Robert J. Yates

April 2022
Meetings are held at the Erie Yacht Club in Erie PA and begin at 6:00 pm with a social hour and dinner, followed by our program/speaker. Enter from West 6th Street on Kahkwa Blvd, North to Virginia Ave, and turn right on Virginia Ave to the Yacht Club. Tell the attendant you are with the Torch Club.

Our Dinner Menu:
We will have the choice of two entrees: Spinach Stuffed Sole w/ Parmesan Cream Sauce -OR- Chicken Cordon Bleu w/ Smoked Gouda Dijon Cream Sauce. Herb Roasted Red Potatoes, Fresh Vegetable Medley, Mixed Greens Salad w/dressings, Rolls, Butter, Coffee, Rainbow Sherbet with Sugar Cookie.

Our Guest Speaker:
Robert J. Yates
Robert is a lifelong Erie native and graduate of Slippery Rock University. He has been to The White House in person several times and taken many pictures there, as well as conducting hundreds of hours of historical research to assemble this presentation, with help from the White House Historical Association and several presidential libraries.

“Welcome to The White House: The Ultimate Tour.”

For reservations; please E-Mail the Torch Club Secretary at

"“Welcome to The White House: The Ultimate Tour.”"

Beyond the standard, limited public tour visitors to Washington can take themselves, this historically fascinating, non-political, and visually engaging feast for the eyes will show everything, including much you’ve never seen or didn’t know about before, on all four floors and the West and East wings. It will include over 100 pictures, with many historical photos and interesting details of each room from American history, as well as selected video excerpts of past televised tours by President Harry Truman, Tricia Nixon, George & Barbara Bush, and Bill Clinton.

Please join us on April 6th, 2022 at 6:00 pm, for our pre-dinner cocktail and chat time and remember to bring your friends and acquaintances. Reservations are required.

Please remember to make your reservation at