enjoying this snow because my husband is using the snow blower and I am inside
not shoveling, an evil revenge. That is
true love for Valentine’s Day.I think
it is great Merrimack has put out an arrest warrant for Punxsutawney the PA
beaver who predicted six more weeks of winter.I always say to friends what is a normal New Hampshire winter? Because I
have lived here seven years and not one of them has been a normal one yet! And
this is coming from a Minnesota girl. Just think, 19 more days until daylight
savings time. Hard to believe that spring should be right around the
corner.With more sunlight and warmer
temperatures, people are getting excited to be more active, to get out and get
something done. Well, I am challenging you to get something done for the
club.We need you to share your time and
talents for the club. There are many positions for you to consider.Take a look below and see how you can offer your
help to the club.
I was so
proud to see so many ladies stand up and wear red in honor of Go Red for Women
and fight against heart disease; the number one killer in women.You raised over $307.00 for the American Heart
Association for our monthly charity.
were very fortunate to hear from our President Tina Smith, member of the
Concord Club and Sheila Casey our District Representative, member of the Salem
Club. They were here to support and help promote our district meeting on March
7 at the Hollis Congregational Church starting at 9:00 a.m.Look below for more details and I hope to see
you there. Make our club proud by attending!
need members to help with forming a nominating committee. We need at least
three members.Six board positions need
to be filled:1st VP of
Membership, Hospitality, Auditor, Historian, Programs, and Publicity.
need Co Chairs for the Strawberry Festival, Inside Worker Chair, Outside
Workers Chair, Hulling Chair and a Co-Chair for Baking, Co Solicitations
is time for you to contribute to the club with you time and talents. It is time
for you to see how you can best help out the club. Please consider taking on a
leadership role and volunteer for the good of the club. This club can only
function if we all volunteer. There are no paid positions, just payment made in
rewards by volunteering.
Chronic inflammation is the source of many diseases, including cancer,
obesity, and heart disease, which makes it the leading cause of death in the
High insulin levels promote inflammation and speed up your body’s aging
processes, and insulin resistance is a hallmark of most chronic diseases.
Avoiding sugars and grains, and getting regularexercise are two of the most potent
ways to help normalize your insulin levels and avoid insulin resistance. Eating
a Mediterranean or Asian diet works best for reducing inflammation.
Sugar Smart Tip: Don't
exceed the American Heart Association's recommended sugar levels,
which are 5 teaspoons for women (20 grams); For reference, a can of soda
generally contains up to 12 grams of sugar; a single slice of whole wheat bread
contains up to 2 teaspoons of added sugars.
The distribution of
calories you take in should be as follows: 40 to 50 percent from carbohydrates,
30 percent from fat, and 20 to 30 percent from protein.
2,000-calorie-a-day diet, adult women should consume between 160 to 200 grams
of carbohydrates a day, Protein should be between 80 and 120 grams, 600
calories can come from fat – that is, about 67 grams. This should be in a ratio
of 1:2:1 of saturated to monounsaturated to polyunsaturated fat.
·We are looking
for woman who would like to be a LEADS Applicant.The application for the Leadership Education
and Development Seminar are due by March 1.The LEADS candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a full
day of activities the day before the official opening of the June GFWC Annual
Convention in Memphis. GFWC will cover a
portion of the expenses including: stipend of $250.00, one-half of room charges
for two nights at an official convention hotel, and breakfast and lunch during
the LEADS program.
·Save the DATE
April 16, 2015 - 120th Anniversary Party for the Woman’s Club of
America is held on March 2 in conjunction with Dr.
Seuss’s birthday. Our GFWC President Babs Condon will be reading to children in
honor of this program.She is
encouraging all members and GFWC clubs to do something on this special day.
Maybe you as HWC member can find some great cause to participate to encourage
our youth on the importance and enjoyment of reading.Maybe our members of our two book groups
would like to do something.
·A state GFWC Mah
Jongg Tournament will be held in Wolfeboro, NH May 21st.Please contact Donna Settino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you know a member who needs a card or a need,
please send Jeanne Cleveland an email.Thoughts go out to Carol Barth and Chris Furman who are recovering from
surgeries and speedy healing to Ginny Brooks, Kat McGee, and Noreen Polus.
Forms Wonderful Communities
is hosting this year’s district meeting Saturday, March 7 at the Hollis
Congregational Church starting at 9am.Please join your board in entertaining women from other area clubs.
Hsui Norcott will teach us all how to make a lapel floral pin.Cost to our members is only $15.00. Please
make your check payable HWC and send it to our PO Box 1042. We need to know
our head count for preparing the lunch.
Proposed Dues Increase
budget committee met and realized in a few short years our surplus will run
out. We need to create a balanced budget and therefore feel an increase in
dues is needed at this time.Several
years ago the state raised their dues by $2.00.We have made it an option in the past to
have members pay this increase, most choosing not do so. That means less money
for us to cover our expenses. Membership has made it clear that they would
like to continue giving money to charities like the scholarships, bus run,
art enrichment at the middle and high schools, plus fund a yearly charitable
committee.We pay$18.00 to GFWC NH and National, which
allows us to keep $12.00. We are hoping to increase that by $5.00 So that we
can continue to contribute to all the charitable organizations and cover club
expenses. We have been relying on the festivals and the yard sales to do that
and it is getting to become more of a challenge.An increase of $5.00 is .41 month.A vote will be taken at the March meeting.
Saturday, March 7:HWC will host the District 5 & 7 Meeting
at the Hollis Congregational Church starting at 9am.
Wednesday, March 11:General Meeting – Hollis Congregational
Church at 9am.