Wilton Woman’s Club Welcomes All to First General Meeting of New Year

The Wilton Woman’s Club will kick off its 51st year with its first general meeting on Monday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m., at the WEPCO complex at 48 New Canaan Rd.. All Wilton women, current members and those interested in finding out more, are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served, and the subject of the meeting will be “Fall Fresh!”

The club will be highlighting local retailers B Chic, Blue Star Bazaar, Open House and Snappy Gator, who will be offering a forecast of fall trends, as well as showing off new fashions on a few WWC members who will present their looks “Before” and “After” receiving haircuts from Steven Mancini Salon, makeovers from Chanel, and outfits from the four participating shops. Guests are invited to attend and get ideas for how to keep fall wardrobes fresh!

In addition, members of the club’s executive board will be reviewing plans for the 2017-18 year, including a fall trip to the Florence Griswold Museum, the home of American Impressionism; a holiday shopping night and social; the annual Holiday luncheon; and the Annual Spring Fundraiser. Last spring, the event raised $40,000 for the WWC Initiative with the Wilton Youth Council to train adults engaged with youth on how to prevent, notice, and address substance misuse.

Community Service chairs Suzy Curtice and Sue Steitz will outline opportunities for club members, including volunteering at the Connecticut Food Bank; Ogden House in Wilton; the Person to Person clothing center, food pantry, and holiday toy store; and working with Wilton Social Services to make meals for delivery to homebound residents at Thanksgiving and holiday time. There are many ways to help serve others in Wilton and Fairfield County through the Wilton Woman’s Club.

Philanthropy chairs Mariann Bigelow and Dianne deWitt will review initiatives funded by the WWC over the past year, including the Wilton Youth Council, Wilton Emergency Services, the Wilton Community Assistance Fund, Trackside, and the Wilton Senior Center.

In October, all new members will be invited to the New Member Coffee to hear more about plans for the year, meet Board members, and meet each other. The WWC is a large group of women of diverse ages and backgrounds in Wilton. Visit the Woman’s Club website to learn more about the club, register for the meeting on Sept. 11, and/or sign up to be a member.

Pictured above:  WWC co-presidents Jen Toll and Lorraine Winsor. Photo by Peggy Garbus.

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