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President’s Message

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

September 9, 2021

Fall is officially here, though you have to look closely to see the subtle changes in our still warm weather. I hope you have been able to enjoy some summer fun even though our hopes of moving past the pandemic have not entirely come to fruition. We were all saddened to learn of the passing… Read more »

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Executive Director’s Letter

from Stacy Brightman, Executive Director of The Ebell

September 9, 2021

Hello friends,  It has just been a month since I joined The Ebell team as your Executive Director, and my excitement for this year and all that is possible has grown even greater!  First, I must thank all the wildly generous and kind members and board leaders who have welcomed me so warmly, and gently… Read more »

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Gloria Droguett

In Memoriam: Gloria Droguett

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

September 9, 2021

It is with great sadness that The Ebell announces the passing of Gloria Droguett, on July 25 aged 87.  Gloria was a much-loved and highly valued Ebell member, active for 42 years, serving three times on the Board as Treasurer (1999),  Recording Secretary (2003-4) and Vice President (2004-6).  She was a constant and dedicated member of… Read more »

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Speaker Program: Foreign Correspondent and Afghanistan Authority Greg Dobbs

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs

September 9, 2021

On Monday, September 20 at 12.00 noon (on Zoom) foreign correspondent Greg Dobbs will talk about his fascinating career at the forefront of war zones and international political upheaval, and the current conflict in Afghanistan.  Dobbs was reporting from Afghanistan when the Soviets departed, and has extensive knowledge of the region and its people.  Greg will be… Read more »

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Opening Day Program: Sheryl Lee Ralph

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs

September 9, 2021

We are delighted to announce that our Opening Day speaker/performer will be acclaimed actress, singer, author, activist and Ebell member Sheryl Lee Ralph. Ms Ralph made her screen debut in the 1977 comedy film A Piece of the Action, before landing her breakthrough role as Deena Jones in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls (1981), for which… Read more »

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Fun Facts from Ebell Friends

from Lorraine Spector, Director of Development

September 9, 2021

The Building Fund/Endowment has raised $17,000.  Thank you to the 75 donors who have stepped up, and special thanks for two generous gifts from members: one for $5,000 and another for $2,000. Amazon Smile is up and running.  We have received $109.00 so far – keep shopping! The CA Relief Fund granted The Ebell of… Read more »

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SOUL Magazine Website Opens

September 9, 2021

Ebell member Regina Jones, who co-founded SOUL Magazine in the 1960s, now has a website dedicated to the publication. SOUL Magazine was published by Regina Jones and her husband, Ken, from 1966-1982.  Beginning as a Los Angeles-based Black Entertainment publication, SOUL quickly expanded from a local newspaper to an international publication. The new website offers… Read more »

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

Arden Teplow, Chair Social Service, introduces one of Rest Cottage Association's grantees

September 9, 2021

  The Farley House, named after Sister Julia Mary Farley, who was appointed by Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, to head the founding program in 1984, expanded its mission from an emergency shelter and drop-in center to creating transitional residences, including a “Women’s Village.” In 2008, the final piece of the Women’s Village was completed… Read more »

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Spielberg Movie Shoots at Ebell

from Anessa Birkemeier, Director of Special Events

September 9, 2021

            In August The Ebell hosted Steven Spielberg and crew for the shoot of Fabelmans, a coming-of-age movie that is loosely based on Steven Spielberg’s own childhood growing up in Arizona. The film, due out in 2022, stars Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen.

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Get Involved With The Ebell – Join A Committee

September 9, 2021

The Ebell members are women who think, plan and work together, and we need you! We invite you to join one or more of our committees and become part of the powerhouse group of changemakers who are advancing our arts, education, philanthropy, historic preservation and communication initiatives. Together, we are building a brighter future for… Read more »

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Save the Date

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs

September 9, 2021

Monday September 20 at 12.00 p.m. noon on Zoom Greg Dobbs: Terrorism? Afghanistan Doesn’t Help International foreign correspondent Greg Dobbs talks about his career in the “wrong” lane, as well as addressing some hard core questions on the status of Afghanistan. Tuesday September 21 at 6.30 p.m. Book Chamber: Parable of the Sower, by Octavia… Read more »

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