The Stockton-Lodi branch of the National League of American Pen Women recently chose officers for their next year. The luncheon gathering was held at the home of Janet Schultz, and was preceded by the group's annual musical program. Love songs and other songs from World War II were performed by Pianist/Singer, Gene Hanten and Soloist Jenny Medrano. Members were asked to come in 40s style. A field trip was taken afterwards to view a mural in the grooming salon at Sycamore Lane Kennels (at the end of Sargent Road), which was painted by June Sands, of Ripon.
Officers to be installed in May include Caroline Henry, president; Ann Anderson, vice-president; Marjorie Preszler, treasurer; Elizabeth Parrish, secretary/membership; Janet Schulz, historian; Barbara Bennett, newsletter; and Gwin Paden, yearbook.
The goal of the historic league (founded in 1897 in Washington, D.C.) is to conduct and promote creative professional work in art, letters and music. Membership is open to women who have received payment in the commerical world for original work of professional standard in the above categories.
The branch meets on the second Saturday of September, November, January, March and May. For information about qualifications for becoming a member, call 931-0682.