Greenwich Pen Women

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.

Evelyn Peterson

Deb Weir Presenting Evelyn Peterson with her GPW Honorary Lifetime Membership Certificate. (From Left, Dr. Joyce French, Evelyn Peterson, Deb Weir, and Marcia Hamilton
Evelyn Peterson is now a Greenwich Pen Women honorary lifetime member. The board voted to give her this status in appreciation of her work in founding our branch in 1955 and for her continued support over the past 59 years. Dr. Joyce French proposed this action at her final board meeting last May. On July 23rd, the following members of the current board presented Evelyn with a certificate of honorary membership: Parliamentarian Dr. Joyce French, Vice President Marcia Hamilton, Corresponding Secretary Kathy DiGiovanna, and President Deborah Weir. The presentation took place in Evelyn’s lovely home, the site of our October 2013 meeting on “The Creative Process” by Hazel Jarvis. After the presentation of the certificate, Evelyn entertained her presenters with family stories dating from the 1800’s! Evelyn was thrilled to receive the certificate and said she was going to frame it next to her Musical Owl Award.
Two Propitious Announcements

Our President, Deb Weir, is happy to make the following two announcements:

Deb Weir
GPW President, Deb Weir

We are delighted to announce the availability of the Greenwich Pen Women Handbook. The new online version takes the place of and stands on the shoulders of our traditionally printed roster, that most valuable tool containing our bylaws, calendar, mission statement and more. As of August 1, 2014, the Handbook will be uploaded to a secure page on our website, accessible with this year’s password, to be sent in a secure email to our members.

We owe a vote of thanks to our hardworking proofreaders who created at least ten iterations of this document: Marcia Hamilton, Kathy DiGiovanna, Judy Crystal, and Ann Caron. Additional thanks go to JoAnne Ferrara who will maintain the file to reflect our changing membership.

Of course, we would not have this document if Marie Amoruso and Joyce French had not created and maintained the project over the years!

There’s More:

This year we will kick off our new active GPW season with a relaxing, “Meet and Greet Mini-Retreat,” at member Arlene Mark’s seaside home, 74 Harbor Drive, Greenwich, date to be determined soon!

Do you know every one of our eighty-one members? Join us for a fun gathering designed to make new friends among Greenwich Pen Women. Arlene’s home has beautiful spaces and vistas to inspire conversation and creative connection. Look for an email invitation with the date coming soon, and be sure to make your reservation for this wonderful event.

Annual Party
From Left, Ann Caron talking to our hostess, Arlene Mark, with Nancy Burke, at the May 19 annual meeting

(Photos by Kathy DiGiovanna)


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