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.

 
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On Friday evening, December 7, the Westport Woman’s Club hosted internationally-acclaimed musicians, Igor Pikayzen (violinist) and Tatyana Pikayzen (pianist) on a star-lit stage in Bedford Hall.  Grandson of the legendary Soviet violinist Viktor Pikayzen, Igor was born in Moscow, Russia.  Since his concert debut at the age of eight, Pikayzen has performed with major orchestras in Europe, Asia, North and South America. 

Igor was a winner of a Horizon Award, presented by the Westport Arts Advisory Committee to an outstanding Westport artist, under the age of 30 with a national/international reputation.  Praised by critics and audiences alike for his astounding technical ability and majestically lush tone, Mr. Pikayzen is regarded as one of the most promising young artists of his generation.   Continue Reading

The Staples High School Orphenians Choral group directed by Luke Rosenberg performed holiday songs to the delight of the Westport Woman’s Club Members. Continue Reading

The Westport Woman’s Club hosted a wine tasting fundraiser on Friday, October 26.  A variety of wines from 7 countries were available for tasting, while live classical music was performed by student musicians from the Bedford Hall stage. Coveted prizes, delicious food, and an opportunity to order favorite wines were also a part of this festive evening.  Funds raised from Sip & Savor 2018 will support need-based student scholarships and grants to non-profit organizations within Fairfield County.  

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The Westport Woman’s Club held its annual Clothing Tag Sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 19-21 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 were on display at this year’s Tag Sale,  Plus, “The Best Stuff” section featured both unworn items and name brand garments.   Continue Reading

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The Westport Woman’s Club sponsors holiday meals each Thanksgiving Day for local homebound residents, in support of Westport’s Department of Human Services’ home-delivered meal clients, who may not otherwise have family or friends to share the holiday.  These 2018 Thanksgiving meals were prepared by In Good Taste Catering, and were delivered by many appreciated volunteers.   Continue Reading

The WWC Food Closet, now in its 43rd year of community service to Westport, offers gratitude to local partner, Westport National Bank, a division of Connecticut Community Bank, N.A.  One of the Bank’s Spirit of Giving campaign events will be stocking the WWC Food Closet with a Community Food Drive this holiday season from 11/26 – 12/21.  Continue Reading

On Sunday, October 14th, Westport Woman’s Club members and friends raised funds and participated in the American Cancer Society’s MAKING STRIDES Against Breast Cancer Walk at Sherwood Island State Park. This annual Fairfield County fundraising event draws thousands of participants. Thanks to WWC member Audrey Rabinowitz for organizing our club’s participation again this year.

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WWC Members Christina McVaney (Current President) and Jeannette Tewey (Past VP, 2018 Memorial Day Float Organizer), accept an award at Westport Town Hall on November 11, 2018.  Presenting the award are Bill Vornkahl, President of the Westport Veterans Council (also Director of the 2018 Memorial Day Parade) and Betty Lou Cummings (Chief Judge for the 2018 Memorial Day Parade Floats). Continue Reading

The Westport Woman’s Club had as its guest speaker Diane Lowman,
writer and author of her novel memoir-“Nothing But Blue”. Diane spoke
to an audience of ninetyfive  Club Members who were in awe upon
hearing her story of a nineteen-year-old Middlebury College sophomore
embarking on a 10-week working trip aboard a German container ship
with a mostly male crew. The journey would take her from New York
through the Panama Canal to Australia, New Zealand and back. Continue Reading

Order your Boxwood Trees and Wreaths from our own WWC Garden Club.
 

The Garden Room is preparing beautiful fresh wreaths, swags and boxwood trees for the holidays. To guarantee availability, please submit your order by Monday, November 19, 2018.

Click here for order form  

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Flamenco, a derivative of the spanish word for “fire” or “flame”, was the program focus for October’s luncheon.  Thanks to a past WWC Member, Penny Pearlman, members embarked on a historical journey from 1774 when flamenco was “voiced”, to the Golden Age of Flamenco (1850-1910) when spanish cafes and restaurants pulsated with Moorish influences and staccato sounds of dance.  Continue Reading

Women interested in joining The Westport Woman’s Club were invited to a New Member Reception in the WWC’s historic clubhouse.  New and prospective members learned about the WWC and its many opportunities for community service, fundraisers, special interest groups and monthly membership meetings with catered lunches and speakers. Continue Reading

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