The two California branches (GRAD and GLAD) have merged to form the SoCalDF.
A Hearty Greetings to SoCalDF, fellow Dickensians!
Website: www.gladfellowship.orgFacebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/1405191869718211/Regular meeting venue: Riverside Main Library / ZoomChairman: Tim Clark, [email protected], 1-909-225-2834Corresponding Secretary: Vikky Pickett, [email protected], 1-951-805-2621Zoom Link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/93306449804?pwd=elpFZXBwRTkzbU10TUZoQ1VSVFpwdz09
The Southern California Dickens (SoCalDF) Fellowship meets every other month to discuss a selectednovel or a specific Dickensian theme. If a Guest Presentation opportunity avails, we will calendar in thebetween month.We will resume Zoom meetings in January 2023. Attempts at live meetings at our beautiful downtownlibrary have not been well-attended, so such have been suspended until enthusiasm arises.Considerations for a quarterly live meeting are ongoing.In November we began reading and discussing the chosen novel for the 2023 Dickens Universe, A Taleof Two Cites. Wayne Batten introduced us with Book the First, chapters 1-6.
Here are our upcoming 2023 Saturday meeting dates, along with our presenter, topic, and/or chaptersthat will be read and discussed:
December (Holiday break…read the novel!)January 28 (TTC, Book the 2 nd , Ch. 1-12) presented by Kendall MatternFebruary 11 Bleak Health, author Nicholas CambridgeMarch 25 (TTC, Book the 2 nd , Ch. 13-24) presented by Wayne BattenMay 13 (TTC, Book the 3 rd , Ch. 1-15) presented by Kendall Martin
Also: Our newsletter, SoCalDF Greetings, is published prior to each meeting.
Our annual Fellowship dues are designated to support local sponsorships and charities. We have chosenthe following groups to bestow Holiday gift donations and sponsorships to this year:1. David & Margaret Youth Family Services (local Orphanage)2. Operation Safehouse (abused and battered women)3. Riverside City Mission4. Salvation Army5. The Dickens Project (Dickens U.)6. Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI high school Lit. program at Foshay)
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