I had the pleasure of attending this Thursday a dinner in Washington DC with Mark Gitenstein, the US Ambassador to Romania. The Metropolitan club has a very strict policy on photos, so unfortunately no pictures to show.
Our graceful hosts were Mark and Libby Gitenstein, and the very nice surprise was meeting Jim Rosapepe as well, a former ambassador to Romania. You don’t get two US Ambassadors to Romania, and their insights on Romanian society, in a room everyday.
I had a chance to talk about the work we do at Eastern Lighthouse, and our program of “Donate your glasses” created an engaged conversation.
A bit about the dinner setting: the Metropolitan Club was founded during the Civil War (1863), and is the oldest private club in DC. Teddy Roosevelt is said to have plotted the Spanish-American War at the Metropolitan. The club is as posh as I imagined, and being next door to the White House makes it a very popular meeting place.
Very honored to represent the work from Amalia, Anna, Helen and Sarah, the young ladies that are the soul of the Eastern Lighthouse charity. More importantly is the confirmation that the journey we started together will help a kid regain her smile. One kid at a time.