4/14/2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Executive Committee Meeting
4/14/2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Board Meeting / Program Committee Meeting
4/14/2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
General Program / Hostess: Diversity
Amanda from University Book Store in Mill Creek will share top picks for summer reading. All books will be available for purchase.
5/14/2014 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Everett Golf and Country Club
Reception at 11:30. Luncheon at noon.
Award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick has written three nonfiction books and twenty historical fiction novels based on actual women's lives. She will speak on the power of story in our lives.
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FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES
Dorothy Monroe, guest speaker at the February 10 meeting of the Woman's Book Club, is a great fan of the late humorist Erma Bombeck.
Monroe's memoir, "Cobwebs on the Chandelier," is a selection of 38 essays about ordinary experiences turned into universal truths. This mother of six got married to her husband on April Fools' Day 53 years ago—and they've been laughing ever since.
Whether it's hooking son Jeff's glasses while fishing on the Mississippi—"Somewhere down there lives a fish with corrected vision"—or skidding off the dining table trying to dust away a cobweb from a lighting fixture, the subject of the title essay, Monroe's take on family life has earned a lot of empathetic laughter. She was profiled in the Everett Herald Vitality Magazine and has been published in Northwest Prime Time and the Kansas City Times. Monroe has also been recognized by the Write on the Sound Conference as well as the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. At the February talk at the Everett Public Library, she also gave a loving tribute to her long-lived mother, whose difficulty in downsizing her possessions led to the theory that the penchant for accumulating "skips a generation."
Now retired from a career in health care administration, as a business officer, financial director and as a college instructor, she writes a blog on the current national debate on healthcare, www.healthcaresecondopinion.com, as well as a blog active in 2012 of musings about her book: www.cobwebsonthechandelier.com.
Story and Photo Diane Wright, Classics
Dorothy Monroe is pictured below: