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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May Club Day Tea Luncheon Hat winners (Bernadette Stiskal, Bobbie Herman and Mary Attanasio) and judge, Miggs Burroughs:

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(Article and Photos by Phyllis Groener)
The sun was shining brightly which made it a perfect day to have the Annual Westport Woman’s Club Art Show for local artists in the Woman’s Club newly refurbished gallery. Jo Fuchs Luscombe was chair of the show with well-known artist Miggs Burroughs acting as Curator to set up a very wonderful show. He also had some unusual art work in the lenticular style which he is noted for. Continue Reading

150th Birthday Bash News from Westportnow.com:

 

 

click here for Y’s Presentation of Oil Portrait (Mrs. E.T. Bedford) to WWC

click here for honoring our architectural heritage

click here for gallery

 

We are pleased to announce a joint fund raising effort between the Westport Woman’s Club and the Nina McLemore Collection.

10% of the proceeds from each sale go to support the Westport Woman’s Club!

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Article:

Curio Cottage: The Little Fundraising Shop That Could

 

 

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

As the Woman’s Club has done for many years, in conjunction with The Children’s Connection, we are having our traditional Holiday Toy Drive for children who are neglected, abused and undergoing difficult times. Members are being asked to bring NEW UNWRAPPED gifts, as well as gift cards, cash and checks, at November’s Club Day luncheon and throughout the month of November. There is a drop off box outside the office next to the grandfather clock. Continue Reading

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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.

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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.