Message Dorothy Atkins, NorCal President
Our NorCal Art reception at Hayward City Hall on Friday October 6th was a tremendous
success. Hosted by President Winnie Thompson and her
Diablo Alameda Branch. More than 50 artists have their artwork on display through November 17, 2017 in the John O'Lague Galleria at City
A large crowd of artist and local supporters of the arts, the mayor of Hayward as well as
other city officials came out to enjoy the wonderful art by Pen Women from our six Northern California branches. In addition we were treated to a lovely buffet table provided by members, beautiful
harp music by Pen Woman, Margaret Davis, from the Diablo Alameda Branch, and we socialized with very creative and interesting artists.
This was our first and largest Art Show for NorCal and set the stage for more outreach
within our communities going forward. Many thanks to Winnie who was a delight to work with and all our branches and members who contributed so much and to the Hayward Arts Council for working
so hard together and making this such a special event. I encourage you all to continue promoting this show and encourage your friends to see our artwork while the show is still going on. Our
Core Value as Pen Women, respect, creativity, knowledge and the preservation of the arts.
Santa Clara County Branch of the
National League of American Pen women
Summer and the living is easy. Well, not
exactly! Pen women are always on the go! The Santa Clara County Branch of NLAPw participated at the San Mateo Fair in an outreach program. June 10, and 11th, 2017, Dorothy Atkins,
President of Nor Cal and members ShaRon Haugen, Pat Fisher, and Patricia Dennis sat and answered questions and passed out material help to promote the NLAPW. There were quite a few interested
in our organization! It is gatherings like these that keep the NLAPW'S name out there and encourage other creative women that there is a strong group of professionals ready to welcome them to
Then it was a fun event at Louise Webb's in
which 11 PW participated in compiling a short video clip of what it meant to them to be in the league.
"What it means to be a Pen woman' gave us
insight on what really motivates us!