Nashville Dames attended the LDEI Annual Conference 2016 in Washington D.C.
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LDEI Conference Washington DC
October 26-29 2016
Nashville Chapter Attendees:
Anne Byrn, Sylvia Ganier, Nancy Knoepfel, Lee Towery, Nancy Vienneau
Keynote: Culinary Diplomacy and Conflict Cuisine
Dr. Johanna Mendelson Forman of American University’s School of International Service spoke about Food as Soft Power: In non-coercive fashion, it can shape preferences, project an image, act as a form of foreign policy. The same notion that brings a ...
October 2016 President’s Letter
Dear Nashville Dames,
It's a pleasure to be your new chapter president this year. To begin, I want to thank some folks:
Merijoy Rucker, past president. Thank you for being our leader last year even when you didn't feel like it. (Merijoy has undergone a courageous battle with cancer, she improves daily, and she remains on our chapter board.)
Nancy Knoepfel, past president and board member. Thank you for founding the Nashville chapter and for your dedicated service as an officer and ...
NASHVILLE MAYOR MEGAN BARRY SPEAKS AT LES DAMES NASHVILLE ANNUAL MEETING
Nashville, TN (August 5, 2016) — The Nashville Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier held its annual meeting on Wednesday, August 3 at the Omni Nashville Hotel, where the honorable Mayor Megan Barry addressed the group as its keynote speaker.
During her remarks, Mayor Barry spoke about the rapid growth of Nashville, specifically within the hospitality industry. She cited a report from the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. stating that there are more than 6,000 jobs open in the ...
LDEI President Maria Gomez-Laurens Visits Nashville
The Nashville Dames had a terrific visit with Les Dames d'Escoffier International President Maria Gomez-Laurens of San Diego. She made a quick stop here July 6 on a tour of a few Les Dames chapter cities. The visit provided a great opportunity to showcase our young chapter's progress and engage in helpful discussions with the President.Thanks to Dame Dawn Southworth for upgrading the President's digs at the Omni Hotel Nashville. The first order of business was lunch with the Les Dames Nashville ...