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In Memoriam: Barbara Morrison

April 8, 2022

The Ebell is sad to announce the passing of Barbara Morrison, on Wednesday, March 16, aged 72. Barbara was a jazz and blues legend who performed at The Ebell and who left a lasting imprint on LA as a whole, with the establishment of the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in Leimert Park. Opened in… Read more »

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Wilma Pinder Honored by USC Black Alumni Association

April 8, 2022

Ebell member Wilma Pinder has been honored this year by the USC Black Alumni Association. Wilma has been granted the Kilgore Service Award for “selfless servant leadership to USC Black students and alumni, exemplifying the vision of BAA founder, Rev. Dr. Thomas Kilgore, Jr.” As an attorney for 30 years at the Office of the… Read more »

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Linda Dishman Celebrated for 30 Years as Leader of LA Conservancy

April 8, 2022

Ebell member Linda Dishman, President and CEO of the LA Conservancy, was celebrated last month for 30 years’ leadership of the Conservancy and for spearheading the historic preservation movement throughout California. Linda joined the Conservancy as executive director in March 1992,  Since then, the organization has grown to 5,000 members – the largest membership of… Read more »

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Two New Grandmas at The Ebell

April 8, 2022

Congratulations to members Randi Jones and Judy Zeller, both of whom recently welcomed the birth of grandsons. Kailas Theodore Jones Abraham (Kai) was born on April 3 to Rebecca and Alex Abraham of Redondo Beach.  He is the younger brother of Miles.  Proud grandparents are Randi and Richard Jones. On February 23, Jessica and Justin… Read more »

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Welcome to Our New Staff Members!

from Rony Rosenbaum, Director of Human Resources

April 8, 2022

Please welcome our newest staff members! First, we have Administrative Assistant/Receptionist Lorraine Bautista. “Besides being a gatekeeper for all deliveries and packages (yay!) my daily assignments include answering phone calls, greeting and welcoming guests, handling incoming mail, and ensuring the lobby is well-maintained – to name a few,” says Lorraine. “It’s been a pleasure to… Read more »

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Campo de Cahuenga Memorial Plaque Records Ebell Funding Support

from Phyllis Hansen, Ebell Historian

April 8, 2022

In our February 2022 E-Magazine issue, we featured an item from Ebell Historian Phyllis Hansen about the Campo de Cahuenga and its ties with The Ebell. As a postscript, here is a photo of a memorial plaque naming The Ebell Club that appears on the grounds of the Campo de Cahuenga historic site in Studio… Read more »

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Melinda Gates Interviews Ava DuVernay at Ebell

from Anessa Birkemeier, Director of Special Events

April 8, 2022

Last month we covered two of the CBS Mornings interviews conducted by philanthropist Melissa French Gates at The Ebell, in celebration of Women’s History Month.  The third interview, with filmmaker Ava DuVernay, was broadcast on Tuesday, March 22, and can be seen here. DuVernay, director of Selma and When They See Us, is the highest grossing black female… Read more »

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Meet the Candidates for the Ebell Board 2022-23

April 8, 2022

Soon you will receive an email with a ballot for selecting women to join the leadership on Ebell’s Board of Directors. As we slowly return to normal operations, it is especially important to vote for those who can guide us through the next steps in creating a vibrant, active community. Below are candidate biographies to… Read more »

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New Juniors Committee Created at The Ebell

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

April 8, 2022

As most of you will now be aware, a new Juniors Committee has been created and launches with its  Inaugural Program, Get Good with Money, on Saturday, April 16 at 10.30 am.  ALL members are welcome to attend.   The name “Juniors” was inspired by the original Juniors organization, which was set up as a separate group… Read more »

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RCA First Time Grantee: LA Center for Law & Justice

From Lyn Bradford and Joyce Davidson, Ambassadors

April 8, 2022

The Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (LACLJ) has provided legal advocacy to low income, immigrant, and Latino populations in Los Angeles for over 40 years. In its early years, the organization played an historic role in the resolution of a range of social justice issues, such as school desegregation and the illegal, involuntary… Read more »

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New Art Salon Exhibit to Feature Father and Daughter Michael and Koa Warren

from Madelyn Murray and Donna Russell, Co-Chairs

April 8, 2022

A new Art Salon exhibit, the first since the pandemic, will have a Reception on Thursday, May 26 5.00-8.00 pm. Entitled A Family Affaire, the exhibition features works by father and daughter Michael and Koa Warren. Michael “Mike” Warren Known to many as an actor and athlete, artistic photographer Michael Warren, has a most interesting backstory. … Read more »

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Planting the Seeds of Kindness - RCA Grantee Luncheon

Announcing the Annual RCA Luncheon

from RCA Luncheon Committee: Arden Teplow, Randi Jones, JoAnn Rodriquez, Paulinda Schimmel, Fran Varga

April 8, 2022

PLANTING THE SEEDS OF KINDNESS A celebration of what kindness to others can achieve- RCA helping the LA community through grants and volunteerism Each year, the Ebell Rest Cottage Association (RCA) honors its grant recipients at a spring luncheon. This year on Monday, June 6th at 11.30 am , the RCA will hold its luncheon… Read more »

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New Members

Meet the New Members

from Aretha Green, Director of Membership

April 8, 2022

Meet our newest members and please welcome them! Sonia Lara Sonia is a makeup artist and model, with degrees from FIDM and Berkeley College.  She also makes documentaries about youth homelessness.  She joined The Ebell after meeting and being ‘blown away’ by member June Bilgore.  She enjoys yoga, hiking and cooking.  “My main motivation,” she says,… Read more »

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Book Chamber: April Book Choice

from Constance Hornig, Book Chamber Chair

April 8, 2022

  April is Classics Month at the Book Chamber, and surprise! Many of us had not read Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations¸ the life story of Pip, the blacksmith’s apprentice, who comes into unexpected money and “great expectations” (“From whom?”, you might ask).  He becomes a young gentleman, but never forgets his childhood love – Estella… Read more »

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Events: Out and About – New Members’ Brunch

from Aretha Green, Director of Membership

April 8, 2022

On Sunday, April 3 we held a New Members' Brunch for all those valiant women who joined The Ebell during the pandemic, and who showed such passionate faith in the club to be a part of the community even when we weren't able to meet in person.  It was not just a "Welcome," it was... Read more » Read more »