Message from the Regional Coordinator, Stephenee Borelli

Dear Janeites,

Happy New Year!

We all have so many questions about the coming year. I predict that this will be another year of sustained uncertainty, as well as its gentler cousin, flexibility. The only thing I am certain of is that JASNA Greater Sacramento members will enjoy a year of continued comradery, learning new things, discussing great books, and enjoying new experiences together. Whether these will be in-person or from a distance is yet to be determined.

My hope is that we can find a perfect balance of virtual programs and in-person experiences. The pandemic has one silver lining: it has brought JASNA members closer together and created an abundance of Jane Austen programming for us all to enjoy. We have gained great momentum with our virtual meetings and we don’t want to lose it. Our region is grateful to have members who span California and even across country borders, and we will continue to be there for them. At the same time, we will incorporate in-person opportunities when they can be safely done.

We will reveal our plans for quarterly meetings for the new year soon. We continue to have our ongoing Austentacious Study Group, Jane Austen Reading Group, Book to Fork, and Movie Fan Club. And for a limited time, consider viewing video highlights from the 2021 AGM On Demand through February 15.


Stephenee Borelli, Regional Coordinator, JASNA Greater Sacramento