The Westport Woman's Club

The Westport Woman’s Club, founded in 1907, is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) 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.

 

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WWC Nutcracker Tea Party, held November 26, 2016, benefited the Project Love Holiday Meal Campaign.

Sweet treats, tea sandwiches, hot cocoa and tea were served in the Westport Woman’s Club’s historic ballroom which included snowflakes, live readings, costumed performers and high tea in a Victorian setting in the heart of Westport. Continue Reading

The Annual WWC Nutcracker Tea Party will take place on November 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  Click here for Flyer:  Nutcracker Tea Party.

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.”

This simple but elegant Westport Woman’s Club fundraiser will benefit the Project Love Holiday Meal Campaign.

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Many Westport vogue-to-vintage women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories treasures are back for an encore at the Westport Woman’s Club’s ENCORE! Clothing & Accessories Tag Sale, Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

This sale offers something for everyone at incredible prices. Expect a wide array of slightly used, gently worn suits, dresses, pants, jackets, blouses, sweaters, gowns, coats, scarves, shoes, jewelry, handbags and hats. Plus, the Boutique section will feature special garments, including formal wear not available elsewhere and not to be missed, for thrifty bargain seekers. Continue Reading

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The Westport Woman’s Club is currently accepting grant applications from Fairfield County non-profit organizations.  Please click here for Grant Application.  Please click here for Grant Application.

The due date for applications to be submitted is October 31, 2016.

MANY THANKS to our WWC 2016 Scholarship Committee for a memorable Awards Program, along with the organizers of the Awards Breakfast:  Arlene Thrope, Chair, Mary Attanasio, Barbara Szefc, Barbara Raffel, Sandy Attwood.

Marilyn Killough, the WWC’s 2016 Most Active Member, presented the Most Active Member Scholarship. Continue Reading

Today, at Westport’s Project Return, the Westport Woman’s Club’s Ruegg Committee presented their 2016 Ruegg Grant, in the amount of $10,000, for use in repainting the group’s facility, a historic house on North Compo Road. Continue Reading

On May 19, at the Westport Woman’s Club’s Bedford Hall, The group presented $30,000 in community services grants to local non-profit organizations. Also awarded were Bedford Hall grants, which allow a one time per year free use of the hall by nonprofits for fundraising or friend-raising purposes. Continue Reading

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The Garden Room is preparing beautiful fresh wreaths, swags and boxwood trees for the holidays.  To guarantee availability, please submit your order by Friday, November 18, 2016.  Click here for:  Order Form.

The WWC Garden Department traveled to Old Lyme, CT to the Griswold House. A Faerie Village was set up which included 31 little villages from all over the world.

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The Westport Woman’s Club hosted their New and Prospective Members Wine and Cheese on September 28 at 5 p.m. at their historic clubhouse at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport. Attendees learned about the many philanthropic and social activities the Club is involved in.

The Westport Woman’s Club (WWC) is a non- profit organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of charitable, educational, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns. Founded in 1907, the WWC achieves its goals through various fundraisers, including the Yankee Doodle Fair and the Curio Cottage Thrift Shop. Other fundraising activities are spearheaded by the active Ways and Means Committee.
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First Selectman, Jim Marpe, was the Guest Speaker at the WWC September Club Day Luncheon. The First Selectman spoke about the state of the Town of Westport. He addressed financial matters, town facility upgrades and improvements; progress on current projects, and implementation of various ongoing projects of interest (i.e., Downtown Master Plan, Compo Beach Site Improvement). Continue Reading

The Westport Woman’s Club Curio Cottage will continue its Half-Price Summer Clearance Sale – August 22 – 27.

The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop, at the Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, will hold a Half-Price Sale starting Monday, August 22 from 1:00 M to 4:00 PM, Tuesday, August 23 through Friday, August 26 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and the final day, Saturday, August 27 from 11:00 am to 3:00 PM. Rain or Shine. All proceeds go to Fairfield County charities.

Savvy shoppers will get there early, so don’t wait! The shop offers a wide variety of quality items from glassware, cooking equipment, pictures, frames…just about anything. And the inventory is constantly changing.

Everyone was excited in anticipation awaiting the arrival of Marc Chagall’s Granddaughter, Bella Meyer. She is carrying on her life in the art field with a store in Manhattan called, “Fleurs Bella….beautifiers”. Her shop make very large arrangements using flowers and all sorts of materials to make very big and beautiful dramatic arrangements for places like the Metropolitan Opera and other openings and celebrations. Continue Reading