For those of you who were unable to attend the 3rd Annual FDR Memorial Lecture and Gala Dinner, here’s part one of Curtis’ address. You’ll need a high speed connection to view this 30 minute clip.
We at the Foundation are happy to relate that Mr. Curtis Roosevelt has landed in Boston, via an 18 hour trip from Western MA through 1.5 feet of snow!
No matter. The Roosevelt stamina lives on. Here’s Mr. C. R, 1/2 hour off the gate, and thrust into a studio at WGBH’s Greater Boston.
Talk about game! Well done!
See you all Saturday at 4:30, at Adams House
Yesterday I received the nicest note from one of our supporters. She’s had some health issues this year, and didn’t feel up to making the trip to Cambridge. Instead, she sent us a check for two tickets, asking that we give them to someone who might not otherwise be able to attend.
This got me to thinking: there are a number of wonderful people we know – older alums, current undergraduates, volunteers – who’ve had a rough time this past year, or quite simply, can’t afford a $175 ticket, even for a worthy cause. And while we at the Foundation can help to some extent, we’re limited in what we can do by the high costs involved in holding an event like this: give away too many free tickets, and we actually lose money, which defeats our whole purpose. So…
My generous fellow supporters and fellow alumni, if you can’t join us for the dinner on the 27th, won’t you think of contributing the cost of one ticket to share some of the wonderful enjoyment we’re so privileged to partake of? The lucky recipients will benefit, the Project will benefit, and no doubt, you’ll benefit too.
And, I’m pretty sure FDR would approve.
I’m back from the rainy west, and have received inquiries from a number of you regarding the exact schedule for the FDR Lecture and Dinner on the 27th.
Here it is:
• 4:30 Third Annual FDR Memorial Lecture in the Adams House Dining Hall, 26 Plympton Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our speaker this year is Curtis Roosevelt, author, historian, and Presidential grandson. His topic is: Past as Prologue – FDR, Obama, & the Perils of First Year Politics
• 5:30 Limited signing of Mr. Roosevelt’s book, Too Close to the Sun, to follow talk; onsite bookstore
• 5:45 Cocktail reception with the author ( featuring a full bar, fantastic hors d’oeuvres, and, back by popular demand from last year, our raw bar); tours of the FDR Suite, and Coolidge Room murals
• 6:45 Six Course, Black-Tie Dinner Dance, musically counting up the years 1932- 1944 with the Bo Winiker Big Band!
Again, tickets are available online, and are limited, so order now!
Thanks to Donn Leonard, our tireless and talented chef, we’ve turned up this wonderful menu, served on March 4th 1938 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC and hosted by President Roosevelt, which will serve as our guide for the FDR Memorial Lecture and Dinner on the 27th:
Double Strength Borsht
Breast of Guinea Hen
On Smithfield Ham with Cepes Bordelaise, Fresh Asparagus Hollandaise
Baked Halibut with Creamy Dill Sauce
String Beans and Wild Rice
Mixed Spring Salad Provencal
Mousse of Strawberries Chantilly
Stilton, and assorted imported cheeses
All ticket holders will be contacted via email shortly before the event to select a main course.