Les Dames d'Escoffier New York

Dear Members
The LDEI Boston Conference promises to be one of the best. Official representatives for LDNY will be Dames Margaret Happel Perry, Jane Kettlewell, Vanessa Trost, and Joan Bloom.
Special thanks go to Dame Joan Bloom who has worked so hard to bring together a package for Charity Buzz, the on-line fundraiser used by LDEI to replenish their coffers. Thanks to Joan Bloom, LDNY has put together a series of ‘dine-around’ evenings featuring our members’ restaurants.  As we go to press, there are contributions from Dames Lidia Bastianich, Roberta Morrell, and Barbara Sibley with more to come. We thank them all for their generous contributions.

Unreserved Thanks
My two-year term as LDNY president has almost run its course. To those who have given of their wisdom and helped me on my way, I say a heartfelt thank-you. This is especially so to the Board and committee members who have been so generous with their energies and time enabling LDNY to move forward.  My appreciation and thanks go to the women who are now past presidents and who have offered their guidance and encouragement. The objective has always been to further the society’s missions of scholarship and  also community --  exemplified by our Green Tables program. The opportunity to work with inspired and dedicated leaders and to renew old friendships and build new ones is the real bonus of an LDNY presidency. I wish my successor, Dame Linda Lawry, all good fortune as she takes over this rewarding position.


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LDNY's New Members Evening on September 23rd included a keynote address by our distinguished and accomplished member, Dorothy Hamilton, founder and CEO of the International Culinary Center. Pictures from the evening's event can be viewed in our PHOTO GALLERY and official press release found HERE.

LDEI’s Annual Conference will be held in Boston from Thursday, October 30th to Sunday, November 1st.   Everyone should have received the splendid LDEI brochure telling of how to register and what the extensive and varied programs offer.  There can be no better place to be than in New England in the late fall, so register now via the LDEI web site at www.ldei.org.

LDNY's Green Tables Team
Thanks always to Dame Georgia Downard and her steadfast committee who continue to move this essential LDNY program forward. She would love more help. Learn about Green Tables volunteer opportunities HERE

View and share our video retrospective on the mission of Les Dames d'Escoffier Int'l (LDEI) and Founder Carol Brock.  This project is the first example of The Brock Circle funds “at work,” produced by Bob Hoffman Video & Photography, under the guidance of Dames Maria Gomez, Lori Willis, Mary Ellen Griffin, Carol Brock and Beth Allen.  View it HERE.

Learn more about our exceptionally talented scholarship winners. See SCHOLARSHIPS SPOTLIGHT.
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Thursday, October 30th through Saturday, November 1st
LDEI Annual Conference in BostonSara Mouton opens the conference with: Women in White: Where Would the Food World Be Without Women?
Monday, November 10th
LDNY’s Annual Meeting and the New Members ‘Meet & Greet’ Reception

Meeting begins promptly at 6:15 p.m. and will be followed by the reception.  A ‘must’ meeting for all members. Our thanks to Dame Dorothy Cann Hamilton for her on-going generosity. Watch your mailbox for invitation and proxy vote document.
Wednesday, November 12th
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

‚ÄčTransitional Board Meeting - NYU’s Fales Library
All Board members must be there, whether you are leaving, remaining on, or joining the Board.
Thursday, November 20th
6 pm. to 8 p.m. 

‚ÄčCelebration for LDEI-Carol Brock Collection at NYU’s Fales Library
This ’members only’ event marks the conclusion of a most successful program. Invitation to follow.

A portion of proceeds from all our events benefit LDNY's scholarship fund.

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