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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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 25, 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. To see event flyer click here

You do not have to be a Westport Resident to join The Westport Woman’s Club.  We look forward to meeting and partnering together to make a difference in our community, and to have fun in the process.  Unable to attend the September 25 reception?   Prospective members wishing to learn more about the WWC or have a tour of our clubhouse may contact Membership Director, Robin Clark, at rclark@westportnational.com or the WWC Office at 203-227-4240 to register. Continue Reading

The Westport Woman’s Club is currently accepting donations of clothing for its October 2019 Clothing Tag Sale.  Tax deductible donations of new or gently-worn women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, as well as accessories (shoes, handbags, scarves, hats, jewelry, etc), are now welcomed through October 18.  Please drop off donated items any weekday (9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm) at the Westport Woman’s Club (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT). Continue Reading

Thank you to the community for supporting the Westport Woman’s Club with your attendance at the 2019 Yankee Doodle Fair.  Fair proceeds will be used in the coming year for charitable causes throughout Fairfield County.

Thank you also to every member who helped make the 2019 Yankee Doodle Fair a success:  Yankee Doodle Captains who helped with all the pre-planning aspects, Set-up Crew, Bakers, Volunteers throughout the 4-day fair, Ticket Sellers (raffle, take-a-chance, rides), Curio Staff, Beverage Sellers, Face Painters, Sand Art Crew, Treasury, Break-down Crew, etc.  This continued, cherished start-of-summer tradition for our community would not be possible without the amazing dedication of the Westport Woman’s Club membership. 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

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The Westport Woman’s Club is accepting grant proposals for 2019-2020 from Fairfield County non-profit organizations.  Proposals are being accepted until Thursday, October 31, 2019.  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.  This past spring, the Westport Woman’s Club awarded community service grants to 34 Fairfield County non-profit organizations. Continue Reading

The Westport Woman’s Club’s Ruegg Committee presented their 2019 Ruegg Grant, in the amount of $10,000, to Aspetuck Land Trust to help sponsor their â€śGreen Corridor: Saugatuck to Shore program, focusing on “Westport: A Model of Change.”  This WWC grant will be used to educate and motivate homeowners to take care of their yards in more sustainable ways to increase biodiversity and improve the environment by planting native plants, switching to organic lawn care, and reducing pesticide usage.  The land trust is developing two model native landscape demonstration sites in Westport: one at Earthplace, and another at the land trust’s Caryl and Edna Haskins Preserve on Green Acre Lane. This effort to educate Westport residents will involve workshops and partnerships with Westport non-profits, as well as local businesses.  Aspetuck Land Trust shares, “Every homeowner can make a difference by taking care of their yards in more sustainable ways.”

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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

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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