The Westport Woman’s Club hosted a prospective members' gathering on Tuesday, September 30. Guests enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres, toured the historic Clubhouse (1881) and Auditorium (c. 1865) and learned how to become involved in the WWC’s philanthropic and social activities.
Susan Hricik, membership chair, welcomed and introduced guests to WWC officers and social and service groups, from Gourmet, Bridge and Bunco to Westport's Food Closet, Community Services, Curio Cottage and ever-popular Yankee Doodle Fair. Dorothy Curran, president, summarized WWC history since 1907 in terms of four key assets: 1. Mission (volunteer service, fundraising for local benefit), 2. Members (generations of fun-loving entrepreneurial women), 3. Public-Private Partnerships (providing Westport's first sidewalks and health services; collaborating with the Town/E.T. Bedford to develop pre-municipal services; granting riparian rights to Town for Imperial Ave. landfill lot in exchange for 80 parking spaces in perpetuity; today's Food Closet, for Human Services) and 4. Social Philanthropy (leveraging Clubhouse and grounds for WWC fundraisers, plus leases (to WYWL, CT Braille) and house/auditorium rentals for corporate and private events).
The Westport Woman's Club is one of only two women's clubs in CT to own its own clubhouse (Greenwich is the other). WWC Membership is open to all women 18 or older. For further information or to obtain an application, please click here membership application or call the WWC office at 203 227-4240.