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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The Westport Woman’s Club Annual Lobsterfest, organized by Jo Fuchs-Luscombe, was held at the Minuteman Yacht Club, Ned Dimes Marina, at Compo Beach this evening. Despite the weather, a wonderful time was had by all. Continue Reading

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

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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

The Westport Woman’s Club’s Food Closet partners each year–on the second Saturday in May–with the National Assn. of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive. Postal workers collect and deliver bags of food to the WWC’s Bedford Hall. There, WWC volunteers receive and sort the food according to type, remove and discard expired items and transfer the net donations for storage and future distribution to Westporters in need, through Westport’s Dept. of Human Services. Continue Reading

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Dear Ladies:  We are planning the ENCORE Clothing and Accessory Tag Sale for late October this year. Please consider donating your gently used items of clothing (Men’s Women’s and Children’s) and accessories (shoes, pocketbooks, scarves, ties, etc.)

You may bring in your donated items to the Coat Room at the Club. We will start collecting immediately, so you can bring them in whenever you are ready. 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

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.

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.