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Celebrating 125 Years!

1895 - 2020

The Ellington Women's Club's mission is to be of service to others, improve our social, cultural, and physical environment and to promote the appreciation of the arts. We strive to become responsible leaders in our community.

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EWC's Club Members at Ellington Farmers Market, August 22 

The women of the Ellington Women's Club participated in Community Day at the Ellington Farmers Market on August 22, They were able to networked with other community based organizations; shared their EWC stories and history with others who stopped by the booth; welcomed past and current Members who stopped by to say hello and signed up women who were interested in learning more about EWC.

 

All in all it was a good day!

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Where we come from

In March 1895, six ladies met to form a society for mutual improvement, the Women's Literary Club, later to be known as the Ellington Women's Club.  Originally, meetings were held fortnightly Monday afternoon in members' homes.  Membership was limited to twenty women until 1944 when it was opened to all women in town.


As the Club grew, programs encompassed many timely topics of interest to women, such as defense, community and world affairs, government, and home improvement.


In its 124 years in the community, the Club has participated in many civic projects which improved the town.  As Ellington worked to build schools and the library and to improve opportunities for its youth, the support of the Ellington Women's Club was keenly felt.

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Kylie Elsass and family

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Madison Holden and family

About Us

​The Ellington Women's Club is open to all women interested in making a difference in our communities. You do not have to live in Ellington to be a member or attend a monthly club meeting.

 

We meet on the first Wednesdays in September, October, November, December, March, April, May and June at 6:30 pm at the Ellington Senior Center. Meetings held in September, May and June begin at 6:00 pm. September is our annual Potluck Supper, May is our field trip month and June is our Banquet to install new Club Officers held at a local restaurant.

Did You Know?

The Ellington Women's Club supports the below community causes?

  • Ellington Human Services

  • Food Pantry, Adopt a Family/Senior for Christmas Gifts
  • Crystal Lake Food Pantry

  • Ellington Senior Center

  • Ellington Fuel Bank

  • Julie's SafeHouse

  • EWC's Scholarship Program

In the News

EWC Awards Scholarships 2020

 

The EWC Awards Scholarships main focus is on community service. Kylie Elsass and Madison Holden, seniors at Ellington High School, were each awarded $500 Scholarship from the Ellington Women’s Club. 

 

Klie Elsass will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall to study Biomedical Sciences. Kylie performs extensive community service with the Ellington Rescue Post 512 (ERP), Our Savior Lutheran Church and the Power of Produce Club.  Through the ERP, she responds to 911 calls during school time, does standbys at football games, and educates the public about emergency medical services through programs such as Safety Town, where children are given tours of an ambulance and taught about safety.  Through her church, she has helped with Easter Egg Hunts, Live Nativity and Vacation Bible School as well as serves as the projectionist during the services and as a nursery caregiver.  She is also part of the youth group that is involved in a number of services in the community including raking leases for the elderly, packaging food for those in need and cleaning out a local food pantry.  You may recognize Kylie from the Ellington Farmers Market where she, and the Power of Produce Club, would educate the children on the importance of everyday eating.

 

 

Madison (“Maddie”) Holden is equally impressive. She will be attending Auburn University in the fall to study nursing.   She has performed a variety of community service including volunteering at Johnson Memorial Hospital, and specifically in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Center, during the summers of 2017, 2018, and 2019; serving as a campaign volunteer for former State Senator Tim Larson; volunteering at the Jacob Roger Poulin Foundation Soccer Jamboree; coaching Ellington Youth soccer programs; and helping in the nursery and co-teaching at her church. Most notably, Maddie participated in the Global Leadership Adventures/Volunteer Abroad programs twice last year.  In April 2019, Maddie went to the Dominican Republic and then in July 2019 traveled to Costa Rica to work with medical professionals in providing free consultation to patients in at-risk communities.  Maddie’s achievements both in school and in our local and global communities are an inspiration.

 

The Ellington Women’s Club is proud to assist these young women in reaching their goals.

10 Reasons to Join Us

1.  Friendship:  In an increasingly impersonal world, the Ellington Women's Club provides one of the basic human needs - the need for friendship and fellowship.  It is one of many reasons why our club began in 1895.

 

2.  Opportunity to Serve:  The Ellington Women's Club is a service club.  This is one of the best reasons to become a member - the chance to do something for somebody else and to feel the self-fulfillment that comes in the process and return of that satisfaction to one's own life.  It is very rewarding.

 

3.  Fun:  The Ellington Women's Club is fun.  Every meeting is fun.  Our club projects are fun.  The service is fun!!

4.  Entertainment:  The Ellington Women's Club sponsors a broad range of fund-raising special events.  This has included: Baby Boomer's Dance, All Things Ellington, Green River Band - a Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Concert, Elvis Tribute Concert, Antiquities Portraits, presentations by local media celebrity Diane Smith and University of Connecticut Assistant Basketball Coach Chris Daley, and Kandie Carle - "Victorian Lady".

5.  Citizenship in the Community:  Membership in the Ellington Women's Club makes one a better community citizen.

6.  Nice People:  Ellington Women's Club members, above all, are nice people.  We are women who believe it is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

7.  Personal Growth and Development:  Membership in the Ellington Women's Club continues one's growth and education in human relations and personal development.

8.  Continuing Education:   Each month, at the Ellington Women's Club meeting, there is a program designed to keep one informed about what is going on in the community.  Each meeting provides an opportunity to be both entertained and informed on a variety of topics. 

 

9.  Leadership Development:  The Ellington Women's Club is an organization of leaders and successful people.  Volunteer to serve as an officer, committee chairperson, or member of a committee to build leadership skills and to learn how to motivate, influence, and lead leaders.

10. Business Development:  In today's world, everyone needs to network.  The Ellington Women's Club consists of a cross section of women from the community.  Our members come from all walks of life.  We help each other and collectively help others.

The most significant benefits of belonging to the Ellington Women's Club are the support, encouragement, comfort, enthusiasm, creativity, and friendship.  These benefits are shared by club women from all walks of life, with varied perspectives, diverse backgrounds, and different experiences.

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2019-2020 Program Schedule

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September 4, 2019
 6:00 pm  
Traditional Hot Potluck

October 2, 2019

Social Media, Substance Abuse, Sex Trafflicking Education Seminar with

School Resource Officer Bart Alexander


November 6, 2019

Estate Planning Bascis

Liz Walsh from Czepiga, Daly, Pope


December 4, 2019

Ellington Middle School Musical Choral

Holiday Dessert Night

No meetings in January & February

March  4, 2020

Stretching at Any Age

April 1, 2020
EWC Scholarship Awards Program Presentation

 
May 6, 2020

It has been a tradition for the May meeting to be held at a local hotspot.

We are currently looking for that special place and will add info soon.

June 3, 2020

EWC New Officiers' Banquet

Place TBD

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 Contact Us

Please join us for any of our monthly meetings or send us a message below.

 

We meet on the first Wednesdays in September, October, November, December, March, April, May and June at 6:30 pm at the Ellington Senior Center. Meetings held in September, May and June begin at 6:00 pm. September is our annual Potluck Supper, May is our field trip month and June is our Banquet to install new Club Officers held at a local restaurant.

 

40 Maple Street

Ellington, CT 06029
USA

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