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Ebell Staff Updates

from Rony Rosenbaum, Director of Human Resources

August 15, 2022

Congratulations to Julia Soto who celebrated her 24-year anniversary with The Ebell this month. Julia is the true veteran of our staff, with historical institutional knowledge that is invaluable. Julia started here as a Board Communications/Information Assistant. Her graphics and software skills helped her to be promoted many times, and along the way she picked… Read more »

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The Ebell Reaches Membership Milestone

from LaToya Hearns, Director of Membership

August 15, 2022

This week, The Ebell of Los Angeles completed a crucial goal outlined in the Strategic Plan: we reached 85% retention of our membership for the 2022-23 season! While this may seem like an arbitrary administrative achievement, it actually demonstrates that The Ebell community is stronger than ever! Our membership is full of dedicated, hardworking, and… Read more »

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Join an Ebell Committee

August 15, 2022

JOIN A COMMITTEE! One of the best ways to engage with the Ebell community is to join committees.  Ebell board directors and members chair committees that develop and promote programs, support our philanthropic efforts, and keep our membership connected and informed.  Here are some of the many opportunities at The Ebell to meet others and… Read more »

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Summer Barbecue: A Big Hit

August 15, 2022

The annual summer barbecue was a big it, as usual! This summer tradition continues to draw members and guests in record numbers. Here are Ebell members and their guests enjoying the delicious food and drink crafted just for us by our amazing special events staff. Read more »

Save the Date

August 15, 2022

    Thursday, September 1 – 7:00pm Ebell Cares Sunday, September 18 – 11.00am  Open House Thursday, October 6 – 11:30am  Opening Day Lunch – Featuring Author Lisa See Monday, October 10 – 1:00 pm  RCA Committee meeting Thursday, October 13 – Time: TBD LACHSA Jazz Concert Sunday, October 16 – 12:00pm  AALAO Fall Recital Wednesday,… Read more »

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June 2022 President’s Message

from Patricia Lombard

June 22, 2022

This is my last message to you as president. It’s been my honor to serve as the 64th President of The Ebell of Los Angeles. I wanted to share my comments from our June 13 Business Meeting. We have also posted the PowerPoint from that meeting in case you missed it. I started my term… Read more »

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Executive Director’s Message

Posted by Stacy Brightman

June 22, 2022

Hello, and summer greetings to all! I am writing this on the summer solstice from one of my favorite cities in the world, London. After many delays, my husband and I have finally been able to make the trip we had planned to make in spring 2020. We are seeing dear long-time friends, historic sites… Read more »

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Congressman Adam Schiff Meets with Arts Leaders

June 22, 2022

On June 1st, Congressman Adam Schiff hosted a conversation with local arts and cultural leaders in his district, which includes The Ebell and all the museums in Miracle Mile as well as numerous small theatre groups. Congressman Schiff took the opportunity to meet local leaders in advance of the new Congressional district lines taking effect… Read more »

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Congratulations To Our Newly-Elected Board Members

Posted by Ebell Board Election Results

June 22, 2022

Congratulations to Our Newly-Elected Board Members 2022-2024 President Laurie Schechter Vice President Randi Jones Director of Governance Janis Barquist Director of Membership LaToya Hearns Treasurer Donna Russell Director of Programs Phyllis Hansen Director of Development Fran Varga Congratulations to Our Elected Additional Nominating Committee Members Patricia Lombard, Jane Gilman, Vivian Arterbery, Glynis Morrow Current Board Members Continuing… Read more »

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2022 Semi-Annual Business Meeting

June 22, 2022

  The 2022 Semi-Annual Business Meeting was held on Monday, June 13 at 5 p.m. on Zoom. Over 55 members attended this semi-annual presentation on the “state” of The Ebell. In addition to reports presented by board members highlighted in the PowerPoint, members approved amendments to the Bylaws. The Board of Directors unanimously approved these… Read more »

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Renew Your Membership

Posted by Aretha Green

June 22, 2022

Thank you for your continued support as an Ebell member. Your membership is key and an important part of our magnificent historic Clubhouse and Theatre. We hope you will continue to play an essential part in The Ebell’s history and help our Club by renewing your membership. Easy ways to renew: Pay online via your… Read more »

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Ebell Hosts Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff

Posted by Patricia Lombard

June 22, 2022

  On Thursday of last week, Second Gentlemen Douglas Emhoff and senior Biden administration officials coordinating pandemic relief grants for arts organizations met with local arts and cultural leaders for a conversation on the stage at the Ebell of Los Angeles. Shelly C. Lowe, Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Isabella Casillas Guzman, United… Read more »

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The Legacy Tea

The Legacy Tea

Honoring Gloria Droguett and Betty Jean Shea

June 22, 2022

Members gathered on Wednesday, June 15, for the annual Legacy Tea honoring the memories of two Ebell members and three spouses. Former Ebell President Loyce Braun began the ceremony with the following remarks: “To begin with, there have never been times at The Ebell of Los Angeles that were not interesting times, from its determined… Read more »

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Remembering Betty Jean Shea

June 22, 2022

  Betty Jean Shea, the 51st President of the Ebell, was born in 1934. The largest part of her story before her 32 years of membership in The Ebell, is drawn today from an interview conducted by Slate Magazine a few years ago that was intended to shed light on the other eight women who… Read more »

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Remembering Gloria Droguett

June 22, 2022

Gloria Droguett was born on February 13, 1934 in New Orleans, during Mardi Gras. As Lizzie Blatt relates in her piece about Gloria in The Ebell’s on line-magazine, Droguett family lore has it that it was Gloria’s father who delivered her at her birth, since on that day, there were no sober doctors in New… Read more »

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Remembering Jack Lachter

June 22, 2022

Jack Lachter was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1928, but the family fled Europe in 1938 when Jack was 10 and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where Jack eventually graduated from the City College of New York in mathematics. His father, however, suffered from a respiratory ailment that became so severe that doctors told him… Read more »

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Remembering Lewis “Sandy” McLean

June 22, 2022

Lewis “Sandy” McLean 1935-2021 Sandy McLean was born and raised in Los Angeles. He was a twin, in fact – five minutes older than his brother William McLean. Sandy attended Los Angeles High School and USC – a classic Angeleno. He left his hometown to serve in the army and then moved to the upper… Read more »

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