Author: LizzieBlatt

Cyclist Melba Provost featured in LA Times

Aubrey and Melba Provost at Ciclavia

Ebell member Melba Provost and her husband of 60 years, Aubrey, and their “matching black and white cycles” were featured in a Valentine’s article in the LA Times last month.  “The Provosts are among LA’s most devoted cyclists,” writes Rachel Schnalzer. “They’ve advocated for bike safety… and once cycled on an empty freeway from downtown LA… Read more »

Ebell Scholarship Continues to Support Students!

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The Ebell-Flint Scholarship has helped local area students for more than 100 years. Now conducted entirely online, the Scholarship Committee is busy preparing for our next round of applicants.  Students from a wide range of public and private institutions in Los Angeles County have benefited from Ebell support.  Ebell Scholars are chosen from a broad… Read more »

Look What SHE Did! to Host Annual Benefit Virtually March 7

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Look What SHE Did!, the nonprofit that premièred three of its Artists of Los Angeles films during an Ebell program in November, will hold its annual benefit as a virtual one-hour live-cast event celebrating Women’s History Month and the theme of female resilience. The event will begin at 1:00pm PST on Sunday, March 7. Many… Read more »

Book Chamber: March Choice

Join us March 16 (the 3rd Tuesday) for short stories of Kate Chopin.  You’ve read the Southern ‘lit’ of Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, Carson McCullers, Katherine Anne Porter, Zora Neale Hurston, and Kate Chopin?  What?  You have not read KATE CHOPIN?  Me neither, so I look forward to her book, The Awakening and Other Short Stories,… Read more »

Amanda Gorman Credits RCA Grantee WriteGirl with Inspiration

In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, America’s first ever National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, who stole the show at the Presidential Inauguraion on January 20 with her poem The Hill We Climb, referenced WriteGirl LA as one of her inspirations as a young poet.  WriteGirl is a non-profit organization in Los Angeles that promotes creativity and… Read more »

New Members Needed for Scholarship Committee

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Dear Ebell Members, We are seeking new members to join our scholarship committee. This is the perfect time to join as we are just getting started with our application process to prospective scholars.  It is rewarding work and a delight to get to meet and know our diverse group of scholars. We have a wonderful… Read more »

Ebell RCA Starts 2021 Off Right with 15 New Grants

The Ebell Rest Cottage Association (RCA) is the oldest philanthropic organization operating within The Ebell of Los Angeles. Its responsibilities are to identify and fund organizations that share its mission to assist women in need in Los Angeles County and their children, and to safeguard the endowment that allows it do so. It provides Relief,… Read more »

The Ebell Magical History Tour: Where History Lives

Archives. Amelia Earhart

Up at the tippy top of our clubhouse, in its own private aerie, the past comes alive. This is the home of the Ebell Archives, a world apart that holds the essence of who we have been as an organization up to who we are now. Here lie our roots, at least the majority of… Read more »

Meet the New Member

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Cindy Chvatal-Keane has been a member of and advocate for the Greater Wilshire community for over 20 years and was one of the founding members of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council.  Cindy is also President of the Hancock Park HOA and co-chairs the Block Captain, Infrastructure Repair and Land Use/Zoning committees.  She believes it is imperative… Read more »

Book Chamber Book Choice for March

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance.   Join us February 16 at 6.30 p.m.the earliest possible 3rd Tuesday, to remind ourselves of life’s potential for luster, brilliance, and magnificence even amidst a wretched, ugly, and loathsome world.  Winston Churchill at his best in the Blitz. And here’s to hoping that author… Read more »