August 10, 2022
On Wednesday evening, August 10, 2022 the East Hampton Lions presented, The Butler at St. Patrick’s Church Parish Hall. Doors opened at 6:30pm and the presentation started at 7pm.
This was an evening with a former White House Butler, Alan DeValerio who served in the White House for ten years.
Alan told stories of what it was like to work as an Assistant Butler at first and then a Butler for State Dinners and other occasions at the White House.
East Hampton lions Allen Guiot, Demian Battit, Tim Cserve and Joe Walters were Escorts for the evening. They wore black Tuxedos minus the jackets wearing white shirts, black pants, cummerbunds, and black bowties. They greeted guests and escorted them to their seats.
Our servers included East Hampton lions Sandy Giordano, Sharon Oldham, Sandy Vezina, Lisa Klein, Anna Hecht, Donna Marsden, and Joyce Stedman. They dressed in white outfits with black aprons and wore white gloves.
Our servers also baked all of the cookies for the evening which included cookies that some of our former presidents enjoyed.
Other members that participated were Howard & Terri Geltman who sold and took tickets at the door, Mary & Ted Krogh, and Liz & Bill Giordano.
The photo to the left is of all of our Servers and Escorts standing behind a rectangular table with a blue table cloth with trays of baked cookies with red, white and blue bunting in front of it.
The photo above is of former White House Butler, Alan DeValerio as he was going to speak - Now WAIT A MINUTE! this is one of our members Joe Walters. He actually does look as if he could be a Butler.
Now the photo above IS the REAL former White House Butler, Alan DeValerio.
The photo above is a thirty-year old White House Butler, Alan DeValerio serving a drink to then President Ronald Reagan in the early 1980's.
The photo to the right is of one of our servers passing out home-made cookies to our guests that the former presidents enjoyed.
We charged five dollars for each attendee to this presentation. The idea was not to make money but just to put on a great presentation.