|Posted on January 18, 2023 at 9:40 AM|
The Moultonborough Women’s Club started the new year off with a bang, as always, gathering for the first meeting of 2023 on Monday, January 9 at the Moultonborough Function Hall. Sixty women enjoyed a delicious haddock luncheon provided by Donna Grow and her remarkable staff then settled in for a double-header!
First, Cristina Ashjian of the town Heritage Commission spoke about an exciting book project she and librarian, Jane Rice, have started. They will be putting together an Arcadia “Images of America” photo book about historic Moultonborough and she asked members, many of whom are long-time residents, to check their family albums for historic photos in the target timeframe of 1890-1960. Club historian, Libby Reichlen, offered to go through the MWC archives for photos from the early days of the club which was organized in 1950.
The next speaker was club member, Kate Adams, who is the owner of the local Aging Excellence franchise which offers wellness-based elder care to individuals who need help to remain living independently. Aging Excellence can provide as little as 1 hour to as much as 24 hours of care per week, depending on the person’s needs and offers non-medical in-home care for seniors, transportation, meal prep, companionship, personal care, geriatric care management, simple housekeeping and handyman services. Their caregivers also receive extensive training including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s education. Kate’s advice was to “be proactive” about the help you might need by reaching out before there is a crisis so that, in the event of an emergency, they will be ready to spring into action!
Following this informative session, co-president Pam King, conducted a business meeting and committee chairs shared details of the events slated for 2023 including a March Fashion Show, an April Yard Sale and the May Kentucky Derby Party. There are also many activities planned such as game days, bowling parties and group outings including a trip to see Menopause the Musical. Over $600 was received at the meeting for Starting Point, the January monthly charity.
December was a busy month. A special thank you to club members, Janet Schurko who led the knitting charge for the MVSB Mitten Tree. Members donated 238 items, 78 of which were knit by one incredible long-time member, Peg Young! In addition to the Mitten Tree, forty-five Moultonborough children had their holiday wishes fulfilled by generous members. MWC also delivered many gifts to the Waypoint Family Resource Center in Laconia, enabling parents to “shop” for their children themselves. Come to the next meeting on February 6 at 11:30 and hear about member Susan Dougherty-Funke’s experiences as a Red Cross volunteer. All are welcome!
|Posted on January 1, 2023 at 4:35 PM|
Moultonborough Women’s Club members deliver gifts to Waypoint Child & Family Services. Donations were made by members at their December meeting.
The MWC, dedicated to service in the community, had their monthly meeting on Dec. 5 at the Moultonborough Function Hall. Over 70 members and four guests attended, adding one new member. Donna Grow and her staff at the Moultonborough/Sandwich senior meals program provided club members with a delicious ham luncheon. Members and guests have the opportunity to enjoy a meal before the monthly meetings.
A concert by the Moultonborough Academy Chorus was a special treat. Students performed beautiful holiday songs. They also learned one song on their own, without guidance from the choir director, and performed it for the club, ending the concert with a singalong for all.
The MWC members gather to support local causes, mainly raising money for scholarships for local students and helping local charities. In the spirit of the season, handmade and purchased mittens, scarves and hats were donated to the MVSB Mitten Tree program. Many members contributed handmade mittens and hats.
Janet Schurko held ornament making workshops for members. Handmade ornaments and cards were delivered to 80 homebound Senior Meals Program recipients. Janet has also been instrumental in the club’s yearly participation in the toy drive for Moultonborough children and Mitten Tree Program. She delivered 102 handmade Christmas cards to Mountain View Nursing Home residents, as well as get-well cards, sympathy cards and others to club members.
Kim Zeigele organizes Sweet Service, where goods baked by club members are delivered quarterly to thank local town employees, such as firefighters, police and transfer station workers.
In addition to volunteer and service efforts, club members gather together in various fun activities, such as hiking club, game nights, and in the spring a fashion show, Kentucky Derby party.
The next meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 9 at 11:30. Kate Adams and Jennifer Small-Lincoln from Aging Excellence In-Home Care will be the guest speakers. The January charity is Starting Point in Carroll County. A luncheon is provided each month and is followed by a short business meeting. If you would like more information about joining the Moultonborough Women’s Club, please contact MboroWomensClub@gmail.com or MoultonboroughWomensClub.org All are welcome!
|Posted on December 17, 2022 at 12:00 AM|
|Posted on December 16, 2022 at 11:55 AM|
The bake sale held at the Moultonborough Academy during the November 8th midterm election, was a sell-out! More than $3,000 was added to the scholarship fund, this combined with $2,800 from the primary’s No Bake Bake Sale brings the total to $5,800 contributed by the residents of Moultonborough this fall. Way to go Moultonborough! The MWC wishes to thank the community for their generosity and continued faithfulness.
|Posted on November 21, 2022 at 11:45 AM|
Helen Evans, Lori Tremblay, Marian Tourville, Marilyn Kaers, Susan Hart, Margaret Cooper, Michelle Lemelin, Lonnie Schorer, Jane Smits, Carol Hazel, Gail Alyward, Sheila McCleery, Nancy Hill, Lil Shepard (missing from photo Caroline Phillips, Catherine Callais, Kimberly Zeigele
Moultonborough Women’s Club – Joanne Wilhelm hosted the second New Member Tea of the fall. New members enjoyed a luncheon of fruit, tea sandwiches and sweet treats.