|Dear Sister Dames,|
I would like to give a big thanks to Drew Faulkner for hosting our Summer Potluck and for all who attended. We had a chance to meet some of our new Dames and enjoy an enormous variety of great appetizers, entrees and desserts (just love those desserts).
Bonnie Benwick, our Second Vice President, Education and Community Outreach, is working on Dames-only professional development programs as well as public events. She will soon be sending out a chapter-wide survey to find out what kinds of things we would like to teach each other in small, low-cost or free sessions. Your participation is greatly appreciated. Feel free to contact her with your ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eileen Dykes and Laurie Bell are hard at work to organize the greatest Salute to Women in Gastronomy: Celebrating Food symposium ever in 2018. This will be our 11th biennial day-long event of educational programs open to the public. In 2016, we attracted 240 participants. Kindly contact Eileen at email@example.com, or Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer and let them know what your specialties are.
Due to popular demand, August 12, 2017, is the date of the next now-famous Moorenko's Ice Cream Factory Tour with Susan Soorenko. Don't forget to tell your friends to attend. Attendees will have a chance to make and eat delicious ice cream.
The 2017 LDEI Annual Conference will be held October 26-29 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, California.
I still remember the first conference I attended, which was in Boston. I felt a little lost and didn't know what to expect. When the conference was over, I had learned so much about Les Dames d'Escoffier and who we are and why we do what we do. After I met and chatted with Dames from across the U.S, Canada, Mexico and the U.K, I felt that we all were so much alike and shared common interests and goals. From then on, I have attended conference every year. Each has been more fun than the previous one. I can't wait to go to Newport Beach, hosted by the Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter. For those of you who plan or would like to attend conference, please let me know. Perhaps we can help arrange for roommates and coordinated travel.
Again, thanks for all that you do for LDE-DC to make our organization a great success.
Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or concerns.
Les Dames d'Escoffier International, Washington, D.C. Chapter
Connie Hay had a fairly complicated back operation on May 25 that included fusion of L-3,4,and 5, pins, and rods. She is prohibited from bending, lifting, or twisting until September. Please send encouraging notes: email@example.com.
Carol Cutler fell and is at Renaissance Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. She cannot receive email there but you can call the desk at (202) 243-5170 and be connected to her room to speak with her and wish her well.
If you have neglected to renew your membership, now is the time to submit your annual Les Dames d'Escoffier dues for the 2017-18 membership year which began July 1. The deadline for payment was June 30, 2017. Dues received after this date will be charged a $25.00 late fee, no exceptions. Members whose dues are not received by July 31, 2017 will not be eligible for membership in 2017-18, will be removed from LDEI and Chapter directories/email lists, and will need to reapply for membership.
For those of you who attended the LDEI conference and took advantage of the rebates available, please pay your dues in full. Once your dues have been received, you will be sent an email asking you where you would like the rebate check to be sent. Or, you can opt to donate your rebate back to the chapter for use in one of our outreach programs. The donation of your rebate is tax deductible. If you are unsure whether you qualify for a rebate, click here
for a list.
TOTAL: $210 ($185 plus $25 late fee= $210)
$100.00 Washington, DC Chapter Dues
$ 85.00 Les Dames d'Escoffier International Dues
$ 25.00 Late Fee
JUNE 30 DEADLINE IS PAST. Dames who pay their dues after that date will be assessed a $25 late processing fee. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Marie Ostrosky at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can pay your dues via:
1) Eventbrite: pay on-line with a credit card.
Please use the password: lesdames2017
2) By mail: Click below for the form to accompany your personal or company check. Please email Marie to let her know your check is in the mail at Ostroskym@mac.com
Make check for $210 payable to Les Dames D'Escoffier and send with the completed form to our Treasurer:
11508 Ridge Mist Terrace
Potomac, MD 20854
to access instructions on how to download the mobile LDEI Directory.
Mary Beth Albright will join The Washington Post as a host/editor, Food. She will be one of four on-camera host/editors who will be the "faces and voices of new dedicated coverage areas for video."
Jessica Botta serves on the board of CulinaryCorps, a national volunteer service organization. Earlier this month, Jessica returned from Houston and one of CulinaryCorps annual five-day volunteer experiences where she and other chef participants worked with Houston Food Bank, Camp for All, Plant it Forward Farms and the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Janet Cam was filmed for a CCTV (China Central TV) segment "Recipes for Life" to air later this year. The segment features stories from Janet's life paired with her recipes for family meals using her quick-and-healthful cooking method. Janet credits Golnaz Feiz for introducing her to the program's producer. (CCTV broadcasts a 24-hour English channel as well as programs in five additional languages and reaches over 1 billion people in China, 40 million in the USA and 100 million on other parts of the world. It exports over 10,000 programs to 77 foreign television stations.)
MOORENKO'S ICE CREAM FACTORY TOUR - TICKETS SELLING QUICKLY
DATE: Saturday, August 12, 2017
TIME: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
PLACE: Moorenko's Ice Cream Factory, 8810 Brookville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
NOTE: Do NOT go to the shop on Georgia Avenue!
COST: Members $25, Non-members $35 (price includes a $5.00 tax exempt donation for LDEI-DC scholarships
PARKING: Plenty of free parking
METRO: Silver Spring Metro, 2 miles away
RSVP: Click here
to register for your ticket on Eventbrite!
ENTRE NEWS is published on the first and third Wednesday of each month. It is on hiatus during the month of August. Deadline for HURRAH! and other news is the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Please send a BRIEF paragraph with your professional and personal news that you would like your sister Dames to know about in HURRAH!
HURRAH! is not meant as an advertising opportunity for a cooking class or event, rather it offers a shout out to members for recent accomplishments and honors. Please submit your HURRAH to email@example.com in a succinct 75 words of less.
OF INTEREST offers Dames a chance to let their sister chapter members know about events they are involved in that might be of interest to a majority of the membership. Its function is not to promote products, cooking classes, culinary trips, etc., rather to alert members to public programs that might be of professional interest, especially if Dames are featured. We request OF INTEREST entries to be no longer than 150 words. Less is always better.
JOB OPPS can open Dames networks to employment opportunities.
Thank you for you continued interest and participation.
Katherine Newell Smith
Editor, Entre News
Social Media Connections
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Join a Committee....
You were invited to join Dames because of your talents and achievements and you promised to be part of our chapter's committee work; so, now it is time to
Our committees offer the perfect opportunity to get to know your sister Dames, share your skills and to give back to the community through service. Every committee needs dedicated participants. Please contact the committee chairs and offer your time and skills, now.
*President Janet Yu appointed Bette to serve as second vice president. Bette's appointment will be ratified at the Autumn GMM.
Polly Wiedmaier (Social Media)
Summer Whitford (Public Relations)
Laurie Bell (Programs)
Susan Lutz (Green Tables)
Please submit your Entre News
information in a brief, concise statement to Katherine Newell Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|To view the latest approved board meeting minutes, go to www.lesdamesdc.org and
click on the Members Only tab and enter the password. Click on the dropdown menu for LDE-DC Board and you will see a link to the board meeting minutes. During each monthly board meeting, the board approves the previous month's minutes and they are then posted to our website.
It is easy to find chapter documents and resources, our event archives and past editions of Entre News.
We now have a single password that all Dames must use to access the Members Only section of the website. The password is ldedc2014. Please do not share this password with anyone outside of the Chapter.
If you are having trouble logging into the website please contact our Communications Officer, Kristen Hartke, at email@example.com
Once you log in under Members Only, you will see a revised menu where you can find:
- past and current Entre News issues posted under the Entre News Archives tab.
- archives of past chapter activities in the LDE-DC Dame Only Events menu along with upcoming events.
- helpful files including chapter letterhead, name tag template, LDEI logos and tax-exempt certificates under Documents and Forms.
- our chapter's standing rules, bylaws and membership roster under Bylaws, Roster & Minutes.
- A roster of Dames that can be printed out.
Member Milestones - Share your professional news with Dames in all Chapters in our LDEI Quarterly. Shout, don't whisper, about your accomplishments. We all want a chance to say "Bravo!"
Submit your news to:
The deadline for sending in Member Milestones and Chapter News for the FALL issue of the LDEI Quarterly is August 1, 2017. Archived Quarterly magazines
are available online. If you are not receiving hard copies of Quarterly, please check your online contact information at www.ldei.org If it is correct, please contact Greg Jewell to make sure you are on the mailing list.
PROVIDE DAME'S NAME and CHAPTER. Submit up to 50 words about honors or important business-related activities to appear in the LDEI Quarterly. You may email a quality headshot to accompany your news. Press releases and cookbook covers are not accepted. Entries received after the deadline may appear in a following issue.
Photography/Images-Electronic images must be properly focused, in color with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (TIFF or JPEG). Cell phone photos are acceptable if they meet resolution requirements. Do not send photos taken off the internet or embedded with text in Word files or PDF files. Identify individuals in photos from left to right in the message of your email. Include photo credits, if required. CAPTIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR PUBLICATION.