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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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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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