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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Concert features internationally-acclaimed Westport musicians, Igor and Tatyana Pikayzen

The Westport Woman’s Club is presenting “Sounds for a Starry Night” on Friday, December 7 at 7:30 pm at the WWC clubhouse (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT).  This special concert will feature two acclaimed Westport musicians:  international violinist Igor Pikayzen, and famed Russian pianist Tatyana Pikayzen.  Click here for Flyer.

Tickets are $50 ($25 for students up to 18 years) to experience this live concert in an intimate setting.  Your ticket includes a reception following the performance. 

  • Please be advised that concert seating is first-come, first-serve.  Ticket holders should be seated by 7:15pm.
  • Drop-off may be done on the WWC’s main level at 44 Imperial.  Additional free parking is available on the lower or rear lots which connect to the main level by a staircase or the rear ramp.

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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 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

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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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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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

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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.

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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

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