Bike path to be discussed at woman’s club meeting
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 17 at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church in Reynard Hall.
The speaker for this meeting will be Robin Lepore. She is a board member of the Friends of the Mattapoisett Bicycle and Recreational Path, informally known as Friends of the Bike Path, and a member of the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club.
She will provide an update on all things bike path. The all-volunteer, non-profit organization raises funds to help the Town meet the match requirements for grants and provides amenities along the bike path.
The organization sponsors the “Tour de Crème” bike ride in the spring and a bike safety training program. Through its “Bikes for All” program, the group collects and restores donated used bicycles for families who do not own bicycles.
In her professional life, Lepore was an attorney with the US Department of the Interior, working primarily with the National Park Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Now, she uses her advocacy skills as The Friends' grant writer.
While many members of The Friends are cyclists, Robin and her husband enjoy walking and use the Mattapoisett Rail Trail to keep in shape for longer distance walks. They have completed the Camino de Santiago, which is a 500-mile pilgrimage route in Spain, another shorter route in coastal Portugal, and have walked across England following Hadrian's Wall.
Members attending are encouraged to bring a donation for a local food bank and/or for Gifts to Give. The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club notecard and postcard designs will also be for sale for $10 for four notecards and $10 for six postcards.
The Tea Committee hostesses for the luncheon are: Sandy Hering, Liz Ackerman, Ellen Flynn, Nancy Holland, Janet Liljedahl, Caroline Marcoux, Sue Mitchell, Kathleen Saunders, Ellen Schneider, Blaise Simpson, Melissa Soule, and Cindy Turse.
The club has resumed traditional in-person meetings on the third Thursday of every month. Current Covid protocols will be followed.
The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is always open to new members from the south coast area. For more information and a membership application, visit https://www.mattapoisettwomansclub.org/members/