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WNBA/LA Executive Board
Rachelle Yousuf
Vice President:
Liz Donatelli
Corresponding Secretary:
Cynthia Levin
Recording Secretary:
Kaleigh Tuso
Suzanne Kleinbub
Immediate Past President:
Ruth Light

Committee and Representatives
Membership Chairs:

Suzanne Kleinbub and
Ruth Light

Graphic Designer:
Cheyenne Yousuf

Social Media Chair
Danielle Miller

Holly Shaffer
Judy Lopez Award Liaison:
Meg Flanders
Judy Lopez Memorial Foundation Representative:
Jeff Slottow

Newsletter Editors:
Editor: Ruth Light
Member News Editor:
Jovita Jenkins
The Bookwoman Coordinator:

WNBA/LA Web Mistress:
Terri Negron

Members at Large:
Rosalind Myatt
Joan Slottow
Jeff Slottow
Lindsay Lees
Ruth Garcia-Corrales

Open Positions:
• Chapter News Editor
• Hospitality
• Parliamentarian
• Publicity Chair


WNBA/LA chapter members holding Trick or Treat donation boxes for UNICEF.

Summer Reading Event at Flintridge Bookstore

You’re invited to a specially curated Summer Reading Event at Flintridge Bookstore on the must-read books of the season.

Flintridge Bookstore’s booksellers will present their picks for the most engaging women’s fiction, literary fiction and creative non-fiction titles to add to your to-read lists. Be prepared to take notes and to ask questions!

Recommended titles will be available for purchase, as well as a large stock of adult and children’s books, bookish gifts, greeting cards and reading accessories.

Immediately following the presentation, members are invited to mix ‘n’ mingle at the in-store coffeehouse. The menu consists of light snacks, lunch items and assorted beverages.

WHERE: Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Blvd
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 790-0717 -
WHEN: Sunday, June 26, 1:00-2:00 P.M.
COST: This event is FREE to attend.
PARKING: private lot, garage and street
If you are able to attend, then please email your RSVP to Liz Donatelli at [email protected] by Wednesday, June 22.
Contact either [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.
We hope to see you there!
Rachelle Yousuf and Liz Donatelli


Our WNBA/LA Writing Critique Group is going strong, having recently interviewed and accepted a new member, Madelyn Gilbreath. There are eight people in the group, and they meet twice a month. Everyone in the group speaks highly of their experience, and Jovita Jenkins, one of the original members, says she feels like she is getting her masters in creative writing through the work she does there, coupled with the feedback and support from everyone.


Cynthia Exum, one of our newest chapter members, is a literary curator and producer/founder of the Leimert Park Village Book Fair. The fair began in 2007, and this year will be held on August 20. Click here for the entire publicity notice.

WNBA/LA executive board members don't always work...sometimes they just goof off! Here are Rachelle Yousuf (president), Ruth Light (newsletter editor), and Liz Donatelli (vice president) using their coloring talent at the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeeshop holiday event.