Trumbull Community Woman's Club luncheon

The Trumbull Woman’s Club (TWC) held its end-of-the-club-year luncheon meeting in June at Testo’s in Bridgeport. TWC President, Marcie Jontos, spoke of the club’s accomplishments during the year and of those for the coming year.

The president named Kelsey Rose Cornello as the recipient of the annual scholarship presented to a female graduate of Trumbull High School. Kelsey plans to major in Elementary Education and Special Education. Her hobbies during her high school years have been Trumbull High School softball, travel softball with the CT Valley Vipers and volleyball.

The Trumbull Woman’s Club was founded in 1922 and reorganized in 1972.

It is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Connecticut (GFWC/CT) and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs International, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The signature project of GFWC Intertaional has been for many years the education about and prevention of Domestic Violence

The Trumbull Woman’s Club members dedicate themselves each year in support of efforts and issues in arts, education, community service, home life, international affairs and public issues.

The Education Department members donate gift packages of hand-knitted bonnets and children’s books to the newborn department of Bridgeport Hospital; they also have a book club which meets monthly during which they discuss assigned books.

TWC members work heavily under our deeply dedicated chairman to support efforts by the Center for Family Justice, especially during the week-long T-shirt program at the Trumbull Library commemorating children and murdered victims of domestic abuse and with fundraising for its programs and events.

TWC provides ongoing support for a Trumbull family’s needs, and remembers especially the children at holiday times and on their birthdays.

Members bring food items and/or cash to the Trumbull Food Bank and to the animal shelter chairman at each monthly meeting.

The Trumbull Woman’s Club has for decades been a dedicated supporter of Veterans’ programs and projects. There are temporary residences for homeless veterans which TWC has always supported. One particular program was centered around the acquistion of pillows and sheet sets to be given to each veteran when he or she was able to get a job and find an apartment. There are also clothing programs that have been successful. Our veterans chairman has been deeply dedicated.

The net meeting of the Trumbull Woman’s Club will be on Monday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m., in the Community Room at the Trumbull Library on Quality Street.Women 18 and older are invited to attend. Call Marcie at 203-261-2882 with any questions.