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Women's Community League of Weston
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Welcome!

 

Dear Women’s Community League Friends,


I hope that everyone had a wonderful summer. During our summer hiatus, WCL members attended the Jazz Festival at Wequassett Inn in Harwich.  Members are already requesting this become a yearly event!   I am energized as we begin the second half of our Centennial Year. Please renew NOW!  We will be printing a Centennial Yearbook edition for members and I’d love for all our members to be included.  Hopefully everyone will renew by the end of September so they can be included in the yearbook.  Please check your information when you(hopefully!) renew so that we have everything correct for the Centennial Yearbook.


We have a great year of programming  ahead.  You can always check the Event Calendar, but here are some exciting events to keep on your radar! September 17th is our Opening Coffee.  I can’t wait to see everyone after the summer break.  The  Winter Festival is Sunday, December 8, 2019.  Last year we had approximately 1500 attendees. There were members, families, and great collaboration between the Weston community organizations. Let’s make it even bigger this year! Don’t forget our Fall Social Event and popular Friendsgiving on Nov 14th. Come celebrate WCL’s 100 years  at the  Champagne Centennial Celebration on November 2 at the Weston Club.


Welcome Mojgan Brumby as our new president of the Garden Club!  Tune in for additional Home and Garden Events this year.


Sadly, last June was our last season at the Barn. This is a huge loss for WCL fundraising and  the social connection that our “home” represented. Since we no longer have the Barn Café on Tuesdays, WCL reached out Weston Council on Aging(COA). The COA is offering us space every month for WCL luncheons.  This will be great way to connect and keep our social connections in the Weston Community. The ever popular Dining Around will  resume in the Fall.


We are excited to adjust and find new ways to reach out. How we adapt will further prove that WCL remains a strong, relevant, vibrant organization. Join a committee such as the Winter Festival Committee or Centennial Committee to best fit your personality and connect with us! The WCL  mission is educational, social and philanthropic. We need volunteers! We welcome fresh ideas  and perspectives  on what our members want from the Women’s Community League.

Thank you for being a WCL member and looking forward to seeing you in September!


Best,

Regina Hajjar

WCL President 2018-2020

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The Women’s Community League is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide
social, philanthropic and educational benefits to the Weston community.




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The League began in 1919.  It set up headquarters in the "Yellow Barn" at 494 Boston Post Road, paid $15 a month rent, and opened the "Willow Plate Tea Shop" and "Food and Fancywork Exchange" to raise funds for their projects.  WIthin months, the original 13 women captured the attention of the press and interest of the towns' women.  Within the year, there were an Educational Committee, Civics Committee, Social Committee, Art and Music Committee, Program Committee and Recreation Committees, which soon became the Welfare Committee.




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Clothing Exchange

 

WCL Spotlight

 

The Spotlight this month is on the WCL Clothing Exchange. After 76 years of serving the Community of Weston, and 44 years in one location, this will be our last season in the Josiah Smith Barn.  We need your support to make this the best season ever and help us reach our goal of $10,000.  We are asking all our members to donate in-season gently used clothing and household items or make a donation directly to the WCL Service and Scholarship Fund. Our doors open Tuesday, September 11, 2018.  If you are unable to bring your donations (Tuesdays 10a.m.- 4p.m.), please contact Adrian Proll for our concierge service and pick up at your convenience. We hope you’ll enjoy a little history on the Clothing Exchange. 

The Women’s Community League was established in 1919. It was organized to continue the cooperative service when women rolled bandages, knitted sweaters, mittens and scarves for the War effort. The Children’s Exchange began officially in November, 1942 under the “Committee of Public Safety”.  To meet Weston residents needs, they planned a “second-hands goods” sale. Identifying continued need, the Children’s Exchange opened in the Unitarian Church on January 3rd,1943. The following year, it moved to the Town Hall in the Fall of 1943.




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Women's Community League of Weston
PO Box 125 
Weston, MA 02493 

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Help support WCL through your purchases at Amazon!

We are pleased to announce that WCL is now a registered charity at Amazon and is part of the AmazonSmile program.  For every order placed at Amazon through  AmazonSmile (you must first select Women's Community League of Weston as your charitable organization), Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to WCL.   

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know.  Same products, same prices, and same service.

To get started, go to:

WCL's AmazonSmile URL:
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-6113379

Or click on the AmazonSmile banner (image) on the left.  You may wish to bookmark the URL to make it easier the next time you make a purchase at Amazon.

Thank you for your support.

Gina Hajjar
WCL President
FAQs:
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device, designate Women's Community League of Weston as your Charity of choice.  You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile?
Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.