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October 2022: President’s Message

Posted by Laurie Schechter

October 3, 2022

Membership is the heart and soul of the Ebell.  It is thanks to the participation, passion and commitment of members to our mission that our club has survived, thrived and been a part of the Los Angeles community for 128 years. This passion and commitment were center stage on Sunday, September 18 at our 2022… Read more »

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In Memoriam

October 3, 2022

  The Ebell is sad to announce the passing of Florann “Fluff” McLean on Thursday, September 29. Fluff served as Ebell President 2004-2006.  She joined the club in 1994 and served the club in many ways. Her background in finance and banking came in handy when she became president and began the practice of setting… Read more »

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Member Focus

October 3, 2022

Ebell member Sheryl Lee Ralph made television history for Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Barbara Howard in ABC’s Abbott Elementary.  She is the first Black woman to win the award in 35 years and only the second Black woman to win the award in the history of… Read more »

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Join The Board of Directors

October 3, 2022

  Join The Ebell Board of Directors!  We are looking for a few women with vision and a love of The Ebell to join our Board and help lead us into an even brighter future! Nominate yourself or a member. In order to qualify for nomination to a Board Position, a nominee must be a member… Read more »

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The 2022 Ebell Strategic Plan – Next Steps

Posted by Randi Jones and Patty Lombard

October 3, 2022

  At the June 2022 Board meeting, an updated strategic plan which builds on the foundation of our 2019 plan was approved by our board of directors. The updated plan was the product of dozens of Ebell  members working together in a Strategic Planning Working Group formed by then President Patricia Lombard in February 2022…. Read more »

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Scholarship: The Future of Nursing in Very Capable Hands

by Annemarie Hehir and Judith Day

October 3, 2022

  An Interview with Three Ebell Scholars In this time of the COVID pandemic, much attention has been paid to the far-reaching repercussions it has had on the medical community.  We’ve all seen stories in the press about burnout and medical staff, especially nurses, leaving the profession due to the tremendous strain of caring for… Read more »

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Ten Good Reasons You Should Join the Chorale

from Jane Martin, Ebell Chorale

October 3, 2022

I always say that the Ebell Chorale is the oldest continuously performing women’s chorale in Los Angeles and I’ve never been proven wrong!  We are an Ebell institution, supported by our membership for many, many years. Some of us have been singing together for more than 15 years.  Our ages range from 40s to late… Read more »

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Upward Bound’s Bright Futures Home and Jewish Family Service’s Hope Transitional

by Joyce Davidson, Ambassador

October 3, 2022

The Rest Cottage Association is supporting 16 worthy charities this year with grants of $10,000 each. All of these amazing organizations serve the most vulnerable populations in society. Two of our grantees are spotlighted here: Upward Bound Home’s Bright Futures shelter, which provides services for homeless young adults who are pregnant or parenting young children, and… Read more »

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From the Archives

October 3, 2022

This elegant history was written by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip (President 2010-2012) and first appeared in The Ebell of Los Angeles 2011-2012 Yearbook. A History of  The Ebell 1894 was a fecund period in world history.  Grover Cleveland was President of the United States.  In England, Queen Victoria reigned over the British Commonwealth.  Menelik was Emperor… Read more »

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Wilshire Ebell Theatre Events – October 2022

Posted by Erika Newman, Theatre Business Manager

October 3, 2022

  Saturday, October 8 – 8:00 pm. Eddie Griffin, legendary comedian and popular actor, will star in a stand-up comedy show. Friday, October 14 – 8:00 pm (Saturday, October 15 – SOLD OUT) and Sunday, October 16 at 7:00 pm. Max Amini, an Iranian-American comedian who has made appearances in NBC’s “Heroes” and on Comedy… Read more »

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Save the Date October 2022

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs

October 2, 2022

Thursday, October 6 – 11:30am  Opening Day Lunch – Featuring Author Lisa See Come and meet the renowned best-selling author and Angeleno, Lisa See, who will share insights into her life, her writing process, and the importance of women in her stories. Thursday, October 6 – 7:oopm  Ebell Cares: Caregiver Support Group Being a caregiver can… Read more »

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August 2022: President’s Message

Posted by Laurie Schechter

August 15, 2022

Greetings, Ebell Friends. Summer is often a time for rest and reflection.   For our family, it means heading to our cottage in the Berkshire hills of Massachusetts to savor the peace and quiet of the country, gather with East Coast family and friends, and enjoy the many cultural activities for which the region is… Read more »

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Executive Director’s Message

August 15, 2022

Warmest summer greetings, First and always, I want to thank each and every one of our wonderful members who renewed their membership this past month! Your membership, engagement, volunteerism, leadership, attendance and participation are the vibrant beating heart of The Ebell of LA. Almost every week I have someone ask me, what does it mean… Read more »

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The Ebell of LA Open House

Annual Open House — It’s Back!

August 15, 2022

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 — 11:00 AM We throw open the doors of our historic campus, including the world-famous Wilshire Ebell Theatre, and invite you to tour and discover the many rich art, music, theatre, community service, and membership opportunities that are The Ebell.  Free admission and parking. We need members to participate, too! Please mark… Read more »

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Kudos to Helene Seifer

August 15, 2022

Congratulations to Ebell member and former editor of our very own Ebell Magazine, Helene Seifer for her award on a series of stories for the Larchmont Chronicle, reporting on a local homeless man known to the neighborhood. The series came in second place in the public service journalism category for print in the 2021 California… Read more »

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Ebell Member Toby Horn Recognized as Woman of Larchmont

August 15, 2022

Congratulations to Toby Horn who was selected to be a “Woman of Larchmont” by the Larchmont Chronicle. Horn was recognized for extensive involvement in the community in a wide range of organizations including the Los Angeles Conservancy where she served as board member and The Ebell where she serves on the House, Theatre & Grounds… Read more »

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Congratulations to Sheryl Lee Ralph on Her Emmy Award Nomination!

August 15, 2022

Congratulations to Ebell Member Sheryl Lee Ralph on her first ever Emmy Nomination. Sheryl was nominated for her role as veteran teacher Barbara Howard in the hit ABC sitcom Abbott Elementary. Last year, Sheryl was our Opening Day speaker and performed, just for us,  Songs & Stories from Center Stage,  a one-woman show she’s created.  The… Read more »

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