Farmington Woods Women's Club

Half Year Half Price 
Women’s Club Membership Only $17.50 

Not a member of the Farmington Woods Women’s Club?  New to Farmington Woods? Now is the time to join the Farmington Woods Women’s Club! 

The FWWC is a great way to meet other women and enjoy various programs that are offered.  Along with our monthly programs, there is also the Book Club and the very popular Lunch Bunch Plus.  For those not familiar with Lunch Bunch Plus, it’s monthly outings to various places of interest, followed by lunch.  Some of the great places scheduled for the coming months are: 

  • The Cher Show 
  • Pequot Museum at Mashantucket 
  • Oliver Ellsworth Homestead 
  • Harkness Memorial State Park & Garden 
  • “South Pacific” at Goodspeed Opera House 
  • Mayflower Inn & Spa 

We are offering a ½ price special of $17.50 for membership dues for the remainder of our year (March-September). 

Please fill out the application form and mail or drop it off at the MA office along with a check for $17.50 made payable to FWWC.  Communication will be through email, so be sure to include your email address and phone number. 

Please email me with any questions. 

Carol Verge  FWWC Membership Chair 

[email protected]   603-303-1882

Farmington Woods Women’s Club

Welcome to a new season of the Farmington Woods Women’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. Here are the 2023/2024 Programs:
September 14, 2023:   Joy Bacci Tribute & Meet ‘n Greet Pasta Buffet
Carol Verge & Barb Smith - Chairs
October 12, 2023:  “Everyone Wishes for Gold & Silver”   
A Presentation by Fred Carter
Jackie Blaine - Chair
November 11, 2023:   Veteran’s Day Salute to our Veterans
Barb Smith - Chair
December 14, 2023:  Holiday Dinner Party
 Dorothy Pfizenmaier - Chair   
January, 2024:  No Program
February 8, 2024:  Zodiac Presentation
Barb Smith & Laurie Petrin - Chairs
March 14, 2024:  Classic Bingo Games and Prizes
Thirza Hyatt - Chair
April 11, 2024:   Craft Bazaar
Louise Pierfedeici - Chair
April 25, 2024:   Anna Swinbourne, Executive Director and CEO of the Hill-Stead Museum 
Anne Fitzgerald - Chair

May 9, 2024:  Spring Luncheon and
Installation of Officers
Carole Connolly - Chair

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.  Below are Book Club and Lunch Bunch Plus listings.
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
603-303-1882  [email protected]
Drop off at the MA Office or Mail to:  Farmington Woods Women’s Club, 200 Byron Dr., Avon, CT 06001

Farmington Woods Women’s Club Lunch Bunch Plus 2023-2024

Friday, September 22, 2023 - Roseland Cottage
Monday, October 23, 2023 - Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Thursday, November 30, 2023 - Vintage Radio & Communications Museum
Sunday, January 7, 2024 - Boar's Head Festival
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - Middlebury Furniture & Home Design
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - "Cher" at The Bushnell
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - Pequot Museum at Mashantucket
Friday, May 17, 2024 - Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - Harkness Memorial State Park & Garden
July, 2024 - Play TBD at Goodspeed
August 27, 2024 Mayflower Inn & Spa

Farmington Woods Women's Club 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 [email protected]. We meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Farmington Library.  
Farmington Woods Women’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            Poetry by Muriel Fischer Hoffman
                        Read by David Hoffman
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.