About the Trumbull Woman’s Club

The Trumbull Woman’s Club recently installed its new officers for the coming administration at Testo’s Restaurant in Bridgeport. They are Marcie Jontos, President; Gail Bodine, Secretary; and Sara Platz, Treasurer. Helen Kurilec, Vice President was unable to be present.

Established as the Long Hill Garden Club in 1922, the club was reorganized in 1972 and became federated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Connecticut that same year.

A non-profit community service organization whose members are age 18 and older, this club, which meets on the first Monday of every month at 11 a.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library, has dedicated itself tirelessly not only to Trumbull, but to statewide, national and international projects.

The Education Department meets monthly to discuss books members have read. It also makes caps for newborn babies at Bridgeport Hospital and provides children’s books to their mothers. A $1,000 scholarship is given annually to a female graduating senior from Trumbull High School.

This year the award was presented to Alexa Ruff in recognition of her volunteering at the Discovery Museum, Bnai Torah Nursery School, numerous Relay for Life events and other fundraisers. Alexa plans to attend the four-year program at Salve Regina University to study biology toward her goal of working in a cellular biology career.

Kind News, a newspaper with issues for kindergarten through eighth grade students, is provided to elementary schools through the Conservation Department.

Under Home Life, flu shots are given in the Fall, entertainment is provided to the residents of the Middlebrook Farm assisted living facility, Bingo and a movie are provided monthly at Maefair Health Care Center, support of food, clothing and birthday gifts are given to a local needy family, food and cash are collected monthly for the Social Services Food Bank.

The club has long been dedicated to assisting veterans, both for Homes for the Brave for women and the men’s Veterans Home in Bridgeport.

The signature project for the General Federation of Women’s Club is support for the victims of domestic abuse. The Trumbull Woman’s Club has ongoing fund-raising projects to assist safe haven in providing for these victims.

The annual week-long Clothesline Project at the Trumbull Library will take place from Oct, 24-31, with the Domestic Violence Awareness vigil on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m.

Women age 18 and over are invited to attend the next regular monthly meeting to be held on Monday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m.

Members with family and friends wishing to receive flu shots should arrive at 10 a.m., with their insurance cards. After the meeting, lunch and dessert will be provided.

Call Marcie at 203-261-2882 with any questions.