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MWC 2021 Scholarship Awards - by Leslie Ann Ashe Angelo

Posted on June 5, 2021 at 4:15 PM

Gavin Mahoney, Judy Ballard, Colby Kessler, Megan Swedberg and Amy Corston


Gavin Mahoney, Colby Kessler, and Megan Swedberg were awarded scholarships by Amy Corston, MWC President and Judy Ballard, Scholarship Committee at the Moultonborough Academy’s Awards Banquet on Tuesday, June 1st.  Megan will be majoring in Elementary Education, Colby in Marketing and Business Management, and Gavin will be pursuing an education in Business Management. 


Megan was the recipient of the Mildred Toczko Memorial Scholarship.  A valued participant in the Moultonborough Women’s Club, Mil was a member for over twenty years and held the positions of President, Vice President, Historian, and Publicist as well as serving on the Scholarship Committee.  Her enthusiasm and devotion are deeply missed, and it is with great honor that the MWC was able to award a scholarship in her name.


Good luck to all 2021 graduates and thank you to those who have contributed to the MWC’s scholarship program over the years. 

MWC May 2021 News - By Leslie Ann Ashe Angelo

Posted on May 29, 2021 at 9:25 AM

Each year Barbara Koehler leads a group from the Moultonborough Women’s Club in the Town’s ADOPT A SPOT program.  This year’s volunteers were Nancy McDonough, Betsy Merkle, Leslie Angelo, Barbara Brash, Mary Dominguez and Leatrice Bane.  It was a beautiful day for raking, weeding and catching up.


Thank you to the Moultonborough residents for their contributions at the May 11th elections; $528 was collected for the Scholarship Fund.  On July 10th, the MWC will resume their bake sale at the Library’s annual book sale.  Scrumptious goodies will be available with proceeds going directly to the scholarship program. 

MWC’s June meeting will be an in-person event at the Sandwich Fair Grounds.  The annual Installation of Officers Ceremony and presentation of the Woman of the Year Award will be held (socially distant) under the pavilion. 


Eileen McNamara led an enthusiastic discussion on her latest book, Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World.  The biography outlines the life of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, one of the less publicized Kennedys.  Eunice’s devotion to her sister, Rosemary, and her dedication to civil justice for those with physical and intellectual disabilities helped propel the family’s charitable work into a significant movement in research and advocacy.  Eileen explained how a day camp Eunice began in 1963 led to the founding of the Special Olympics.  This author is a truly remarkable woman in her own right, Eileen is a professor in Journalism at Brandeis University and won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary while working for the Boston Globe.

MWC April News - by Leslie Ann Ashe Angelo

Posted on April 26, 2021 at 9:05 AM

An amazing group of women from the Moultonborough Women’s Club has been hitting the local trails and has added participation in the Alton Parks and Recreation Department’s “Go Take a Hike” program to their schedule. For more information about the challenge, visit

“Prescott Farm is the best kept secret of the Lakes Region” declared Phoebe Vanscoy-Giessler as she with Jude Hamel, Andie Hession and Maria Sorensen, led a tour highlighting the trails, programs and events at the Environmental & Education Center during the April ZOOM meeting. The goal and vision for the 160 square acre property located in Laconia is to educate and allow the community to experience nature up close. Prescott Farm has over 3 miles of field and woodland trails and is open from dawn to dusk. Trail maps and program guides are available in person or at

MWC’s June meeting will be an in-person event at the Sandwich Fair Grounds. The annual Installation of Officers Ceremony and presentation of the Woman of the Year Award will be held (socially distant) under the pavilion.  Returning is the MWC bake sale this July at the Moultonborough Library’s annual book sale. Scrumptious goodies will be available with proceeds going directly to the scholarship program. The MWC Dessert Table has been missed, and in anticipation of in person gatherings, the hospitality committee has been making plans for the return of home baked treats, fruit salads and goodies for the fall monthly meetings.

Look for the Moultonborough Women’s Club table on town election day! We will be accepting donations for the Scholarship Fund for our Moultonborough students.

News from the Moultonborough Women's Club - by Leslie Ann Ashe

Posted on March 18, 2021 at 1:30 PM

The Moultonborough Women’s Club welcomed Sue Bowker to its March meeting. Sue leads the Nashua chapter of Days for Girls, an organization dedicated to delivering monthly items to girls and women around the world who are missing adequate necessities. Volunteers sew and assemble kits with reusable items to be distributed locally and globally. DfG brings education to women who are unprepared for this time in their lives. Items to girls in middle schools and high schools across this country are also provided. In 2021 this in still an issue and MWC is partnering with Days for Girls in this outreach. If you are interested in learning more or lending a hand, financial or otherwise (no sewing experience required) please contact

Our hiking group has been meeting weekly at various local trails and has been enjoying being outside and getting some great exercise. Castle in the Clouds’ Falls of Song is the destination this week and they have recently snowshoed on the trails at Geneva Point, around Page Pond and through the Chamberlain Reynolds trails by Squam Lake.

We’re looking forward to our upcoming spring Zoom meetings. In April we’ll learn about the interesting programs at Prescott Farms, and in May local author Eileen McNamara, author of Eunice, The Kennedy Who Changed the World will be our speaker.

MWC Snowshoeing - by Leslie Ann Angelo

Posted on February 17, 2021 at 12:15 AM

Moultonborough Women’s Club - Trish Conley, Cheryl Ulm and Amy Corston ventured out in the 20-degree temperatures for the first snowshoeing event of the year thanks to the new snow. The air was fresh and the sun strong as these determined women enjoyed excellent conditions at the Page Pond Trails in Meredith. Geneva Point was discussed as the next site.  

On Monday February 1st, the MWC welcomed Katie O’Connell, experienced yoga instructor and owner of Dragonfly Yoga Barn in Sandwich. As the winter white settled into the area, the members settled into a calming relaxation session. Not able to gather in person the monthly meeting was held via ZOOM as Katie taught breathing techniques, yoga stretches and postures to calm body and soul. While COVID-19 restriction`s have reduced the opportunities to gather onsite, Dragonfly’s classes and workshops have been expanded online, with local members and participants from California to Great Britain. Katie has led numerous retreats internationally as well as at the Barn and looks forward to traveling again to Ireland and India.

Sue Bowker will speak on behalf of Days for Girls International at the March meeting. Eileen McNamara, a local author, and Prescott Farms are also on the spring schedule. The MWC looks forward to meeting in person in June, arrangements have been made at the Sandwich Fair Grounds for the group to reunite under the pavilion.