Greenwich Pen Women, a branch of the National League of American Pen Women, is a non-profit organization of women artists, writers, and musicians. We offer mutual support and exchange of ideas to encourage and inspire excellence in original creative work.

Note from our President:

“And what is so rare as a day in June?

Then, if ever, come perfect days…”
--James Russell Lowell

As we turn our attention to the joys of June, let’s pause to reflect on another perfect day, at a perfect venue, our May 12 annual meeting at the beautiful home of Arlene and Reuben Mark. Our thanks to both for the memorable time we shared, enjoying good company, good food, and the spectacular Sound views from virtually every room. We also installed our officers for the term, 2016-2018. New to the board are Barbara Ehrentreu, recording secretary and new co-chair, Letters; Libby Collilns, new co-chair, Arts; and Kia Heavey, historian. We also thanked those leaving the board for their tireless efforts on behalf of Greenwich Pen Women, Joyce French, past president and parliamentarian; Marie Amoruso, recording secretary; and Anita Keire, co-chair, Letters. We thanked, as well, Rosemarie Anner who is leaving the board and who, along with her co-chair Catherine Stahl, brought us such worthwhile programs during our previous term.

Arlene Mark with guests, Ann Caron, Sally Fine, and Catherine Stahl
On the veranda: Mirella Hajjar, Liana Moonie, and Sally Fine

Guests around the table
Barbara O’Shea and Lynn Garelick, photo by Kathy DiGiovanna
Karen Heffner sharing information about our now digitized archives, photo by Kathy DiGiovanna
Deb Weir presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Anita Keire, photo by Kathy DiGiovanna
The Board, 2016-2018, Back row: Deb Weir, Sally Fine, Julie Dolphin, Jean Moore, Stasha Healy, Front row: Barbara Ehrentreu, Claudia Dumschat, Libby Collins, Catherine Stahl, photo by Kathy DiGiovanna

On a less cheerful note, I am sorry to add that our esteemed and loved member, Liana Moonie, has suffered a broken leg resulting from a fall. As you read this, she is recuperating and while she is not taking calls or ready for visits, she would be delighted to receive cards at home: Liana Moonie, 4 Lafayette Court, Penthouse, Greenwich, CT 06830. Get well soon, Liana!

My best wishes to all for a very happy summer.

Your President,


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