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Democratic Club Recognizes Women

In recognition of March as Women’s History Month, Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club invited two women from history to present their stories at the recent TMDC meeting. The women are part of the American Association of University Women Storytellers. The group, which was started by Carol Coleman, has been showcasing women’s stories since 1995.

Laura Amstead researched and told the story of Susan and Anna Warner who were Sunday School teachers to generations of West Point cadets in the 1800’s. Both women were authors, and Anna is best known for writing the words to “Jesus Loves Me.” They were honored in death as they were buried in the West Point Cemetery.

Andrea Hicks enacted the life of Dorothy Parker who was an American poet, writer and critic who led an unusual life. Andrea was in costume and appeared with backgrounds reflecting the early 20th century.

Tehachapi Democratic Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. During Covid restrictions meetings are held on Zoom. It was decided to waive dues for current members for the new year which begins July 1. New members may join now for $20 which will pay for the rest of this fiscal year as well as the next. For information, go to

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