Farmington Woods Woman's Club

 Farmington Woods Woman’s Club – Join Now!

Welcome to a new season of the Farmington Woods Woman’s Club.  Membership is open to all women residents of Farmington Woods.  It’s a great way for new residents (and longtime residents) to meet other women while enjoying various activities.
Our new season begins on September 1, 2023. To kick off our new year, we are planning a “Meet and Greet”/Pasta Buffet on September 14. Other programs and activities being worked on for the coming year are:
A Veterans Day Celebration
The Annual Holiday Party
A “What’s Your Sign” Zodiac Presentation
The ever-popular Bingo, with prizes
A Craft Fair
The Annual Spring Luncheon

Along with the above, the Book Club and our very popular Lunch Bunch Plus meet monthly.  For those of you not familiar with Lunch Bunch, it is an outing to various restaurants and places of interest.  A sampling of the great places we visited this year were: Beyond Van Gogh, Bushnell Backstage Tour, Wadsworth Atheneum Fine Arts and Flowers, “Six” at the Bushnell and Katharine Hepburn Museum at the Kate.
If you choose to attend any of our exciting events or participate in any of our groups, you must be a member of FWWC.  If interested, fill out the attached form (click here) and mail or drop it off at the MA, along with a $35 check made payable to FWWC.
We look forward to seeing our old friends and making new friends!  If you have any questions, feel free to call or email me.
Carol Verge
FWWC Membership Chair
Drop off at the MA Office or Mail to:  Farmington Woods Woman’s Club, 200 Byron Dr., Avon, CT 06001

Farmington Woods Book Club

The Farmington Woods Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month and welcomes new members along with a participation and membership in the Woman's Club. Please contact Loretta Antupit at 860-404-7449 or We meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Farmington Library.  
Farmington Woods Woman’s Club Books For 2023/2024
September       The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
                        Facilitator:  Carol Coderre
A profoundly moving immense story of loss and courage, and exploring the depts of the human heart.
October           My Remarkable Journey by Katherine Johnson
                        Facilitator: Muriel Bryant
A black woman mathematician in the 1960s who helped launch John Glenn into orbit, and what it took to work at NASA.
November       The Stolen Lady by Laura Morelli
                        Facilitator:  Claire Silverstein
 A historical fiction of WWII and the Mona Lisa.
December        The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
                        Facilitator:  Linda Lattizori
This novel is historical fiction.  It is Romance, Suspense and a Mystery.  It is how shame functions in both public and private realms of life.
January            No Book Club.
February          Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
                        Facilitator:  Kay Eaton
This novel is about the importance of friendship and human connection.
March              The End of Your Life Book Club by Neil Schwalbe
                        Facilitator:  Mary Conners
 A profoundly moving memoir of caregiving, mourning, love, and the joy of reading.
April                Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin
                        Facilitator:  Pat Heavren
A captivating novel, a story of a real-life American women who secretly worked for the French Resistance during WWII while living in the Paris Hotel Ritz.
May                 The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg
                        Facilitator:  Phyllis Satter
A passionate and powerful novel based on the scandalous life of the French novelist George Sand, her famous lovers and untraditional lifestyle.
June                 The Dinner by Herman Koch
                         Facilitator:  Sharon Shafran
This is the story of two brothers and their wives who meet for dinner at a swanky restaurant in Amsterdam. Each of the couples has fifteen-year-old son, and there is a problem?

Here are few other activities you may like:
Canasta:  Come and join the Canasta fun each Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the Master Association Board Room. You don't have to be a master to join as we will teach you the finer points of the game. Just come and enjoy each other's company and have a fun afternoon.  Please contact Barbara Smith at 860-675-0328 if you would like to attend.

Mahjong:  Come and join the Mahjong fun each Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in the Master Association Board Room.  You don't have to be an expert as we will show you the finer points of the game. Whether you are new to the game or need to update your skills, come join a fun group sharing a common interest.   Please contact Dorothy Pfizenmaier at 860-673-4919 if you would like to attend.

Recap of May 2022 Luncheon and Fashion Show

The annual May Luncheon and Fashion Show was a huge success despite the delay of two years due to the dreaded Covid Virus. Over 90 women attended on a lovely Spring Day and enjoyed a delicious lunch and a Soft Surroundings Fashion Show with a “Taste of Paris” theme topped by sparkling flutes of champagne. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge the many FWWC members, as well as others, who made this wonderful afternoon possible. Darlene Williams and her team from the restaurant helped negotiate prices for us, helped set up the room, and served so graciously. We also want to thank Johnny who prepared our lunch and received rave reviews, Kevin Cloud who arranged for transportation to get our guests from the parking lot to the Heritage Room, George Pierfedeici who arranged and played music in keeping with our French theme, Kelley Brewster and her staff who took photos, prepared announcements, and pretty much did anything we needed help with.

Our FWWC, led by President Carol Kardas, stole the show with her welcome speech in perfect French, and her surprise announcement of two very special awards for Dorothy Pfizenmaier and Irene Loretto who have given so unselfishly to our club over the many years.

We also wish to thank our FWWC members Rachel Keyser, Marianne Morrison, Sophie Sefcik, Louise Pierfedeici, Carolyn Blaine, and Dorothy Pfizenmaier who helped with everything from advertising to decorations, to welcoming guests, to making phone calls.

We are so grateful tour six models, Angela Maine, Barbara Smith, Anne Fitzgerald, Carol Verge, Thirza Hyatt, and Susan Landry who looked so lovely and presented the Soft Surroundings clothes so beautifully.

The work of my Co-Chair, Judith Harlow, is indescribable. Her organizational ability and attention to detail truly made this event possible and such an amazing success. It is impossible for me to thank her enough for her hours of effort over so many months.

We are looking forward to an equally successful year ahead for our FWWC. Don’t forget to join in the Fall!   We have big plans for next year and we will be needing help with all our events and committees.

Enjoy the Summer and stay safe.

Jackie Blaine

Woman's Club 51st Year at Farmington Woods


On Thursday, September 9, 2021 the Farmington Woods Woman's Club began their 51st year with a celebratory Tea in the Heritage Room.  FWWC provides friendship and service to the Farmington Woods community, with over $85,000 donated over the years as well as historical, educational and social events for FWWC members.