I hope you all had wonderful December holidays - with New Year's Eve still to come.
Our MWC Monday, January 7th meeting is coming quickly, so we need to make our reservations.
IMPORTANT MEETING INFORMATION
We gather at the Moultonborough Function Hall (aka Lions Club), check-in, and chat at 11:30AM, with lunch starting at 12:00PM. If you missed the December meeting and are planning on attending January - or you must change your plans, PLEASE contact Susan Doherty-Funke, Hospitality Co-Chair, at email@example.com to sign up. We need to have an accurate number for lunch (Roast Pork) by this Saturday, December 29. And with a few storms behind us and many yet to come, don't forget that if the Moultonborough schools are closed for snow on Monday (January 7), our meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8. Car pool if you can since parking is an issue!
PROGRAM - Anni Jakobsen
With all the New Year's resolutions, we thought we would have a health-related program for our January meeting. Sherri Weene has arranged for Anni Jakobsen to speak on "Using Neurobiofeedback in treatment". This will be a fascinating talk about new ways to treat PTSD and anxiety.
Our charity for the month is Starting Point of Carroll Country, whichprovides services for victims of domestic & sexual violence, including a shelter. They are in need of the following basic items:
* Toiletries (prefer full size): soap, deodorant, shampoo & conditioner, tissues, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair brushes, combs, etc.
* Diapers - Newborn (Note that diapers can be expensive, so maybe some members can go in together for them.)
* Baby wipes
* Gift cards for Wal-Mart or Gas - there is an Irving station close to them
For those who cannot provide any items but would still like to participate, donations are also welcome. Checks can be made out to "Starting Point NH"and brought to the January 7th meeting. Or to donate online, go to: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/oU2lWSBkKZ6T-yxRguEj3w There is so much need in our community - any donation, large or small, is useful and appreciated.
Thanks to all for the PHENOMENAL NUMBER of donations at the December meeting for the Christmas Gifts for Moultonborough Children, the Pediatric Care patients of Central NH VNA & Hospice, the Mitten Tree, and the Gift for Donna Grow and Staff (we raised $250!). THANK YOU ALL!
March Town Meeting Lunch - We will be getting an early start on sign-ups forthe Town Meeting Lunch in March at our January meeting.
2019 MWC Spring Gala - We will be signing up people to have fun planning and preparing our biannual Spring Gala, scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2019! Think what part you would like to play. This is our largest fund-raiser; there are many jobs for all sorts of skills, so we look for lots of participation!
Check out our MWC Scrapbooks - Mil Tockzo will be bringing in some MWC Scrapbooks for our perusal before the meeting. Check them out on the officers' table!
Hospitality Committee - Periodically, we highlight the various positions that are available in our club so that we can interest more members to participate. We welcome new ideas and appreciate the members who have been so willing to help us throughout the years. We have decided that rather than just 1 or 2 chairs for Hospitality, we will have a committee of trained volunteers to help lead the physical setup for our meetings. This will then spread out the responsibilities so each member will only need to help out at a couple of meetings each year. You will hear all about this committee at our January meeting. Please consider joining the Hospitality Committee and joining in the fun!
WELCOME: Let's all extend a big welcome hand to our new members who joined at the December meeting: Mary Miller & Diane Hayes.
HANDBOOK UPDATES: We have seen the need to share our new members' contact information as well as changes for our members who have moved &/or changed email addresses, so I am including a section at the end of this email with the cumulative updates for your handbook.
SAD NEWS: Our Treasurer, Kathy Garry's, mother-in-law passed away on December 11 in Connecticut at age 91. Please give Kathy your condolences.
Ways & Means - Did you receive a 'thoughtful' gift that maybe wasn't really you'? Think of Ways & Means for all your re-gifting stuff!
A note to the February hostesses: please gather together following the meeting to discuss your plans for the February meeting. Thanks so much for volunteering! Check your handbook if you cannot remember what month you signed up for hostess duty and please find a replacement if you cannot make it that day. There are a lot of hungry ladies counting on your delectable treats!
As we say goodbye to 2018 and usher in 2019, we hope that peace will abound in the new year. Hope to see you ALL on January 7!