May 1995 Message

President’s Message
by Hal Horne

SMILE: During Fiesta La Ballona, our own Ross Hawkins and Mark Morris will be taping for a half-hour show about the Historical Society we are now producing for Continental Cable Television. Among the events to be video taped are highlights of the Historic City Tour and interviews of Society founding members. If you have any ideas or suggestions, call Ross at 839-5725.

ELECTION ’95 – Though the BIG election is a year away, ours is this November when new officers for the Historical Society are chosen. If you’ve always wanted to contribute to the future and help the Society set its direction, here’s your opportunity. The time commitment is minimal, but the rewards are great.

The elected positions are President, V.P. Programs, V.P. Museum, V.P. Ways & Means, Secretary, and Treasurer. If you’re ready to throw your hat into the ring, call Parliamentarian Esther Tarn at 839-8454 by August 31st.

DUES INCREASE: With costs of printing and postage on the rise, the Board of Directors voted in April to present a Dues Increase Proposal to the membership at the May General Meeting.
The proposals would, effective September 1, 1995, increase Individual and Service Group Memberships to $15 and $20 respectively; and create a Family Lifetime Membership at $250. If you haven’t paid your 1995 dues, now might be the time.

WILL IT COMPUTE: We recently received hard-bound copies of the Citizen (1926-51) from Roy Donovan. Fred Machado and Jim Robertson are presently cataloging the features onto index cards, but we surely could use some “automated” help. If any member has a database system they’d like to donate to this important effort, please call me at 202-6197.

MOVIE, MOVIE: The Los Angeles Conservancy will present in June their “Last Remaining Seats” series of classic motion pictures each Wednesday evening at 8:00pm. The films to be screened are June 7th, “The General” with Buster Keaton at the Orpheum Theater; June 14th “His Girl Friday” with Cary Grant and Rosaline Russell at the Palace Theater; June 21st, Laurel & Hardy’s “Sons of the Desert” at the Los Angeles Theatre; and June 28th, the original screen print of “Vertigo” at the State Theatre.

Advance Tickets are $12 each or $40 for the series. Call the Conservancy at (213) 896-9114 for more information.

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