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Women's Community League of Weston
Building Community Since 1919

Date: 3/2/2019
Subject: March News from WCL
From: WCL Weston

Dear WCL Members


I’ve some exciting news to share. A deceased member of the Women’s Community League, Katherine Westell bequeathed a gift of $62,366.17 to our organization! Each and every one of us should be grateful and proud of her trust in us to continue to carry out our  WCL mission.  In light of our uncertainty in the Barn and Clothing Exchange, this bequest provides a safety net for the WCL. Let me assure you our intention is to safeguard this money for long term support of the WCL mission. I am embarrassed that I never had the opportunity to meet this generous woman.  If any members have memories of her, perhaps we could create a tribute for her on our facebook page. Please contact me if you’d like to share anything that we could place on our website. Thank you Katherine Westell! 

The Clothing Exchange staff just completed the seasonal turnover.  Approximately 50 bags of clothing were donated to “Neighbors Who Care in Waltham”. They were so appreciative.  We also donated to the St Vincent De Paul Organization. In addition, we reached out to Weston Friendly and the High School for productions. We are now gearing up for Spring and Summer donations!  Come on in and join us for lunch and shopping any Tuesday!

The Winter Chill Party was such a success.  Appetizers and drinks with members and guests on a chilly evening in a warm, inviting atmosphere.  What could be better?  The WCL Garden Club “Valentine Mini Arrangements” were assembled at Sunrise Assisted Living.  It was truly gratifying to witness the joy and smiles of residents. An added bonus - one member was a former WCL member!  Susan Smick organized Dining Around at Dumpling Daughter -a great option in case of inclement weather. Great food and friends! Lee, please recover quickly from your knee surgery- we miss you!

It's difficult to believe we are entering March!  The Garden Club will usher in Spring with a trip to the Boston Flower Show.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  On March 22, the WCL reserved an area at Waxy O’Connors in Lexington.  A fun “Irish Pub” with dinner, music, and dancing.  The Cover Band is RoZwell which plays a mix of Country, Classic Rock, and Pop.  Bring your dancing shoes!  Dining Around (March 27th) will try out the new Federalist restaurant in Waltham: a steakhouse and Italian inspired menu. 

Please save the date for the WCL Membership Drive at Kelly Renner’s house the evening of  March 27. Bring your friends and neighbors to learn about our mission!  Let’s show everyone we’re a fun, inviting group while reconnecting with each other!

If you have any question regarding the calendar, events, membership, check out our website, send an email, or give me a call or drop by the Barn on a Tuesday.   Thank you for being a WCL member!



Gina Hajjar

WCL President

Garden Club - Trip to Boston Flower and Garden Show
Thursday, March 14, 2019
9:30 am - 2:15 pm
All WCL members are warmly invited to join us. 
The WCL Garden Club is planning a trip to the Boston Flower and Garden show on Thursday March 14, 2019. We will gather at the Barn at 9:30 am and carpool into Boston at 9:45 am. We plan to leave the show by 2:15 pm. Please email Mary Ann at or call me at 781-929-2234 if you would like to come with us. That will help us plan for enough cars. 
Here is the link:

There are lectures, demonstrations, competitions, and exhibits running all day long. Tickets are $20, or $17 for Seniors (65+) and may be purchased online or at the door. 

Clothing Exchange
Tuesdays 10:00 am - 4:00pm

The WCL Clothing Exchange is winding down its last season in the Barn. After serving the community for over 47 years, we will be closing our doors in June.  We would like to go out with a bang, so at this juncture are hoping you will consider DONATING your clothes rather than consigning them. We feel this minor tweak will have major benefits - not only boosting our coffers to benefit our Service and Scholarship programs, but aiding in streamlining the administrative workload as we close out our inventory. If you have clothes currently under consignment, kindly let us know if you would agree to donate them instead by dropping an email to Adrian Proll at (If that is not an option for you, we understand).


If you have clothes in your closet you have been meaning to donate, we strongly urge you to do so at this time. Know that your donations continue to support our mission to provide social, philanthropic and educational benefits to the Weston community. Our Service and Scholarship fund provides need-based scholarships to Weston High School seniors on an annual basis.

Key dates for the Clothing Exchange:


April 30           Last day to consign

May 7              Final date for withdrawal


May 21            Spring clearance sale & final day to collect profits

May 28            Spring bag sale

June 4              Final Bag Sale Day – Exchange closes at 1pm


Please note that the dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances


NOTE: All consignors must close out their account by June 4th or leave a self-addressed stamped envelope with the treasurer to mail any reimbursements by end June.


Thank you for your involvement and patronage,

The Clothing Exchange volunteers

Dinner, Music, and Dancing
Waxy's (formerly the Hartwell House)
Friday, March 22, 2019
7:00- 9:00 pm
94 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
Join us for dinner, music, and dancing at Waxy's.  Waxy's Modern Irish Bar offers a warm welcome, great music, drinks, and kitchen fresh food in a relaxing and fun atmosphere.
Waxy's will be featuring the RoZwell band.

Dining Around
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
11:30 am
The Federal
24 Tower Rd., Weston (in the Market Basket shopping complex) 
You are invited to the new local dining sensation, “The Federal” on Wednesday, March 27th at  11:30 AM. Having dined at the Federal  to see if it would be a good choice for “Dining Around”, I can say Thumbs Up!  Beautifully appointed, delicious food, generous portions using local ingredients that were creatively presented, and a very friendly staff. I met with the owner who is making arrangements for a private room.  The luncheon menu

Please send an email to RSVP by March 20th  to  if you plan to attend. If you have questions or need a ride, please call Susan Smick, 781-894-1658.
All are welcome.

The Federal Menu

WCL Events Calendar


Women's Community League of Weston, P.O. Box 125, Weston, MA 02493