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Women providing LA adventure club a new challenge

1 year 11 months 2 weeks ago November 05, 2014 Nov 5, 2014 Wednesday, November 05 2014 November 05, 2014 10:02 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Some of them have hiked across a hundred or more countries. Others have dived deep into the oceans off every continent.

One member of the Adventurers Club of Los Angeles has walked on the moon.

Still, for some members of this venerable institution that has been meeting once a week since 1921, their biggest challenge may lie ahead: Deciding whether to admit women to what has always been a "gentleman-only" club.

The group's full voting membership, 113 men, will have the final say when ballots are counted Thursday night.

Andrea Donnellan is a NASA geophysicist whose study of earthquakes has taken her to Mongolia, Bolivia and the Antarctic. She's been a frequent guest and is often asked to speak of her adventures, and says she'd join in a minute.


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