It’s wonderful that February is a short month, since we seem to be having snow every couple of days. But the days are getting longer, and March is just around the corner, so there is light at the end of the ‘winter tunnel’. Our MWC Monday, March 4th 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. The attached Attendance file lists those who signed up at the February meeting, but if you missed that meeting and are planning on attending - or you must change your plans, PLEASE contact Susan Doherty-Funke, Hospitality Co-Chair to sign up. We need to have an accurate number for lunch (Corned Beef & Cabbage, of course!) by this Saturday, February 23. Of course, don’t forget that if the Moultonborough schools are closed for snow on Monday (March 4), our meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 5. Car pool if you can since parking is an issue!
PROGRAM – Bob Manley – Hermit Woods Winery
Have you been to Hermit Woods Winery and Deli in Meredith yet? Taken the tour? At our meeting, Bob Manley, co-founder of Hermit Woods Winery, will walk us through his wine-making passion that led to opening this beautiful facility.
MARCH CHARITY – NH Humane Society
This month’s charity ties in nicely with TODAY (February 20), as it is “Love Your Pet Day”!! We are collecting for the New Hampshire Humane Society on the Meredith / Laconia line. See all their needs: https://nhhumane.org/donate/wish-list This includes: Science Diet wet canned food (cat and dog); Royal Canin dry kitten food; Dog Nylabones; Soft plush toys; Non-clumping regular clay cat litter; Stainless steel litter pans ALSO: Used Clean Linens. Another way to help - consider a gift card to Staples or Walmart, or our local pet supply store,Laconia Pet Center (who may also be able to special order or ship directly to the shelter). Want to donate through Amazon? Their Wish List there is: Donate Now Or if you are out of town and would like to help out, you can donate online:https://nhhumane.org/donate/donate-online. In addition to the specific food they use at the shelter, they also run a Pet Food Pantry for those struggling to feed their own pets. Urgently needed is dry cat kibble and dry dog food.
After March, we have 2 more meetings (April & May) where we will be collecting for charities. We know not everyone can make donations every month; it is an individual decision each person needs to make, as to how much they can give. Remember that bringing a donation to our meetings is NOT a requirement for MWC attendance! We, and the supported charities, appreciate whatever you feel you can give.
April: NH Veterans’ Home Sunshine Cart – Personal Toiletries – Karen Wright
May: Littleton Second Chance Animal Rescue – Used shoes & boots – Harriet Bicksler
There is so much need in our community – any donation, large or small, is useful and appreciated.
The Moultonborough Schools very much appreciated all the clothes, bottles and wipes! Thanks again to Janet Schurko for delivering the donations to the schools. THANK YOU ALL!
Election Bake Sale – We still need more BAKERS for the Town Election Day Bake Sale on March 12! Mary Lou Charron will be signing people up at the March 4 meeting.
March Town Meeting Lunch – We still need a few WORKERS for the Town Meeting Lunch on March16. If you will not be at the meeting and can help, you can email Harriet Bicksler. Thanks to all who signed up to make sandwiches – all slots are filled!
2019 MWC Spring Gala – Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 1, 2019! We will be sending out an email next week with specific tasks that are needed. 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! Want to volunteer to help now? Contact Amy Corston or Suzanne Knapik.
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!
President - Periodically, we highlight the various positions in our club. We welcome new ideas and appreciate the members who have been so willing to help us throughout the years. The Board thought it would be a good idea to hear about the President role. Thus, Deb Kumpf (that’s ME!) will tell you about the position at our March meeting.
OTHER NOTES & REMINDERS
Remembrances – If you hear of a MWC member who is ailing or has experienced a loss, please remember to let Janet Schurko know. These do not have to be announced at the meeting if privacy is desired.
Thanks – to Amy Lindamood for keeping the MWC website updated and for donating the website and domain costs. As a reminder, please let someone on the board know if you have ‘taken care of’ an MWC expense. Thank you for all the donations.
In an effort to shorten our business meeting – The board felt that we could include some of the ‘standard reminders’ that we have during the business meeting both in this reminder and during the ‘silverware pickup time’ at the end of lunch. So if you have any community events that need to be announced, please let me know before lunch and I will include those announcements. Our standing activities are:
Bridge – Mondays at the Rec Center, 12:30 PM – contact: Dotti Simpson
Mahjong – Thursdays at the Rec Center, 12:30 PM – contact: Sherry Weene
Walking / Snowshoe – Wednesdays at various locations – contact: Jane Harrington
Town Election and Town Meeting – MWC is not a political organization and we do not take any position. However, it is important for all of us to be knowledgeable voters, so we wanted to let you know of some resources for the upcoming Moultonborough town election and town meeting.
Candidates Night: Sunday, February 24, Lions Club, 6PM (snow date March 3)
Town Election: Tuesday, March 12, Safety Building, 7AM – 7PM
Town Meeting: Saturday, March 16, Moultonborough Academy Auditorium, 9AM (School District meeting first, then Town)
Warrants for Town Meeting: townwarrandraft020619.pdf
(Note that Articles 1 through 5 will be voted on at the Town Election by ballot.)
Proposed Town Budget: proposed_fy2019_budget.pdf
More information on Proposed Zoning Amendments: 2019-proposed-zoning-amendments
More information on Proposed Community Center: 2019-proposed-community-center
MWC Yard Sale – In October we will have a Yard Sale to support the Scholarship Fund. As you do your spring cleaning, put those extra items aside that you want to sell! If you have a craft and have items you want to sell, this will be a great venue too! We are looking for 2-3 people to help Libby and Mary Lou Charron organize this, so please let them know if you would like to help. And, if you would like to have a table, please let them know.
ALSO: Don’t forget that this Yard Sale will include a JEWELRY SALE, so please be saving that jewelry so it can be cleaned and ‘recycled’ in the best way – money for the scholarships!!!
A note to the April hostesses: please gather together following the meeting to discuss your plans for the April 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!
Hope to see you ALL on March 4! And since I won’t write you again before the day, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!