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President’s Message

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

December 2, 2021

It’s the holiday season and some of our favorite Ebell traditions are back! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to express my deepest thanks to Karlene Taylor and her committee for organizing a fabulous Boutique with various lunch options for those who want to enjoy a holiday lunch experience that’s tailored — pun intended… Read more »

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Executive Director’s Message

from Stacy Brightman, Executive Director of The Ebell

December 2, 2021

“Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe When I first visited The Ebell years ago, I may have been in a particularly romantic frame of mind because my immediate thought was “my goodness, these spaces SING!” Walking through our campus one cannot help but be captivated by the mighty chorale… Read more »

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In Memoriam

December 2, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Betty Jean Shea on 9 November, 2021. Her family writes: Betty Jean Shea passed away peacefully on November 9, 2021 at her home. No memorial service is planned at this time.  Please do not send flowers or cards.  She was Ebell President from 1994-96,… Read more »

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Shop ‘Til You Drop at the Ebell Holiday Boutique

from Karlene Taylor, Chair Ebell 2021 Holiday Boutique and Luncheon

December 2, 2021

Are you ready to shop? The Holiday Boutique is less than a week away at the beautiful Ebell of Los Angeles. Anyone can stop by to shop on December 8 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  The boutique is free to enter, no tickets or reservations necessary. We’ve assembled over 25 artisans this year, all from our local community.... Read more » Read more »
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Ebell Housemen Renamed Facilities Management Department

from Rony Rosenbaum, Director of Human Resources

December 2, 2021

We are very pleased to announce that we have changed the title of the department for our inimitable Housemen. This is a long overdue change: the department has been elevated  to Facilities Management; the housemen are now Facilities Coordinators. And finally, Sal Mejia-Contreras has been promoted to Facilities Manager! Our hope is that the new titles… Read more »

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Furniture Giveaway!!!

from Denise Parga, Director of Historic Collections

December 2, 2021

The Ebell is disposing of 50 Chiavari white chairs which were used for outdoor events.  The Ebell also has a round dining room table and four cane-bottom chairs to give away as well. The table needs refinishing and the chairs require re-caning. Anyone interested in some of these items may contact Stacy Brightman  to make arrangements to... Read more » Read more »

Taylor Swift’s New Video Filmed At Ebell

from Anessa Birkemeier, Director of Special Events

December 2, 2021

Taylor Swift’s new video of her latest release, I Bet You Think About Me, was directed by actor Blake Lively (who came to visit The Ebell with her gorgeous husband, Ryan Reynolds, and their children).  Here is the link to see the video and spot the fabulous sets.

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Ebell Preservation Master Plan Project Commences

from Christy McAvoy, Director of House & Grounds

December 2, 2021

In 2018, as part of the discussion of the Strategic Plan, the club identified a need for a “master plan” to better understand the responsibilities of owning and maintaining an historic building.  Previous House committee chairs Amy Vuckovich and Caroline Moser were committed to developing an overall master plan and were able to get the… Read more »

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End-Of-Year Giving: Why Donate to the Ebell Preservation Master Plan?

from Fran Varga, Ebell Development Committee Volunteer

December 2, 2021

At this time of year, many of us find ourselves in a quandary regarding holiday gift giving, and too many non-profit organizations are sending requests for donations.  We do hope you will consider making an end of year tax deductible donation to Ebell Friends, to help complete our goal of funding the Preservation Master Plan…. Read more »

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The Ebell a Big Part of Women Painters West 100-Year History

from Phyllis Hansen, Club Historian

December 2, 2021

The Women Painters West (WPW) organization is celebrating its centennial very grandly with A Century of Women Artists exhibition and retrospective at the Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale. When attending the opening event on November 13, it was a thrill to see The Ebell so well represented in the displays and learn that… Read more »

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Holiday Wish Lists for Social Services Grantees

from Arden Teplow, Chair, Social Service Committee

December 2, 2021

The mission of The Ebell is to improve the lives of women through education and philanthropy. To this goal, the Social Services Committee and their Ambassadors, actively engage with the Rest Cottage Association grant recipients. These 15 non-profits work tirelessly to support vulnerable women and their children throughout Los Angeles County. During these difficult times,… Read more »

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New Members

Meet the New Members

from Aretha Green, Director of Membership

December 2, 2021

Meet our newest members and please welcome them! Jill Comsky Jill is the daughter of longtime member Cynthia Comsky.  She was educated at Pitzer College UC Santa Barbara and the University of North Texas.  Her career has centered on child development.  She is a program teacher, museum educator, adult literacy program coordinator and children’s services… Read more »

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Book Chamber: December Book Choice

from Constance Hornig, Book Chamber Chair

December 2, 2021

On December 21 (the 3rd Tuesday) openly declare the best-est, most loved , memorable book you have ever read.  Each one of us will name her personal favorite. Do you cherish a childhood story – Little Women, Charlotte’s Web, or Winnie the Pooh?  Or a can’t-put-down book from young adulthood – Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre,… Read more »

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Save the Date

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs

December 2, 2021

Monday, December 6, 6:00 p.m. Speaker Program with Dr. Rosaly Lopes, Senior Research Scientist, JPL Learn about her life as a leading force in the exploration and discovery of volcanoes on earth and our solar system and her work in NASA Missions. On Zoom Wednesday, December 8, 10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Holiday Boutique Shop in… Read more »

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Joint Message From the President and Executive Director

from Patricia Lombard and Stacy Brightman

November 4, 2021

We are departing from our tradition of separate messages this month in honor of our recent celebration of Charter Day which featured a conversation with me and Stacy, our first Executive Director who shared with us her vision for the future of the Ebell which aligns so perfectly with our needs and aspirations for the… Read more »

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The Ebell Holiday Boutique and Luncheon Returns December 8

from Karlene Taylor, Chair Ebell 2021 Holiday Boutique and Luncheon

November 4, 2021

Get ready to sip, shop and celebrate – our annual Holiday Boutique & Luncheon returns in-person Wednesday, December 8. We’ve invited over 20 artisans this year, all from our local community. With products ranging from beautiful handmade jewelry to delicious chocolates, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for everyone (including yourself!). This year,… Read more »

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Results of the Membership Survey: Covid Safety Protocols

from Stacy Brightman, Executive Director of The Ebell

November 4, 2021

At the end of August, the Ebell Board of Directors asked the staff to develop and distribute a survey to the members to better understand their comfort level with in-person events and, specifically, with dining and meals as part of Ebell events.  Nearly 60% of members responded, and we remain deeply grateful to everyone for… Read more »

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