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Executive Director’s Letter

from Stacy Brightman, Executive Director of The Ebell

August 1, 2021

Dear friends, As I write this, I am excitedly preparing to step forward and join the Ebell of LA team as your first Executive Director. As part of that preparation, I have spent many hours over the past few weeks with Philip Miller, our retiring General Manager, absorbing as much information as possible and walking… Read more »

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Ebell Presidents Gather for Historic Photo Shoot

from Kay Balue

August 1, 2021

What happens when seven Ebell Presidents gather, especially after over a year of isolation?  Well, they are sure to have a riotously good time! The photo was taken for free as a thank you to The Ebell for contributing to an upcoming book on Women’s Clubs of America – more of which later in the… Read more »

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Equally Wed Awards

Ebell Wins Equally Wed Awards 2021

from Anessa Birkemeier, Director of Special Events

August 1, 2021

The Ebell has been awarded the Equally Wed Award 2021 for Best LGBTQ+ inclusive wedding venue. “We couldn’t be more thrilled at the news…  Thank you, Equally Wed, for this award,” said a spokesperson from the Special Events Department. “Being an inclusive venue that supports our LGBTQ+ community is very important to us.  We are… Read more »

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Ebell Scholars Say “Thanks”

from Anne Lynch, Director of Scholarship

August 1, 2021

The Scholarship Committee is in the final phase of the selection of the Fall 2021 class of incoming scholars. Seventy-two students submitted applications and the Compliance Committee verified 52 applicants fulfilled all of the minimum requirements, with two later withdrawing to attend universities outside LA County. In May, committee members read and scored the written… Read more »

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Match.com Films Hilarious Commercial at The Ebell

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

August 1, 2021

During these long, lonely days of social distancing, spare a thought for the professional wedding singer, whose income has been all but wiped out because of restrictions on wedding gatherings. Match.com commissioned Maximum Effort Marketing, the advertising agency founded, and now sold, by actor Ryan Reynolds, to make an hilarious video, highlighting wedding singers’ sad… Read more »

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Meet the New Members

from Aretha Green, Director of Membership

August 1, 2021

Meet our new members and let’s welcome them! Jennifer Smith Jennifer has worked in the entertainment industry for over 15 years including production, theatre, live music (running a club), music supervision, working in the synchronization department at Kobalt Music, and in the past two years has been working in producing for film/TV and podcasting. In… Read more »

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Book Chamber: August Book Choice

from Constance Hornig, Book Chamber Chair

August 1, 2021

Lame Joke:  What’s going to happen when the next Big One (earthquake) hits? Answer:  CA will crack down the eastern Sierras and the rest of the continent will sink into the sea. Ladies of the Ebell:  we pride ourselves in diverse membership, but we have at least one thing in common: we all are Californians. … Read more »

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Events: Ebell Field Trip to Hilbert Museum of California Art

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

August 1, 2021

On Friday, June 18, after the long COVID hiatus, 30 intrepid Ebell members braved the Friday freeway traffic and traveled to Orange County, to the Hilbert Museum of California Art. The Ebell had received a personal invitation from the museum’s founder, Mark Hilbert, to visit the current exhibit, Los Angeles Scene Paintings.  Amongst the 200-or-so… Read more »

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Events: The Ebell Bids Farewell to Philip Miller

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

August 1, 2021

Friday, July 16 was a bitter-sweet occasion, with many tears shed - mostly by Philip, whose retirement we celebrated after a 16-year tenure as General Manager of The Ebell.  Guests drank specially-created cocktails, curated by bartender Alex Sierra, and listened to fond speeches and wonderful memories from members and staff alike. President Patty Lombard (far... Read more » Read more »

Save the Date

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs

August 1, 2021

Sunday, August 8, at 5.00 p.m. Caribbean Summer Barbecue Join fellow members for our long-awaited Annual BBQ! Tuesday, August 17, at 6.30 p.m. Write Club Bring your short short stories and a glass of wine. Tuesday, August 17, at 6.30 Book Chamber This month’s book choice: Annals of the Former World: Assembling California, by John McPhee

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President’s Message

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

July 19, 2021

This message is coming out mid-month because we decided to hold the E-Magazine until we could make some very important public announcements. Last month, I wrote The Ebell is on a the cusp of making leadership changes. Now, I am very delighted to announce that Stacy Brightman will be joining as our first ever Executive Director, marking… Read more »

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The Ebell Appoints Stacy Brightman as Executive Director

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

July 19, 2021

You could say The Ebell has been a feature of Stacy Brightman’s entire life.  An Angeleno born and bred, she grew up, with her mother and her sister, living on Rampart and Wilshire, just ten minutes’ drive from our Clubhouse (although the family had no car). Stacy credits her late mother with her own strong… Read more »

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Philip Miller Bids Farewell to The Ebell

from Philip Miller, General Manager

July 19, 2021

Goodbye and Thank You My first memory of the Ebell is pulling up to the Grand Lady in June 2005 to meet with Fluff McClean and Gloria Droguett. My thought at the time was that I had driven past the Ebell many times over the years but never knew anything about the building or even… Read more »

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