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Our President's Latest Letter

Dear Dames,

When I accepted this position, I never imagined that I would be a “wartime" President. I only wish I had the power to marshal the troops and fight this disease. What I can do is tell you how much you are all on my mind. I have been in touch with many of you and I know that each of you is managing in your own way. It is incredibly inspiring to hear how many of you appreciate the silver livings in this situation: spending time with your families, connecting with friends, cooking and baking up a storm, and observing the onset of spring in your own neighborhoods. Many of you have bowled me over with your ability to not only take care of yourselves and your loved ones but prepare meals for our health workers and those less fortunate than most of us.

In particular, my heart goes out to all of you who have lost jobs or had to close your businesses. Please let us know if there is anything you need or that we can do to help.

The spring holidays are almost upon us and I hope that each of you can celebrate in your own way, whether it’s a private religious service, a family meal, or a raucous virtual Seder or Easter egg hunt.

With love and a big virtual hug,

Dame Sharon Franke
Les Dames d’Escoffier New York

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