Robert J. Yates

April 2022
As of October 5th, 2022 meetings are held at Julius restaurant in Erie PA at 1607 State St in the former Erie Maennerchor Club. Meetings begin at 6:00 pm with a social hour and dinner, followed by our program/speaker. Their parking lot is in the back with the entrance on 16th street between State and French.

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