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Ebell Granted $10,000 Favrot Award

from Kay Balue, Ebell Friends

July 19, 2021

Ebell Friends is pleased to announce that the Johanna Favrot Fund, managed by the National Trust, has granted it a $10,000 award to be used for the Rehabilitation and Maintenance Master Plan (Phase 2).  This Master Plan will create a guide for making decisions about the renovation of The Ebell property for deciding priorities and… Read more »

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President’s Message

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

June 2, 2021

Wow, what a difference a year makes! As I write this month’s message, we are on the cusp of re-opening our state and the city. We are also on the cusp of re-opening our historic clubhouse for members and guests. In fact, we have already hosted two weddings this past weekend! As we all know,… Read more »

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Save the Date

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programming

June 2, 2021

Wednesday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m. Confab and Cocktails Gather virtually for casual conversation and get to know other members. Thursday, June 3, 7:00 p.m. Ebell Cares Support Group Exclusive members-only meeting for anyone providing care for another, be it a spouse, parent or other loved one. Share feelings, coping strategies and more. Wednesday, June… Read more »

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Ebell Board Election Results

June 2, 2021

The votes have been officially counted and here are the results of the Ebell Board Elections for 2021-2022. Office Director of Finance Director of Historic Collections Director of House, Theatre & Grounds Director of Publications Director of Public Relations & Marketing Director of Rest Cottage Association Secretary Director of Scholarship Nominating Committee Member Nominating Committee... Read more » Read more »

Ebell Friends Website Launched

from Fran Varga, Development Committee

June 2, 2021

Ebell Friends is proud to announce the launch of our new website.  The content is devoted exclusively to Ebell Friends’ activities and fundraising efforts.  You can find information on the historical significance of our wonderful Ebell of Los Angeles clubhouse and grounds, current and planned projects, and fundraising activities.  Please check out the Ebell Friends web… Read more »

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Ebell Scholars to Receive “Special Membership”

from Aretha Green, Director of Membership

June 2, 2021

In May the Board voted to allow for Ebell scholars to be given “Special Membership” in order for scholars to achieve inclusion and exposure to the club. Each scholar will have an Ebell member as their mentor. Be on the lookout for opportunities to mentor our Ebell scholars.  Details to come within the next few… Read more »

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Team Ebell Walks 5k for Ovarian Cancer Circle

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

June 1, 2021

On Wednesday, 5 May, a group of Ebell members set out to walk a “virtual” 5 kilometers to raise money for The Ovarian Cancer Circle, brainchild of member Paulinda Schimmel, whose daughter, Robin Babbini, succumbed to the disease at the age of twenty. If any of you would like to join the walk next year… Read more »

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Creativity in the Time of Coronavirus Available on Amazon

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

June 1, 2021

Ebell Write Club members Helene Seifer (Write Club Co-ordinator) and Aleka Corwin who are also members of LA-based writing group Western Edge Writers, feature in the second of Western Edge’s anthologies: Viral Voices: Creativity in the Time of Coronavirus, consisting of stories arising from life during the Pandemic.  Both Helene and Aleka contributed stories, and Aleka… Read more »

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Successful Spring Drive for RCA Grantees

from Arden Teplow, Chair, Social Service Committee

June 1, 2021

A request for donations to the Social Services Committee’s Spring Drive to benefit 14 of the RCA grantees was sent to all Ebell members over the last six weeks. This request was created due to the Pandemic and the Ambassadors’ inability to provide needed items. During this challenging time, the organizations realized all they needed… Read more »

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RCA Grantee LA Family Housing: The Arroyo

from Joyce Davidson, Ambassador Los Angeles Family Housing

June 1, 2021

The Los Angeles Family Housing’s (LAFH) mission is to help people transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services. LAFH has grown enormously since its inception in 1988 as a merger between an interfaith organization of community leaders (who initially purchased an old motel to help the growing… Read more »

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Donate to Ebell Friends’ Building Endowment Fund

from Lorraine Spector, Director of Development

June 1, 2021

The Ebell is where our Club meets, where Los Angeles celebrates life-affirming celebrations, programs and theatre that welcomes the community. Today we are embarking on a long-term commitment to our building which will support The Ebell in its second hundred years. Let’s sustain and restore together! Your donations will lay the foundation for an endowment… Read more »

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Book Chamber: June Choice

from Constance Hornig, Book Chamber Chair

June 1, 2021

“. . .Willis explains the vagaries of the actor’s life: “When you die, it sucks. The first thing that happens is that you can’t work for forty-five days.” Interior Chinatown, by Charles Yu. This month’s choice is winner of the National Book Awards Best Fiction 2020.  A comedy?  Yes, in an ombre-colored way.  (After all, it… Read more »

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President’s Message

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

May 3, 2021

Spring has sprung and life in our Ebell world feels more hopeful. If you have been in the neighborhood, you have seen that our historic clubhouse is a beehive of filming activity for a major motion picture through the end of the month. We are thankful for the filming rental fees which come very close… Read more »

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Save the Date

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs

May 3, 2021

  Monday, May 3, 12:00 p.m. Speaker Series: Eric Evavold on Bullocks Wilshire History “Mr. Bullocks Wilshire”, authority on the art deco department store that once shared our Wilshire corridor, tells us the fascinating history. A slide show of our own pieces in the Costume Collection from the famous store follows. Wednesday, May 5, at… Read more »

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