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December 2022: President’s Message

November 22, 2022

I love this festive time of year! The temperatures drop and we don our sweaters and UGGs. We enjoy yuletide carols, the warmth of blazing fires, and mugs of steamy hot chocolate. We begin to prepare for reunions and celebrations with family and friends. For my family, the holidays mean potluck Thanksgivings with blended and… Read more »

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In Memoriam

November 22, 2022

We send condolences to the family of Michele Minnix who passed away October 12.

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Stacy Brightman Featured In PBS Program on the New Deal

November 22, 2022

When PBS’s Artbound show was researching for a program on the WPA (Works Administration Program), they called Stacy Brightman for some information, and they got more than they bargained for… For Stacy did her doctoral dissertation on just that topic and is something of an expert on the subject. PBS then asked if they could… Read more »

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Christy McAvoy Wins LA Conservancy Award

November 22, 2022

Projects developed by board member, Director of House and Grounds Christy McAvoy as part of the firm Historic Resources Group (HRG) received an LA Conservancy Award, on October 13 2022. Since 1982, the Conservancy, whose Executive Director Linda Dishman is also an Ebell member, has recognized some of Los Angeles County’s most remarkable historic preservation… Read more »

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Phyllis Hanson

Phyllis Hansen Wins Spirit Award from LA As Subject

November 22, 2022

Board member, Director of Programming and Ebell Club Historian, Phyllis Hansen, got the surprise of her life at the recent Archives Bazaar.  She was awarded the Avery Clayton Spirit Award by LA as Subject in recognition for her “passionate dedication and enthusiasm in bringing LA history to the world.”     Congratulations, Phyllis! Well deserved!… Read more »

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Meet Our New Staff

from Rony Rosenbaum, Director of Human Resources

November 22, 2022

A big and warm welcome to our new Payroll Specialist, Eloisa (Liz) Trevillyan! Liz is an LA native who moved to the snow in Minnesota for ten years, and then recovered her sense and returned home just a couple of weeks ago. Liz was Payroll Manager and Human Resources Assistant at a food production company… Read more »

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New Members

Over 70 New Members Join The Ebell

from LaToya Hearns, Director of Membership

November 22, 2022

  Thanks in large part to our wonderfully orchestrated Open Day this year, we have more than 70 new (or reinstated) members. Please make them feel welcome.     Anne Allaire Jennifer Allaire Miriam Bennett Janice Berger-Landau Nancy Bishop Shirley Brookshire Dana Brown Qiana Bush JD Cantarella Lauri Caravella B. Christine Byers Rita Cofield Anne… Read more »

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Hope Gardens Seniors Send Thank You Letter to Ebell Donors

November 22, 2022

Hope Gardens, the Ebell Grantee which serves homeless women and their children, also houses 24 senior women who are allowed to live on the Sylmar-based campus permanently.   In June, Hope Gardens approached The Ebell and asked if Ebell members would be able to donate specific gifts, which had been particularly asked for by each of… Read more »

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RCA Grantee: Journey House

from Alex Aurisch, Journey House Ambassador, Social Services Committee

November 22, 2022

Journey House, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, is a non-profit that supports former foster and probation youth as they transition out of the Los Angeles County foster care system. The organization emphasizes higher education in order to achieve economic stability and career advancement. We recently sat down with Executive Director Tim Mayworm,… Read more »

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Holiday Luncheon & Boutique

Annual Boutique & Holiday Luncheon

November 22, 2022

Wednesday, December 7, 2022: Holiday Luncheon & Boutique | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Support local artists and find uniquely crafted treasures for all your holiday gifting needs in one afternoon. The Ebell’s annual Holiday Boutique brings together more than two dozen local artisans with goods including natural body care, exquisite jewelry, handbags, children’s and… Read more »

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Chorale returns to the Clubhouse with Holiday Concert and High Tea!

from Jane Martin, Ebell Chorale

November 22, 2022

Welcome, kind friends. Once again we join together to celebrate the holiday season with a concert on Monday, December 12 at 2.00 pm. The warmth of the Art Salon will reverberate with the joyful sounds of the Ebell Chorale. The program consists of old and modern music, as well as some African and other non-traditional compositions…. Read more »

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Ebell Holiday Fête: A Christmas Carol with a Dickensian After-Party

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs

November 22, 2022

Light up the holidays! Join us on Thursday, December 15 at 6.00 pm for a festive rendition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, from the Independent Shakespeare Company. This production is based on an adaption Charles Dickens made of his famous Christmas story and performed by Shakespearean actor David Melville with musical accompaniment and “dramatic… Read more »

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Book Chamber: December Book Choice

from Constance Hornig, Book Chamber Chair

November 22, 2022

Our book choice for December is The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles, author of the best-selling A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility.  It follows the travels of four teenagers in 1954, fresh out of the juvenile work farm, originally headed from Nebraska for California, but u-turning towards New York City to raid rather… Read more »

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Out and About: Charter Day Lunch and Exhibition

November 22, 2022

This year, inspired by the Judy Garland exhibition, “Get Happy!”, we decided to stage a pop-up ‘museum’, celebrating 128 years of Ebell women building, serving, and inspiring. Held on October 24, in the sunny, airy atmosphere of the 3rd floor terrace, the pop-up museum told the story of the club from the early 1890s, through… Read more »

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Out & About: A Great Day for The Ebell at the Annual Archives Bazaar

from Phyllis Hansen, Ebell Historian

November 22, 2022

On Saturday, October 22, three members of The Ebell Board of Directors set up a display table at the entrance to the Archives Bazaar exhibit room, along with about 60 other Los Angeles organizations, in the very grand Doheny Library on the USC campus. President Laurie Schechter, Director of Collections Denise Parga and Director of… Read more »

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Save the Date

November 21, 2022

Ebell Cares (Zoom) Thursday, December 1 at 7.00 pm A professionally moderated group for those caring for loved ones. For members only. Holiday Luncheon and Boutique Wednesday, December 7 at 10.00 am – 3.00 pm (Boutique); 12.30 pm Luncheon Signature Luncheon: $85 per person Boxed Lunch: $35 per person RSVP Elevate your gifting game with… Read more »

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