The Westport Woman's Club

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

 
events

On Saturday evening, September 22, from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, The Westport Woman’s Club will present “An Evening With Gilbert & Sullivan.”

Gilbert & Sullivan wrote a total of fourteen operas. Many people only know of the “big three,” Mikado, Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore. Featured will be selections from all of these operas. The performers, all professional singers, have appeared in many local productions as well as those in New York City.  

For details click on Event Flyer.

Tickets to this fundraising event are $30.00 if purchased  in advance, and $35.00 at the door.  You may also select the “Buy Now Button” (PayPal or Credit Card) below.  Ticket sales for this event are open to the public. For further information please call the WWC Office at 203-227-4240.




The Westport Woman’s Club is holding its annual Clothing Tag Sale on the following dates: 

Friday, October 19 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm; Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm; and Sunday, October 21 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, at the WWC’s historic clubhouse located at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.

Gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories are back at this year’s Tag Sale, which offers a wide array of gently worn suits, dresses, pants, jackets, blouses, gowns, coats, scarves, shoes, jewelry, handbags and hats.  Plus, “The Best Stuff” section will feature both unworn items and name brand garments.   Continue Reading

Women of all ages interested in joining The Westport Woman’s Club are invited to a wine and cheese New Member Mixer on Wednesday, September 26, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, in our historic clubhouse, located at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.   Please drop by to learn more about our club and its opportunities for community service, fundraisers, special interest groups and monthly membership meetings with catered lunches and speakers.  Continue Reading

September 22         An Evening with Gilbert & Sullivan

September 26         New and Prospective Member Reception

October 19-21        Clothing Tag Sale

October 26             Sip & Savor Wine Tasting Fundraiser

community

The Westport Woman’s Club is accepting grant proposals for 2018-2019 from Fairfield County non-profit organizations.  Proposals are being accepted until Wednesday, October 31, 2018.  Grant Application Form.

Grant requests for projects that will make a continuing difference in the community may be in the form of funds, or a one-time use of the Westport Woman’s Clubhouse for an event. Grants are considered each year to deserving organizations in education, health and safety-related programs and in the arts. Last year the Westport Woman’s Club awarded community service grants to 26 Fairfield County non-profit organizations. Continue Reading

The Westport Woman’s Club’s Ruegg Committee presented their 2018 Ruegg Grant, in the amount of $1,200, to Wakeman Town Farm for the purchase of an innovative Mobile Chicken Coop that aids in soil fertilization. 

 Wakeman Town Farm is a local non-profit educational center whose mission is to provide Westport families with a link to the land.  It has become a community hub where people of all ages in Westport and surrounding towns come to learn about organic farming, sustainability and homesteading, as well as to attend events designed to bring families to the farm.  The farm has partnered with the Westport Parks & Recreation Department to promote various children’s programs, including summer camps, a Farm Apprentice Program, a Middle School Farm Club and internships for high school and college students. Continue Reading

The Westport Woman’s Club presented scholarships to Staples High School students at their Awards Breakfast on May 25th.  

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Club member, Arlene Johnson, provided a cool escape from the summer heat with a scenic overview of her recent Antarctica Expedition, a Brown University trip.  Arlene’s travel photos of Argentina, Antarctica and Chile, as well as sightings of chin-strap penguins, orcas and seals were some of the shared highlights.  Arlene’s granddaughter’s “Flat Evelyn” even made the excursion to this southernmost destination.

Arlene brings a special appreciation for life in the Antarctica.  She taught Advanced Placement Biology for nine years at Staples High School from where she retired in 2008.  She is presently an adjunct Professor of Biology at Sacred Heart University.  

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The Westport Woman’s Club welcomes Christina McVaney as its new President as the Club enters its 112th year of service, fundraising and philanthropy.  A Westport resident since 2007, Christina places great importance on giving back to her community.  She has served the WWC as co-chair of several fundraisers, including the club’s largest fundraiser, The Yankee Doodle Fair, for the past five years.   

While balancing her career as a residential realtor, Christina has consistently carved personal time for her commitment to volunteerism.  Christina is a current board member for “Neighbors and Newcomers of Westport” and was an active PTA parent while her three children attended Westport Public Schools.   As WWC president, Christina’s schedule will include overseeing Westport Woman’s Club operating budgets, annual grant awards, need-based scholarship awards, food closet collaboration with the town’s Human Services Department, board meetings, social gatherings, holiday giving, and club fundraisers throughout the year. Continue Reading

Westport Woman’s Club members and their families enjoy an annual summer tradition, a lobster dinner at the Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach on Sunday, August 19, 2018.  Click here to view  DanWoog06880 article. Continue Reading

Participants painted “Spring Stroll” at the WWC Spring Fundraiser, Painting with a Twist on May 2nd.  

All proceeds will go to charitable, educational and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.

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Participants painted “Spring Stroll” at the WWC Spring Fundraiser, Painting with a Twist on May 2nd.  

All proceeds will go to charitable, educational and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns. Continue Reading

The WWC Art Show Opening Reception took place on Saturday, April 28th.  The show was curated by Miggs Burroughs. Jazz Vocalist Melissa Newman performed at the Reception.  
 
Chair, Jo Fuchs Luscombe, noted this year’s event honors the late artist Bobbie Friedman, first wife of Drew Friedman. This year’s artists include Jen Greely, Bernie Perry, Nancy Moore, Roseann Spengler, Leonor Dao Turut, Kerry Heftman, Sam Abelow, Sue Benton, Jo Titsworth, Dale Najarian, Carlos Davilla, Holly Hawthorne, Noah Steinman, and Karen Ford. Art by Honoree Bobbie Friedman was available for viewing as well. 

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