General Meetings


Open to members and their guests

Place:     Green’s Farms Church, 71 Hillandale Road, Westport

10:45 am    Coffee and Conversation

11:30 am    Meeting and Speaker

NOTE: Extra parking is available in front of the large lot on the grass and across the street in front of the Minister’s house.

April 8 – Jill Dillon: How to Win a Municipal Election When You Weren’t Even Planning to Run

In this timely presentation, Jill Dillon will discuss how she entered the 2023 campaign for the Westport Board of Education less than a month before the election. Prevailed upon by many Westporters to mount a last-minute run, she assembled a team, registered to run as an unaffiliated, write-in candidate, got the word out, campaigned – and won a seat on the Board.

Jill moved to Westport from New York City with her young family in 2012.  She began volunteering at her daughters’ preschool and continued as they entered the Westport Public School system. Jill served as PTA Co-President at both Kings Highway Elementary School and Coleytown Middle School.  She graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS degree in Biology and a BA in French Language and Literature.  Before moving to Westport to raise her family, she spent 10-plus years in public opinion research, most recently as Vice President, Intellectual Property at Strategy One, a division of Edelman Public Relations.

April 22 – Susan Granger: Hollywood – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow …

Susan Granger is a product of Hollywood. Her natural father, S. Sylvan Simon, was a director and producer at MGM and Columbia Pictures; her adoptive father, Armand Deutsch, produced movies at MGM. As a child, Susan appeared in movies with Abbott & Costello, Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Margaret O’Brien, and Lassie. She attended Mills College in California, studying journalism with Pierre Salinger, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with highest honors in journalism.

Susan has been on radio and television as an anchorwoman and movie/drama critic, syndicating her reviews/articles around the world. She has appeared on American Movie Classics and Turner Classic Movies. In 2017, her book 150 Timeless Movies was published by Hannacroix Creek Books. She is now resident movie “guru” at Sacred Heart University.

Susan will be joining us for lunch at Rive Bistro following her presentation. If you would like to take part, please contact Vera DeStefano at

Cinco De Mayo Luncheon

Come join Y’s Women as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Wednesday, May 1 at 12:30 pm at Mexica Restaurant, located at 221 Post Road West (corner of Post Road West and Sylvan Road South). We will be ordering from the menu and will have separate checks.  This event is open to all Y’s Women. If you would like to attend, please contact Judy Mappa at no later than April 28.