The trees have colored, the cold weather has come, and there is snow on Mt. Washington – it must be Autumn! Even though we are still looking forward to Halloween next week, our MWC Monday, November 5th meeting is coming quickly, so we need to make our reservations.
IMPORTANT MEETING INFORMATION
We gather, check-in, and chat at 11:30AM, with lunch starting at 12:00PM. The attached Attendance file lists those who signed up at the October meeting, but if you missed that meeting and are planning on attending - or you must change your plans, PLEASEcontact Susan Doherty-Funke, Hospitality Co-Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. We need to have an accurate number for lunch (Spaghetti and Meatballs) by Saturday, October 27. Also, remember that if you didn’t fill out the Senior Lunch form in October, you will need to fill it out now so plan on a little extra time at Membership registration. PARKING: Please remember to park DIAGONALLY into the grass – on BOTH sides of the driveway. Make sure the back of the car is as far off the pavement as possible. This allows more parking before we start using the road.
GUEST SPEAKER – CASA
Lucille Remillard, North County Outreach Coordinator from the Berlin office, and volunteers will tell us about the CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates - program. Court appointed special advocates CASA of NH strives to protect the rights of our state’s most vulnerable children to live and grow up in safe, loving homes. Volunteer advocates are ordinary people and come from all walks of life. Training sessions are held around the state throughout the year.
Our charity for the month is the Lakes Region Food Pantry. They will be distributing Thanksgiving turkeys soon after our meeting, so they have requested traditional Thanksgiving dinner foods, such as canned sweet potatoes, pumpkin, green beans; stuffing mix; mashed potato mix, etc. Of course, if you are cleaning out your pantry, any non-expired food items will be appreciated. If you are not planning to attend the November meeting and cannot donate food, you can donate money for a voucher. The vouchers can be used to buy fresh/frozen food from the pantry. There is so much need in our community – any donation, large or small, is useful and appreciated.
November Election Bake Sale - One of our key Scholarship fundraising efforts, the election is the day after our meeting (Tuesday, November 6), so please BRING your baked goods to the meeting. We might still need some help on the morning of the election.
Altrusa Christmas Tree Project - Eloise Post and Janet Schurko are co-chairs for this fun project – workshops continue through October and November. Have a fun time and meet other members. Dates are (1-3PM @ Lions Club) October 30 and November: 7, 13, 15, 20. The theme is ‘Birds of a Feather Gather Together’.
Christmas Gifts for Moultonborough Children – Janet Schurko will be signing up members at the November meeting.
Knitting for the Meredith Savings Bank’s Mitten Tree – Janet Schurko (J-M-Semail@example.com ) and Susan Doherty-Funke (firstname.lastname@example.org) and others continue to make many mittens, hats, etc. for the Meredith Savings Bank’s Mitten Tree. NOTE: Sewn (like Polar Fleece) or purchased mittens & hats are also welcome. Janet & Susan will be showing many of the beautiful creations and will be collecting all donations at the December MWC meeting.
THANK YOU to all who walked in the COLD WINDY DAY on Sunday (Oct. 21) for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and to all of YOU who donated, including the Bucks for Boobles. Together, we were able to raise over $5000.
Let’s all extend a big welcome hand to our new members who joined at the October meeting: Tracey Webster-Babcock and Deb Wiacek.
A NOTE ABOUT OUR MISSION
“The mission of the Moultonborough Women’s Club is to establish a social, cultural, educational and charitable organization for the women of the Moultonborough area. In unity, the MWC will be the power of good in the community.”
We are a very active and busy club, with many opportunities for participation, socialization, sharing talents and donating time and treasures. Sometimes the number of activities and requests can be overwhelming. None of us can do or give everything. No requests for help or opportunities are to be seen as requirements of membership or of meeting attendance. We are, of course, a service club, so providing opportunities for such service is central to our mission. Choosing which services can be supported is up to each individual member. The board and I are so grateful for each of you and all that you have done to make the club what it is today.
Save Your Shoes! In May we will be collecting shoe donations to be given to the Second Chance Animal Rescue in Littleton, NH. The heavier, the better! So don’t throw out your old boots & shoes.
A note to the December hostesses: please gather together following the meeting to discuss your plans for the December meeting. Thanks so much for volunteering! Check our new handbooks 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!
Hope to see you ALL on November 5! In the meantime, enjoy the munchkins that hopefully visit you for Halloween.