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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This is the 8th year that the BBQ Festival, a community-wide event, is being held, and the Woman’s Club Food Closet has received generous grants over the years, totaling more than $12,000 (!) from the Downtown Merchants Association, the organizer of the event.

By volunteering at the Festival, we are expressing our appreciation and gratitude for the monies we have received, as well as showing support for a community event. If you are interested in helping out, there is a sign-up sheet at the Club or contact Audrey Rabinowitz to be assigned a shift.

In the Westport Woman’s Club’s first-ever “live” Talk Show, “16 Minutes,” award-winning fine art and editorial photographer Stacy Bass will be interviewed by WWC president, Dorothy Curran during the Sept. 8th Club Day luncheon. Focusing on Stacy’s latest book, Gardens at First Light, this ground-breaking interview will cover her Westport roots, family tree and the real dirt on garden photography.
An audience Q & A will follow the interview. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the photographer. Continue Reading

To launch The Westport Woman’s Club’s 109th year in September, newly re-elected president Dorothy E. Curran offered warm praise for last year’s achievements and set 3 goals: 25% growth in membership, continued testing of new fundraisers and expanded “Here and Near” grant-giving.

“Here at the WWC, social philanthropy definitely has its social side;” says Curran. Participation in the monthly Club Day luncheon meetings and programs, along with many choices of special interest groups (Gourmet, Bridge, Garden, Cultural Affairs, BYOB Friday, Community Services, Bunco, WWC Knitters, Zumba) is encouraged. Continue Reading

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 October.

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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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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.