Here is my first attempt at creating the meeting reminder which is daunting given the quality of Deb's communications but here goes: First, I hope you have all had a joyous summer and are ready to dig right into another busy MWC year! We have got events coming one right after another!
Here's the schedule in brief with details below:
9/9 11:30am - MWC September meeting at the Geneva Point Center
9/21 10-2pm - Altrusa Volunteer Forum at the Meredith Community Center
10/6 9:30am - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Opechee Park in Laconia
10/12 - Yard/Bake/Jewelry Sale at the Moultonborough Function Hall (MFH)
IMPORTANT MEETING INFORMATION:
Our first MWC meeting of the year is held at the beautiful Geneva Point Center on Monday, September 9th at 11:30am. This a BYOB ( Bring Your Own Bag lunch :) event with our September hostesses providing drinks and yummy desserts. After a short business meeting, we will get down to the real business of our Coffee Can Auction which is a BIG version of our monthly Ways and Means table. You purchase raffle tickets, peruse the offerings donated by fellow club members and drop your tickets into the coffee cans corresponding with your heart's desires in the hope that you will be the lucky winner! So, please don't forget to bring yourself a delicious lunch and new (or NEARLY new) item(s) to donate. If you bring a number of things, some may end up saved for the monthly table or the Yard Sale (more on that later). Geneva Point has again offered to allow our members to walk their gorgeous grounds before or after the meeting. Here is the link to the map so you can plan ahead: https://www.genevapoint.org/about-geneva-point/map/
ALTRUSA VOLUNTEER FORUM:
The Meredith chapter of the Altrusa Club will be holding a volunteer forum, similar to the one they held in 2009, at the Meredith Community Center at One Circle Drive from 10-2pm on September 21st. The MWC will be among 30 or more area organizations highlighting their volunteer opportunities. Please stop by our table and hang out with me for awhile as we entice new members to join in our fun and good works!
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER WALK:
For over 20 years, the MWC has participated in the local American Cancer Society walk to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer and we have raised over $130,000 to date! Our co-chairs this year, Nancy McDonough and Deb Kumpf, sent an email to members on 8/23 but here's the link to sign up and walk - there's still time! http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSA ALL MEMBERS are encouraged to generously support our team either online - you can donate via the above link, too or by sponsoring a specific walker at this upcoming meeting which is the only one before the walk! Walkers, please remember to bring your donation envelopes so we can support you!!
As you know, the primary goal of the MWC is to award scholarships to local students as they continue their education beyond high school and our first opportunity to raise funds toward that goal will be the October 12th Yard/Bake/Jewelry sale at the Moultonborough Central School. If you are looking to get rid of some items hanging around your house or need motivation to clean out your garage or basement, this is it!! MWC members can sign up for a table – if you don’t have enough for a full table, we can “team you up” with someone and Deb Kumpf has offered to “woman” a table for those who have just a few items. If you have a craft and are looking to sell some of your wares, this is a great opportunity!! There is no charge to have a table - we ask that you donate a portion of your proceeds to the Scholarship Fund. We will also have a JEWELRY SALE and BAKE SALE – the only one this fall! Harriet would love to have as many pieces of jewelry as possible to sell, especially for children. Please bring your “gems” to Harriet at the September meeting. We also need bakers and helpers - there will be signup sheets at the September meeting. The more members who participate, the better, so join in the fun and clean out your home at the same time for a great cause! If you want to sign up for a table, to bake or help, or have any questions, please contact Libby Reichlen.
We have a new member to add to our special 70th Anniversary Handbooks that Leslie Angelo, Carol Bamberry and Barb Koehler worked so hard on (THANK YOU!) - Welcome to Karen Truberg!
Remembrance: First, I would like to thank Janet Schurko for her dedication and tireless work sending cards to MWC and community members on our behalf! She sent 110 birthday cards to the residents at Mountain View this past year in addition to the many cards expressing sympathy or concern to members, often at her own expense. She is also adding past MWC members at Golden View to her roster. That being the case, if you have any extra cards (like the ones that come with donation solicitations) hanging around your house, please bring them to Janet. If you would like to help her by taking on a month at Mountain View or Golden View, Janet has all the information and stamps. THANK YOU, JANET!!!
Final Notes: We are hoping to have a Kentucky Derby Party on May 2, 2020 but we need a Chairperson or Co-chairs. Please consider whether this would be a good place for you to assume a leadership role and step forward. I am very hopeful that some different/new people come to the fore to make this a great party!! My very last note is that I regret to say that I will not be able to be at our first meeting but I leave you in the very capable hands of our former President, Deb, and current VP, Tricia Martin-Wallace. I'm sorry to miss this fun meeting but I'll be there in spirit!!
Enjoy the last few days of summer and have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!