A State dinner at the White House is a magical event, and invitations are exclusive and coveted. In Laurie’s speech, the audience will go”behind the scenes in Washington” and learn about the preparation, tradition, politics, and protocol of an official state dinner.
Drawing from her recently published book, “An Affair to Remember: State Dinners for Home Entertaining,” Mrs. Firestone will share anecdotes, photos, and menus of state dinners that she helped plan for visitors such as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England and President Gorbachev of the former Soviet Union. As she reminiscences, she will give insights into history as it unfolded at the time. To support the wonderful stories, Laurie guides viewers through exclusive White House photographs capturing many historic events.
SAMPLE LIST OF SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Lincoln Day Dinner, Amelia Island, FL
George H W Bush Presidential Library, College Station, TX
The Nixon Presidential Library & Museum
Mother’s of a Boys Community Service Group (MBSG)
Pepperdine University – Los Angeles,CA
The Century Club – Cleveland, Ohio
The Colony Club – New York City, NY
The Sulgrave Club – Washington D. C.
The University Club – San Francisco, CA
Carlsbad Republican Women Federation
National Farmers Co-op Council – Washington D.C.
American Warehouse Association – Washington D.C.
Orange County Medical Center- Laguna Beach, CA
Greenwich Historical Society – Connecticut
Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society – Tuscaloosa, AL