President, Deb Weir
If ever we were reminded of the biblical verse, “a time to mourn and a time to dance,” for Greenwich Pen Women, it was last month. On January 8, 2016, we lost our founding member, Evelyn Peterson. Below are several photos from July 2014, when Evelyn was presented a certificate honoring her with a lifetime honorary membership. At the time, she expressed her gratitude by telling those present she was going to frame it next to her Musical Owl Award. Her many contributions to our branch and her lovely presence made her a cherished member, and she will be missed. Her memorial service, held at the first Presbyterian Church in Greenwich on January 30, was well attended by her GPW colleagues and friends. She helped found the Greenwich branch in 1955. Before that date, she was a member of the Pioneer branch of the NLAPW.
|Evelyn Fry Peterson, December 9, 1919—January 8, 2016
||Evelyn receiving her honorary membership award. Left to right, Joyce French, Evelyn Peterson, Deb Weir, Marcia Clay Hamilton. Photographer, Kathy DiGiovanna
Not long after this sad news, we received word that Sarah Darer Littman was engaged to her long-standing, beau, Hank. And this, of course, was cause of great joy. Congratulations, Sarah and Hank.
And more cause for celebration—our vibrant Greenwich Pen Women members who continue to create, share, and give back to the community their many talents and gifts. Be sure to read our member news and to see the wonderful events our program co-chairs have planned for the year.
Evelyn would be proud!
Evelyn Fry Peterson in earlier days