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Democrats meet historic women


March 14, 2020

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Joanne Barrett, Connie Lynch and Andrea Hicks represented historic women at Democratic Club.

Women from history were invited to talk about themselves at the March meeting of Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club. The program was planned in recognition of March as Women's History Month.The women were Gertrude Jekyll, Mary Pickford and Captain C. Edwina Todd.

Gertrude Jekyll, portrayed by Joanne Beckett, was a British horticulturist, garden designer, writer and artist. Mary Pickford, portrayed by Andrea Hicks, was a famous motion picture actress and producer in the early 1900s. Captain C. Edwina Todd, portrayed by Connie Brehm, was a Navy nurse who described her harrowing experiences in the Philippines during World War II.

The three women represented American Association of University Women. Nearly 30 years ago, Carol Coleman established a group within AAUW called Storytellers. After a few years they extended their activities to promote women's history and have been making presentations to schools and community organizations for many years.

The Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club meets the first Thursday of each month at Big Papa's Steakhouse, 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd. Dinner is at 5 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 6 p.m.

Registered Democrats are welcome to attend and join the club.

For more information about the club visit


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