Moultonborough Women's Club



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Dragonfly Yoga Barn owner to visit MWC - by Mil Toczko

Posted on December 30, 2019 at 10:15 AM

The Moultonborough Women’s Club awaits anxiously for Monday, January 6, to welcome Katie O’Connell as our first speaker of the New Year. Katie O’Connell owns and operates Dragonfly Yoga Barn Studio & Retreat in North Sandwich, NH, where she teaches daily classes and runs weekend yoga retreats. Katie hosts trainings and workshops at Dragonfly Yoga Barn and has been leading 200 hour RYS trainings since 2011. Katie has been teaching for 14 years and has been registered with Yoga Alliance since 2006. She’s a Ayureda Health Practitioner, Ayureda Yoga Specialist, Reiki Practtioner and Thai body worker. Now, you know why MWC awaits anxiously.

Led by Janet Schurko, a dozen members joined a workshop during November to make hand made tree ornaments for the donated decorated Christmas tree for the Altrusa Club for the ninth year. The Festival of Trees was held at the Waukewan Golf Course and filled the barn with beautiful Christmas trees. Last year 34 of the 59 decorated trees were given to needy families and seniors.  Christmas is a big thing with the women’s club. Besides helping the Altrusa Club a few members knit mittens and hats all year. MWC , a service club also collects new toys to give to the town’s needy children each year.

MWC helps Altrusa Tree Festival - by Mil Toczko

Posted on December 7, 2019 at 3:15 PM

MWC shows off "Gingerbread Hugs and Peppermint Kisses Tree”

This is the ninth year the Moultonborough Women’s Club donated a Christmas tree with all hand made ornaments to the Meredith Altrusa Tree Festival. Twice they were able to decorate and donated 2 trees. Each year our trees have a new theme and this time it was “Gingerbread Hugs and Peppermint Kisses". Talented Janet Schurko, known for arts and crafts took the helm organizing the workshop. The decorations are all made of wood and painted to look like gingerbread houses and gingerbread men, bells, etc. In October, about a dozen MWC women met weekly at a workshop to create these ornaments. The decorated trees will be distributed to families in need through local agencies. The workshop helps to create camaraderie and form long-cherished friendships.  Janet is very busy this time of year. she also sees that Moultonborough Elementary School students get their “wish list “ at Christmas due to the generosity of the Moultonborough Women’s Club. And, if that’s not enough, she also has busy knitters making over 100 children mittens and hats for the ever popular “Mitten Tree” the Moultonborough Village Savings Bank displays every December in their lobby.

Tidings of Comfort and Joy for MWC - by Mil Toczko

Posted on November 22, 2019 at 4:50 PM

Harmony Markey Music Director of the Moultonborough Academy presents a winter concert for MWC


The Moultonborough Women’s Club is looking forward to their luncheon meeting on Monday, December 2, at the Function Hall aka, the Lions Club on Old Rt 109S.The high school chorus will sing traditional songs with some audience participation. Students will offer musical renditions with groups and solos. MWC has always enjoyed having these talented young students to perform during the season of merriment and welcome them enthusiastically.

Hospitality Susan Doherty- Funke earlier made arrangements with Chef Donna Grow and her well trained culinary crew to cater a pot roast Christmas luncheon following the social hour at 11:30. Our famous dessert table will be provided by: Leslie Ann Angelo, Donna Conway, Amy Corston, Valerie Durland, Wilda Eliot, Janet Moe, DorothySimpson and Joanne Wilhelm. Coffee Station Nancy McDonough. They are certain to have some interesting, incredible, fanciful treats ready for incoming students.

President Amy Corston has declared the charity this month will be gifts for needy children in the area. Members are asked to bring an unwrapped new toy for kids up to age 12. Anything you donate is greatly appreciated to make this a happy Christmas Day. MWC is also helping member Janet Schurko, who sees to local needy Moultonborough kids get a special gift from Santa. Janet and Susan Doherty-Funke and a host of others have knitted up a storm of mittens and hats they contribute to the Moultonborough Village Savings Bank Tree each year.

MWC truly has the Christmas Spirit and just completed decorating a tree to be donated to the Altrusa Club. Again, Janet Schurko took charge and had a weekly workshop to make all hand made tree decorations.

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.