President, Deb Weir
Welcome fall! The new season is upon us, and Greenwich Pen Women are harvesting the fruits of their labor, as you will read in member news. Additionally, our members continue to be actively pursuing their talents and contributing to the community. Again this year, our members will participate in Greenwich Reads. The selected work this year is Americanah, the award-winning novel by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie. Joyce French and Marcia Hamilton will lead the October discussion at the Perot Library in Old Greenwich. Our past program chair, Lee Paine, who sits on the Greenwich Reads Board, initiated our involvement in this very important program and continues to represent our branch.
This season’s program chairs, Rosemarie Anner and Catherine Stahl, are actively planning GPW program events, including our annual holiday luncheon at the Field Club on December 10, about which you will be hearing more shortly. (Catherine Stahl has graciously agreed to relieve Reverend Joanne Swenson as co-chair, and Joanne has agreed to stay on as an active committee member. Thank you, Catherine and Joanne!)
I am happy to announce two new GPW members, both in Letters, Laura Stuart, and Barbara Ehrentreo. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Laura and Barbara.
And now one more look-back to summer: the meet-up, September 3, at the Neue Galerie to see Gustav Klimt’s “Woman in Gold,” the painting, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.
The group braved the long line gladly for the reward ahead: the resplendent painting of Adele Bloch-Bauer and the other paintings and sketches in the exhibit. After taking it all in, our group repaired to the Café Fledermaus for coffee and pastries.