Winter 2013 Message

Louise Coffey-Webb - Culver City Historical SocietyPresident’s Message
by Louise Coffey-Webb, President

Dear Members,

This Fall we enjoyed a fascinating presentation at our October General Meeting by Jim Lamm, President of the Ballona Creek Renaissance, who discussed the natural history of our communal "backyard” as well as the wonderful improvements to the “human” portion of the Creek, which is now quite the destination for hikers and cyclers.

Also in October, Costume Chair Sharon Shore and I had fun at the 7th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar. We saw many friends, old and new, and were fascinated by the number of interesting groups dedicated to reserving all manner of local Southern California phenomena. It was held in the stunningly beautiful Doheny Library on the USC campus. I recommend attending next year for sure.

Our "Reel Culver City" columnist Marc Wanamaker said goodbye to his sweet 96-year old mother, Edith, in December, and we all wish him well as he gathers back his own life again.

Culver City also lost a significant artist, Evelyn Ackerman, a long-time resident known to many in the Society, and a colleague from my LACMA days. It is fitting and special that her husband, Jerry Ackerman, will be our featured guest during our January program.

Every so often, it is incumbent upon a society to re-visit its By-laws. This Fall that is exactly what we have done, endeavoring to keep up-to-date and relevant. We have posted our updated By-laws on our website: www.culvercityhistoricalsociety.com and, if you do not have email, please contact us by telephone and we will gladly send you a copy by mail. All members are invited to approve the new By-laws at our January 16th annual business meeting. We look forward to seeing you then, if not before.

P.S. Please remember to renew your membership for 2013 as your dues help us to continue all our programs – our lectures, tours, meet-and-greets, and more..

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