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President’s Message

from Patricia Lombard, 64th President of The Ebell of Los Angeles

March 31, 2021

Earlier this week it was my pleasure to participate in a new member orientation virtual meeting. We all gathered on Zoom for an hour to talk about the club and get to know our newest members. What a delight to welcome a half dozen new members to our club! Each person was motivated to join… Read more »

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Save the Date

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs

March 31, 2021

Monday, April 5 at 12:00 p.m. Special Ebell RCA Philanthropy Presentation Learn all about our club’s long-standing charitable arm and meet some of our new beneficiaries. Wednesday, April 7, 5:00 p.m. Confab. Theme: Dreaming of Travel Bring a favorite trip souvenir to share. Thursday, April 8, 7:00-8:30 p.m. New Ebell Cares Support Group Debut First… Read more »

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In Memoriam

March 31, 2021

The Ebell is sad to report the passing of Leslie Orticke, a long-time member of The Ebell, in March 2021.  “She was a faithful member of The Ebell for a long time,” says friend Natalie Battersbee, “and one who did so much of the work on our Ebell Holiday Brunch for the five years I chaired the… Read more »

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Write Club Authors Have Their Short Stories Published

March 31, 2021

Although Helene Seifer created the Write Club at The Ebell four years ago, she never sent any of her own stories out into the world until the Pandemic hit.  First, she entered the Central Library’s short story contest last spring and was one of the winners.  And this February she dipped her toe into the publishing… Read more »

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The Ebell Creates New Group for Caregivers

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

March 31, 2021

  Caring for an elderly relative, a spouse, a child, a friend or a member of the family is a rollercoaster ride.  While it brings its own rewards, it can too often bring along with it frustration, anxiety, loneliness and depression.  That’s why it’s important to know you’re not alone, that there is a place… Read more »

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Erin Gruwell and students

Computer Drive – Freedom Writers Need Your Old Computers

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programming and Ebell Historian

March 31, 2021

  Do you have used-but-useful computers/devices to donate?  The Ebell is collecting for Freedom Writers Foundation Students April 10, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Last August, Erin Gruwell, teacher and founder of the renowned Freedom Writers, was our impassioned guest speaker, via Zoom. Her story was the basis of the feature film, Freedom Writers, starring Hilary Swank as… Read more »

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Books Needed for Ebell Library Collection

March 31, 2021

A year before the Covid Pandemic, a small group of Ebell members volunteered to assist in the project of reorganizing and updating our beautiful Ebell Library. In the process, we discovered books inscribed to The Ebell by the authors, whose books had then become part of the Ebell collection. Because our hope is to strengthen… Read more »

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British Vogue Comes to The Ebell

March 31, 2021

British Vogue has devoted its April 2021 issue to Los Angeles, and is including a major fashion shoot of some of our best-loved Hollywood icons at The Ebell.  Want to see James Corden in a skirt posing in the Art Salon?  Now’s your chance! Vogue wants everyone to buy the April edition from the newsstands,… Read more »

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RCA Grant Applications begin May 1, 2021

March 31, 2021

Do you know a nonprofit organization located in Los Angeles County serving women in need?  Rest Cottage Association (RCA) grant applications for the 2022 cycle are submitted online and will be available on the Ebell website starting May 1, 2021. (Click on “Club,” then “Philanthropy,” then “RCA Application.”) All applications will be due by July 31, 2021.  We… Read more »

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Meet Our New Members

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

March 31, 2021

Welcome to all our new members.  Here we meet some of them. Ginger Conwell Ginger found us on Google after learning her own local Ebell of Long Beach had closed.  She has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly and in her spare time enjoys personal spiritual development and meditation, woodworking, giving service to… Read more »

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