Moultonborough Women's Club



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Tappan Chairs make a Debut at Women's Club - by Mil Toczko

Posted on October 4, 2018 at 11:45 AM

MWC President Deb Kumpf with Adam Nudd-Homeyer of Tappan Chairs

The Moultonborough Women's Club had a slide show to learn of the history of Tappan Chairs, which began in the early 1800's and made in the neighboring town of Sandwich. Soon, they will celebrate a two hundred anniversary of the Tappan Chairs, which are simple and elegant. Adam recently opened a new studio workshop in the old Sandwich General Store, which had been vacant for a decade. Now, one can watch the machinery working behind a glass wall seeing chairs made in progress. Interesting old photos of Sandwich people and buildings in the area made the history more intriguing . Adam brought eight chairs to show, some were very old, different styles with different seat patterns and backs. One chair was a fresh, new chair with a lovely dark green seat. Members participated in a brisk Q & A period and all wished Adam success in his new venture.

Hospitality Sharon Paton and Susan Doherty-Funke arranged a delicious chicken stir fry luncheon catered by Chef Donna Grow. Donna is amazing in being able to provide such a tasty dish for large crowds; not much fazes her. Almost seventy members were present and our famous dessert table was provided by: Michele DesMarais, Rose Kennedy, Karen Wright, Pat Keegan, Sally Burgeson, Barbara Nelson, Sylvia Shaw, Wendy Krauss, Judy Ballard, Pam Libuda with Nancy McDonough on coffee. Linda Ridenour provided many hand made stuffed cloth pumpkins in a variety of colors to decorate tables. Some very unusual treats were offered for dessert, with much grazing done here. Offering a very dark chocolate fig cake, a lucious gluten free spider web cake, pumpkin cheese cake, carrot cake and a huge variety of cookies. What could be nicer?

This will be MWC eighth year in providing hand made decorations for a Christmas tree that will be donated to the Meredith Altrusa Club. Janet Schurko and Eloise Post have decided the theme this year will be song birds. Many have volunteered to meet and make the decorations each week and have it ready for the December showing at the Festival of Trees at Waukewan Golf Club. Other members are preparing for the "Making Strides Walk Against Cancer", with Nancy McDonough. Walker Sherry Weene is dusting off, checking out her lighted bra to be ready for the coming walk. More later, stay tuned.

Women's Club Welcomes New Members - By Mil Toczko

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 9:05 AM

Moultonorourgh Women's club new members: Top row Linda Ridenour, Middle: Christine Wright, Juli Osgood, Tracy Webster-Babrock, Bottom: Sandra Zucco, Pam King and Suzanne Wiedenheft.

Each fall, the Moultonborough Women's club sponsors a tea in honor of new members to meet officers and chair persons and learn some of the history of the club. It's always interesting to learn these women are from all walks of life and chose New Hampshire as a grand place for retirement. MWC is grateful to Leslie Angelo, who offered her lovely, cozy, warm home to celebrate the occasion. Rain had stopped and the afternoon turned into a gorgeous fall day for all to enjoy. The tea party helps to get acquainted and forms camaraderie, often making long cherished friendships. This is one of many long standing traditions and is always a nice event. MWC has proven to be a friendly, enjoyable club doing good work for the past 68 years, which indicates excellent leadership. Awarding scholarships is their pet project and since last year have awarded $182,350 over the years to local students, a remarkable feat.

MWC to learn about Tappan Chairs - by Mil Toczko

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 4:30 PM

The new Tappan Chairs in Ctr. Sandwich photo by Jude Davis

The Moultonborough Women's Club will meet on Monday, October 1, at the Moultonborough Function Hall (formerly known as  Lions Club) for a program by Adam Nudd-Homeyer of Sandwich on Tappan Chairs. Adam will take us though the 7-generation history of this local company’s chair making, showing us examples of several of the craftsmen’s beautiful products. Tappan chairs began in the early 1800's and carried over nearly two hundred years by seven successful stewards in the small New Hampshire town of Sandwich, Tappan chairs are simple and elegant and recently opened a new studio workshop in the old Sandwich General Store.

Social begins at 11:30 followed by a chicken stir fry luncheon catered by Chef Donna Grow. Hostesses this month are: Michele DesMaris, Pat Keegan, Pam Libuda, Sylvia Shaw, Rose Kennedy, Karen Wright, Barbara Nelson, Sally Burgeson, Wendy Krauss, Judy Ballard and Nancy McDonough on coffee.  The October charity will be sponsoring "Making strides Against Breast Cancer", chaired by Nancy McDonough and Lynn Tuttle.

Primary Bake Sale for Scholarships

Posted on September 14, 2018 at 1:50 PM

MWC President and members working a Scholarship bake sale at the Moultonboro Primary

The Moultonborough Women's Club Scholarship chair Mary Lou Charron and co-chair Louise O'Donald did an absolute, exceptional grand job of organizing the bake sale held during the Primary and will deposit the proceeds into our depleted scholarship fund.  Members brought in fresh baked goods through out the day to appease all.  Last June MWC awarded $7000 in scholarships to local students and now fund raising is needed. Amazingly, records kept over several years show a grand total of $182,350 donated in scholarships. That's hard to believe that a group of women can accomplish such a feat. Bake sales are an integral part of raising funds and we thank our community for their generous support. It certainly does take a village.

MWC begins Season at Geneva Pt - by Mil Toczko

Posted on September 14, 2018 at 12:20 AM


The Moultonborough Women's Club hostess committee offering their famous baking treats

It began on quite a chilly September morn, with anxious members ready to begin a fresh new season. The Moultonborough Women's Club has begun their season every September with a fun event called the Coffee Can Auction introduced by former President Gloria Cleary and has been going on for over 20 years. Karen Wright with help from Sally Burgeson, Rose Kennedy and Pat Keegan had lovely displays all set up for the anticipated auction. Hostess committee Sharon Paton and Susan Doherty-Funke with Louise O'Donald, Gayle Bettinger, Jean Heckman, Pat Vanderhoef, Lee Bane,Carol Dreyer and Jeannine Royer created fantastic, mouth watering desserts.

Fifty Five attended the meeting and Barbara Palmer of membership introduced three new members: Pamela King, Linda Ridenour and Sandra Zucco. Former Past President Betty Costello, who is truly appreciated was made an honorary member, an award for all her years of service and hard work. Betty is also known for designing our logo. President Deb Kumpf thanked Carol Bamberry and Leslie Angelo for working diligently on our new booklet during the awful heat of the summer. The Interlakes Community Caregivers held a Mini-Golf Tournament and MWC joined representing the Mackenzie Team won a trophy for their Spirit.