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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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.

Do you have a family heirloom or an old painting that your grandmother always said was valuable?  A piece of jewelry or sterling that you have never had appraised?  Are you the caretaker of an antique doll whose value is  unknown?  Bring them with you on June 01 and let a professional, experienced, and friendly specialist give you an on-site  verbal appraisal.  Event Chair, Deb Fratino, shares that the current market for certain items is highly desirable:  men’s vintage wristwatches, mid-century art and furniture, Chinese jades, porcelains, and collectibles of many varieties to name a few. 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. 

As the finish line nears, the library will be open limited hours beginning on May 28, and will close to the public on June 3rd for final construction tasks, before its grand opening and ribbon-cutting, scheduled for Sunday, June 23rd.  Once transformed and reopened, the library book collection will be housed on the Riverwalk Level, with newest books (less than 6 months old) to be featured on the library’s Main Level.  Improvements to the transformed library will include a flexible event space for 500 people, 16 meeting rooms (the library previously had 3), an indoor/outdoor café space that is 3 times as large,  3 event rooms, recording studio with a pod-cast ability, “things to borrow” (think canoe, kayak, etc), among other enhancements. 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.

Curated by Westport Artist Miggs Burroughs, this popular show featured a variety of local artists and their works available for purchase.  Chair Jo Fuchs Luscombe shares that participating artists donated a portion of their art sales to help 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.   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 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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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

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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