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

The Westport Woman’s Club will host its annual Art Show on Saturday, April 27 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Opening Reception),  Sunday, April 28 (12:00 noon – 4:00 pm) and Monday, April 29 (12:00 noon – 4:00 pm) at 44 Imperial Ave, Westport, CT.  Admission to the Westport Woman’s Club Art Show is free and open to the public.  For Art Show Flyer click here.

Curated by Westport Artist Miggs Burroughs, this popular show features a variety of local artists and their works available for purchase.  Chair Jo Fuchs Luscombe shares that participating artists are donating a portion of their art sales to fund the club’s community service grants to non-profit organizations in Fairfield County, in addition to need-based college scholarships for Staples High School seniors.  

The roster of WWC Art Show 2019 artists, whose works will be available for purchase, include: Paul Cohen, Kat Evans, Susan Fehlinger, Mary Harold, Hernan Garcia, Darcy Hicks, Julie Hicks, Amy Kaplan, Rachel Linnett, Fruma Markowitz, Mary Ann Neilson, Jon Puzzuoli, Jo Titsworth and Gregg Welz.  Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted for Art Show purchases and charitable donations to the Westport Woman’s Club.

Melissa Newman, accompanied by guitarist Tony Lombardozzi, will return again this year to lend her voice at Saturday evening’s Opening Reception.  Melissa, who is often featured at Westport’s Harvest and Pearl at Longshore restaurants, will be singing some of her favorite jazz standards to promote local artists and the non-profit philanthropy of the Westport Woman’s Club.   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 invited the public to a Spring Fashion Show on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at their WWC clubhouse.  This hot ticket provided an opportunity to see the latest in spring fashion, modeled by men, women and children from our local community.  Event Flyer click here.

Fashion Show guests enjoyed a noon luncheon provided by “The Granola Bar”, modeled spring fashions from local Westport vendors “Splash of Pink” and “Southern Tide”, an array of silent auction  items, “Shoes ‘N More” and “Scout & Molly’s” pop-up stores, and more.  Event Chair, Ana Hitri, shared that all fashion and auction item purchases made at this spring fundraiser support WWC charitable causes within Fairfield County.

“IN FASHION” post on WestportNow click here

“MODEL MOM” post on WestportNow click here

“Woman’s Club fashion show fundraises in style” – Westport News photos:  click here

 

 

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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

community

The Westport Woman’s Club is offering a Scholarship to an outstanding woman enrolled in a post-secondary educational program. The award will be based on financial need and applicant goals upon program completion. Applications are due by March 29, 2019.  

Scholarship Application click here.   Please call the Westport Woman’s Club at 203-227-4240 if you have any questions. Continue Reading

The Ruegg Grant Committee of the Westport Woman’s Club invites local non-profit organizations to apply by Friday, March 8, 2019, for up to $10,000 in one-time funding for a 2019 project. Submitted proposals should be high-profile initiatives that make a meaningful difference in the Westport community.

 2019 Ruegg Grant Application.  This grant, established in 1995 by an endowment left to the club by former member Lea Ruegg, considers an annual grant to a deserving organization’s project that enhances social services, health, safety, the arts or education.  Recent Ruegg Grant beneficiaries include the Westport Astronomical Society, Project Return, Earthplace and Wakeman Town Farm. Continue Reading

Westport Woman’s Club members and community friends met on the first morning of the New Year to deliver hot meals, prepared by Westport’s Sherwood Diner, to provide cheer to local residents.  The list of recipients is generated by the Westport Human Services Department and this holiday meal program is funded by the WWC. Continue Reading

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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

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