The Westport Woman’s Club, founded in 1907, is a non-profit, tax-exempt,Â 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and theÂ raising of funds in support of the charitable, educational, cultural andÂ public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.
Our association with the Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival began back in 2008 during its first year and has continued for all 8 years. Since that time, the WWC has received over $14,000 from the Westport Downtown Merchants Association, the sponsor of this town-wide event. Over the last few years, this money was designated for our Food Closet. Continue Reading
The Westport Womanâ€™s Club installed its new Board of Directors with Dorothy M. Packer leading as President for the 2016 â€“ 2017 club year. Continue Reading
Community News & Events
Community Food Drive
From July 1st – July 29th, Westport National BankÂ® will be participating in a community food drive to help benefit Homes with Hope, Operation Hope and the Westport Woman’s Club Food Closet. Help us restock our local food banks with non-perishable items!
Drop off your items at either one of our Westport National BankÂ® branches located at 1495 Post Road East or 1100 Kings Highway East during branch hours.
MANY THANKS to our WWC 2016 Scholarship Committee for a memorable Awards Program, along with the organizers of the Awards Breakfast: Â Arlene Thrope, Chair,Â 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
Shirley Mellor, WWC Member and former owner of iconic Max’s Art Supplies,Â donated the cost of framing for 3 Bedford Family portraits now hanging at the WWC.
THANK YOU, Shirley!!!
Everyone was excited in anticipation awaiting the arrival of Marc Chagallâ€™s Granddaughter, Bella Meyer. She is carrying on her life in the art field with a store in Manhattan called, â€śFleurs Bellaâ€¦.beautifiersâ€ť. 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
At April Club Day, Marilyn Killough (left) accepted this year’s Most Active Member Award, in appreciation for running Cultural Affairs bus trips to Broadway Shows and museums for over 30 years. A scholarship in her name will be awarded this spring to a graduating Staples HS senior. Standing with Marilyn is Susan Hricik, Director of Membership.
On April 5, 2016, Ruth Loiseau, a Master Floral Designer, created exquisite floral arrangements at the WWC for a very well attended audience of enthusiastic women from The Green’s Farms Garden Club, Westport Garden Club and The WWC Garden Dept.
Popular Westport writer Dan Woog discusses his “06880” blog at February Club Day. An average of 10,000 readers per day, who live locally and in nearly 40 states and foreign countries, read his blog.
Just another invitation to think about working one, or more, shifts at the Curio Cottage. With so many workers taking vacations, we really need extra workers during this time…and it really is fun! Hope to see many new workers.
Just let Colleen, Jackie Froelich, Lorraine Feliciano or Karen Eickhoff know and we will put your name on the sub list.