Moultonborough Women's Club

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June Reminder

Dear Ladies of the MWC,

Well, I guess I can uncross my fingers now because it did not prevent my having to send you this note canceling our final meeting of the year, as so many other things are being canceled or postponed in the face of this continuing threat. We have also moved our 70th Anniversary celebration out to June, 2021 (so, technically, it will be 70 + 1:) While this is certainly a shame, there is still plenty of good and worthwhile news to share!
First, our Parliamentarian, Dotti Simpson, called together a committee to consider a change to our By-Laws to allow for electronic meetings. We met from a social distance and the following wording from Roberts Rules of Order will be added to the club By-Laws pending approval:
SEC. 9 ELECTRONIC MEETINGS

“PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES LIKE PEOPLE TO BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT FOR DISCUSSION AND VOTE.”
IF A PHYSICAL MEETING IS NOT POSSIBLE A VALID ELECTRONIC MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD, STANDING COMMITTEE, OR FULL MEMBERSHIP MAY OCCUR.
THE PRESIDENT MAY AUTHORIZE THE ELECTRONIC MEETING. THE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON MAY AUTHORIZE AN ELECTRONIC MEETING OF THEIR STANDING COMMITTEE .
A NOTICE OF THE ELECTRONIC MEETING MUST INCLUDE AN ADEQUATE DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO PARTICIPATE ASSURING COMMUNICATION AND VOTING RIGHTS TO ALL INTENDED MEMBERS.. THE TECHNOLOGY MUST ALLOW ALL PARTICIPATING MEMBERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE EACH OTHER AS WELL AS HEAR EACH OTHER AT THE SAME TIME.
ELECTRONIC MESSAGING FOR GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE MAY OCCUR.


Since we don't have this wording in place right now, we are not able to approve and make our usual donations to the organizations we support. That, in addition to the fact that our usual fundraising activities have been and likely will continue to be, severely limited by the coronavirus, means that these worthy causes are not receiving the MWC support to which they have become accustomed. So, if you are able to provide any "time, talent or treasure" to these organizations right now, I've included links below.
Speaking of fundraisers brings us to a discussion of our next one which would be the July 4th Bake Sale. If the Parade and other Independence Day festivities are canceled, we will hold a No-Bake Sale as we have in the past. More info on that to follow and please do keep in mind that you can always donate directly to the Scholarship Fund. ;) Our internet magician, Amy Lindamood, has relocated the "Support Us" tab on our website so it's always visible right along the top. Thanks, Amy!!
I would also like to let you know that Meals on Wheels is in need of drivers. Please call Donna Gro at the Moultonborough Function Hall at 603-476-5110. The best times to reach her are at 8am or after 1:30pm, Monday-Friday.

Next, I encourage everyone to check out the Moultonborough Speaks blogspot at http://moultonborospeaks.blogspot.com  One thing discussed is whether there will even BE a town meeting this year among other important, local topics. Also, I want to mention again that important information such as where one can get tested for Covid19 is available at https://www.nh.gov/covid19/

Mil Toczko has written another wonderful article about our wonderful, community-minded team of Adopt-a-Spot gardeners headed by Barb Koehler. Thank you to that great group! There's a picture and everything and it is already up on our website - again, thank you, Amy! Janet Schurko continues her outstanding representation of the MWC to our community through the Remembrance committee. Most significantly, she and Christine Wright have created almost 400 HANDMADE cards for Meals on Wheels recipients and area nursing home residents from the MWC. While this would be an incredible contribution ANY time, it is especially important to reach out to these neighbors who may be feeling especially isolated during these COVID times. Thank you both!

Finally, we are preparing the Club Handbook as usual this year and will hope to distribute it our September meeting (I just crossed my fingers again!).
HERE IS THE IMPORTANT PART: In order to be included in the Handbook, please send your $30 dues directly to Suzanne Knapik by July 15. If you have any issues regarding dues payment during these crazy times, please contact me.  We will work it out!
 

Take good care until we meet again, Ladies!!

Amy