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OCTOBER

Time and Talent Auction - On-line Auction Begins

Monday, October 17, 2022
9:00 a.m.
The BWC has so many talented women.  Well ladies, it’s time to show off your talents! Is cooking or baking your talent? Or maybe painting? Whatever your talent maybe, this fundraiser gives you the opportunity to use your TALENT to create an item or to use your TIME to provide a service for a donation to be auctioned off for cash! All money raised is for our educational scholarships and charitable donations.

This year the Time & Talent Auction will again be a combination of  ONLINE & LIVE Auction.

The Online portion will be held from Monday, October 17, 9:00 AM, thru Monday, October 24, 12:00 PM. The top bidders will be able to pick up their items on Thursday, November 3, at the Time & Talent Luncheon. The Live Auction will be held at the Time & Talent Luncheon, which will be held Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at LaBelle Winery, 345 Hwy 101, Amherst, NH.

Come and enjoy a lovely lunch and a glass of wine with your BWC friends.  Auction donations are being accepted now!

Luncheon tickets will be available to purchase beginning in September.  Don’t forget to invite your friends and family!

www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/bwc-2022-time-talent-33961

 

Bedford 4Ukraine                  

Thursday, October  27,  2022
11:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m. - Fellowship Hall of the Bedford Presbyterian Church 

Longtime Bedford residents Brian Nolen and John Fitzgerald united their efforts at the onset of the Ukraine-Russia war to assist the people of Ukraine.  Thanks to the generous support of friends, family and Bedford residents, Brian and John were able to visit Ukraine on 3 private humanitarian missions.  We will hear heartwarming, heartbreaking and sometimes amusing stories about how they navigated unknown ground in order to help people.  For more information please visit www.Bedford4Ukraine.com

Monthly Programs

MARCH

A Visit with Queen Victoria
Thursday, March 23, 2023
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  - Fellowship Hall of the Bedford Presbyterian Church|


We are most pleased to announce that UK’s revered Queen Victoria has deigned to visit the Bedford Women’s Club. She has quite the story to tell about those who tried to usurp her power as she ascended the throne as a young girl. They underestimated this self-willed, intelligent young woman whose mettle sustained her through her 63-year reign.  She, and her husband Albert, set an example of high moral character and dedication, a novelty in the royal house after generations of scandal.  An era bears her name.

Sally Mummey performs this living history which is based on Queen Victoria's diary and letters in proper 19th century clothing resplendent with Royal Orders.
 

APRIL
Thursday, April 20, 2023
11.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. - Fellowship Hall of the Bedford Presbyterian Church

General Meeting

JANUARY

All About Manchester
 

 

Jeff Barraclough, Executive Director of the Manchester Historic Association will talk to us about all things Manchester. The mission of the Manchester Historic Association is to collect, preserve, and share Manchester’s history. Jeff, with extensive experience in the museum and historical field, will present the history of our neighboring city, where such a vibrant and independent spirit is alive today.

FEBRUARY

What is it like running the World Famous Brattle Book Shop?
Thursday February 16, 2023  

11.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. - Fellowship Hall of the Bedford Presbyterian Church
 

Ken Gloss is the current proprietor of one of America's oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores. Founded in Boston in 1825, Brattle Book Shop has been in the hands of the Gloss family since 1949.                                                     
Mr. Gloss, a frequent guest appraiser on PBS's Antiques Roadshow, appraises books and libraries for Harvard University, Boston University, Boston College, Tufts University, the FBI, and many others.

He will share the history of his bookshop, joys of the hunt and some of his favorite finds, as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. Time permitting, Ken will give free verbal appraisals of books that members have on hand.

Thursday January 26, 2023 
11.30am - 2.30pm - Fellowship Hall of the Bedford Presbyterian Church

NOVEMBER

Time and Talent Auction (Luncheon and Live Auction)

Thursday, November 3, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Labelle Winery, 345 Highway 101, Amherst, NH

Come and enjoy a lovely luncheon, a spirited auction and pick up your winning items.  Take this opportunity to bid on new items, too!  Guests are welcome, so bring your friends and neighbors.
 

Growing up Italian in Bedford

Thursday, November 17, 2022 
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Fellowship Hall of the Bedford Presbyterian Church

Claira (Pirozzi) Monier, a retired 20-year executive director of the NH Housing Finance Authority and the 2021 recipient of  the Business and Industry Association Lifetime Achievement Award, was awarded a BWC scholarship back in 1958. 

Claira has a fascinating story to tell about growing up in Bedford, NH as the only Italian family at that time. Her father, Vincenzo Pirozzi, immigrated from a village near Rome and settled in Bedford after WWI, where he bought land and ran a farm, while encouraging his daughter to study and get and education. Claira's passion for learning led her to earn a master's degree in urban planning & geography, and to teach at St. Anselm's College. 

Claira will share with us her insights on how has changed and grown since her family first settled here in the 1930's. 

DECEMBER

Festival of  Trees

Saturday, December 3, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Old Town Hall, Bedford

Tis the holiday season! Come stroll through a winter wonderland of tasty treats and uniquely decorated trees. Take a chance and you may be taking home a tree or a goodie.  BWC members, interest groups and select community organizations are invited to decorate and display 2-foot, 3-foot or 4-foot artificial trees. Many of the trees will be raffled off. The public will be invited to come through and view the displays for a nominal entrance fee. Raffle tickets can be purchased to win the trees displayed and specialty holiday items.  BWC volunteers will be asked to help setup the displays on Friday, December 2 and assist with the event on the following day. All money raised is for our educational scholarships and charitable donations.

Holly Luncheon and Silent Auction

Thursday, December 8, 2022                                                                                                                                                             11:30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. - Manchester Country Club
Deck the Halls' and celebrate our chance to come together to kick off the holiday season with our Holly Luncheon. We can enjoy the festive atmosphere, great food and entertainment all in the company of good friends. Guests are welcome.

Tickets will be on sale at the September, October and November meetings. Last day for a ticket purchase will be November 19th. The silent auction is one of our major fundraisers for our Scholarship and Charities donations. Local businesses generously donate the items for the auction. 

SILENT AUCTION – DECEMBER 8th   (During Holly Luncheon)

It is always a good feeling to take home a treasure. For this event, local businesses donate items to be included in a silent action
that is held during the Holly Luncheon on Thursday, December 8. The generosity of these businesses is

appreciated, and so is your participation. So come to the Holly Luncheon to enjoy the company of your friends, some
good food and a chance to take home something special for you or a loved one.
The Silent Auction is one of our main fund raisers of the year. The funds raised will go to Scholarships and Charities

SEPTEMBER
 

New Member Coffee

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
6:30 p.m. - Bedford Library, McAllister Room 
New member coffee for anyone interested in learning about the Bedford Women's Club for anyone interested in learning about the Bedford Women's Club.

General Meeting
Thursday, September 22, 2022                                                                                                                                                            11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Fellowship Hall of the Bedford Presbyterian Church 

The September meeting is a business meeting.  Yearbooks and name tags will be distributed, the annual budget presented, new members introduced and new Life Members acknowledged. Programs for the year will be presented, fundraisers explained (a new one this year - very exciting)and amendments to the By Laws presented to allow discussion and voting at the October meeting.

MAY
Thursday, May 19, 2023                                                                                                                                                                                                11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Manchester Country Club

Annual May Luncheon

Please join us at the May Luncheon for end of the year fun, food and fellowship at the Manchester Country Club in
Bedford. The May Luncheon is the last BWC event of the season. Let's come together to celebrate the wonderful year
of 2022-2023 and welcome the new officers of 2023-2024.