Memorial service Monday for Dottie Fletcher; L.A. union execs speak at SAG/AFTRA meeting

A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held Monday for Dorothy Jean (Dottie) Fletcher, the Fletcher family matriarch, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest.

Mrs. Fletcher, 76, was the wife of Fletcher Chicago founder Archie Fletcher and mother of Tom (Cindy), Sally and David (Kimm) of Monticello, Illinois. The Fletchers had been married for 47 years.

Mrs. Fletcher had been a registered nurse specializing in public health, substance abuse and orthopedics until she retired in 1994. A lifelong learner, she earned a BA from Barat College, which in 2004 awarded her the Mother Burke Distinguished Alumni Award. She also had an MS in Human Rsources. She had planned to return to school for a master’s in American Religious History.

The church is located at 700 N. Sheridan Road. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent to Reading Power, Inc., 1885 Millburne Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045.

A SPECIAL SAG/AFTRA MEETING has been called for Monday to hear L.A.-based union leaders: AFTRA president Roberta Reardon, and third SAG vice president Steve Freid.

The union executives will discuss the current complex union contract negotiation with the producers organization.

REELCHICAGO EDITOR RUTH L RATNY speaks to the Independent Writers of Chicago June 10 about going from “Screen to Reel: Trade Secrets,” at National Louis University, 12 S. Michigan at 6 p.m.

AN ONLINE COMEDY called “The Second City’s Quarantine,” will launch this year featuring original material from the improv troupe’s current cast and alumni network. The Second City and Media Rights Capital are partnering. The site will be a stand-alone and also will be syndicated through the Web.

SHARON ZUREK’S BLACK CAT PRODUCTIONS is co-presenting “EditingMaven Mash Up” for the Dyke Delicious’ season finale of June 14. Co-presenters are Chicago Filmmakers, where the screening will be held, and Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival. An after-party is set at Spin Night Club.

FLASHPOINT ACADEMY hosts a June 24 reading and Q&A with Marie Brenner, author of “Apples & Oranges: My Brother and Me, Lost and Found,” and Vanity Fair’s writer-at-large, and former IFO director Brenda Sexton.

Brenner has had considerable experience with the movies. Her expose of the tobacco industry was the basis for the Oscar-nominated 1999 movie “The Insider,” Her article “Erotomania” became the Lifetime movie “Obsessed.” In development is “In the Kingdom of Big Sugar” for Tribeca Films.

Sexton is now an EVP in a commercial realty firm, and partner in Chicago Link Productions that creates entertainment film, fashion and wellness events.

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