Featured Community Services
Westport Woman’s Club Volunteer of the Year, Barbara Raffle, received a Voluntary Action Center of Mid- Fairfield (VAC) award at a Volunteer Recognition Reception at Ludlow High School in Fairfield.Â Â The VAC Award (presented by Erica Simpson, the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County Volunteer Management Manager,Â and the First Selectman of Fairfield, Mike Tetreau)Â Â recognizes Ms. Raffle’sdedication and commitment to the WWCâ€™s fundraising and community service efforts. (more…)
The Westport Womanâ€™s Club presented the 2013 Ruegg Grant Award to The Wakeman Town Farm of Westport.Â Rose Jordan, Chair of the Ruegg Grant Committee, said the $5,000 grant is specifically designated for the Farm to purchase a green house that will provide year-round growing capability as well as the opportunity to offer indoor gardening education programs in conjunction with local schools.Â Elizabeth Beller, Wakeman Town Farm Board Chair accepted the award on behalf of the Farm with WWC President, Mary Lee Clayton, Ruegg Grant Committee members, Michael Aitkenhead, Program Director and Caretaker and his wife Carrie, looking on. (more…)
The Adult Woman Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding adult who is continuing her education and presently enrolled in a college or university.
Applicants for the adult scholarship must have successfully completed two or more years in an accredited institution of higher learning with a 3.0 average or better and be matriculating for a Bachelor’s or post-graduate degree. Â The award will be made on the basis of financial need and scholastic ability. (more…)
Westport Woman’s Club Members and Y worker volunteer help toÂ Dept. of Human Services to Â stuff letters thankingÂ Warm Up Fund contributors.
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WE GET THANKS
I hope that you have had the opportunity to stop at the Bulletin Board to read a few of the thank you letters we have received. If not, here are a few quotes:Â FOR GIFT CARDS:
“Thank you for your gift on Thanksgiving and Christmas and for all that you do for the town throughout the year. Wishing you a New Year filled with blessings.” (more…)
The members, the Board and the staff of the Westport Womanâ€™s Club extend their deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and to all of the residents of Newtown Ct.
What happened on Friday was appalling. We were â€“ as were so many â€“ heartbroken and our hearts break even more as we hear about the lives and see photos of these wonderful, lively and loving children.The world is diminished by their loss.
You have our support, our prayers and whatever comfort we can give. May God bless and keep you.
Mary Lee Clayton
FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE NOVEMBER LUNCH: PLEASE BRING AN ITEM FOR THE FOOD CLOSET.
IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON – SO YOUR GENEROUSITY WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED.
NOT ATTENDING THE LUNCH? YOU CAN DROP AN ITEM OFF IN THE OFFICE ANYTIME. (more…)
The Westport Woman’s Club Scholarship Committee awarded scholarships to Staples High School seniors and one adult woman at their June 8th Scholarship Awards Ceremony.
The WWC scholarship awards, which totaled $27,500 this year, are based on academic achievement (no lower than 3.0 academic GPA), community service, extracurricular activities and financial need. (more…)
Grant Award Presentations / Ruegg Grant
Jo Fuchs Luscombe, Community Services Director of the Westport Womanâ€™s Club, announced the names of the 2012 Grant Award Recipients at a breakfast on May 18th.
The annual U.S. Postal Service Letter Carrierâ€™s Food Drive took place on Saturday, May 12. Beginning in the early afternoon, Postal trucks pulled up to their drop-off point at the Westport Womanâ€™s Club to unload the bags of food collected from Westport residents as the Letter Carriers made their Saturday mail deliveries.Â Â (more…)
the Canal Park Luncheon isÂ organized by Patria Swann every year.Â Pictured withÂ PatriaÂ are Jane Potkin and Sue Mahar.Â WWC members help in preparingÂ a spring luncheon for residents of Canal Park, a residence in Westport for seniors and disabled singles and couples of any age.
The Westport Woman’s Club honored 2012 Award Recipients today at their May Club Day Luncheon.Â ROSE JORDAN (L) is the recipient of the WWC Most Active Member Award – This award is presented annually to a member who has been recognized for service not only above and beyond the call of duty, but graciously and with a smile.Â Â Ms. Jordan’s many contributions to the club include Ruegg Grant Committee Chair, Nominating Committee Chair, Rentals Chair, Community Services Committee Chair, Secretary, and 100th Anniversary Committee Member.Â The 2012 Most Active Member Scholarship will be presented in Rose’s name to an eligible H.S. graduate in June. (more…)
Â RESNICK INVESTMENTS ADVISORS,
NORTHEAST UTILITIES (CL&P),
Â WELLS FARGO,Â HARDING FUNERAL HOME,Â
Â ROBERT E. GRANT,Â ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,Â
CASTLE KEEPÂ Â andÂ ALLEN RAYMOND
Thank you to everyone who helped make the Westport Womanâ€™s Club Holiday meals program a success, delivering mealsÂ toÂ homebound Westport residents on Christmas and New Years Day.
The program funded and coordinated by the WWC would not have been possible without the contributions and support we received from the Town of Westport, Wild Pear, Sherwood Diner, and the extended Klinge family. (more…)
Director of Human Services, Barbara Butler, announces the launch of the Westport Warm UpÂ Â fundraising campaign. This is a collaborative community effort to help qualified residents whoÂ Â receive state heating assistance. The Warm Up Fund gives an extra delivery to provide heat forÂ Â these vulnerable households.Â Â (more…)
The Community Services Committee meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the WWCÂ Living Room.Â All members are encouraged to attend these meetings, and for our new members, this is an excellent way to learn aboutÂ the WWC’sÂ charitable endeavors.Â Â For additional information aboutÂ Community Services -Â Â Â Â http://www.westportwomansclub.org/community-services/
Our Necessities Bags assembly will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 9:30am in the ballroom. These bags are given to breast cancer surgery patients. The items we’re collecting this year are inexpensive ones: (more…)
Members of the WWC Community Service Committee having lunch at The Blue Lemon Restaurant in Westport, in celebration of completing another successful year of work in the community.Â $30,000 worth of grants were awarded to worthy area agencies/organizations who provide service/assistance to those in need.
The Westport Womanâ€™s Club (WWC) partnered withÂ Necessities, Inc. for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October to provide 100 Necessities Bagsâ„˘ filledÂ with information and supplies for women facing the challenges of mastectomy and reconstruction.