The Stamford Woman’s Club (SWC) was started by a small group of civic minded women in 1905. Soon afterwards it joined the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and this association continues to this day. For one hundred and ten years the Stamford Woman’s Club has contributed much to our community and has supported many projects with joyful satisfaction. The focus of the Club is leadership development and community service. A 501 (c)(3) organization, SWC has provided funds for higher education through scholarships to Stamford students pursuing college degrees and has contributed to several local Stamford not-for-profit organizations.

Basic Information

Club Notes
Organized – 1905
Federated – 1906
Incorporated – 1911

Our Goals
Leadership Development and Community Service

The Object
The object of the Club shall be to bring together women interested in subjects of general and social importance.

To constitute a potent factor in the higher development and welfare of the community

To furnish a meeting place for the club’s members.


American Home

Lillian Pashayan, Chair

The first Wednesday in March is American Home Day. All members are invited to enter their art work, photography, needlework and crafts in the Arts and Crafts Competition held that day. The GFWC/CT Arts Department sets the categories and entry rules. These guidelines are sent to all members in January. The Photography Contest state winners are judged at the International GFWC Convention in June for cash prizes and/or special recognition. ALL SWC MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO ENTER THE ARTS & CRAFTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITIONS.

First place winners from the club can enter their art work(s), photography, needlework and craft(s) in the District Competition held at District Day, and the first place winners from the District are eligible to enter the State Competition at the GFWC/CT Annual Convention in May.


Lorraine Labate, Chair

The SWC Garden Department as a separate entity was dissolved in 2015 by a vote of the SWC Board of Directors. After many years of successful activities, it was decided that incorporating the events of the Garden Department with regular Club events would be beneficial. The Garden Department will be responsible for the program at the October General Meeting and will also hold its Spring Luncheon in March. In addition, there will be three ‘Show and Tell” events held during the summer months in members’ homes. All members who have an interest in gardening are welcome to attend.


Officers Until
Christina Harter Co-President 2016
Susanne Monasa Co-President 2016
Joan Hutchinson 1st Vice President
Mary Ann Lawlor 2nd Vice President
Lois PontBriant 3rd Vice President
Lynn Grabarz 4th Vice President
Roberta Eichler Recording Secretary 2017
Ellen Greene Corresponding Secretary 2016
Rosemary Rullman Treasurer 2016
Lynn Grabarz Assistant Treasurer/Dues 2017
2014 – 2016 2015 – 2017
Roberta Eichler Josephine Pikero
Jane Golden Lorraine Labate
Anne Sessa Lillian Pashayan
Department Chair
American Home Lillian Pashayan
Federation Liaison Susanne Monasa
Fliers Committee or Event Chairs
Friendship Ruby Carlucci
Fundraising Lynn Grabarz
Laura Halkides
Garden Department Lorraine Labate
Historian Lois Markstrom
Hospitality Lorraine Labate
Website and Facebook Susanne Monasa
Nominating Mildred Ritchie
Parliamentarian Pamela Vass
Public Affairs Anne Sessa
Publicity Committee or Event Chairman TBA
Student Scholarship Christina Harter
Telephone Anne Becker
Veterans Roseann DeCamillo
Yearbook Christina Harter

The Executive Board consists of the elected officers, the directors, the chairs of committees and departments. It meets the Monday before the first Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at 10:30 A.M.

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