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)
What happens to a native of blue-collar Brockton, MAÂ who graduates college (Wellesley), marries, moves to Japan, writes a thoughtful, well-received book about Japanese women, then returns home with her brood to take up residency in Greenwich, CT?
On Mon. Oct. 5, when the Westport Womanâ€™s Club welcomes comedian Jane Condon as the featured monthly luncheon entertainment, the audience will learn the hilarious answers.
Jane Condon â€śâ€¦had the audience cackling, guffawing and in hysterics as she sliced through marriage, husbands, kids, politics and other topics,â€ť says the New York Times.
“Jane Condon is that rarity among her fellows, a comic whose material never needs laundering;” notes the Wall Street Journal. Continue Reading
Please mark your calendar for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 18th at Sherwood Island State Park at 9am. As we have done for the past several years, members (and their friends and family) of the Womanâ€™s Club will be walking together as a group to raise funds for breast cancer research and to show support for all the women who have experienced â€“ themselves or loved ones â€“ this disease.
Go to the website for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and register under the Westport Womanâ€™s Club, or contact Audrey Rabinowitz (bxiteb4.com or 227-6010) for further information.
In the Westport Woman’s Clubâ€™s first-ever â€śliveâ€ť Talk Show, “16 Minutes,” award-winning fine art and editorial photographer Stacy Bass wasÂ interviewed by WWC president, Dorothy Curran during the Sept. 8th Club Day luncheon. Focusing on Stacyâ€™s latest book, Gardens at First Light, this ground-breaking interview coveredÂ her Westport roots, family tree and the real dirt on garden photography.
AudienceÂ Q & A followed Â the interview. Books wereÂ available for purchase and signing by the photographer. Continue Reading
Once again on Fatherâ€™s Day Weekend, â€śkids of all agesâ€ť gathered at the Westport Womanâ€™s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, to enjoy one of the townâ€™s oldest and best-loved family events, The Westport Womanâ€™s Clubâ€™s Yankee Doodle Fair.
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 Womanâ€™s Club Scholarship Committee awarded a total of $30,000 in scholarships to (8) Staples High School seniors and (1) Adult Womanâ€™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 WWCÂ Food Closet…Thanks to all who donated…food + TIME!!!
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.
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 Duchnickiâ€™s beautiful landscape contribution to the Westport Woman’s Club.