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.
The leaves have fallen to the ground
With rustling sound so soft.
Soon winter will come marching in,
With leaden skies aloft.
Bright autumn hues of red & gold
Have faded to dull brown,
But soon an ermine mantle,
Will cover all the ground,
These precious days we'll treasure,
When winter's in full bloom,
The memories of our golden times,
Will banish all the gloom.
-- Ardenelle M. Mason
Note from our President:
We’ve now survived our first Nor’easter and with temperatures dropping, winter is definitely on its way. But have no fear – things are just heating up with Greenwich Pen Women.
First, some news about your board:
We welcome Joyce French back to the board! She is taking over as Membership Treasurer to relieve Stasha Healy, who has taken over as PR Chair and started a new job (congratulations Stasha!). Thank you to both Joyce and Stasha.
Kathy DiGiovanna has volunteered to be Arts Chair, and she will be assisted by Karen Heffner, to whom we are very grateful for continuing to arrange the Arts critiques every month, despite having stepped down from the board. Thank you, Kathy.
Lee Paine has kindly volunteered to be acting Music Chair, so we’re pleased to report that all disciplines now have representation on the board. Thank you, Lee.
Deb Weir has kindly agreed to chair the Nominating Committee for the 2020-2022 officers, assisted by Leigh Grant and Kathy DiCamillo. Thank you all for your service to Greenwich PenWomen.
Letters - The next letter critique is Friday, November 1 from 10 PM to noon at Anita Keire’s house.
Arts - The next art critique will be held at Annette Voyerer’s house. Date and Time TBA. Thanks to all the art members who so generously offered to host.
Holiday Luncheon - Thursday, December 5, Field Club of Greenwich, 276 Lake Ave, Greenwich 11:30 - 2 PM. Keep an eye out for the invitation, which will be sent out shortly.
The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. Greenwich Pen Women is thrilled to have as our guest speaker Coline Jenkins, legislator, author, TV producer and great-great-granddaughter of women’s suffrage leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Co-founder and president of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust, Ms. Jenkins lives her life with a deep commitment to inspiring awareness and pride in women's history, preserving the history of the women’s rights movement, and promoting the advancement of women’s rights. You don't want to miss this speaker! There is an easily accessible entrance to the Field Club to the left of the building.
We’re looking at several interesting programs to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the constitutional right to vote. We can’t ever take equality for granted, especially while we’re still fighting to achieve it on so many different fronts.
Check out member news to see all of the exciting news from your fellow Penwomen.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our members. Enjoy taking time off to experience gratitude, and to be with family and friends.
~ ~ Sarah and Leigh
GPW President Sarah Darer Littman