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

Once again on Father’s Day Weekend, “kids of all ages” will gather at the Westport Woman’s Club (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT) to enjoy one of the town’s oldest and best-loved family events, The Westport Woman’s Club’s YANKEE DOODLE FAIR.  This year’s family Fair opens Thursday, June 13 (6pm – 10pm) and continues Friday, June 14 (6pm – 10pm), Saturday, June 15 (1pm – 10pm) and Sunday, June 16 (1pm – 5pm).  For Event Flyer click here.

The Yankee Doodle Fair will once again feature carnival rides and games from Stewart Amusements.  Returning are the ever-popular Carousel, Flying Dumbo, Dizzy Dragon, Frog Hopper, Scrambler, Cliff Hanger, Zero Gravity, Expo Wheel, among others.  Pay one price unlimited ride wristbands will be available all days of the Fair, including Friday and Saturday nights!  At the Westport Woman’s Club Face Painting Tent, customers can choose fun or fierce designs, as well as temporary tattoos.  Our youngest visitors will be excited to know that Sand Art is available at the Fair again this year.

In the air-conditioned Bedford Hall, our Gourmet Group will hold their highly-anticipated Bake Sale featuring home-made baked goods sure to please every sweet tooth.  While you make your selections, check out our Yankee Doodle Fair Cookbook.  You can also shop at our on-site thrift store, The Curio Cottage, which will be open limited hours during the 2019 Fair (located near the children’s carousel). Continue Reading

Bedford Hall was fittingly decorated in a red/white/blue patriotic theme for the club’s June luncheon, as the membership prepares for their largest WWC fundraiser of the year ~ the YANKEE DOODLE FAIR (June 13 – 16).  

Following lunch, our featured speaker was our own WWC Board member, Donna Pellittieri, who was trained as a Fashion Designer at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology.  Donna initially worked in the fashion industry, but decided to return to school to become an O.R. nurse to support  her “art habit”.  Donna described seeing an ad in the back of a woman’s magazine, ordering a kit, making dolls with her artistic flair, entering her creations in competitions, and ultimately finding her passion in “Art Dolls”.  Donna has now been making dolls for over 30 years. Continue Reading

The Westport Woman’s Club will offer the public an Antique Appraisal Day on Saturday, June 01, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the WWC clubhouse (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT).  To view Flyer click here. Continue Reading

The Westport Woman’s Club hosted its annual Art Show on April 27-29, 2019 at 44 Imperial Ave, Westport, CT.  Admission to the Westport Woman’s Club Art Show was free and open to the public.  For Art Show Flyer click here. Continue Reading

community

The WWC Grant Awards Breakfast was held on Wednesday, May 22nd and gratitude was the main course!  The Westport Woman’s Club Community Services Director, Susan Hricik, presented Grant Awards to 34 local non-profit organizations, totaling $33,000.   These funds were raised from the WWC Yankee Doodle Fair and other yearly WWC fundraisers which support these annual Community Service Grants.  Also awarded was a Bedford Hall Grant, which allows a one-time free rental of our Hall by nonprofits for fundraising or friend-raising purposes. Continue Reading

The Westport Woman’s Club presented scholarships totaling $38,000 at their annual Scholarship Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 23rd.  Recipients were Staples High School Seniors, and an adult woman pursuing a secondary education.  Thank you to our 2019 Scholarship Chairperson, Wendy McKeon, and her committee for all of their dedication to the application review and interview process, and for coordinating this morning event that honors these inspiring students. Continue Reading

Westport Woman’s Club members, along with volunteers from the National Charity League and S.L.O.B.S (Service League of Boys), brought their muscle on Saturday, May 11th to transport, sort and stock arriving bags of food from the annual USPS “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive.  Numerous mail trucks, each filled with donated bags of food from the Westport community, arrived throughout a beautiful spring afternoon to benefit our Food Closet (at one time seven trucks showed up simultaneously!). Continue Reading

community

Westport Woman’s Club members made memories marching in the 2019 Westport Memorial Day Parade.  Thanks to our WWC First VP, Kim Reichert, for organizing all the logistics of the morning maneuvers to get this group to our starting line ~ no easy feat!  What a beautiful day and meaningful tradition. Continue Reading

Westport Woman’s Club members gathered in early May for a Girls Night Out FUNdraiser at “Painting with a Twist” (1460 Post Road East, Westport).   Music rocked, wine flowed, and members channeled their inner Van Gogh while painting  â€śSunflowers in Tin”.  The evening raised over $500 for WWC charitable causes.  Thanks to member Susan Fox for chairing and coordinating this memorable event, and gratitude Continue Reading

Members enjoyed a delicious spring menu, catered by Aux Delices, at their May monthly gathering.  Kathleen Malloy, Team Leader of Patron Experience at The Westport Library, was the featured speaker and updated members and their guests on the library’s transformation status. Continue Reading

David Pogue, our guest speaker at the WW April Club Day was attended by approximately 90 members with much excitement. David is a Westport resident who is an American technology writer and TV science presenter. Many of us recognize him from the CBS News Sunday morning and his technology column that appears in the New York Times. David has written many books, his most recent, Pogue’s Basic series is what captured his audience’s attention. He described his Pogue’s Basic: Technology, Pogue’s Basic: Life and Pogue’s Basic: Money in an entertaining and very informative way. Continue Reading

The Westport Woman’s Club welcomed Matt Storch, celebrity chef and restaurant owner of Match Burger Lobster in Westport, Match in Norwalk and Nom-eez in Bridgeport, as their speaker for February Club Day.  Matt grew up in Westport, but his travels around the world as a child, as well as his close relationship with his grandmother, inspired him to follow food as a passion and become a chef.    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