General Meetings

Open to members and their guests

Place:     Temple Israel, Westport
10:45 am   Coffee and Conversation
11:30 am   Meeting and Speaker
We must enter through the doors from the upper parking lot.  There are a limited number of parking spaces in the upper lot; please leave them for those who have difficulty walking. Others please park in the lower lot and walk to the upper entrance.

October 9
Art Gottlieb: The Life and Work of Margaret Bourke-White
As many Y’s Women are aware, Art Gottlieb is a local historian covering a wide range of subjects including, but not limited to, political and military history. He is an active lecturer at Lifetime Learners at Norwalk Community College. Art was formerly a Curator of Naval History and Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City, where he worked extensively to create displays to accurately illustrate the history of 20th century warfare. Art will discuss the life and work of Margaret Bourke-White, a distinguished photographer best known for her extensive contributions to photojournalism. She is recognized as having been the first female documentary photographer to be accredited by and work with the U.S. Armed Forces. Art will review Margaret’s fascinating career, including her work directly with the Armed Forces as she covered World War II for Life magazine. Please join us in welcoming Art to Y’s Women and hearing what should be a fascinating presentation.

October 23, 2017
Michael R. Ruscoe: Telling Your Story
Join us for a stimulating conversation with Michael Ruscoe, Memoir Coach and Professor of English at Southern Connecticut State University. In addition to college teaching, Mike has had a 25-year career as a freelance writer and editor, specializing in educational publications such as Weekly Reader. He is also a personal writing coach. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University and an MFA from the City University of New York – Brooklyn College. We hope you will join us for this interesting and informative presentation on memoir writing and how to tell your own story.