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The Ebell Creates New Group for Caregivers

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

March 31, 2021

  Caring for an elderly relative, a spouse, a child, a friend or a member of the family is a rollercoaster ride.  While it brings its own rewards, it can too often bring along with it frustration, anxiety, loneliness and depression.  That’s why it’s important to know you’re not alone, that there is a place… Read more »

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Computer Drive – Freedom Writers Need Your Old Computers

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programming and Ebell Historian

March 31, 2021

  Do you have used-but-useful computers/devices to donate?  The Ebell is collecting for Freedom Writers Foundation Students April 10, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Last August, Erin Gruwell, teacher and founder of the renowned Freedom Writers, was our impassioned guest speaker, via Zoom. Her story was the basis of the feature film, Freedom Writers, starring Hilary Swank as… Read more »

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Books Needed for Ebell Library Collection

March 31, 2021

A year before the Covid Pandemic, a small group of Ebell members volunteered to assist in the project of reorganizing and updating our beautiful Ebell Library. In the process, we discovered books inscribed to The Ebell by the authors, whose books had then become part of the Ebell collection. Because our hope is to strengthen… Read more »

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British Vogue Comes to The Ebell

March 31, 2021

British Vogue has devoted its April 2021 issue to Los Angeles, and is including a major fashion shoot of some of our best-loved Hollywood icons at The Ebell.  Want to see James Corden in a skirt posing in the Art Salon?  Now’s your chance! Vogue wants everyone to buy the April edition from the newsstands,… Read more »

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RCA Grant Applications begin May 1, 2021

March 31, 2021

Do you know a nonprofit organization located in Los Angeles County serving women in need?  Rest Cottage Association (RCA) grant applications for the 2022 cycle are submitted online and will be available on the Ebell website starting May 1, 2021. (Click on “Club,” then “Philanthropy,” then “RCA Application.”) All applications will be due by July 31, 2021.  We… Read more »

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New Members

Meet Our New Members

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

March 31, 2021

Welcome to all our new members.  Here we meet some of them. Ginger Conwell Ginger found us on Google after learning her own local Ebell of Long Beach had closed.  She has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly and in her spare time enjoys personal spiritual development and meditation, woodworking, giving service to… Read more »

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Social Service For Those Who Served

from Elizabeth Yeo, Social Service Ambassador

March 31, 2021

It is my honor to share with you one of Ebell’s newer grantees, New Directions for Veterans (NDVets). Since 1992, NDVets has provided comprehensive services to thousands of veterans in Los Angeles County. This wonderful organization was founded by two formerly homeless Vietnam veterans and a local advocate for homeless persons. The organization initially operated… Read more »

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Book Chamber: April Book Choice

from Constance Hornig, Book Chamber Chair

March 31, 2021

Published in 1943, do you remember your mom reading and loving this book?  My mother won it in high school as a prize for Declamation.  It was also one of the most requested Arms Services Editions/books by GIs during WWII. Join us at 6:30 p.m. on April 20 (the 3rd Tuesday) to rediscover this classic… Read more »

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President’s Message

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

March 1, 2021

Spring is in the air and full of promise. Our wisteria vine, one of the highlights of our garden, is just starting to blossom. Every year I am inspired and thankful for its beauty. I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. As we approach March, I am hopeful that we will soon see life getting… Read more »

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Save the Date

March 1, 2021

Tuesday, March 2 at 12:00 p.m. Virtual Field Trip: Tour Italy from a Woman’s Perspective Professional guide Susan Van Allen takes us on a tour including visits with a cook in Rome and a bead artisan in Venice. Wednesday, March 3 at 5:00 p.m. Confab. Theme: Joke Day. Share a funny story or joke.  Let’s… Read more »

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Ambassadors Needed for Social Services Programs

from Arden Teplow, Chair, Social Service Committee

March 1, 2021

The Social Service Committee (SSC) is a group of Ebell members who actively engage with Rest Cottage Association (RCA) grant recipients. We are a link to The Ebell for each of these well-deserving nonprofits who have been reviewed by the RCA grant committee and awarded grants due to their continuous work in improving the lives… Read more »

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Mr Soul Screened on PBS

from Loyce Braun

March 1, 2021

  In 2019, Ebell members enjoyed a very special program presented by Melissa Haizlip, the daughter of former Ebell President Shirlee Haizlip.  Melissa shared the inspiring story of her uncle, Ellis Haizlip, and the film she made about him. After years of determined effort, Melissa successfully produced a wonderful documentary film chronicling Ellis Haizlip’s groundbreaking… Read more »

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RCA May Applications… Pass it Along…

from Randi Jones, Director RCA

March 1, 2021

The Ebell Rest Cottage Association (RCA) makes grants each year to non-profit organizations that help women in need and their children in Los Angeles County. This year, RCA gave away a total of $160,000 to 15 worthy applicants. Our 2022 online grant application goes live on May 1, 2021. If you know of a woman-centered… Read more »

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Commission on the Status of Women This Year Open To All! Join In Now!

from Wendy Kaiser and Crista Bazoian

March 1, 2021

Join advocates from across the globe at the Sixty Fifth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) March 15th to the 26th. This year it is taking place virtually with side and parallel events, and workshops available to individuals outside of the normal NGO-credentialed United Nations program. The theme of this year’s… Read more »

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Ebell Face Mask

Ebell Masks Still Available…But Not for Long…

March 1, 2021

There is still a small inventory left of the Ebell masks, commissioned by member Beate Kessler-McDermott and designed specially for the Club by Joyce Zapellini. So hurry and buy one before they run out! The cost is $25 and proceeds will be re-invested in making more masks! Just email Patty Lombard at patty@ebelloflosangeles.com or complete… Read more »

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Love Your Peaks!

from Crista Bazoian

March 1, 2021

Here, the peaks we’re talking about are on your chest! Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a non-profit whose mission is to educate young people about early detection and the importance of healthy lifestyles in preventing Breast Cancer. Spearheaded by member Vanessa Diaz, in February they launched their winter campaign, Love Your Peaks, to encourage… Read more »

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