Join us Saturday, November 19th from 5-8 pm for Sip & Savor—wine tasting, hor's d ’oeuvres, and a silent auction—at the Westport Woman's Club. All net proceeds benefit Staples HS scholarships and grants to community organizations. A portion of wine orders will be donated to WWC. Plan ahead, bring your shopping list, and order needed wines for barbecues, hostess gifts, gift giving, and more.
Door prizes are donated by Castle Wine & Spirits and Gaetano’s Catering
WE NEED CLOTHING DONATIONS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th 10am - 3pm
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th 10am - 3pm
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30th 12pm - 3pm
The Westport Woman’s Club is seeking clothing donations for our annual clothing tag sale fundraiser Friday October 28th - Sunday October 30th
We are looking for: GENTLY USED (NOT TORN OR SOILED) WOMEN’S, MEN’S & CHILDREN'S CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES (SHOES, HANDBAGS, SCARVES, JEWELRY, ETC.)
** No personal items please (e.g. undergarments, lingerie or bathing suits) **
Please drop off your items at the coat room of the WWC Clubhouse at 44 Imperial Ave, Westport, CT. Donations are accepted until October 10th.
Monday through Friday, 9am -12pm or 1pm- 4pm
Carol Brezovec, Mary Lee Clayton, Ann Doorly, Susan Loselle, Suzan Murphy, Donna Richardson
Clothing Tag Sale Steering Committee
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 16 (6pm – 10pm) and continues Friday, June 17 (6pm – 10pm), Saturday, June 18 (1pm – 10pm) and Sunday, June 19 (1pm – 5pm). (Download Flyer)
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! Our youngest visitors will be excited to know that Sand Art is available at the Fair again this year. Inside 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.
Entertainment this year at the Yankee Doodle Fair includes: SWEETCAKE MOUNTAIN, an all acoustic country/bluegrass band performing Saturday (4pm - 6pm); HAWKNS, a Connecticut Classic Rock Pop band performing Friday (7:45pm - 9:45pm) and Saturday (7pm -9pm). In addition, WESTPORT VOLUNTER EMS will have one of their ambulances at the Fair on Saturday, 3-6pm, to share with fairgoers; this spring the Westport Woman’s Club granted $300,000 to WVEMS to purchase a new ambulance to service the community.
Throughout the Fair, you will have an opportunity to buy tickets for Yankee Doodle Fair Raffle Prizes. The Raffle First Prize is $1000, Second Prize is $500, and Third Prize is a rose gold and diamond necklace, donated by RENATO’S and valued at $650. In addition, our Yankee Doodle Fair’s “Take a Chance” tent is returning this year with a wide variety of prizes, many donated by Westport’s generous merchants and restaurants. “Take a Chance” prizes will be available for viewing throughout the Fair under a tent on the fair’s upper level, where you can buy tickets to win “Take a Chance” prizes. All winning Raffle and “Take a Chance” tickets will be drawn at the end of the Fair on Sunday, Father’s Day. It is not necessary for winners to be present to claim their prizes.
At the Yankee Doodle Food Court, fellow nonprofit WESTPORT EXCHANGE CLUB will feature a selection of hamburgers, hot dogs, etc, as well as wine and beer to customers of legal age. A new food vendor for Yankee Doodle, GRECIAN DELIGHTS will offer greek favorites, Gyros, Souvlaki and shish kabob. Skip’s vintage GOOD HUMOR Truck will be back with ice cream treats for every taste, and THE ULTIMATE WAFFLE will be selling their ice cream waffle treats throughout the fair. In addition, members of the Westport Woman’s Club will be selling cold beverages and bottled water, with proceeds benefitting WWC community service grants and need-based scholarships for Staples High School seniors.
Says WWC Past President and Yankee Doodle Chair, Christina McVaney, “We’re so excited to bring the YANKEE DOODLE FAIR, a fun end-of-school year tradition, to Westport and our neighboring towns again this June. The last one we had was in September, which was an unusual time of year for us. We greatly appreciated the community support we received back then and hope that we will see the same support in June. We try to bring new events and activities; this year we’re excited about our addition of a couple of bands that will be playing on Friday and Saturday evenings. Net profits from the fair will support many charities in Fairfield County, need-based college scholarships to Staples High School students, and our WWC Food Closet that works in tandem with Westport’s Department of Human Services. So please save the dates of June 16-19 to bring your friends and family to make great memories at this year’s YANKEE DOODLE FAIR 2022.”
The Westport Woman’s Club is grateful for their generous community sponsors: Law Offices of Robert E. Grant, Westport National Bank, Bank of America, Paraco Gas, Ellen Hooker, Janette Duchnicki, Toyota of Westport, The Vanderblue Team at the Higgins Group & Aquarion. No dogs are permitted on the grounds during the Fair.
The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns. You do not have to be a Westport Resident to join The Westport Woman’s Club. For more information or to join this historic philanthropic organization, visit www.westportwomansclub.org or call the WWC office at 203-227-4240.
The Westport Woman’s Club thanks the Westport Police Department for their FEED THE NEED Food Drive this spring. Generous donations from Saturday shoppers at Westport’s “Stop & Shop” re-stocked WWC Food Closet shelves, benefitting those in need within our community. Gratitude to all who donated and assisted in this town community service effort.
Community Service has been the trademark of the Westport Woman’s Club since its inception in 1907. Each year club members volunteer many hours to find the right balance between current needs within the local community, available funds, and the WWC mission. This year’s 29 Community Service Grant recipients serve a variety of social needs including homelessness, family crises, and food insecurity.
WWC 2022 Community Service Grants, totaling $39,000, were awarded to the following Fairfield County nonprofit organizations: Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders; Bridgeport Rescue Mission; Burroughs Community Center; Caroline House, Inc; Center for Family Justice; Child Advocates of SW CT; Circle of Care for Families of Children with Cancer, Inc; Circle of Friends; Clasp Homes, Inc.; Domestic Violence Crisis Center; ElderHouse, Inc; Family & Children’s Agency, Inc; Food Rescue US; Help for Kids; Homes with Hope, Inc; Human Services Council / Children’s Connection; Malta House, Inc; Person-to-Person, Inc; Positive Directions; REACH Youth Program at Bridgeport Hospital; Regional Hospice of Western CT, Inc; St. Catherine Center for Special Needs; Sweet P Bakery; The Rowan Center; Town of Westport, Department of Human Services – Family Programs; Town of Westport, Department of Human Services – Elderly; Westport Community Theatre; Women’s Mentoring Network, Inc; VFW.
The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns. You do not have to be a Westport Resident to join The Westport Woman’s Club. To join, call the WWC office at 203-227-4240.
Please download this PDF and fill it in to be considered for the Westport Womans Club Scholarship.
All are invited to join us for a clothing tag sale on November 5-7.
Enjoy Great Prices on Women’s, Men’s and Children’s Clothes and more!!!
Cash and Checks Only — ACCEPTING DONATIONS NOW
Friday November 5th 10am – 3pm
Saturday, November 6th 10am – 3pm
Sunday, November 7th 12pm – 3pm
The Westport Woman’s Club
44 Imperial Avenue
The oldest and the best loved fundraiser of the Westport Woman’s Club returns September 23-26, 2021. Grandparents, parents, and children from Westport and beyond are all welcomed to this fun event at the Westport Woman’s Club (44 Imperial Ave Westport, CT) on Thursday Friday, 6-10PM, Saturday 1-10PM and Sunday 1-5PM.
In addition to food court, carnival rides, raffle prizes, and carnival games, there will be entertainment on Thursday night 5-7PM by Sweetcake Mountain Band and on Sunday night 3-5PM by the School of Rock
The Yankee Doodle Fair is a major source of funding for the Westport Woman’s Club philanthropic programs. Proceeds from this annual event provide most of the monies for the WWC grants to local community service organizations and the need-based scholarships for Staples High School seniors.
We thank our sponsors for their support of this fun event:
Tier 1 Sponsors
Bank of America
Westport National Bank
Tier 2 Sponsors
Jeannette & Michael Tewey
Sponsors in Kind
AJ Penna Excavators
Hutchinson Tree Care
Sixteen Fairfield County community service organizations have recently received 2021 grants from the Westport Woman’s Club. The recipients serve social needs including homelessness, family crises, and food insecurity.
Community Service has been the trademark of the Westport Woman’s Club since its inception in 1907. Each year the WWC members spend many volunteer hours to find the right balance between current needs within the community, available funds and the WWC mission. Due to the current health crisis, with COVID-19 impacting so many people in Fairfield County community, the WWC Community Services Committee has decided to focus on shelter and mental health for their annual grant distributions this spring. The recipients of the WWC 2021 Community Service Grants are following Fairfield County nonprofit organizations in the total amount of $25,000.
Interested community members can visit these organizations’ websites to support the COVID-19 services each is providing within our Fairfield County community.
The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns. You do not have to be a Westport Resident to join The Westport Woman’s Club. To join, call the WWC office at 203-227-4240 or click here.
A Special Art Invitation for WWC Members and Community Friends: Due to ongoing community health concerns, the WWC 2020 Art Show goes virtual this spring! This venue allows the Westport Woman’s Club to continue their annual tradition of supporting local artists, by providing access to their online galleries. The WWC wishes to thank all 14 participating local artists, as each artist is generously donating 30% of any virtual art show sales to support the WWC Scholarship Fund. Need-based college scholarships for local students will be needed more than ever in this new covid-19 economic reality. Please mention that you are a WWC Supporter when corresponding with any of these talented local artists to inquire or purchase a piece of their work.
Curated again by Westport Artist Miggs Burroughs, the roster of WWC Virtual Art Show 2020 artists include:
Nina Bentley (www.ninabentley.net)
Amy Bock (www.amybockart.com)
Trace Burroughs (www.traceburroughsart.com)
Susan Fehlinger (www.susanfehlinger.com)
Judith Orseck Katz (www.rowaytonarts.org)
Tom Kretsch (www.peacefulplacesphoto.com)
Susan Leggitt (www.susanleggitt.com)
Kerry Long (www.kerrylong.com)
Michael Ledner (www.michaellednerartist.com)
Carole McClintock (https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/carole-mcclintock)
Bernard Perry (www.bernardperryphotography.com)
Jon Puzzuoli (www.puzzpottery.com)
Katherine Ross (www.katherinerossart.com)
Jo Titsworth (www.jotitsworthwatercolors.com).
The Westport Woman’s Club is grateful for continued support from our Fairfield County community, which assists the club’s historic philanthropy supporting educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns. Wishing everyone well in these challenging times.
In May 2019, a total of $33,000 was awarded by the WWC Community Services Committee to an array of local and deserving charities.
Arts - Outreach Programs
Norwalk Youth Symphony
Westport Community Band
Westport Country Playhouse
The Center for Family Justice, Inc.
Greater Bridgeport Area Prevention Program (GBAPP)
Liberation Programs, Inc.
Education – Children/Youth
Adam J. Lewis Academy
Hall Neighborhood House
Mercy Learning Center
Norwalk Housing Foundation
The Westport Library
Young Life / Young Lives
Food and Clothing
Bridgeport Rescue Mission
Connecticut Food Bank
Family & Children’s Agency (FCA)
General Needs Based Aid & Action
Health – Assistance and Education
Breast Cancer Emergency Aid Foundation, Inc.
CancerCare in CT
Circle of Care
Norwalk Community Health Center
The Rowan Center: Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling & Education
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County
Housing – Adults and Young Adults
Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC)
Homes with Hope
Westport Human Services: Project GO
Special Needs: Children, Young Adults
Circle of Friends
Women’s Enrichment & Training
Burroughs Community Center
Women’s Mentoring Network
Bedford Hall Grant
Connecticut Master Gardener Association (CMGA)