I have a couple of reminders, and a few new items for our Penwomen.
Please remember that we have changed the date of the Feb. meeting from Feb. 7 to Feb. 21, to accommodate our speaker’s (Linda Lowen) schedule. Same time and place, just different date. You will receive a reminder email and more information on that meeting, later this month. I will call Joy Englehart, since she is not on email. Can anyone think of another PW who might need a phone notification? If so please call me 656-9527.
Nevart Apikian’s cousin Donna Coyle contacted me this week because she wanted all of the Penwomen to be aware of the estate sale.
Here is the information regarding the sale:
125 Parkway Drive (off South Ave.)
Friday Feb. 1 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday Feb. 2 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(overflow parking at Family Dollar)
There are antiques, collectables, furniture, kitchen items, books and much more. You can find a complete listing in the Wednesday Jan. 30 Post Standard on page D6.
I believe Donna, her sister and other cousins have saved most of Nevart’s personal and professional memorabilia, and will probably make some sort of donation to the Onondaga Historical Association. We might want to consider asking Donna to speak to the PW next year. She has some great stories about Nevart and all of the famous people she interviewed. I know that Nevart also spoke on that topic, but it might be fun to get another perspective.
A few months ago I think I mentioned the book drive that some of our other PW branches are working on. The book drive is to replenish the libraries devastated by Hurricane Sandy. I have received many updates on this from the PW Facebook page. I know that many of you receive the same updates. I will forward their latest email for you reference. Anyway, I was thinking that perhaps we could collect books (gently used or new ) at our next meeting Feb. 21 and send them on to the people in charge of the drive. This is an easy community service project which will benefit so many people. Not to mention clear off our bookshelves for some new books I can collect a few boxes at work and I will have them in the back of my car (lots of room), collect them either before or after our meeting, and will get them sent off. I can think of at least 20 books, all best sellers from the past 5 years that I can donate. How about you?????
And last but not least: prayers and healing thoughts to our good friend Yolanda, facing another surgery for cancer. It sounds like she will be in good hands in NYC and we will hope and pray for a successful surgery.