INTRODUCING A NEW FEATURE IN OUR SLANT: MEMBERSHIP CHALLENGE
Our goal is to expand the opportunity we have in our â€œgood dollarâ€”interesting dollarâ€ to learn about what members are interested in beyond their work. Whatâ€™s â€œThe Rest of the Storyâ€? What are you passionate about? What woman inspires you? What might we be surprised to know about you?
By Pat Barrentine
My passionate cause has always been womenâ€™s rights and the majority of my life has been spent working for that.â€ Lynn has expressed that passion as writer and activist.
She is author, with Carol J. Binkowski, of More Than Petticoats: Remarkable New Jersey Women. She contributed to many issues of I Hear America Singing.
Her articles, essays and reviews have appeared in Newsweek, Ms. and The New York Times. For many years, she was managing editor of New Directions for Women, an international feminist news magazine. Her work has been published in Solstice, a literary magazine. One of her poems was published in Poet Lore in 1978.
For many years she was a syndicated columnist for Antique Review and other magazines for collectors.
Lynn adds, â€œMy other passionate cause has been to be the heart of my family and to bring everyone together in loving circles. This includes writing the history of my family in the US from ca.1630-today and leaving that book as a legacy for those to come.â€
Lynn is president of BPWâ€™s Education Fund, director of strategic planning for Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Coalition, and vice-president of communications for Nevada County Citizens for Choice. She received the 2005 BPW Woman of the Year award.
She played singles tennis for forty years and was good enough to play on the menâ€™s teams in college. Lynn speaks German and French, paints in mixed media, is interested in music, piano, voice and guitar. A frequent contributor to The UNION, her reviews of The Center for the Arts concerts are found in the Prospector.
â€œMy Philosophy? When you commit, follow through! When you say no, mean it! Try to age with grace. And remember the most important thing: Itâ€™s never about you.â€
Lynn and her husband, Jeff, will soon celebrate their 50th Anniversary in England, Scotland and Ireland.