A very Happy Thanksgiving to every one. As year-end celebrations fill up our professional and personal calendars, it's time to pause and wish all a wonderful beginning to the holiday season, give thanks for family and friends--for recovery from last year’s storm--and the promise of good things to come.
November 4th's Annual General Meeting was another milestone for LDNY. Sixty members gathered at Dame Dorothy Hamilton’s ICC theatre to hear of the past year’s activities. Sixteen Dames presented their committee’s reports. Their dedication is so impressive. The meeting was followed by a Meet & Greet for our fourteen new members. We toasted the Class of 2014 with a delicious sparkling pinot noir contributed by new member, Marilyn Krieger, of Winebow. It was from a family-owned estate in the Penedes region near Barcelona. Click on Juvé y Camps Brut Rosé for more information.
A sterling silver crested lapel pin, which can also be ordered as a charm, has become the versatile and more usable symbol of LDNY. Next issue will feature photo of the pin with its (affordable) price. In a hurry? Contact Vanessa Trost (see Members Only contact list), who took charge of the whole project, from having the mold made, to ensuring its presentation at our meeting. Thank you, Vanessa.
LDEI’s Annual Conference in Austin, Texas, was a smashing success - perfect weather and city, with 200 attendees. Dame Pat Cobe reported on the conference sessions full of great content and colleagues of professional stature. LDNY had 19 representatives there. LDEI president Dame Mary Ellen Griffin, and immediate future president Dame Beth Allen made LDNY the strongest presence, as did LDNY’s ever-illustrious Dame Carol Brock, our founder. 2014 conference will be in Boston, the last weekend in October. Put it on your calendar now!
It was a great treat to meet our talented scholarship winners. See SCHOLARSHIPS SPOTLIGHT.
London Calling! The Dames of LDE London invite you to savour the flavour of London through a carefully created 4-day menu – a veritable extravaganza of food, wine and fun put together by Dames who really know and understand the extraordinary gastronomic riches of their city. Reservations no later than November 30th. Click HERE for full details.
Dame Nora Favelukes, QW Wine Experts’ Owner and President, launches a new business venture: lnsiders’ VIP experiences to top international wine making regions. The first trip is scheduled for March 2014, a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes in her native Argentina. For more information, visit HERE.
Green Tables LDNY works in partnership with Wellness in the Schools to create PTA Labs. Its success depends on LDNY volunteers. Learn more HERE.
Monday, December 9, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Feast of the Seven Fishes: Homage to an Italian-American Holiday Tradition
BECCO - 355 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), NYC
Join us for a festive evening of contemporary Italian-inflected cuisine, celebrating one of the most cherished culinary traditions of the Italian-American holiday season: Festa dei sette pesci. Festive Door Prizes and Gift Bags. Holiday Giving Tree & Raffle, featuring more than 30 spectacular gift items! All forms of payment will be accepted. Members: $75.00 / Guests: $85.00.
Proceeds benefit the LDNY Scholarship Fund. Capacity is limited. Reservations must be made in advance by Monday, December 2nd. NOTE: No tickets will be sold at the door. More information here; order tickets via credit card here.