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Special Interest Sections

A Club member is first and foremost a member of the Woman’s Club of Rye. Within our active club, we have many sections of special interest that any WCR member may become a part of upon payment of the required section membership fee. 


Have fun with friends on some great trips to New York City and the Hudson Valley. Enjoy the culture, sights, events and food of our area. Trips are the third Wednesday of the month. Andiamo!


Anne Druckman, Co-Chairperson

Elaine Petrillo, Co-Chairperson


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Crossroads Section

Since 2002, Crossroads has fostered friendship through sharing social, cultural and philanthropic activities. The Philanthropic project, Crossroads Cares, the monetary fundraising endeavor launched in 2010 was created to offer financial assistance to women who are at crossroads in their lives and facing a grave hardship such as financial, emotional, and or health related needs. The program is designed to assist one woman each year, but is flexible to help more than one woman given the availability of funds. Crossroads also has a monthly book club. Please contact Lorraine Mignone for details on this.


In addition to fund raising for Crossroads Cares, the section enjoys the camaraderie of friends sharing dinners, unique trips to local points of interest, and participating in special opportunities that bring their members together in celebration of friendship.


Ann Goldsmith, Co-Chairperson

Eileen Shea, Co-Chairperson

Lorraine Mignone, Book Club Chairperson


For additional information on this Section please contact Ann Goldsmith or Eileen Shea

Children's Philanthropy

In 1941, The Woman's Club of Rye, Inc. established a section for younger women, called the Junior Section, composed of 25 members between the ages of 18 and 30. In 1984, the age restriction was removed and our membership was increased to 50 members. In 2005, the "Junior Section" was renamed to "The Woman's Club of Rye, Children's Philanthropy section"


Today, we are a group of women whose primary purpose is to work together raising money to benefit the children of Rye.  Our funds are distributed to qualifying institutions, agencies and groups who support scholarships and/or cultural, educational, emotional or recreational enrichment. The organization holds monthly business meetings from September through May to plan fund raising events.  


Christine Groves & TBD, Co-Chairpersons


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Literature Section

The Literature Section meets at 10 AM on the second Wednesday of the month October through May (excluding Dec.). We begin with a coffee hour and a member then reviews a book of her choice and leads the ensuing discussion. Ideas and analysis fly around the room.


One time dues of $5.00


Janet Meyers, Chairperson

Agnes Brady, Treasurer 


Stitch and Chat
Playgoers/Theatre Section

A cordial invitation is extended to all members to join us for two Wednesday afternoons in New York City. Orchestra seats and round trip bus transportation are reserved. The bus will leave Christ’s Church parking

lot at 10:30 AM. Lunch on your own. Membership to Playgoers is limited to 35 members. A substitute list is maintained and it may be possible to sell your ticket if you are unable to attend.


Suzanne French, Chairperson 




Enjoy fellowship and contribute to our "neighbors." Stitch and Chat meets on the third Monday of each month from 2pm until 4pm in a member's home. Stitching includes any form of needlework that is then contributed to wounded servicemen/women and their families. We will continue to expand our agency contributions as our community needs increase. 


Jane Mickatavage, Chairperson



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