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.

 

events

Need a fresh idea for your favorite Valentine? Why not buy a pitcher with character and fill it with roses? Or a unique bowl to fill with chocolates? Or wine glasses, then add champagne?

Heartfelt possibilities for the thrifty abound at the Curio Cottage’s Half-Price-Storewide “Sweetheart of a Sale” on Feb. 8-13, 10 am to 3 pm. Thanks to a recent influx of donations, the tiny shop must clear inventory, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Continue Reading

Today, Dec. 7th, at the Westport Woman’s Club monthly luncheon meeting, a full house heard singer Casey Clark–daughter of Westport National Bank manager and WWC Treasurer, Robin Clark–perform Broadway and seasonal favorites. Pianist Jim Jacoby accompanied. Continue Reading

WWC Members and Guests enjoyed FOOD, MUSIC, DANCING and Ballroom Elegance DANCE DEMONSTRATIONS at this delightful WWC DINNER-DANCE FUNDRAISER. Continue Reading

WWC Garden Room prepared beautiful fresh wreaths, swags and 
boxwood trees for the holidays and sold them at the Holiday Boutique on December 7th – Club Day Luncheon.   Continue Reading

community

Article:

Curio Cottage: The Little Fundraising Shop That Could

 

 

The Ruegg Grant Committee of the Westport Woman’s Club invites local non-profit organizations to apply by March 1, 2016 for up to $10,000 in one-time funding of a 2016 project involving social services, health, safety, the arts or education. Key selection criteria include: a high-profile initiative that makes a continuing difference in the community and enhances the WWC name. Recent Ruegg Grant recipients include Earthplace (re-mapping and posting of hiking trail system), ITN Coastal CT and Wakeman Town Farm.

Applicant proposals should include a written overview of the project concept, staffing, budget, other sources of funding, implementation/publicity plan, timing and ongoing benefits to the community and the WWC, along with proof of 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status and a copy of the organization’s most recent annual report. Proposals, due March 1, should be addressed to: Westport Woman’s Club Ruegg Grant Committee, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880. Continue Reading

The Westport Woman’s Club offers an Adult Woman Scholarship to an outstanding adult who is continuing her education and is enrolled in an accredited college or university for a Bachelor’s or post-graduate degree. The individual must have successfully completed two or more years in of higher learning with a 3.0 average or better. The award will be made on the basis of financial need and scholastic ability. The deadline for submitting the application is April 11, 2016.

To obtain additional information and an application, please call the Westport Woman’s Club Office – 203-227-4240 or click here to print a copy – Adult Scholarship Application

 

Since 1907, the non-profit Westport Woman’s Club’s long history of local social philanthropy has included providing food, food gift certificates and meals to Westporters in need. Partnering with Westport’s Dept. of Human Services, which protects client confidentiality, the WWC runs the Town’s Food Closet, collecting both food and funds for gift certificates at holiday time. The value of annual WWC Food Closet distributions of food and certificates exceeds $40,000. Total average value of WWC grants to the community exceeds $100,000. Continue Reading

community

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.

Thanks.

The “CORONATION”!!!
At our July Bunco Night, we crowned our “Bunco Queen – 2015”
DIANA ZASLOW! Diana has been a bunco player for several years and this is her 3rd “crowning!” We all bid her a fond farewell as she will be moving but encourage her to continue her bunco playing in her new location.

Janette Duchnicki’s beautiful landscape contribution to the Westport Woman’s Club.