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WWC Club Day Luncheon – February 2020

Dr. Judith Hamer, a Westporter for 37 years, was the guest speaker for the club’s February luncheon.  Judith, an educator with degrees from Cornell, Smith and Columbia, has taught at City College of New York, Columbia University, and New York University.  As part of her Club Day presentation, Judith shared a talk on “Two-Ness”, her […]

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WWC Club Day Luncheon – December 2019

Members arriving for December Club Day were treated to a festive clubhouse, decorated for the holiday season, thanks to many dedicated members of the WWC Garden Department (chaired by Garden Chair Vivian Rosenberg).  From the handmade wreath gracing the WWC foyer door, decorated trees from the Dining Room to the Bedford Hall Stage, handmade centerpieces […]

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WWC Club Day Luncheon – November 2019

Arantxa Mateo, a weight management mentor, was the guest speaker at November Club Day.  Ms. Arantxa’s personal struggles with weight in her teen years, propelled her to study biology and nutrition as an educational path.  Arantxa has developed the 32 Mondays Weight Management Program (32mondays.com), which is not a diet but rather an educational program to […]

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WWC Club Day Luncheon – October 2019

October Club Day’s program featured Deby Goldenberg, a certified yoga therapist and a Tai Chi/Qi Gong instructor, who has also achieved a 3rd degree black belt.  Deby began her post-luncheon program by demonstrating the saber form, followed by introducing WWC members to Qi Gong in a guided meditation, including both standing and seated positions within Bedford Hall.   Qi (“subtle […]

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WWC Club Day Luncheon – September 2019

The Guest Speaker at the September Club Day was CT State Senator, Will Haskell.  This non-partisan talk featured Senator Haskell’s life, growing up in Westport, and how he came to be the youngest Connecticut State Senator in the history of the CT General Assembly.   Senator Haskell represents the 26th District, which includes the towns of […]

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WWC Club Day Luncheon – June 2019

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 […]

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WWC Club Day Luncheon – May 2019

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.

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WWC Club Day Luncheon – April 2019

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 […]

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WWC Club Day Luncheon – February 2019

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, […]

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WWC Club Day Lunch – December 2018

The Staples High School Orphenians Choral group directed by Luke Rosenberg performed holiday songs to the delight of the Westport Woman’s Club Members.

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WWC Club Day Luncheon – November 2018

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 […]

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WWC Club Day Luncheon – October 2018

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 […]

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Club Day Luncheon – September 2018

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 […]

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Club Day Luncheon – June 2018

Bill Harmer, Executive Director of the Westport Library was the guest speaker at the WWC Club Day Luncheon. He described the project that will transform the fixed and static thirty-year old Library into a community oriented facility which will serve the cultural, educational and information technological needs of the Westport community in the 21st Century.  […]

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WWC Club Day Luncheon – May 2018

The guest speaker for the WWC May Club Day Luncheon was Susan Granger, renowned film critic and journalist. The subject of her presentation was  “Hollywood: Past, Present and Future.”

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Club Day Luncheon – April 2018

Jennifer Tombaugh, President of Tauck Tours was the WWC April Club Day Guest Speaker.   Jennifer is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Business School, and her collaborative leadership style has led her to become the first person outside of the Tauck family to be named President of the company, which traces its roots back to […]

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Club Day Luncheon – March 2018

Staples High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Nicholas Mariconda, performed to a standing ovation at the Westport Woman’s Club March Luncheon today.  The Band is a performing ensemble of musicians chosen by audition from the school’s  core groups: band, orchestra and choir.    The Jazz Band consists of the traditional big band instrumentation of saxophones, trumpets, […]

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Club Day Luncheon – February 2018

The WWC February Club Day program was presented by Eliot D. Russman, President & CEO of the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and G. Kenneth Bernhard, local attorney and Vice President of the Fidelco Board of Directors, and Don Overton, who lost his sight during Desert Storm/Gulf War –  accompanied by his guide dog. Don Overton, Client […]

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Club Day Luncheon – December 2017

Photo of Dr. Joe Utterback with Ana Hitri, Programs Director. A celebrated American jazz pianist, composer and recording artist, “Dr. Joe” performed at The Westport Woman’s Club for their December Luncheon.    

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Club Day Luncheon – November 2017

The program for November Club Day focused on the new exhibit at the Westport Historical Society that envisions the Town of Westport 50 years from now. Michael Mombello, one of the organizers of the exhibit, presented the overall view of the architectural evolution of our town in 50 years.  

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Club Day Luncheon – October 2017

Jane Green, NY Times bestselling author and Westport resident, spoke to Members and guests at the Westport Woman’s Club on Monday, October 2nd.

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Club Day Luncheon – May 2017

May Club Day consisted of a traditional May Tea.  Members donned their favorite festive hats to welcome Spring at the WWC.  Attendees enjoyed an assortment of delicious Tea Sandwiches: watercress cucumber, deviled egg, curried chicken, French ham and butter, tuna and vegetables on assorted breads, and mini desserts. Beautiful flowers adorned the Buffet Table.  In […]

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Club Day Luncheon – April 2017

Guest Speaker for April Club Day was Lucia Gulbransen, an Image Consultant credentialed by the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Lucia presented a workshop entitled “Style Confidence at Any Age.”

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Club Day Luncheon – March 2017

Sophie Helenek was the speaker at the WWC March Club Day Luncheon.  Sophie intertwined her mountaineering experience of climbing and reaching the top of Mt. Everest, with her financial-analyst skills in a fascinating presentation at the Westport Women’s Club. Her enthralling story captivated the audience.

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February 6, 2017 Club Day Luncheon

Our February Club Day Luncheon with Philip Anthony DiConstanzo and Anya Liftig, presenting “The Art of Living the Role”, on the teachings of Acting Coach and Director Albert Pia.

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WWC Garden Club Welcomes Bela Meyer, May 2016

Everyone was excited in anticipation awaiting the arrival of Marc Chagall’s Granddaughter, Bella Meyer. She is carrying on her life in the art field with a store in Manhattan called, “Fleurs Bella….beautifiers”. Her shop make very large arrangements using flowers and all sorts of materials to make very big and beautiful dramatic arrangements for places […]

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April 2016 Club Day Luncheon

May Club Day Tea Luncheon Hat winners (Bernadette Stiskal, Bobbie Herman and Mary Attanasio) and judge, Miggs Burroughs:

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January 2016 Luncheon

Popular Westport writer Dan Woog discusses his “06880” blog at February Club Day. An average of 10,000 readers per day, who live locally and in nearly 40 states and foreign countries, read his blog.

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December 2015

Today, Dec. 7th, at the Westport Woman’s Club monthly luncheon meeting, a full house heard singer Casey Clark–daughter of Westport National Bank manager and WWC Treasurer, Robin Clark–perform Broadway and seasonal favorites. Pianist Jim Jacoby accompanied. Family and friends enjoying the concert and festive decor included Rosemary Clooney’s son, Westporter Rafael Ferrer and his wife, […]

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September 2015

It was a full house today at the Westport Woman’s Club “Club Day Luncheon” featuring the awarding winning fine art and editorial photographer Westporter Stacy Bass who started her presentation with a slide show of some of her truly beautiful photos from her current book, “Gardens at First Light.” She is known for capturing the […]

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November 2014

November’s WWC Guest Speaker, PAM ARCIERO spoke about various types of puppets and introduced club members to some of her puppet friends. Ms. Arciero performs for film, television and theater, notably as a principal puppeteer with Sesame Street and Between the Lions, performing numerous characters, most notably Grundgetta Grouch and Leona Lion. Pam has taught […]

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October 2014

WWC’s October Club Day Luncheon’s Guest Speaker, Paul Piorek, Award Winning TV Meteorologist, presented an interesting and educational program for our club members. Paul began his career at News 12 Connecticut in September of 1989 as the evening weather anchor while also teaching Science and Language Arts. Paul is a ten-year veteran of education and […]

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September 2014

The Westport Woman’s Club Members enjoyed their first annual luncheon meeting on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. The speaker for the luncheon was Karen Bussolini, a widely and eco-friendly garden coach from Kent, Ct. who trained as a painter and had a career as an architectural photographer before turning her attention entirely to gardens. She is […]

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October 2013

      Margaret Le Bedis Guest Speaker at the Westport Woman’s Club Luncheon Margaret Le Bedis is a Moderator and Historian who has been associated with the Westport Historical Society since 1978, as a tour guide for the Jennings Trail, a historical tour around town for school children. She is a lecturer with the […]

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September 2013

  Susan Granger entertained a full house at the Westport Woman’s Club September Club Luncheon with stories about her being born and raised in Hollywood. Her father headed production at Columbia Pictures; her stepfather was a producer at M.G.M. As a child Susan appeared in “Salute to the Marines,” “Abbott and Costello in Hollywood,” “The […]

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June 2013

  Jane Powell Charms Her Audience at the Westport Woman’s Club  Jane Powell, the star of TV, Movies and Stage joined the Westport Woman’s Club for their June Club Day Luncheon. A song-and-dance star from a very young age, Ms. Powell still sports her well-loved light-up-a-room-smile and perky demeanor. She shared some candid thoughts about […]

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May 2013

  Hats Off to the Winners The Best Garden Hat award at the May Club Day Luncheon was a tie between Wendy McKeon for Most Glamorous and Amy Schneider for Most Creative.  Congratulations, ladies!  

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April 2013

Beardsley Zoo Animal Ambassadors Visit the WWC Jim Knox, Curator of Education for the Beardsley Zoo and Jessica Summers, Director of Development and Marketing for the Beardsley Zoo, along with three seasoned animal ambassadors, joined the Westport Woman’s Club for their April Club Day Luncheon. Each of the Animal Ambassadors tells a story about the […]

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March 2013

Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon Address at the Westport Woman’s Club  Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon entertained a full house at the Westport Woman’s Club March Club Day Luncheon with stories of their acting careers and their shared life. Mr. Dullea engaged everyone with an anecdote about a visit to a fortuneteller who asked if […]

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November 2012

  Our November speaker was Anne Keefe, currently artistic advisor at the Westport Country Playhouse,.  Ms. Keefe spoke about “How to Cast a Show.” She served as artistic director at the Playhouse, with Joanne Woodward from 2000- 2006 and has directed numerous productions.   If you’ve ever attended any of the Script in Hand readings at the Playhouse […]

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October 2012

  Lisa Wexler Addresses the Westport Woman’s Club About Downsizing of the Navy Lisa Wexler, the Gracies-Award winning creator of The Lisa Wexler Show, the most popular talk radio show in Westchester County, spoke to the Westport Woman’s Club at the October 1 Club Day Luncheon.

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September 2012

  Leslie Huston, Eastern Apicultural Society Master Beekeeper and past President of Connecticut’s Back Yard Beekeepers Association helped the WWC kick-off their 2012-2013 year sharing her expertise and insights on the bee-havior of the honeybee. Mankind has had a sweet tooth for millennium, and beekeeping for honey has been traced back to 2400 BC Egypt […]

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June 2012

Adam Freedman, Leading Commentator on Law, Addresses The Westport Woman’s Club  The Westport Woman’s Club was entertained at their June Club Day Luncheon by Adam Freedman, lawyer, legal commentator and author.  Mr. Freedman’s first book, “The Party of the First Part: The Curi­ous World of Legalese”, is a witty and humorous look at language in […]

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May 2012

Luncheon Slideshow The WWC May Club Day Luncheon consisted of a lovely afternoon Tea.  This day included the club’s Annual Plant Sale (See Events w/slide show) and Award presentations (See Community Service).

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April 2012

Staples High School Orphenians Perform at WWC April Luncheon The Staples High School Orphenians helped the members of the Westport Woman’s Club celebrate spring with their performance at the WWC luncheon on April 2. Choral Director Justin Miller led this elite group of upper classmen in a lovely series of a capella melodies that allowed their […]

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March 2012

Alison Wachstein, a Weston based photographer, shared techniques for making and taking pictures with members of the Westport Woman’s Club at their monthly luncheon.  The magic of photography is that it that it allows you to capture the personalities of the most special people in your life, says Ms. Wachstein.  She talked about three elements […]

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February 2012

 Lisa Wexler, award winning creator of The Lisa Wexler Show, the most popular talk radio show in Fairfield County, CT, spoke to the Westport Woman’s Club at the February 6 Club Day Luncheon. Ms. Wexler, a talk radio host, attorney, advocate, author and public speaker, she is a master at communicating information in an entertaining […]

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December 2011

    Westporter Megan Watt Celebrates the holidays at the westport woman’s club december luncheon   Megan Watt, a Staples High School graduate and past Staples Players performer, helped the members of the Westport Woman’s Club get into the holiday spirit at their December Luncheon.  Megan, accompanied by Don Rickenback on piano, sang many holiday […]

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November 2011

          Sara Hacala Featured Speaker at The Westport Woman’s Club    Author Sara Hacala, a certified business etiquette and protocol trainer, is committed to the belief that civility is an essential component of our culture.  Surveys show that in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven society, we are getting ruder and less respectful of others.  […]

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October 2011

  Bobbie Herman, a Westport Woman’s Club Board Member, shared a talk and slide presentation on her recent trip to Vietnam and Cambodia with club members attending the October luncheon.  Through photos and words, Ms. Herman chronicled her travels through these beautiful countries where historical buildings and monuments are testament to their long history, and […]

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September 2011

David Brant, Executive Director of the Aspetuck Land Trust, spoke at the WWC’s September Luncheon today. David talked about the history of the Land Trust and its preservation efforts and new initiatives, including the recently opened 38 acre Newman Poses Nature preserve, honoring Paul Newman and Lillian Poses; the new Natural Playground for Children; invasive […]

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June 2011

The Westport Woman’s Club hosts FULL COURT PEACE FOUNDER, MICHAEL EVANS   Michael Evans, founder of and Executive Director of Full Court Peace, addressed the Westport Woman’s Club at their June 6 luncheon.  Full Court Peace is a non-profit devoted to the proposition that at-risk youths from diverse backgrounds who compete together can become positive […]

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May 2011

  Natalie Ryshna Maynard, Concert Pianist, Addresses the Westport Woman’s Club   Natalie Ryshna Maynard, concert pianist and educator, was the guest speaker at the Westport Woman’s Club May Club Day luncheon.  Ms. Maynard spoke about the life of Olga Samaroff Stokowski, the “Eleanor Roosevelt of classical music in America,” sharing some of her personal […]

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April 2011

  Author Jane Green Addresses the Westport Woman’s Club   Jane Green, the bestselling author of 12 novels, addressed the Westport Woman’s Club at their April Club Day luncheon.  Ms. Green, a Westport resident, shared some anecdotes about her life as a writer, and gave insight into the inspiration for her latest novel, “Promises to Keep.”  […]

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February 2011

The Westport Woman’s Club Learns What’s New and What’s Next From David Pogue David Pogue, personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News entertained a full house at the Westport Woman’s Club luncheon February 7.  David used his trademark comic approach to understanding new technology and its impact and […]

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