Titian's "Portrait of a Lady in White" is a masterpiece and worldwide cultural resource created in our sister city, Dresden, Germany.

When approached by Columbus Museum of Art representatives officials to embark on a new partnership with them and Dresden officials to showcase a new perspective of art history and culture, we were simply thrilled.

On Oct. 27, German Village Society members are invited to join us for mimosas at this "Society member mingler" to be held in The Forum at the museum.

You'll have access to view "The Lady," and mingle with the curator and museum Executive Director Nanette Maciejunes.

This mingler will also serve as an opportunity to get to know me.

So, reserve your spot soon because the space can only accommodate 50 guests.

Another opportunity for us to get to meet and mingle will be at the German Village Society Annual Meeting and Donor Appreciation event from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 4 in Brent Warner Fest Hall at the Meeting Haus.

This is our opportunity to celebrate you -- our members and donors -- so I do hope you'll join us.

While mingling with Society staff, board members and fellow stakeholders, our friends from Cambria will be serving up a signature cocktail just for the occasion.

Later in the afternoon, we will premiere the next in the mini-documentary series produced by John Clark, which celebrates the 80th anniversary of Helen Winnemore.

It has been a great first month serving as executive director.

I have had the opportunity to meet with a number of you and learning about what drives your passion for supporting the Society as an organization and German Village as a community.

I remain committed to rounding out my first 90 days on the job by sitting down with as many of you as possible with the goal of getting to know you and listening to your perspective and insights.

Several themes have begun to show their importance from the conversations I have already had.

The Society Board of Trustees is very interested in using my full 90-day download to help shape our conversations throughout 2019 as we embark on our next strategic planning efforts.

You will be heard. So, whether we have a mimosa, signature cocktail or cup of coffee together over the coming months, I echo my original invitation to each of you to take me up on the opportunity for us to get together.

And, I'd be remiss if I did not extend the sincerest note of appreciation to those of you who have taken me up on that invitation.

German Village Society Executive Director Delilah Lopez submitted the Village Notebook column .