About the Trumbull Community Women and what they stand for
You must have noticed them around town: Those signs telling us to RElove Trumbull. REdiscover our town? Or maybe you picked up one of the Trumbull “passports” available at the library, bragging about our history, our parks, our schools? Or did you enjoy a piece of birthday cake in honor of our founder, Jonathan Trumbull? If any of this sounds familiar, then you’re already acquainted with the popular volunteer group known as Trumbull Community Women (TCW).
TCW was, and still is, part of the Connecticut Junior Women’s Club, Inc, a statewide organization of more than 700 women providing community service throughout the state. It was established in 1965 as the Trumbull Junior Women’s Club.
But in 2006, wanting to differentiate their group from the myriad women’s clubs in the area, the members voted to rename themselves, selecting a title that signals to everyone that they are women of all ages committed to service in the community.
And what service it’s been! In the last year alone, they have hosted the Children’s Creative Center at the Arts Festival, sponsored the health walk at the Pumpkin Run, served breakfast to vets on Veterans Day, cooked dinner for the female soldiers at their home in Bridgeport, gave out red dress pins for Go Red for Women, held a food drive, organized Tidy Up Trumbull and the Shredding Truck, and awarded a $2,500 scholarship to a graduating Trumbull senior, and the list goes on.
The genuine friendships that have lasted through the years is one of the best things about being a member of the club. And they are always eager to welcome new members.
For more information, visit their trumbullcommunitywomen.org., or come to a meeting, held every first Tuesday, September through June, at 7 p.m., in the Trumbull Library’s Community Room on Quality Street.