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Remembering John Adolphus Selby

June 22, 2022

John Adolphus Selby was the devoted husband of our member and friend Ramona Selby. Ramona became an Ebell member in 2001 and fulfilled, with great diligence and care, the position of Corresponding Secretary on the Ebell Board of Directors, from 2006 to 2009. Born on the island of St. Vincent in the British West Indies,… Read more »

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RCA Grantee: Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children/ Farley House

from Fran Varga, Ambassador

June 22, 2022

The Good Shepherd Center (GSC)/Farley House is one of Rest Cottage Association’s 2022 grant recipients. The Farley House is the setting for GSC’s transitional living program for families. A mother with up to two minor children may reside in one of Farley House’s 21 furnished, one-bedroom apartments. Farley House has a comprehensive Family Services and… Read more »

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Our Annual Barbeque is Back! August 5

June 22, 2022

Join your fellow members for our long-awaited Annual Barbeque this summer. Friday, August 5, 2022 at 5:00 pm The deadline for ticket purchase: Monday, July 25, 2022. We cannot offer any refunds after Monday, July 25. Please keep in mind, the tickets are non-transferable and there is limited seating because this is such a popular event. Tickets prices… Read more »

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Save The Date

June 22, 2022

Wednesday, June 29, 7:30 PM, Lounge: The Lucky Ones, a Staged Playreading. Presented by Plain Wood Productions and The Ebell of Los Angeles, this staged reading of Lia Romeo’s dazzling new comedy The Lucky Ones, a story about illness, female friendship, love, and grief. This production is directed by Diana Wyenn and stars Tina Huang,… Read more »

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May ’22: President’s and Executive Director’s Joint Message

from Patricia Lombard and Stacy Brightman

May 6, 2022

May and June are busy months at The Ebell.  We hope you have an opportunity to join us for a number of upcoming events that really capture the Ebell community spirit. This weekend, we were very excited to welcome members back for our first Mother’s Day Brunch since the pandemic.  A relatively new tradition, in… Read more »

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Executive Chef Tommy Bellissimo Becomes a Father!

from Rony Rosenbaum, Director of Human Resources

May 6, 2022

  Congratulations to Caroline and Tommy Bellissimo on the arrival of baby Olive!  Tommy may be one of the most low-key dads you’ve ever met, so how lucky is this baby to have a calm daddy! It’s also been a special week for Tommy for another reason: his 11-year anniversary with The Ebell! Tommy started… Read more »

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New Fountain of Honor Photographs for A New Age

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

May 6, 2022

We’ve updated our Fountain of Honor photograph, to keep pace with modern times!

The iconic Fountain of Honor was built circa 1930 by Henry Lion to commemorate the sons, husbands, and brothers of Ebell members whose lives were lost in WW1. The photograph in the original poster, below left, was taken circa 1930-35.

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Watch “Magical Carpet Ride” Fly-Through of The Ebell

May 6, 2022

  Alan White from AQYER, the firm which is documenting our building as the first step of the Preservation Planning process, has shared this private YouTube video. It is now available for all the membership to see. So, strap on tight, imagine you are on a magic carpet, and take a wild flight through The… Read more »

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First Chorale Concert Scheduled Since Pandemic

from Dr. Kirsten Simpson, Musical Director, Ebell Chorale

May 6, 2022

  The Ebell Chorale celebrates its return to in-person singing with its spring concert entitled She Sings… The concert includes several songs featuring lyrics by famed poet Robert Frost, as well as Langston Hughes and William Blake. Composers represented in the concert range from Haydn to those from the modern era who remind us of… Read more »

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The Legacy Tea

Ebell to Honor Departed Members at Legacy Tea

from Loyce Braun, Chair

May 6, 2022

Wednesday, June 15 3.00 – 5.00 pm in the Ebell Art Salon Please join us for The Legacy Tea To honor the contributions of two remarkable Ebell members – as we weave their stories through the tapestry of Ebell history, with photos, music and memories. Gloria Droguett Member 1979-2022 Holder of innumerable board positions and… Read more »

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Judy Garland Costume Exhibit Comes to The Ebell

Hailey Simmons, Membership and Development Assistant

May 6, 2022

Coming in June to The Ebell… For a limited period… On the 100th anniversary of her birth, an exhibition, entitled GET HAPPY! (after the renowned song sung in Summer Stock, 1950), celebrates the life and artistic contribution of actress, singer and cultural icon Judy Garland.  Garland’s expansive career hit nearly every popular genre of entertainment… Read more »

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Meet the New Members

from Aretha Green, Director of Membership

May 6, 2022

Meet our newest members, and please welcome them! Julia Long Julia grew up in Pasadena and studied Art History, gaining her BA from University of Toronto and post graduate degree from Oxford University.  She also has a Certificate in Heritage Management from Ironbridge Institute. In 2016, she began working for Downtown LA Walking Tours, and… Read more »

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RCA Grantee: Critical Mass Dance Company

from Lyn Bradford, Ambassador, Critical Mass Dance Company

May 6, 2022

Since its founding in 2010, Critical Mass Dance Company (CMDC) has supported the healing, wellness, and empowerment of women in and around Los Angeles through movement. Through a trauma-informed somatic practice called Dance from the Heart, CMDC offers healing movement programs that help girls and women reconnect with their bodies, heal trauma, cultivate resiliency, and… Read more »

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RCA Grantee: Treasures Ministries

from Betty Petitt, Ambassador, Treasures Ministries

May 6, 2022

The mission of Treasures Ministries is to equip and empower women in the sex industry and survivors of trafficking to live healthy, flourishing lives and train others across the globe to do the same in their cities. Research shows that women working in the commercial sex industry experience higher rates of drug addiction, sexually transmitted… Read more »

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Out And About: Spotlight: Rosalind Goddard – African American Imagery on US Postage Stamps

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs and Rosalind Goddard

May 6, 2022

  On Wednesday,  April 13,  Ebell member Rosalind Goddard shared her knowledge of the commemorative stamps that have featured, and continue to feature, images of African Americans who forged paths to success against pernicious challenges based solely upon skin color and race. Among the issuances is the Black Heritage Series, which began in 1978 with… Read more »

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Agatha Christie autobiography

Book Chamber: May Book Choice

from Constance Hornig, Book Chamber Chair

May 6, 2022

Are you a diehard fan of Agatha Christie?  Do you prefer Poirot or Miss Marple?  Or detectives Tommy and Tuppence? What, you never heard of Tommy and Tuppence? No?  Then read The Autobiography of Agatha Christie  DID YOU KNOW?  *Agatha Christie liked arithmetic and embroidery.  *She played the mandolin but disliked gramophones.   *In Waikiki she… Read more »

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Save the Date

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs

May 6, 2022

  Wednesday, May 11, 4.00 – 7.00 pm Confab In person. Drop in any time for social time.  Members only. Tuesday, May 17, 6.30 pm Write Club On Zoom. Tuesday, May 17, 6.30 pm Book Chamber This month’s book choice: The Autobiography of Agatha Christie Saturday, May 21, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm Bite-Size Embroidery… Read more »

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