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The Boca Raton Branch National League Of American Pen Women (NLAPW) Will Enrich Your Life

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) invites the community to join them and learn how the Boca Raton Pen Women can enrich your life with art, music, books, poetry, drama, and much more. If you are a published writer, artist, composer or lover of the arts, you’ll find one-of-a-kind events and programs, and warm and welcoming new friends. The Rickie Report urges you to meet the members of this stellar networking organization!  We share the details about the “Getting To Know You” luncheon on October 15th and remind you to RSVP by October 1st!   Don’t miss the terrific and fun Silent Auction Items!

 

 

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Boca Raton Branch

National League of American Pen Women

Invites You:

Getting-to-Know-You Membership Luncheon

 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

12:00 Noon

Members – $28 Guests – $32

RSVP by October 1st

Boca Woods Country Club

10471 Boca Woods Lane    Boca Raton, FL 33428

Free valet parking

 

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is hosting its annual membership luncheon at the beautiful Boca Woods Country Club on October 15, 2015. They’ll be kicking off their new 2015-2016 season of programs and special events.  

 

 

We invite the community to join us and learn how the Boca Raton Pen Women can enrich your life with art, music, books, poetry, drama, and much more. If you are a published writer, artist, composer or lover of the arts, you’ll find one-of-a-kind events and programs, and warm and welcoming new friends.

 

 

 

Opportunities to showcase your artistic creations in the public arena are arranged by our Art, Letters and Music Committees. You’ll have a chance to network with our creative members and expand your reach in the local community. You can participate in national webinars that offer valuable information and enter contests that interest and inspire you.

 

Join the Fun at the Membership Luncheon Silent Auction

 

Members of the Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women and their guests who attend our annual membership luncheon on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the Boca Woods Country Club can offer bids in an exciting Silent Auction.

 

Here’s a preview of some of the fabulous auction items:

 

  • One-of-a-kind original paintings created by Pen Women artists:  Lidia Tohar, Bea Doone-Merena, Carole Kaufman, and Roberta Melman.
  • Giant Gift basket with books by Pen Women authors
  • original music CDs by composer Sheila Firestone
  • a pair of tickets to a Play Reading Series at Lynn University Theatre
  • a gift certificate for a facial or massage at Donna Peri Day Spa
  • wine
  • Set of two tickets to a live full length play at Lynn University Theatre (choose from 7 plays).
  • Several pairs of tickets for Lynn University Play Reading Series for all 4 performances.
  • And so much more!

 

Auction items will be on display starting at 12:00 noon on October 15th. Checks and cash will be accepted for winning bids and are tax deductible.

 

You won’t want to miss this once-a-year membership event. Enjoy a fabulous buffet luncheon: soup and salad bar, carving station, dessert and beverages. Bid in our Silent Auction featuring member art pieces and a treasure basket of books, CDs and wine. Join us, meet us, learn all about us. You’ll be glad you did.

 

 

Members – $28 Guests – $32

Boca Woods Country Club

10471 Boca Woods Lane   Boca Raton, FL 33428

Free valet parking

 

————————————-Reservation Form———————————–

Check must be received by October 1, 2015. Members: $28 Guests: $32

Make check payable to Boca Raton Branch NLAPW.

Send to: Barbara Bixon, 9674 Harbour Lake Circle, Boynton Beach, FL 33437.

Email for more information: Bbcarter2@aol.com.

Name: (print) ____________________________

Email/phone _____________________

Guest: _________________________________

Email/phone_____________________

 

ABOUT NATIONAL LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN:

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists.

NLAPW’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. and oversees branches all over the United States. The league boasts membership of such prominent women as Eleanor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, and local well-known artist Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, the only woman to sculpt President Lincoln from life, was an early member of NLAPW. Her statue of Lincoln now stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

 

 

The Boca Raton branch is one of the largest in the country and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015. As a qualified member of Art, Letters or Music, each member is exposed to participation in Art Exhibits, Author Talks and various workshops. On the third Thursday of the month – from November to May – luncheons are held with interesting, informative and entertaining speakers featuring the three Muses ~ Art – Literature – Music!

 

 

For more information about Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women please visit:

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

An Inheritance to Treasure


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The Rickie Report is pleased to share the solution to a mystery we were involved with over the past few months.  The following is a true story. The names and locations of the people have been changed to protect their privacy.

The Rickie Report received an email from a woman in the midwest.  It is not unusual for us to find queries about a specific artist or type of art in our mail box, but this one was particularly poignant.  Jeannie’s mother had recently died.  She and her brother were going through their mother’s home deciding what they would keep and what would be sold or given away.

Jeannie’s brother found a painting with Jeannie’s name  and “1976” written on the back in their mother’s handwriting.  What was it?

To Jeannie’s amazement, the artwork was something she had never seen in her parents’ home.  It was pretty to look at and was signed by Edna Hibel.  Having no idea who the artist was, Jeannie went to the internet.  And in her search, she found an article recently written in The Rickie Report about Edna (January 6, 2012).

We suggested that Jeannie send a photo of the art work to the Edna Hibel Museum in Jupiter, FL. to help solve the mystery of what the painting was worth.  But how did her mother get the piece and why was it never hung in their childhood home?

Jeannie and her brother remember their parents traveling to the Palm Beach, FL area once a year when the company her father worked for would give its managers an all expense paid trip to thank them for their hard work.  While the men played golf, the company would take the wives to local museums and points of interest.  While the other wives accepted a fur coat or piece of expensive jewelry, Jeannie’s mother chose a piece of artwork by Edna Hibel.  She was not a showy person.

Through a course of emails,  Jeannie’s pleasure at finding the answers to this mystery has given The Rickie Report a sense of satisfaction.  She loves Edna’s work and is hanging new found art, worth over $20,000 in her home.  A reminder of her mother’s values.  “I cherish it,” she shared.