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Club Day Luncheon – March 2017

Sophie Helenek was the speaker at the WWC March Club Day Luncheon.  Sophie intertwined her mountaineering experience of climbing and reaching the top of Mt. Everest, with her financial-analyst skills in a fascinating presentation at the Westport Women’s Club. Her enthralling story captivated the audience.

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February 6, 2017 Club Day Luncheon

Our February Club Day Luncheon with Philip Anthony DiConstanzo and Anya Liftig, presenting “The Art of Living the Role”, on the teachings of Acting Coach and Director Albert Pia.

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WWC Garden Club Welcomes Bela Meyer, May 2016

Everyone was excited in anticipation awaiting the arrival of Marc Chagall’s Granddaughter, Bella Meyer. She is carrying on her life in the art field with a store in Manhattan called, “Fleurs Bella….beautifiers”. Her shop make very large arrangements using flowers and all sorts of materials to make very big and beautiful dramatic arrangements for places […]

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April 2016 Club Day Luncheon

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

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January 2016 Luncheon

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.

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December 2015

Today, Dec. 7th, at the Westport Woman’s Club monthly luncheon meeting, a full house heard singer Casey Clark–daughter of Westport National Bank manager and WWC Treasurer, Robin Clark–perform Broadway and seasonal favorites. Pianist Jim Jacoby accompanied. Family and friends enjoying the concert and festive decor included Rosemary Clooney’s son, Westporter Rafael Ferrer and his wife, […]

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September 2015

It was a full house today at the Westport Woman’s Club “Club Day Luncheon” featuring the awarding winning fine art and editorial photographer Westporter Stacy Bass who started her presentation with a slide show of some of her truly beautiful photos from her current book, “Gardens at First Light.” She is known for capturing the […]

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November 2014

November’s WWC Guest Speaker, PAM ARCIERO spoke about various types of puppets and introduced club members to some of her puppet friends. Ms. Arciero performs for film, television and theater, notably as a principal puppeteer with Sesame Street and Between the Lions, performing numerous characters, most notably Grundgetta Grouch and Leona Lion. Pam has taught […]

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October 2014

WWC’s October Club Day Luncheon’s Guest Speaker, Paul Piorek, Award Winning TV Meteorologist, presented an interesting and educational program for our club members. Paul began his career at News 12 Connecticut in September of 1989 as the evening weather anchor while also teaching Science and Language Arts. Paul is a ten-year veteran of education and […]

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September 2014

The Westport Woman’s Club Members enjoyed their first annual luncheon meeting on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. The speaker for the luncheon was Karen Bussolini, a widely and eco-friendly garden coach from Kent, Ct. who trained as a painter and had a career as an architectural photographer before turning her attention entirely to gardens. She is […]

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October 2013

      Margaret Le Bedis Guest Speaker at the Westport Woman’s Club Luncheon Margaret Le Bedis is a Moderator and Historian who has been associated with the Westport Historical Society since 1978, as a tour guide for the Jennings Trail, a historical tour around town for school children. She is a lecturer with the […]

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September 2013

  Susan Granger entertained a full house at the Westport Woman’s Club September Club Luncheon with stories about her being born and raised in Hollywood. Her father headed production at Columbia Pictures; her stepfather was a producer at M.G.M. As a child Susan appeared in “Salute to the Marines,” “Abbott and Costello in Hollywood,” “The […]

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June 2013

  Jane Powell Charms Her Audience at the Westport Woman’s Club  Jane Powell, the star of TV, Movies and Stage joined the Westport Woman’s Club for their June Club Day Luncheon. A song-and-dance star from a very young age, Ms. Powell still sports her well-loved light-up-a-room-smile and perky demeanor. She shared some candid thoughts about […]

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May 2013

  Hats Off to the Winners The Best Garden Hat award at the May Club Day Luncheon was a tie between Wendy McKeon for Most Glamorous and Amy Schneider for Most Creative.  Congratulations, ladies!  

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April 2013

Beardsley Zoo Animal Ambassadors Visit the WWC Jim Knox, Curator of Education for the Beardsley Zoo and Jessica Summers, Director of Development and Marketing for the Beardsley Zoo, along with three seasoned animal ambassadors, joined the Westport Woman’s Club for their April Club Day Luncheon. Each of the Animal Ambassadors tells a story about the […]

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March 2013

Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon Address at the Westport Woman’s Club  Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon entertained a full house at the Westport Woman’s Club March Club Day Luncheon with stories of their acting careers and their shared life. Mr. Dullea engaged everyone with an anecdote about a visit to a fortuneteller who asked if […]

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November 2012

  Our November speaker was Anne Keefe, currently artistic advisor at the Westport Country Playhouse,.  Ms. Keefe spoke about “How to Cast a Show.” She served as artistic director at the Playhouse, with Joanne Woodward from 2000- 2006 and has directed numerous productions.   If you’ve ever attended any of the Script in Hand readings at the Playhouse […]

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October 2012

  Lisa Wexler Addresses the Westport Woman’s Club About Downsizing of the Navy Lisa Wexler, the Gracies-Award winning creator of The Lisa Wexler Show, the most popular talk radio show in Westchester County, spoke to the Westport Woman’s Club at the October 1 Club Day Luncheon.

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September 2012

  Leslie Huston, Eastern Apicultural Society Master Beekeeper and past President of Connecticut’s Back Yard Beekeepers Association helped the WWC kick-off their 2012-2013 year sharing her expertise and insights on the bee-havior of the honeybee. Mankind has had a sweet tooth for millennium, and beekeeping for honey has been traced back to 2400 BC Egypt […]

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June 2012

Adam Freedman, Leading Commentator on Law, Addresses The Westport Woman’s Club  The Westport Woman’s Club was entertained at their June Club Day Luncheon by Adam Freedman, lawyer, legal commentator and author.  Mr. Freedman’s first book, “The Party of the First Part: The Curi­ous World of Legalese”, is a witty and humorous look at language in […]

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May 2012

Luncheon Slideshow The WWC May Club Day Luncheon consisted of a lovely afternoon Tea.  This day included the club’s Annual Plant Sale (See Events w/slide show) and Award presentations (See Community Service).

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April 2012

Staples High School Orphenians Perform at WWC April Luncheon The Staples High School Orphenians helped the members of the Westport Woman’s Club celebrate spring with their performance at the WWC luncheon on April 2. Choral Director Justin Miller led this elite group of upper classmen in a lovely series of a capella melodies that allowed their […]

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March 2012

Alison Wachstein, a Weston based photographer, shared techniques for making and taking pictures with members of the Westport Woman’s Club at their monthly luncheon.  The magic of photography is that it that it allows you to capture the personalities of the most special people in your life, says Ms. Wachstein.  She talked about three elements […]

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February 2012

 Lisa Wexler, award winning creator of The Lisa Wexler Show, the most popular talk radio show in Fairfield County, CT, spoke to the Westport Woman’s Club at the February 6 Club Day Luncheon. Ms. Wexler, a talk radio host, attorney, advocate, author and public speaker, she is a master at communicating information in an entertaining […]

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December 2011

    Westporter Megan Watt Celebrates the holidays at the westport woman’s club december luncheon   Megan Watt, a Staples High School graduate and past Staples Players performer, helped the members of the Westport Woman’s Club get into the holiday spirit at their December Luncheon.  Megan, accompanied by Don Rickenback on piano, sang many holiday […]

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November 2011

          Sara Hacala Featured Speaker at The Westport Woman’s Club    Author Sara Hacala, a certified business etiquette and protocol trainer, is committed to the belief that civility is an essential component of our culture.  Surveys show that in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven society, we are getting ruder and less respectful of others.  […]

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October 2011

  Bobbie Herman, a Westport Woman’s Club Board Member, shared a talk and slide presentation on her recent trip to Vietnam and Cambodia with club members attending the October luncheon.  Through photos and words, Ms. Herman chronicled her travels through these beautiful countries where historical buildings and monuments are testament to their long history, and […]

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September 2011

David Brant, Executive Director of the Aspetuck Land Trust, spoke at the WWC’s September Luncheon today. David talked about the history of the Land Trust and its preservation efforts and new initiatives, including the recently opened 38 acre Newman Poses Nature preserve, honoring Paul Newman and Lillian Poses; the new Natural Playground for Children; invasive […]

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June 2011

The Westport Woman’s Club hosts FULL COURT PEACE FOUNDER, MICHAEL EVANS   Michael Evans, founder of and Executive Director of Full Court Peace, addressed the Westport Woman’s Club at their June 6 luncheon.  Full Court Peace is a non-profit devoted to the proposition that at-risk youths from diverse backgrounds who compete together can become positive […]

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May 2011

  Natalie Ryshna Maynard, Concert Pianist, Addresses the Westport Woman’s Club   Natalie Ryshna Maynard, concert pianist and educator, was the guest speaker at the Westport Woman’s Club May Club Day luncheon.  Ms. Maynard spoke about the life of Olga Samaroff Stokowski, the “Eleanor Roosevelt of classical music in America,” sharing some of her personal […]

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April 2011

  Author Jane Green Addresses the Westport Woman’s Club   Jane Green, the bestselling author of 12 novels, addressed the Westport Woman’s Club at their April Club Day luncheon.  Ms. Green, a Westport resident, shared some anecdotes about her life as a writer, and gave insight into the inspiration for her latest novel, “Promises to Keep.”  […]

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February 2011

The Westport Woman’s Club Learns What’s New and What’s Next From David Pogue David Pogue, personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News entertained a full house at the Westport Woman’s Club luncheon February 7.  David used his trademark comic approach to understanding new technology and its impact and […]

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December 2010

The Westport Woman’s Club Kicks Off The Holiday Giving Season The Sedgwick Family Singers helped the Westport Woman’s Club kick off the holiday season performing at their December Club Day luncheon.  The four Sedgwick women entertained a full house with all the holiday standards, including A Christmas Song and White Christmas before debuting their rendition […]

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November 2010

Westport Woman’s Club Hosts Sissy Biggers Lifestyle expert and television host Sissy Biggers joined the Westport Woman’s Club as their guest speaker at the November 1 Club Day.  Ms. Biggers, a Fairfield County native, spoke with candor and humor about her career path to become one of today’s sought-after personalities for numerous shows for ABC, […]

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October 2010

THE WESTPORT WOMAN’S CLUB HOSTS JULIE BELAGA The Westport Woman’s Club hosted Julie Belaga as their guest speaker at the October 4th Club Day.  Public Service has been the by-word of Ms. Belaga’s career.  She has served as Chairman of Westport’s Planning and Zoning Commission; as a member of the RTM; and as Westport’s State […]

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September 2010

Westport Woman’s Club Helps Spread Glassybaby Mission The Westport Woman’s Club (WWC) opened their 2010/2011-year with a moving luncheon presentation from Diana Rodriguez on the story of Glassybaby.  Founded by Lee Rhodes, a cancer survivor, Glassybaby is an inspiring business whose mission is to give back. Glassybaby sprung out of a glassblowing gift that Lee […]

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