February 2017 General Members Meeting

*** 11:00 am – Budget Pot Luck Lunch

In an effort to highlight the difficulty of producing a nutritious and healthy meal on a very low income, we challenge you to bring a dish costing no more than $2.50 (excluding condiments) to produce. Each dish will need to be divided into 4 helpings but each person may pick a helping from each of 4 different dishes. The dish may include a single food group (eg protein) or any combination of food groups.

Speaker: from End 68 Hours of Hunger will talk to us about the Nashua program whereby “food insecure” kids are sent home at the weekend with food in their backpacks to tide them over the period when no school meals are available.

Hospitality Hostess: Tina Murguia

Charity: End 68 Hours of Hunger

(*** Please note – In response to requests, we will be starting the February and March (typically the snowiest months!) General Members’ Meetings at 11:00 am to enable us to fight our way through the drifts! As such, these meetings will incorporate lunch instead of the usual breakfast snacks.)

April 2017 General Members Meeting

9:00 am – Social gathering

9:45 – Club Meeting

Speakers from Habitat for Humanity of Nashua and the Nashua Restore. We will learn about the work of Habitat for Humanity and hear specifically about their current project in Nashua. A representative from Restore will explain how they raise money for Habitat and will hopefully show us some before and after photos of donated furniture etc purchased from them and “upcycled”, restored or repurposed by customers.

Hospitality Hostess: Joanne Emus

Charity: Habitat for Humanity

March 2017 General Members Meeting

*** 11:00 am – Simply Soup and Salads Pot Luck Luncheon.

You will not want to miss our next General Members’ Meeting which will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 8th at the Lawrence Barn! In the past, in March, we have held our Meeting at the Congregational Church but, with the later start this year, we can be accommodated at the Barn. We will be holding a “simply soup and salads” pot luck luncheon. Please note that, with it being a cold month, we have added soup to the menu (although the Yearbook suggests just salads). In addition, if you like bread with your soup, you are welcome to bring that too. This time we are not imposing any budget restrictions on the cost of the food you bring! Please remember, as before, if you bring something which needs to be plugged in to keep food hot, you will need to bring an extension lead too. Also, please bring labelled serving utensils. Lunch will be followed by a presentation by Personal Image and Color Consultant, Janice Severance. Janice runs The Image Enhancement Studio in Concord and will talk to us about Color and give us clothing and make-up tips on how to “Look and Feel Your Best at Any Age.”

Speaker: Personal Image Consultant, Janice Severance

Hospitality Hostess: Lorna Rupert

Charity: Dress for Success


January 2017 General Members Meeting

9:00 am – Social gathering

9:45 am – Club Meeting

Speaker: Craig Amoth, Director of the Nashua Mental Health Association, will talk about the services offered by the Association and the need for these services. We will learn how the whole community benefits when the lives of the people they serve are improved.

Hospitality Hostess: Martha Smith

Charity: Nashua Mental Health Associates

December 2016 General Members Meeting

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Holiday Open House – Location TBD

We will enjoy a social, holiday gathering. At the same time several of our talented club members will display, and offer for sale, some of the goods they make. A great opportunity for gift shopping!

Hospitality Hostess: Ellen Baker

Charity: Hollis Seniors

November 2016 General members Meeting

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Potluck Dinner Party

Come and enjoy great food and company to get an early “kick-off” to the holiday season. This year, after our food, we will “entertain ourselves” with a Ceilidh – gaelic group dancing. Ashlyn Rockwell, a teacher at the McGonagle School of Irish Dance in Nashua, will “call” for us and teach us the moves as we join in this style of dancing. It’s all about fun! Those unable to join in will get their kicks from watching the rest of us! Wear shoes comfortable for dancing in. No partner required – ladies can dance with other ladies in these dances! Ashlyn will also bring a few of her students to demonstrate some Irish dancing.

Hospitality Hostess: Ginny Brooks

Charity: Neighborworks, Southern NH

October 2016 General members Meeting

9:00 am – Social gathering

9:45 am – Club Meeting

Speaker: Venu Rao, Chairman of the Hollis Energy Committee, will tell us how the Committee works to promote energy conservation and efficiency throughout the town of Hollis, especially town-run buildings, saving a good deal of money and thus benefitting the residents. He will talk about the Committee’s past achievements and their plans for the future.

Hospitality Hostess: Ina Ivarson

Charity: Beaver Brook Association

September 2016 General Members Meeting

9:00 am – Social gathering

9:45 am – Club Meeting

We will meet our fellow club members and guests. Our new club officers and activity group leaders will introduce themselves.  Activity Group Lists, as completed last year, will be available for any individuals wishing to make changes to their sign-ups and also for new members to sign-up.

Hospitality Hostess: Susan Durham

Charity: UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Goffstown

General Members’ Meeting, Wednesday April 13th 2016

The next meeting of the Hollis Woman’s Club will be on Wednesday April 13th at the Lawrence Barn, Depot Rd, starting at 9.00 am with coffee and social time. Dave Villiotti, Executive Director of the Nashua Children’s Home, will be our guest speaker. He will review the history of the Home and how its programs have evolved to meet the current needs of local, at-risk children. Mr Villiotti will describe the general profile of children who enter the Home and the programs and services in place to achieve the Home’s mission which is a commitment to the care, welfare and educational achievement of the children and youth it serves. He will also address the challenges faced at the Home in achieving this mission.

The Club is 110 years old this year and has over 110 Members but we always have space and a warm welcome for any woman aged 18 or over. So, come and meet us to see what the Club has to offer you and how you can help make a difference in the community!