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Women's Community League of Weston
Building Community Since 1919





Welcome to the Women's

Community League of Weston




    Our Mission

 

The Women’s Community League is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide
social, philanthropic and educational benefits to the Weston community.

Renew your membership NOW to ensure you continue to hear about all the ways to stay connected!

 


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WINTER FESTIVAL 2022
All hands on deck! Sign up to do your part!

Our signature event and gift to town residents, Winter Festival, is Saturday, December 3rd 2:00-4:30 pm on the Weston Town Green. This year we are having the following activities and we need your help to make it happen! Please sign up below to help.

2:00-4:00 pm
Polar Express tot train
Balloon sculpting
Face painting
Live music by local school and other groups
Crafts for children
Fire pits and s'mores
Games for all ages
Santa, Frosty, Elsa, and other characters (great photo opportunities)
Opportunity Draw for three special custom made gingerbread houses

4:00 pm
Winners of the Gingerbread Treasure Hunt and the Gingerbread House Opportunity Draw announced

4:15 pm
Tree lighting at Knox Park 
with a group sing-a-long 

We need your help to make this day happen! Please sign up to volunteer on SignUpGenius here. It is a very rewarding experience because you get to interact with families with young children who are in awe when they see Santa, Frosty, Elsa (who will sing), and other characters in person! Add live music, crafts, face painting, and balloon sculpting (ALL FREE). 




GINGERBREAD HOUSE OPPORTUNITY DRAW

At Winter Festival on Saturday, December 3rd (2-4:30 pm), there will be an opportunity draw at 4:00 pm for three custom gingerbread houses: a traditional barn, a Nantucket barn, and a traditional large house. These beautiful gingerbread creations are from a bakery that we have used for many years. Their gingerbread houses are in such high demand that they have already sold out for this season, so get yours here! You do not need to be present to win.
 
Images of the houses are below. All houses are 11" L x 11" W x 13.5" H. We are selling tickets at Winter Festival and online until 12/2 at noon: 1 for $5, and 5 for $20. We will contact you by email to find out how you want us to distribute your ticket(s) - for a specific house or houses. Email info@wclweston.org with questions.
 
Choice #1: Traditional Large Red House. Description from their website: "The Traditional Collection celebrates the season with a joyful red roof and red and green accents" 

Note: The house pictured is for illustrative purposes only and will be labeled Weston Community League rather than Merry Christmas.



Choice #2: Traditional Red Barn. Description from their website: "New Design for 2022! Our Traditional Barn has red walls with a grey roof for a beautiful ranch feel. This barn is perfect for anyone who loves animals and features our favorite farm friends like horses, dogs, cats, cows, pigs, and more!" 
 
Note: The house pictured is for illustrative purposes only and will be labeled Weston Community League rather than Merry Christmas.




Choice #3: Nantucket Collection Barn. Description from their website: "New Design for 2022! Our Nantucket Collection features a gorgeous, edible whitewash across the outside walls with a grey roof. The wash evokes the look of an aged wood grain, and is sure to stun as a holiday centerpiece. This barn is perfect for anyone who loves animals and includes our favorite farm friends, like horses, dogs, cats, cows, pigs, and more!" 
 
Note: The house pictured is for illustrative purposes only and will be labeled Weston Community League rather than Merry Christmas.






GINGERBREAD TREASURE HUNT IN WESTON CENTER

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Our second annual Gingerbread Treasure Hunt has started! (Two people completed the hunt on the first day.) Twenty-eight businesses and organizations are participating this year. Grand prize is a special edition 1477-piece LEGO Gingerbread House kit, runner up prizes will be gift cards.

Here is a link to the treasure map.

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2022 HOLIDAY LUNCHEON






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PHOTOS FROM PAST EVENTS

Nadia de Lemeny taught us all about wine and how to be better consumers

A full table enjoyed reasonably priced wines from around the world


WINE PAIRINGS FOR HOLIDAY DINNERS
Thursday, November 17

A group of wine enthusiasts joined Nadia de Lemeny, owner of Corks & Class, to taste seven different wines from around the world (none from Italy and France). Thank you, Elena Shashkova, for opening up your beautiful home and thank you, Barry O'Laughlin, for organizing the event. The delicious cheese and charcuterie perfectly complimented the wines.

Visit Nadia's Facebook page: CorksAndClass


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FRIENDSGIVING
Thursday, November 10th

Thirty members and their guests gathered at the Weston Art and Innovation Center for a potluck dinner to celebrate friendship. Jan Feldman, Jana Hinton, Jessica Pohl, and Francesca Sibble transformed the room so it was warm and welcoming. They even arranged for a bartender.

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Marsha Darvin, Marcia Lipson, Maureen Lucey, Colleen Kettle, and *Lee Johnson
Dining Around at the Wayside Inn, 11/11/22

*Thank you, Lee, for organizing our lunches, which are held at a different restaurant the second Friday of every month!


Welcome Back Coffee Thursday, September 29th


We had a crisp fall day for our Welcome Back Coffee. Jan Feldman opened up her beautiful home so WCL members could reconnect with old friends and meet new ones, all while sipping coffee and delicious breakfast treats.

Thank you Jan and the rest of the social committee: Jana Hinton, Jessica Pohl, and Francesca Sibble!

Leslye Fligor and Colleen Kettle
WCL Co-Presidents

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WCL Poolside Cocktail Party September 15, 2022

Over thirty members gathered around Nancy Trodden's pool for a night of friendship, food, and fun with a delicious signature cocktail, the Flaming-Gal, which was served by very friendly bartenders Andy and Jack (they left their post and walked around the pool refilling drinks, which was not in their contract, FYI). There were delicious appetizers and the WCL Social Events team hit it out of the park with their planning! From the beautiful custom floral arrangements to the fun straws (who knew there were flamingo themed straws???), candles, tablecloths, and balloons, no detail was overlooked! It looks like our 2022-2023 year is off to a good start. And a huge shout out to the Membership Co-Chairs 

Leslye Fligor and Colleen Kettle
WCL Co-Presidents

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SCHOLARSHIP CAMPAIGN

Help support WCL's strong commitment to scholarship by donating today!



Learn more about WCL's legacy of scholarships and the needs of students today
WCL Scholarship Page

Hear how WCL's legacy of giving has impacted Weston students over the years

Student Video Testimonial
Thea Kendall-Green's Testimonial
Vera and Andrew Laska History Prize Thank You Notes
Additional Letters of Appreciation




100 Years of Commitment and Service to the Weston Community

WCL delivers in challenging times…
  • In 1925 a milk program was established for needy children in the public schools
  • This was followed by support for a hot lunch program in 1929
  • WCL awarded its first academic scholarship of $150 in 1930 
  • In 1939 members sewed and knitted garments for refugees
  • A $3000 Welfare Fund in 1940 was not insignificant given the average price of a home at the time was $2600 
  • In 1942 the Clothing Exchange began and remained robust through 2018
  • A War Scholarship Fund for Nurses in 1945 was right for the times
  • Events of 2001 prompted contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Fund
  • Hurricane Relief funds were granted in 2011

And in better times WCL is always there for the community…

  • In 1976 WCL contributed $65K for building improvements at the Josiah Smith Tavern
  • In 1984 it funded the $20K kitchen renovation in the Barn
  • Further landscape and building improvements of $17K were made in 1987
  • Over $35K was given by WCL to help build the Weston Public Library in 1989
  • Academic scholarships have been awarded every year since 1930
  • In 2018 the Winter Festival was created to bring the community together 
  • Total scholarship and community project contribution by WCL over time exceeds $1.3 million

                                                                           
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