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Inside Camp David: The World of the Presidential Retreat
January 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Never before have the gates of Camp David been opened to the public. Former Camp David commander (and former San Diego Rotarian) Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione, CEC, USN (Ret.), takes us deep into this enigmatic and revered sanctuary as he reveals the intimate connection felt by the First Families with this historic retreat.
Mike will discuss the history of the 75-year old presidential retreat, first commissioned by President Roosevelt. Weaving stories from other camp commanders and drawing on his own experiences while in command, serving President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush, Mike will highlight the challenges of raising a family in solitude inside the retreat, the loneliness of command, and his observations of presidents at work and play in the most exclusive retreat in the world.