Stay at Home in Wilton president Barbara Quincy (above, left) and vice president Ann Newton will speak at Wednesday’s Kiwanis luncheon (May 18), describing the many activities of the six-year old organization dedicated to helping Wilton seniors remain in their homes.

Ann Newton moved to Wilton in March 1977, when her children were 10 and 7 years old. Both graduated from Wilton High School. She has been a member of the Wilton Congregational Church since then, singing in the choir and participating in many committees over the years. She was a volunteer in the Wilton Schools until returning to the work force in 1980. Newton worked for a steel trading company located in Wilton from 1980 until 1998. She and her husband have been self employed since then. She has also been active with Minks to Sinks and the Encore Club and has served on the Board of Stay at Home since its beginning.

Barbara Quincy moved to Wilton 53 years ago with 2.5 children and a large black poodle. There was no Wilton Newcomers Club then, but the League of Woman Voters offered babysitting, so she joined. That was the start of a long involvement in community affairs, continuing at present as a member in good standing of the Tree Committee. She has been quite active elsewhere in the community:  Wilton’s Planning & Zoning representative to Southwest Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA) 1977-1981; Planning & Zoning Commission 1981-89 (two years as chairman); Inland Wetlands Commission 2003-2003; World Affairs Forum (Stamford) intern 2009; and Elder and Deacon at Wilton Presbyterian Church. She worked at Wilton Center Travel for 25 years, retiring in 2006.

Kiwanis meets every Wednesday for lunch at the Episcopal Presbyterian complex on New Canaan Rd. from noon-1:30 p.m.. For more information contact Bud Taylor at 203.354.0208.

Upcoming Programs

May 25 Memorial Day Program: Jim Newton, Marine Lieutenant & Vietnam Veteran
June 1 Middlebrook Singers, Directed by Janet Lofink Nobles
June 8 Men’s Canticle Singers of the Wilton Congregational Church
June 15 Rudy Marconi, Ridgefield First Selectman
June 22 First Lunch at Kiwanis Park:  No Program