The Wilton Woman’s Club will kick off its new year with its first general meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. at Trackside Teen Center (15 Station Road). This year is the Club’s 50th Anniversary, and the first meeting of the year will feature exhibits on all the ways this great group of women has helped Wilton through the years⎯plus hear about plans for the coming year.

The Woman’s Club was founded in 1966 by Betty Sternad to help Wilton and strengthen bonds between women through service, social events, and philanthropy. Through the years, the Club has provided financial support for Wilton Social Services, Ogden House, the Wilton Town Green, Wilton’s first bicycle path, Wilton ambulance equipment, Adopt-a-Spot, Circle of Care, and Wilton High School seniors through the Betty Sternad Scholarship and the Julia Robb Scholarship.

In addition, the Club has donated many hours of volunteer service to the Connecticut Food BankPerson to Person (an agency that helps families in Wilton and Norwalk with its food pantry and clothing center) and Wilton Social Services by making and delivering dinners in November and December for homebound seniors.

Finally, the Club fosters knowledge and communication between women in Wilton with social events such as coffees, interesting local trips, and monthly meetings featuring local speakers.

The focus for the Club this year is Health and Well-Being for women in Wilton. Topics at meetings this year will include the Norwalk River Valley Trail in Wilton, personal training and fitness, and skin care disease and prevention; social events will include spinning, and yoga. In addition, the Club is forming a team to run in the Circle of Care 5K on Sept. 12. There will be one not-as-healthy – but still very fun! – event in November:  the Shopping, Wine and Cheese event at Open House and Signature Style. Funds raised at all events will go to support different groups in town including the Wilton Senior Center, and Wilton students who need a little help to purchase what they need to be well-prepared in school.

Being part of the Wilton Woman’s Club is a great way to give back to the community, while forming bonds with other women. Please come to the first general meeting of the year on Sept. 1 to learn more. Visit the Club’s website for more information.