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.
Organized – 1905
Federated – 1906
Incorporated – 1911
Leadership Development and Community Service
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.
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.
|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|
|Lynn Grabarz||Assistant Treasurer/Dues||2017|
|2014 – 2016||2015 – 2017|
|Roberta Eichler||Josephine Pikero|
|Jane Golden||Lorraine Labate|
|Anne Sessa||Lillian Pashayan|
|American Home||Lillian Pashayan|
|Federation Liaison||Susanne Monasa|
|Fliers||Committee or Event Chairs|
|Garden Department||Lorraine Labate|
|Website and Facebook||Susanne Monasa|
|Public Affairs||Anne Sessa|
|Publicity Committee or Event Chairman||TBA|
|Student Scholarship||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.