The Wilton Woman's Club, Inc. is a voluntary organization for women of diverse ages, backgrounds and talents, who come together for community service, philanthropy, education, and socializing. Our objectives are to serve and to learn, and we have been following this proud tradition since the club's inception in 1966, while adapting to the ever-changing lifestyles and interests of our members.
Last week, the WWC visited the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme. Old Lyme was a leading artists' colony in the early 1900's and the boarders at Ms. Griswold's boardinghouse were the first to begin painting in the American Impressionist style. The museum is in a beautiful setting on the river, and it is so educational to see the boardinghouse and learn about life there at that time. In October, the museum hosts a Fairy House exhibit, in which artisans create over 30 different tiny furnished houses as part of a theme, spread out all over the museum grounds. This was a great trip and highly recommended for everyone! Photos here.
Welcome to all our new members! The WWC held a New Member Coffee at the home of Jen Toll - thank you Jen! - and it was wonderful to meet everyone, and to hear from our Board Members. Thank you to Lisa Williams for organizing! We're looking forward to a great year.
Thank you to Hollis Nyden and Emily Boothroyd from Price Financial, for speaking at our October meeting! Emily went over topics that can feel serious and dry, but need to be figured out now, when things are good, instead of in the middle of an emergency situation. These topics include life insurance, health care directives, powers of attorney, and long term care insurance. WWC members were lucky to be able to ask questions about, and get answers to, the confusing parts of these issues.
Also thank you to The Pastry Hideaway for the delicious fresh blueberry muffins!
Wow! What an outstanding turnout and result from our 10th Annual Fashion Show and Fundraiser, which this year supported the WWC Initiative at the Wilton Youth Council, to fight drug addiction in our community. Thanks to our generous attendees, sponsors, and donors, we raised $40,000! If interested in learning more about this event and sponsorship opportunities next year (March 29, 2018), please visit Fundraiser. Photos by Peggy Garbus.
We are proud to announce the winners of the Julia Robb Scholarships, presented to Wilton High School seniors at the Fine and Performing Arts Awards ceremony, for aptitude in art: Daniel Gassel and Catherine Cinguina. This scholarship honors the memory of Julia Robb, a dedicated member who ran the successful WWC Crafts Festival for many years, and was strongly passionate about the arts. Congratulations Dan and Catherine!
The WWC presented the Elizabeth Sternad Scholarship to three worthy young women at the Wilton High School Academic Awards Ceremony: Claire Burke, Meaghan Downey, and Jessica Wiener. This scholarship honors our founder, and goes to women who demonstrate strong character, leadership, and commitment to community service. Congratulations, and we wish you the best at college!
Thank you for your generous donation...Your civic attitude is admirable. - Wilton Police Department
Your donation will be put to good use as we help provide gifts for families in Wilton this holiday season. We are so thankful that there are people such as you who so kindly think of others in Wilton. You make it possible by your generosity for us to reach out to neighbors who are in need. - Wilton Community Assistance Fund
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Sponsored and ran Unused Medicine Drive to collect unused and expired medicine at the Police Department
Philanthropy (+ Social)
Annual Fashion Show Luncheon Fundraiser
Trip to Weir Farm
Sun Protection, Skin Care and You - Dr. Michael Noonan
New Year, New You - Mary Ann Genuario, YMCA
Wilton Woman's Club In the NewsWoman's Club Welcomes All to First General Meeting of New Year
Woman's Club Invites All to General Meeting
Wilton Police Use Narcan Twice to Save Lives
Local Organizations Award Scholarships
GOOD News about Wilton Kids: Scholarships, Awards & Championships
WHS Seniors Honored at Fine and Performing Arts Awards
Senior Center Volunteers Honored
Students Receive Awards at Wilton High School
Wilton's 'Loop' Just Got Longer
Many Contributed to Tree in Honor of Barbara Quincy
Woman's Club Donates $40,000 to Wilton Youth Council to Prevent Substance Abuse
Women Donate $40K to Youth Council
Woman's Club Fashion Show Model is Model of Strength After Cancer Fight
Wilton Woman's Club Raises Over $30,000 for Norwalk River Valley Trail
A FUNdraiser for the Community and for Generations
Wilton Women Raise $30K for Norwalk River Valley Trail
Wilton Woman's Club Raises $30K for Norwalk River Valley Trail