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President's Message

This information has been shared with us for the benefit of our eligible members.  Please refer your questions to New Canaan Human Services, Bethany Zaro.  

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Below is information from the New Canaan Director of Human Services, Bethany Zaro, RN, MPH, about registering for the COVID-19 vaccine using the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS).



New Canaan has posted information regarding the COVID Vaccine Schedule. You will be allowed access to the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) by “clicking here”. This will take you to the following link: Online VAMS Enrollment (ct.gov) which allows you to begin the registration process to receive the vaccine.

When asked your occupation, click on the first choice “I am eligible because I am 75 or older.” It could change to 65 or older at any time!!

After you register, you are told to wait for 2 confirmation emails.  It may take more than 24 hours. The emails will come at different times. One is the password to successfully get onto the link, which is in the other email. Make sure you check your spam or junk mail to see if it has gone into there!

Once registered, you will then be able to choose an appointment time and place. Click on the location and then scroll down and click on “NEXT.” Appointments may be made outside of New Canaan but understand the vaccine supply is not as large as the demand. As a result, appointment times may have to be made at later dates than desired. Keep clicking on dates until you are given time slots. Many people are having to go into February. Also, as more vaccine becomes available, more appointments will open up so keep looking on a daily basis if you are having difficulty finding a vaccine administration site where there are openings.


Like going to the your dentist or to your hairdresser, Encore Club requires your agreement to "hold harmless"  and "indemnify" Encore Club,  Encore Board members and our membership against claims of transmission of COVID-19.   Your health and that of your family and friends is of paramount importance to us.  Please participate only when you feel 100% comfortable.  Please visit our Events & Activities page to complete our COVID-19 waiver online or click COVID-19 to be eligible to participate in our in-person events.

AT THIS TIME, Encore Club is offering many of our events on ZOOM, including Book Group, Critic's Corner, EATS and special events like our upcoming  "COOKING CLASS: PASTA AND SAUCE" on FEBRUARY 16.  Please visit our Events and Activities page to see what's new!   We hope to see you there!

2021 POLL

Please click on the word POLL above to participate in our latest  poll!  We'd like your input in planning  fresh, new events.

For those new to our site, I welcome you to the Encore Club of New Canaan.  Sharing, friendship and camaraderie is the purpose of our club. Encore is a woman’s club founded in 1985. There are lots of activities and events each month designed to bring people together and to fuel the body and mind. One of the best things about Encore is that members get to pick and choose their activities each month!  This is a purely social club.

The Encore Club of New Canaan welcomes members year round. AND, you don’t need to be a resident of New Canaan to join Encore. We also welcome members from surrounding towns. We encourage you to JOIN us!  

Our 2021 Winter calendar of events and activities are underway.  Please take a look and plan to join us.  Please DO stay in touch with each other and please DO participate with us in ZOOM. Visit our website OFTEN for new events and RSVP's.  We will see you soon!

Be Well!

Lisa Vasquez


March 23, 6 pm, ZOOM 

Please join us to engage in a conversation with fellow Encore Club member, Kathleen Corbet. She will provide us with an update on New Canaan and Waveny LifeCare:  A Selectman’s and Chairman’s Perspective.  Kathleen will discuss the current topics of both the Town and Waveny LifeCare and how these two public/private organizations came together to address the pandemic and what lies ahead. 


on MARCH 18, 2021

“Getting your Home and Garden Ready for Spring”

Featuring Jenn Cipriani, Owner,  Copia Home & Garden

 Encore Club of New Canaan invites you to join us at our Winter Luncheon (via ZOOM) on Thursday, March 18, at noon.  Our guest speaker will be none other than Jenn Cipriani of Copia Home and Gardens in South Salem, NY, whom many of us know and love!  Jenn will treat us to a virtual presentation during our Winter Luncheon.  

Order a box lunch from Rosie's on the website or brown bag it--your choice!

We look forward to sharing this time with you!

Critics Corner

If you enjoy seeing movies and love an opportunity to discuss the movies with other movie enthusiasts, then you should consider joining Critics Corner.  Our next meeting will be on Zoom, Friday, March 26th, at 7:00PM. We will discuss and rate the following movies:

The Life AheadAvailable on Netflix 

MankAvailable on Netflix


                          Click for more details


Encore Membership

Encore is a social club founded in 1985 by a group of New Canaan women looking to pursue friendship through a variety of activities. And that original spirit continues today!

Membership is open to all women who reside in New Canaan and the area.

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    Encore is a social club founded in 1985 by a group of New Canaan women looking to pursue friendship through a variety of activities. And that original spirit continues today!

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