Committed to Community
LitNet was saddened to learn about the passing of Vera Kalm, 90, of Stockbridge. “A faithful international civil servant, 30-year Berkshire advocate for local social justice and equality“, she will be remembered and missed.
Vera was a passionate and committed volunteer, helping to lead the Literacy Network of South Berkshire and the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts. Additionally, for ten years she led the International Women’s Day conferences that brought speakers with expertise on national and international women’s issues to the Berkshires.
We send condolences to Vera’s family and will remain grateful for all Vera did for our community.
From LitNet Board member, Roselle Chartock, “When I first became a LitNet board member, Vera was among the most inspiring people I met on the board. She was a compassionate and very wise woman, as well as a rational thinker – a rare quality, indeed. She was regal in the best sense of that word. Vera cared about people in need of support and was able – because of her wide-ranging experiences – to come up with creative ways for organizing that support. A true loss.“