner with all the necessary accouterments. Chef Grow runs a well oiled machine, with a well trained cohesive group. Libby Reichlen has announced the October hospitality ladies; Paula Young, Suzanne Knapik, Rose Kennedy, Sally Burgeson, Karen Wright, Nancy McDonough, Pat Keegan, Mitzi Crowe, Ginger Ishkanian, Mary Bidgood-Wildon and Amy Lindamood on coffee. This group comes in early to arrange tables, seating, and decorate, plus bring along a home made, delicious dessert. The dessert table is very popular.


Nancy McDonough and Deb Kumpf are at the helm in the Sunday, October 6 Walk Against Breast Cancer and have a team all ready to go They meet at 10:00 at Opechee Park in Laconia. Each year sponsors donate to eradicate this terrible disease. The American Cancer Society has awarded MWC numerous certificates of appreciation for their work.


The indoor Yard Sale is on the agenda for our next event on Saturday, October 12, at the Moultonborough Central School on Rt 25.  It will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regardless of windy weather or rain, it’s all indoors.


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