The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the charitable, educational, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns. 501(c)(3)

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Nutcracker Tea Party – Nov. 29th

What better way for future prima ballerinas and their mothers, grandmothers, aunts or fairy godmothers to launch the Holiday Season than with snowflakes, live readings, costumed performers and high tea in a Victorian venue at the Westport Woman’s Club’s “Nutcracker Tea Party” on Sat. Nov. 29, 2-4 pm?

This simple but elegant Westport Woman’s Club fundraiser will benefit the Waltersville School’s Performing Arts Program.

Tickets: $40.00 Tickets may be purchased online by clicking on:  NUTCRACKER TEA TICKETS,  or on the day of the event by check or cash. Continue Reading

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For five days only, just ahead of holiday season, the Curio Cottage Thrift Shop at the Westport Woman’s Club is having a special half-price sale for savvy shoppers on all merchandise. The sale starts Mon. Nov. 17, 2014, 1-4 pm, resumes Wed. Nov. 19, 10am-3pm, through Friday (10-3) and ends Sat., Nov. 22, 2014 (10-3). Whether replenishing serving supplies for holiday parties, seeking the perfect hostess gift, expanding your costume jewelry collection or simply treasure hunting, shoppers will delight in discovering china, crystal, clothing, cashmere, furs, jewelry, framed artwork and much more at bargain prices. Continue Reading

The Westport Woman’s Club hosted a prospective members’ gathering on Tuesday, September 30. Guests enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres, toured the historic Clubhouse (1881) and Auditorium (c. 1865) and learned how to become involved in the WWC’s philanthropic and social activities. Continue Reading

The Garden Room is preparing beautiful fresh wreaths, swags and boxwood trees for the holidays. To guarantee availability, please submit your order by Nov. 20, 2013.

Questions?  Please contact Vivian Rosenberg at vivianrose1@gmail.com or 203-227-4419. Please print and fill out this order form (click here:  Order Form).  Either mail to the WWC c/o Garden Room or drop in Garden box along with your check made out to the Garden Room.

Lobsterfest held at the Compo Marina on Sunday, August 17, 2014, organized by Jo Fuchs Luscombe for the Westport Woman’s Club was enjoyed by all. Thank you Jo for everything that you do for the Woman’s Club. Continue Reading

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Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, was held at Sherwood Island State Park on Sunday, October 9th to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about the disease, and to help save lives. Pictured (L-R): The Westport Woman’s Club Team:  Amy Schneider, Vivian Rosenberg and Leah Scherzer. 

 

The Westport Woman’s Club has announced that proposals are now being accepted for grants.  Non-profit organizations are invited to submit their grant requests for projects that will make a continuing difference in our community.  Grants may be in the form of funds or use of the Westport Woman’s Club House for events (the club house on Imperial Avenue is owned by the WWC – there are only two Woman’s clubs in CT that own their own houses) or partnerships. Continue Reading

It’s quite wonderful to look back and see what our little band of WWC volunteers, led by Rose Jordan, accomplished on very short notice in a week or so:

  • stepped up to the plate!
  • taste-tested 3 recipes
  • picked a clear winner
  • transposed the recipe into a shopping list for 6 gallons
  • met to chop, cook, simmer and taste
  • made great use of our kitchen for a worthy organization in need of fundraising support
  • met again yesterday in our blue aprons to provide support to WTF’s fundraiser and serve our chili

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Westport Woman’s Club Awards Scholarships

The Westport Woman’s Club Scholarship Committee awarded a total of $27,500 in scholarships to (7) Staples High School seniors and (1) Adult Woman’s scholarship at their May 23, 2014 Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Continue Reading

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LADIES WHO LUNCH

This month we’ll be lunching at Finalmente Trattoria. right across the street from the old Westport Post Office.

I have not been there myself, but have heard several rave reviews, and it’s been on my “Must Try” list for a while. Now I have a chance to see for myself.  Hope you’ll join me.

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Always a great tine……especially during the Annual Holiday Party where everyone brings a special dish and everyone gets into the holiday Spirit!!!

Bunco started in the year 2000. This ever- popular game is best described as: food, fun, laughter and a chance to win some money at this fast paced dice game. No experience necessary. No long- term commitment. Easy- to- learn. Sign- up is outside the office on the bulletin board on a month- to- month basis. Bunco averages 20- 25 players monthly. Continue Reading

Westport Woman’s Club expert Bunco player, Vivian Rosenberg, was crowned WWC Bunco Queen by Bunco Director, Wendy McKeon at the end of the monthly Bunco gathering on July 16th.  Her record for various Bunco accomplishments was quite impressive.

The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop, a fundraising arm of the Westport Woman’s Club, celebrated it’s Grand Re-Opening on Sunday, May 5.  Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff did the honors at the Ribbon Cutting with State Representatives Jonathan Steinberg and Gail LaVielle and State Senator Toni Boucher joining in the festivities. Continue Reading