Hollis Woman’s Club Newsletter

September 2014

President’s Corner:

Hello HWC Members!


As I am writing this I know you are all perusing your recipes looking for a special one to win the Apple Pie Contest at Old Home Days.  I want to thank Amy Watson and her volunteers for orchestrating a wonderful fundraising event, which so many Hollis residents partake in.  The Club sponsors this fun event and it is really exciting to watch contestants nervously await the judging outcome. My favorite part is purchasing a slice from one of the beautiful pies that have been donated to sell. They are all so yummy it is hard to choose.

Our apple celebration will continue with the Apple Festival held on Sunday, October 5 from 2 – 4 pm at Monument Square. Thank you all who have signed up to volunteer.  Please give Diana Kroeger, Chair of this event, a call if you want to volunteer. We are looking forward to a wonderful warm and sunny afternoon of crisps, pies, Doc Davis’ ice cream and music.

 This summer I cleaned my mother’s place in Minnesota and now I must do my own.  I know I will have many things to put in Ginny Brook’s garage in anticipation of the Fall Yard Sale on Saturday, October 25. Please call Jeanne Cleveland our yard sale lady. She has informed me our treasure table was quite successful last year.  We will save and put aside those items donated that we feel are worth a little more to put on a special ‘treasure’ table. 

We had a great kickoff meeting this month.  Eight new members joined and their information is listed below. I encourage you all to get to know these wonderful ladies. I want to introduce this new board it is as follows:

1st VP: Debi Davis

2nd VP: Ginny Brooks

Acting Corresponding Secretary:  Ginny Brooks

Board Secretary: Grace McGinnis


GMM Secretary: Diana Kroeger

Treasure: Patti Tures

Auditor: Amy Watson

Co Steward: Chris Furman/ Vivien Silva

Historian: Jan Lambert

Programs: Noreen Polus

Activities: Mary Codd

Hospitality: Dot Pitman

Ways and Means: Kat McGee/Gillain Rochon

We are still looking for a Publicity Chairman.  We don’t want the Hollis Woman’s club to be a secret society!


October Charity of the Month: Bridges

October is "Domestic Violence Month" and our speaker will be Dawn Reams from Bridges in Nashua.  She'll be speaking about domestic violence and the role Bridges plays in providing first response support to women in crisis.

Special Programs and Events


Join us at Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School

Learn all about roasting and how to get the most flavors out of your ingredients.  Here is the amazing menu we will learn to make:

·         Lobster, Roasted Corn and Bacon Chowder

·         Brined, Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Pan Sauce

·         Roasted Fall Vegetable Risotto

·         Roasted Mushrooms with Pine Nuts and Thyme

·         Warm Berry Crisp with Fresh Whipped Cream

Date: Friday, October 31, 2014 | Time: 11:30-1:00pm | Cost: $55.00 | Max Participants: 36

We will arrange car pools for the trip, which should take about one hour and twenty minutes.  We will plan on a 9:30 a.m. sharp departure from the Hollis Social Library (so we have time to browse the store, go to the bathroom, etc.) and return to Hollis by about 2:30 p.m.

We should have a fun day and a delicious lunch!  Noreen Polus /Program Chair Noreenpolus89@gmail.com 465-7413

Canoes along the Nashua!

A canoeing adventure for the Hollis Woman's Club on the Nashua River will take place on Friday, September 26 in Groton, Massachusetts. The experienced staff at the Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) located in Groton, Massachusetts, will conduct this trip.

9 am meet at the Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) with a presentation about the river history.

9:45 am walk to boat launch for safety and paddling instruction

10:15 – 12 pm: Canoeing on the Nashua with observations and exploration of back cove areas

12:00 –12:30 pm Lunch break at picnic area at boat launch

12:30 – 2 pm Macro-Invertebrate Program along the shoreline

2 pm walk back to cars at NRWA parking area


We will leave from the Hollis Social Library at 8:15 am sharp, and return by 2:45 pm. The cost is $30 pp. Noreen Polus /Program Chair Noreenpolus89@gmail.com 465-7413


GFWC NH Mini Leads: Leadership for Life


September 27 from 9-3pm in Hopkinton cost $5.00

Theme: Renew, Rebuild, Rejuvenate


Gale Taylor is the President of the Brookline Club she has her own business called Gale Force Facilitators.  She helps companies set goals through facilitation and collaborative problem solving, strategic thinking and planning. This will be a great meeting to learn something new.  If you would like to attend the meeting and car pool, contact Kimber at ferreehil@aol.com or 465-2742.

The New England Region Conference is in Burlington, VT over Halloween weekend (October 31-Nov 1).  Come and bring a costume, it should be great fun!

We are hosting the District 5-6 Spring Meeting in March.   I am looking for a hostess committee of five. This group is responsible for decorating and menu planning. Contact Kimber if you would like to help at ferreehil@aol.com or 465-2742.

Apple Festival


It's that time again! The 49th annual Apple Festival will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 5th, in Monument Square. Diana Kroeger and Shawntel Fugate are this year's Apple Festival chairs, and we need your help! We need a coordinator for the teen volunteers and someone to organize the Clean-Up crew.  We are in need of many more Outside Workers, Inside Workers, and help with our Ways & Means booth. In addition, we still need Crisp Bakers -- everything is supplied and the crisps can be made the day before the festival!

The Baking Committee needs at least 10 volunteers to compile the apple crisp ingredients on Friday, October 3, in Hardy Hall. They need at least 4 Kitchen Aid mixers with the flat beater.

This spring's Strawberry Festival was one of our best ever, but we couldn't have done it without everyone working together. We really need your help! Ask your neighbor, friend, spouse, and kids to join the fun! There's a job that's just right for everyone.  

Please, please contact Diana at 465-2392 or hwcdiana@aol.com to help! It's really fun to work at the festival and a great way to meet new people! Proceeds go towards the many local groups we try to support. Without YOUR continued “hands-on” help at our festivals, we would not be able to support our community to the extent in which we do. 

Club Activities

If you love the arts and are interested in participating in some fun arts related activities, Women for the Arts is for you.  Women for the Arts are described in the activities section of the new HWC Yearbook. Give Cindy Ryherd a call at 864-6482 (home) or 966-7559 (cell) or send her an email at: cindy@ryherd.com.

Vivian Silva has volunteered to organize our Hollis Mom’s Group this year. Vivian can be contacted by email at: timberpost@gmail.com or by phone at (603) 557-4534.

We still need a leader for the Walking Club - 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. Please let me know if you are interested in heading this activity group.

The Wednesday Luncheon Group is full, but Grace McGinnis has offered to help people start a second group if there is enough interest. For more information contact Grace at (603) 889-7740.

We have three new groups this year: Afternoon Matinee, Girls Night Out and Couples Night Out. These should be another fun way to get out of the house and enjoy one another’s company.  

If you missed the opportunity to join an activity group at the general meeting on Wednesday, please call or email me. If you are interested in starting a new activity group please let me know.  Mary Codd, Activities Chair, mecodd@gmail.com.

Fall Yard Sale

Mark your calendars for our Fall Yard Sale Saturday, October 25 from 8-1pm. Set-up is Friday, October 24from 4-8pm. We always have fun and find new treasures. We need your help by working at the sale or donating baked goods (pieces individually wrapped). If you have items you would like to donate to the HWC section, you can deliver them to the Barn the Friday, the 24th after 4pm or you can contact Jeanne Cleveland who will pick them up if needed. If you would like a space at the sale, the cost is $20 or add a table for $25. For more information, contact Jeanne at 465-2097 of at jeanne3584@yahoo.com. 

New Members

We would like to welcome the following new members as of our September meeting.  (Two are in your book, they have*). We are delighted to welcome all of them into HWC membership!


Carol Birch*


Mae Herron*




Karen Brown

19 Jambard Road, Hollis




Jane O'Neill (Hugh "Mike")

229 Pine Hill Road, Hollis




Susan Laurenson

67 Arbor Lane, Hollis




Madeleine Dougherty (Hugh)

30 Railway, Hollis




Donna M. Fusi (Peter)

167 Broad Street, Hollis



Vivian Silva

162 Broad Street, Hollis





Pot Luck Supper

Join us for a POT LUCK SUPPER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, at the LAWRENCE BARN. You may bring your husband or your best friend if, or you may just come yourself. It's good fun! Our entertainment this year will be the Hollis Brookline High School Jazz Band! We do need you to bring a dish as it is Pot Luck! So, let me know what that dish your would like to bring. And yes, we do need your help. So when you sign up at the meeting or by e-mailing me; Ginny Brooks, Grambrook@charter.net let me know when you would be willing to help either with the set up or the clean up. These are not big jobs as many hands make light work. We are all in this together. It is one great evening. Can't wait to see you all at the POT LUCK!


Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 27:  GFWC NH Mini Leads: Leadership for Life


Friday, September 26:  Canoes Along the Nashua.  9am Meet-up Time.


Sunday, October 5:  Apple Festival from 2-4 pm.

Saturday, October 25:  Fall Yard Sale.  Set up is Friday, October 24 from 4-8pm.

Friday, October 31, 2014:  Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School

Saturday, November 8:  Pot Luck Supper – Lawrence Barn




















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