The Westport Woman's Club

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

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Once again on Father’s Day Weekend, “kids of all ages” gathered at the Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, to enjoy one of the town’s oldest and best-loved family events, The Westport Woman’s Club’s Yankee Doodle Fair.

 

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The program last night at the WWC was co-hosted by WWC Cultural Affairs, WWC Community Services, the Westport Public Library and TEAM Westport.

The movie, “The Good Lie” is the story of the ”Lost Boys of Sudan”. Thousands of boys and girls were rescued from the war having escaped the Soldiers who in many instances killed their parents and tried to kidnap the children for the Army. Those who were lucky enough to come to the United States have become U.S. Citizens and lead good lives. Continue Reading

Scenes from Memorial Day Parade

 

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This show was dedicated to artist Susan Malloy who died last month at age 91.

Scenes from the Art Show featured works of 14 local artists. Proceeds of the show will benefit Staples H.S. senior need based scholarship recipients. Continue Reading

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Warm thanks to the “kids of all ages” in the greater Westport community who came out and supported Yankee Doodle Fair 2015, the non-profit Westport Woman’s Club’s signature fundraiser and Westport’s favorite–and last remaining–carnival-style fair! Special thanks to those who came anyway on Sat. June 20, rode the rides and bought Raffle tickets (our “rain insurance”) during the surprise day-long drizzle. Continue Reading

The Westport Woman’s Club Scholarship Committee awarded a total of $30,000 in scholarships to (8) Staples High School seniors and (1) Adult Woman’s scholarship at their May 22, 2015 Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

The scholarship awards are based on financial need and scholastic ability (no lower than 3.0 academic GPA). Continue Reading

WWC awarded $36,400 to 33 local nonprofit organizations at their Annual Grants Awards Breakfast today.

Pictured (center) and surrounded by the recipients are Nancy Saipe, WWC Community Services Director and Dorothy Curran, WWC President.

Another very successful USPS Postal Carriers Food Drive to benefit the WWC Food Closet…Thanks to all who donated…food + TIME!!!

 

 

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

Dear Ladies,

I’m hoping that this finds you in the midst of spring cleaning your closets and drawers and you’re looking at some freshly clean, perfectly wonderful, seldom-worn garments and wondering what to do…?
GOOD NEWS! I have THE ANSWER!
The WWC Clothing Sale — for perfectly wonderful, seldom-worn or gently-used garments ONLY– is returning in September.

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The Westport Woman’s Club hosted a prospective members gathering on Wednesday, April 22. Guests enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres, toured the historic Clubhouse and learned how to become involved in the WWC’s philanthropic and social activities. Continue Reading

WWC Garden Department’s featured speaker Cyrus Paktinat, award-winning floral designer, poet and owner of The Flowerfall of Westport, entertained his audience with demonstrations of his spring seasonal arrangements and decor for the home. Each week he goes to the NYC Flower Market to hand pick the flowers he uses in his beautiful creations. Cyrus’s lovely work, history, awards, videos etc. can be viewed on– theflowerfall.com–a must see.
This event was co-chaired by Vivian Rosenberg and Jeannette Tewey. Program director is Jerilyn Deveau. Continue Reading