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Patricia Daly-LipeDr. Patricia Daly-Lipe
History from a Personal Perspective

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served;
1-2 pm –Presentation and Q & A
$25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only
                                        EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon


As author, artist, historian, Dr. Patricia Daly-Lipe noteshistory is biographyNot just a litany of events, history involves personal stories. Dr. Daly-Lipe has written eight books, including several pertaining to periods of history: Patriot Priest, The Story of Monsignor William A. Hemmick, the Vatican’s First American Canon (her great uncle served troops in WWI); Helen Holt: Memoir of a Servant Leader (who served under 8 Presidents, establishing nursing homes and elder care across the country); A Cruel Calm, Paris Between the Wars (Dr. Daly-Lipe’s mother’s story based on 14 years of research); La Jolla, A Celebration of Its Past.

A new book, La Jolla Chronicles will be published by History Press this year; it brings her personal perspectives as she grew up in both La Jolla, CA and Washington, DC, and was acquainted with many people described in the book including Roger Revelle, Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss), and Cliff Robertson.

Dr. Daly-Lipe’s books will be available for purchase and signing.

Gretchen Bloom

Gretchen Bloom

Member Speaks Series:

From Togo to Papua New Guinea – Finding New Pathways for Women

Thursday, June 9, 2016

11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served; 1-2 pm –Presentation and Q & A
$25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon


Gretchen Bloom has over 40 years of experience in international development and humanitarian assistance, beginning as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa, teaching English in Togo (1966-68).  Since then she has worked, lived and traveled in 98 countries, with a specific focus on gender issues.

She has multiple Masters degrees and has been involved in various organizations over the years, such as AWID, WFP, and World Bank. Her work in Nigeria for DFID focused on gender mainstreaming related to MCH in the second phase of the Partnership for the Transformation of Health Systems (PATHS2) in Enugu, Kaduna and Kano (2009-2012) She currently works with two port projects in Haiti funded by USAID.

movie reelFilm Night – Rosenwald

Friday, June 10, 2016
(previously scheduled for May 20th)

TIME: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
PRICE: $25 (includes light supper) and Cash Bar; $10 Film only
Cash bar and light supper available at 6:00 pm, Film Screening is 7:00 pm
 EVENT TYPE: Film Night: Co-sponsored by Women in Film & Video


Aviva Kempner’s latest film celebrates the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald who never finished high school but who rose to lead the retailing giant, Sears Roebuck.  Influenced by Booker T. Washington, this philanthropist partnered with African-American communities to build 5,300 schools in the south during the Jim Crow decades. Rosenwald was guided by the Jewish ideals of charity and “repairing the world”, and a deep concern over racial inequality. Beyond    building schools, he awarded grants to a who’s who of African-American artists and intellectuals such as Marian Anderson, James Baldwin, and many others. During his lifetime, Rosenwald gave away $62 million. The showing of this documentary is dedicated to the memory of Julian Bond, who played a key role in this film.

Film provided by The National Center for Jewish Film,

WNDC logo8WNDC Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

TIME: 10:30 am Members Only Meeting;  12:00 pm Lunch served (guests are allowed)
Lunch $25 Members, $30 guests
Annual Membership Meeting


Please gather to meet our new Board members and officers with a special luncheon to follow. This year’s officers have worked hard to bring us great programs, solid contributions from PPC Task Force members, and other contributions too numerous to name. We want to hear from all of our members as we plan for the future and an exciting election season.

Wilson HouseTour of the President Woodrow Wilson House

Thursday, June 23, 2016

TIME: 11 am-Meet at WNDC 10:30 am (share cab) or at Wilson House 10:55 am
(near Farragut West Metro Station)
$25 Members, $30 Non-members (Lunch at WNDC); $10 Tour Only
EVENT TYPE: Tour & Lunch


The Woodrow Wilson House is the home where President and Mrs. Wilson lived after retirement from the White House in 1921. Wilson is the only President to have made Washington his permanent home following his term in office. He lived in the house until his death in 1924; his wife Edith Bowling Wilson lived there until her death in 1961. She bequeathed the home and its furnishings to the National Trust for Historic Preservation as a monument to President Wilson. The home and gardens, designed by prominent American architect Waddy Wood, were completed in 1915. Situated in the Kalorama–Embassy Row area, the home has been maintained much as it was in 1924, including furniture, art, photographs, state gifts, and personal effects of President and Mrs. Wilson. The Wilson House is of special interest to the Woman’s National Democratic Club, as the Wilsons were friends of WNDC’s founders Emily Newell Blair and Florence (Daisy) Jaffray Harriman. President Wilson supported the creation of the WNDC and Mrs. Wilson served as honorary president.