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2016 Trumbull Community Women
High School Scholarship

Trumbull Community Women will award one $1,500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Trumbull, CT. The scholarship recipient will be chosen based on their dedicated time and effort volunteering in the
community or surrounding communities, along with a demonstrated leadership role within the community service activities, and the subject content of an essay not to exceed 500 words. Application must be postmarked by Saturday, April 16, 2016

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TIDY UP TRUMBULL 2016

Trumbull Community Women has announced that Tidy Up Trumbull, the annual event that gives town residents the opportunity to make a difference in beautifying parks, trails, roadsides and parking areas, will be held this year on Saturday, April 23rd, followed by a party for volunteers at noon at Twin Brooks park. Groups that meet during the week are welcome to schedule at their convenience.Each year over one hundred residents of Trumbull come forward to participate,including scouts, town and civic organizations, teens needing community service hours, school groups, sports teams, church youth groups, families, and Trumbull businesses.All volunteers are welcome and appreciated!Anyone wishing to participate or have questions answered can phone Liz Thomas at 203 261-2644 or email her at lizthomas413@sbcglobal.net.

Shred It!

Once again, Trumbull Community Women will be sponsoring a Shred It Event for 2016. We will also once again, host a free Shred-it event on May 21st from 9-12.  We utilize the great location and circular driveway at our Nature and Art Center and it’s close proximity to our Transfer station.  Though it is free, we gratefully collect donations.

December Desserts Meeting

December 1 @ 6:30
General meeting begins at 7

Trumbull Community Women will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library on Quality Street.

This is the group’s traditional holiday celebration and will include special desserts and a silent auction. The meeting, as always, is open to prospective members.
Trumbull Times Article

Letters from Santa or Frosty the Snowman – 2015

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Letters from Santa or Frosty the Snowman

Trumbull Community Women is offering personalized letters from Santa or Frosty.
There are 10 different letters available so each child can receive a different letter.
Each letter will be written on special holiday paper and will be postmarked from “North Pole” NY. The letters will arrive the week before Christmas.
Please fill out the information below and return it with a check payable to “TCW” for $5.00 per letter to:

TCW Holiday Letters
c/o Laurie Rongey
7 Woodcrest Ave
Trumbull, CT 06611

See what you missed…

First we crafted…decoupage we did.

Veterans Day is coming – Nov 11, 2015.  The annual Veterans Day breakfast reception will be held at THS to honor the service of all our local Veterans. Please join us for a very special morning.

Letters from Santa/Frosty are coming – keep an eye out to get your request in … Everyone loves a letter for the holidays.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. Please don’t forget  those neighbors and friends that are in need. Please help keep the Trumbull food pantry stocked.  We will be adopting a family for the holidays – maybe you can too!

The 25th annual Great Pumpkin Classic was a huge success.
Congratulations to all the walkers and runners!

Thanks to Debi and her team of volunteers for all the work done to make it a huge success to generate major funding for our high school scholarships.

Our TCW tag sale was a success – thank you to Trumbull for supporting our group.  All non-sold items were donated to those in need to big brothers/big-sisters.

See you in December – 1st Tuesday

Trumbull Community Women will be sponsoring
the Children’s Creative Center

at the Trumbull Arts Festival, Sept. 13th from 11-3.

The crafts will include: crowns, face painting, coffee filter butterflies, coloring pages and the ever popular squawkers. It always promises to be a fun time! The crafts are for children ages of 5-12 years old. We do ask that parents stay with their children during their visit with us.

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Great Pumpkin Classic
25th Anniversary!

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Sunday, October 18th at Trumbull High School

2 mile Health Walk at 9:15 am
&
5K Road Race at 9:30 am
Kids’ Fun Run at 8:30 am
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Get a team of co-workers or friends together, enjoy a nice walk, beautiful fall foliage and support a great cause.

REGISTER: at Hi-Tek Racing

$25 per participant
All participants recieve a t-shirt, 25th anniversary mug and gift bag.
Post race party features lots of food and drink!

ALL proceeds benefit Trumbull High School Scholarships.

Event Highlights & Giveaways

25th anniversary mug to first 750 registered in race/walk thanks to BIC Inc.
Long Sleeve T-Shirts to pre-reg by 10/8 & as available from that date
Bib Chip Timing by  Last Mile Racing
Gift bag to first 500 packet pickups
Massage therapists in the Senior Lounge
Free baby/kid sitting so parents can run
5K Field limited to 1,000 Entrants –
                  Plenty of parking at THS and Hillcrest Middle School                                                 
Enjoy our Post Race Party with plenty of foods & fluids including
Chabaso Bread, Food Should Taste Good Chips, Pizza, Fruit, & more!

Saturday, October 18

Noon to 4pm – Early packet pickup & late registration
Trumbull High cafeteria

Sunday, October 18  Race Day

7:45am Packet pickup and late registration
Trumbull High cafeteria

8:30am Kids’ Fun Run
on the track in the football stadium

9:15am 2 Mile Health Walk starts
in the front driveway of the school

9:25am National Anthem
performed by the THS Chamber Singers

9:30am 5K Road Race starts
on Strobel Rd. in front of the school

10:15am Post race party, refreshments & awards

Trumbull High cafeteria

We encourage you to run/walk ‘Headphone Free’ so you can enjoy the sounds of the neighborhood cheering sections & fellow runners . We also want to increase your awareness and safety in case of an emergency.

Presented by Trumbull Community Women
Trumbull Chamber of Commerce
Trumbull PTSA

Thanks to Presenting Sponsor BICbicCommemorative 25th Anniversary Mug

Please click below for SPONSORSHIP information
TCW sponsorship opportunities
TCW sponsor packet
TCW sponsor letter
TCW sponsor form

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SEPTEMBER meeting notes:

Summer is coming to a end – sad to see it go but that means
the TCW kicks into high gear.

Don’t forget that we are on i-Give – giving could not be easier so sign up today to support our efforts to make Trumbull a better place!  Simply sign up for this shopping site and every purchase at one of their MANY partner sites means a percentage of shopping goes to TCW.

The annual arts festival is upon us and that means we will be staffing the children’s art tent … Face painting, coloring, arts and crafts… So bring the kiddos, say hello and stop at our membership table if your interested in joining us.  See you on Sept. 13th!

We will be having a Touchstone crystal party for a fundraiser … So hard to say no to a little bling – Oct 22 2015. Perfect for holiday gift giving.

There is a lot of talk around town about the future plans for the library … But did you know it has been making us smarter for 40 years!  Join Trumbull for its 40th Anniversary Celebration.

The Great Pumpkin Classic will be Oct. 18th – TCW sponsors the 2 mile health walk… Join us for a fun and maybe even a little bit spooky way to walk your way to health.

 

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shred flyerTrumbull Community Women has announced Tidy Up Trumbull

The annual event that gives town residents the opportunity to make a difference in beautifying parks, trails, roadsides and parking areas and will be held this year on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m.-noon, followed immediately by a traditional party for volunteers at Twin Brooks Park. Groups who wish to work during the week are welcome to schedule at their convenience, but should check in with TCW
so as not to duplicate projects.

Each year more than 100 residents of Trumbull come forward to participate, including scouts, town and civic organizations, teens needing community service hours, school groups, sports teams, church youth groups, families, and Trumbull businesses. All volunteers are welcome and appreciated.

Anyone wishing to participate or have questions answered can phone Liz Thomas at 203-261-2644 or email her at lizthomas413@sbcglobal.net

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April Meeting Highlights

No Snow … Spring has sprung and we are getting excited
for all our upcoming projects!

Do you have a teenager heading off to college … We have a $2500 scholarship – Deadline April 25th … Scroll down for application and information.

Don’t forget Tidy Up Trumbull is coming … April 25th … Help up keep our town beautiful… Volunteer today

Do you need to SHRED IT?  Join us for our annual event
May 30th at Trumbull Nature and Arts Center from 9-1

We are turning 50 this year … And proud of it…
Help us celebrate with a celebratory Tea.  May 30th from 2-4 pm

Join us at the Trumbull Library first Tues of the Month at 7pm – Hope to see you there

Trumbull Community Women Scholarship

Trumbull Community Women will award one$2,500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Trumbull, CT. 

The scholarship recipient will be chosen based on their dedicated time and effort volunteering in the community or surrounding communities, along with a demonstrated leadership role within the community service activities, and the subject content of an essay not to exceed 500 words.

Application must be postmarked by Saturday, April 25, 2015

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January Highlights

We welcomed guests tonight to our first meeting of 2015…
And installed 2 new members – our group is growing and the ceremony was touching. The induction speech welcomed new members and reaffirmed to old members the strong purpose of our club.

We started by sharing our resolutions.  We all hope for a happy and healthy 2015 and will be recording our goals in February to support each other in our separate plans.

Letters from Santa was a great success –
thanks to Santa and all his elves for the wonderful notes.

A great big thank you to Walmart for a $500 grant to help us to continue our good works and projects in Trumbull

The NIA did a great job with the 25th annual Jingle Bell Run
and TCW was happy to be part of it heading up water station.

We enjoyed a wonderful holiday party and all proceeds were given to
Homes for the Brave – never forget!
God Bless America

The Education Committee made large and meaningful donations to local schools in need of supplies … Thank you to all our schools and teachers for all you do!

Thank you Banana Republic for helping us making a families Christmas a happy one … Your generosity is greatly appreciated in their part in donating toys and clothing for our adopted family for the holidays.

Our next meeting is February 3rd – hope you can join us –
gonna be a heart healthy potluck!

Santa and Frosty letters!

Trumbull Community Women are offering personalized letters from Santa or Frosty.

There are 10 different letters available so each child so each child can receive a different letter. For those who do not celebrate Christmas we are offering a letter from Frosty the Snowman.

Each letter will be written on special holiday paper and will be postmarked from
“North Pole” NY. The letters will arrive the week before Christmas.

Please fill out the information below and return it with a check payable to “TCW” for $5.00 per letter to:

TCW Holiday Letters
c/o Laurie Rongey
7 Woodcrest Ave
Trumbull, CT 06611

Fill out the form Letters from Santa or Frosty the Snowman and mail it to the above address by December 1.

Look what you missed at our November meeting

We keep growing – we welcomed new members again tonight

Thank you to the United Way for their continued support of our activities

Tonight we talked about recommitting to our mission of adding to what we already love about our hometown of Trumbull!!!!  WE LOVE TRUMBULL

Please join us at 7:15am for the annual Veterans Day Event at Trumbull High School
Remember to thank a Veteran everyday!  A great thanks to our local female soliders!

Join us for TCW Holidays at the Historical Society… Meet your TCW member, get a opportunity to see the beautiful historical society … Food will be provided by the culinary students from Trumbull High School

We are hosting a Wildtree Tasting Party – join us if you can – Sat Nov 8th http://www.mywildtree.com/CHRISTINEMCKINNEY/

Keep a lookout for Letters From Santa and Frosty – $5 per letter, deadline Dec 1 to ensure it’s postmarked North Pole, NY.

NIA Jingle Bell Run – Dec 6th… Run , walk, or Cheer – a great Trumbull family event!  TCW will be manning the water table at the corner of Shelton Road and Golden Hill.

We are always looking for new members, ideas and friends!

Wildtree Tasting event Fundraiser!  

Help us to raise funds for all of our community projects this year!  Invite friends to shop online, plan for holiday gift giving and hostess gifts!  Wildtree is 100% all natural and Certified Organic food company. Christine McKinney will be our presenter. Wildtree helps families make healthier food choices with simple, easy recipes anyone can cook and everyone will love!  Shop here

Proceeds to benefit TCW projects

HEALTH WALK – PUMPKIN RUN
Trumbull Community Women again sponsored the two mile Health Walk at the 24th Great Pumpkin Classic held on Oct. 19, at the Trumbull High School campus. Despite the cold weather, runners and walkers from all over the area turned up to support this annual event, with all proceeds going to fund high school scholarships.

September Meeting Notes

We started the evening off doing some holistic health relaxation techniques lead by Trumbull local Julia Hepfer http://www.juliahepferyoga.com … Thanks Julia for a great start to our night

The Pumpkin Run is coming, the Pumpkin Run is coming… October 19th… If running isn’t for you join us for the TCW sponsored walk.

Planning has begun for our annual holiday social … No better place than our own beautiful Trumbull Historical Society…
If you haven’t been there to visit be sure to go visit

Help us celebrate and thank our veterans at the annual Veterans Day Celebration at Trumbull High School … November 11th… Be proud to be an American – thank a solider for the freedom they have given us!


TRUMBULL ARTS FESTIVAL

Come Join Us!
Sunday, September 14th from 10-4.

Trumbull Community Women has been leading the Children’s Art Tent for many decades.  Come help out for an hour or more and enjoy all the kids working on fun art projects.  Connect with Lisa Longwell with questions. 

Look What You Missed!

June Meeting

We are celebrating 50 years as an organization – congratulations to us! And Thank you to Trumbull for supporting us over these past 50 years and we look forward to helping our community for the next 50… So come join us!!

We continue to support our local female veterans at the Home For the Brave in Bridgeport.
Let’s never forget to thank our veterans for keeping us safe and free!

Our scholarship recipient was dispersed their last check of the year for their continued hard work in college.

Shred it was a great event – if you missed it this year we’ll be back again next year!
Thanks to all those that came out to support TCW.

We added new members again tonight – the more the merrier so join us!

Our Annual Summer Party for members only will be July 12th.

Check us out on the internet and follow us on Facebook.


Hope to see you the First Tuesday of the month at the Trumbull main library at 7:00pm!


Trumbull Community Women Scholarship

The Trumbull Community Women will award one $2500.00 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Trumbull, CT.  The scholarship recipient will be chosen based on their dedicated exceptional time and effort volunteering in the community, or surrounding communities along with a demonstrated leadership role in said community service activities, and the subject content of an essay not to exceed 500 words.Eligibility Guidelines are that the student will be graduating from high school in May/June 2014 or who graduated at the end of the fall academic grading period in 2013.  They must be a resident of the Town of Trumbull, CT at the time of application.  They must plan to be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in the fall of 2014 at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or a vocational-technical-trade school.
Completed application, including all required attachments, need to be postmarked by April 24, 2014 and mailed to TCW Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 168, Trumbull CT   06611.Please contact your school guidance department or click on the application below.
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TCW’s 13th Annual Tidy Up Trumbull
Town-wide event to beautify parks and roadsides.
All individuals, groups and businesses are welcome to participate. Projects will be age-appropriate.  Teens can earn community service hours. To register, participate, or ask any questions please call Monica Leggett. 203-209-5462.

SATURDAY, April 5,    9AM-noon with a party for the volunteers to follow. Meet at 9am, Twin Brooks Park off White Plains Rd, Trumbull All ages welcome!  RSVP please. ________________________________________________________________________

TCW is providing a FREE community service
DOCUMENT SHREDDING   SAFE, SECURE AND CONFIDENTIAL
SATURDAY, MAY 31     9AM—1:00PM

at Trumbull Nature and Art Center  Route 25, Trumbull Donations welcome! TCWShredding 5-31-14

Highlights from our March Meeting: We kicked off the meeting with a Breast Awareness and Breast Cancer information session with Dr. Anthy Demestihas; Surgeon and Director of the St. Vincents Medical Center Breast Center of Excellence Are you doing your monthly breast self exam? – if not start today! Are you having your annual mammograms – if not talk to your health care provider! We had a great time having dinner with our local female veterans at our local Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport and can’t wait to continue to support this amazing group of ladies on their journey. Food Drive – March 15th Trumbull Stop and Shop Did you know Trumbull had a food pantry located at The Center at Priscilla Place off of Huntington Turnpike near the Bunny Fountain. The Food Pantry is made available to Trumbull Residents who meet the state’s financial criteria for public assistance. The Trumbull Food Pantry is able to exist almost solely through donations from individuals and groups throughout the community.  Help your neighbors Shop at Stop and Shop on March 15th and leave us just a small donation of non perishable items – every bit counts!! TIDY UP TRUMBULL APRIL 5th Keep our town looking beautiful – we are looking for volunteers – families, groups, neighborhoods to help us TIDY UP…great community service project for all those teenagers out there…please contact Monica Leggett: 203-209-5462 or monica@NewStepsLifeCoaching.com Keep up with your New Years Resolutions – Bathing Suit season is right around the corner! Come join us at our next meeting April 1st Trumbull Main Library – Community room Join us!  We’d love to have you part of the Trumbull Community Women group.   LOOK WHAT WE DID THIS MONTH! Marines, Pillows and Pillow cases In February, 30 bed pillows and pillowcases were shipped in this heartwarming project to thirty  U.S. Marines. These heros will now have a pillow & pillowcases to rest their heads on! We partnered with Volunteers fromA PROJECT FROM THE HEART (established in 2002 by retired police wives & other concerned Connecticut citizens who package and mail “WE CARE” boxes*  to our armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan) This project aligns with our motto of: “Service to Others”. Each organization purchased 15 pillows and pillowcases. Originally scheduled to be boxed & shipped on Valentine’s Day, due to inclement weather shipping was delayed by one week. Project from the Heart volunteers boxed & transported the pillows to the post office & the Trumbull Community Women’s Club paid for the postage. On the day this appeal for pillows was made, unbeknownst to us, a woman representative from “Dream Team Moms” in Milford was on-line and saw the Project from the Heart flyer.  She emailed committee member, Shirley Sambrook inquiring if the organization was in need of pillowcases. She went on to explain she & a group of women aka “Dream Team Moms” make them and would like to donate some if needed.  This woman did not know that a request of 30 pillows was requested by the Marine Unit the night before!Three representatives from “Dream Team Moms” delivered their donation of thirty (30) pillowcases to be mailed along with the above pillows & pillowcases thus enabling each Marine to each have a spare.  What a great project!

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Trumbull Passport

TCW is sponsoring a Passport Program to get to know the town. Please click through to see the latest list of locations.

 

SCHOLARSHIP 2013

Congratulations to the winner of the Trumbull Community Women $2,500 scholarship.

2013 TCW Community Service Scholarship recipient was Michael Touri.  He plans to attend CCSU for Secondary Education & Italian Studies.  He was chosen because of his dedication to Trumbull’s CRIS radio station, which is operated out of THS.  The radio station serves the surrounding towns blind population.  Besides other programming, radio staff members read current event items from newspapers and other sources to keep its listeners well informed about current events and issues.  Michael has volunteered at the radio station for over five years, and has become one of the more popular radio announcers for the station.  To listen to this radio station, a special receiver is given to the listener.

The scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Trumbull. The recipient is chosen based on their dedication, time and effort volunteering in Trumbull or surrounding communities.  Also to be taken into consideration is the demonstration of leadership in said community service activities, and the submission of an essay not to exceed 500 words.

Who are we?

Trumbull Community Women is a diverse group of women. All of our members have one thing in common, their love of community service.

Trumbull Passport

TCW is sponsoring a Passport Program to get to know the town.
Please click through to see the latest list of locations.

Female Soldiers/Forgotten Heroes

TCW has a strong partnership and history of helping out our Veterans that have selflessly served our country.  We have the opportunity to help out and give back with a unique opportunity specifically geared towards women. Female Soldiers/Forgotten Heroes is an initiative supported by Homes for the Brave, a highly successful program to help get Vets back on their feet and back into the community.  

Find out more about Female Soldiers/Forgotten Heroes here.  

Get the recipes from our Cake Auction featured at
“Oh What a Night” fundraiser!

Trumbull Senior Clean-up Day  

TCW members Terri, Ricki, Michele and their husbands, Dave and Steve, volunteered to help with a Senior Clean-up this Fall. They spent their time working hard to clean up the backyard and clear the branches of a local Trumbull home senior resident. There were beautiful woods in the back of the property making it easy for the members to drag the leaves to it. The volunteers were feeling pretty good afterwards knowing the residents could now see grass instead of a carpet of leaves.

Thank you Rotary Club for reaching out to Trumbull Community Women to help you with this endeavor. We’re proud to be there when you need us.

Backpack Collection for surrounding areas

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Trumbull Community Women is a non-profit organization, that sponsors and participates in many popular local events, including:

  • The Children’s Creative Tent at the Trumbull Arts Festival
  • Trumbull High School Post Prom Support
  • Annual Fundraiser to raise funds for programs and scholarships
  • Annual Tidy Up Trumbull event
  • Veteran’s Day Celebration breakfast
  • Monroe/Trumbull Relay for Life

We also donate our time and resources to the following community projects:

  • Provide information to new Trumbull residents
  • School and hospital book donations
  • Provided Ipad to the Trumbull Library
  • Holiday baskets to the senior center
  • Adopt-a-Classroom and Adopt-a-Family programs
  • Trumbull Social Services projects
  • Scholarships to Trumbull High School students
  • Homes for the Brave collections
  • Donations to the Connecticut Fuel Bank
  • Donations to Social Services Food Pantry
The Connecticut Junior Women’s Club State Project for 2008-2014 is the Covenant to Care. TCW is supporting the state project by volunteering their time and fund-raising efforts.

Projects for the 2012-2013 year included:

  • Around the Town
  • Give to the Troops Packing Parties and Collection
  • Veteran’s Day Receptions
  • Tag Sale to Benefit Relay for Life
  • Adopt a Family
  • Senior Citizen projects
  • Trumbull Food Pantry
  • Library Wish List
  • Children with Special Needs projects
  • Service Hour Mentor
  • Financial Management Workshops at Trumbull High School
  • In Club activities
  • Adopt-a-Classroom
  • Memorial Day Parade