Washington. On Jan. 9, club members will attend the Capitals-Flyers game at the Verizon Center, after which they will take on the local Villanova club in a game of broomball on the ice. For more information, contact Josh Wolson at <email@example.com>.
Fairfield County. On Feb. 3, after the Penn v. Yale men’s basketball game, alumni from the Fairfield and New Haven clubs are invited to a post-game dinner at Mory’s; a Yale institution dating from 1849, the private club is a shrine to Yale teams. Connecticut’s Penn alumni clubs are honored to be among the few non-Yale affiliated groups that can enjoy the special surroundings. The Penn Club is eagerly anticipating its first annual dinner, on June 5 at Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich. We are very honored to host guest speaker Lee Stetson GEd’71, dean of admissions, and to present the Penn Club of Fairfield County Alumni Award of Merit to Paul Kelly C’62 WG’64, a trustee of the University and an SAS overseer. Invitations will be mailed in the spring. For more information on either of these events, contact Joanne Goldner Kahan W’84, club president, at <FairfieldPenn@aol.com>.
First Coast. The First Coast (Jacksonville area) Penn Club will convene on Thursday evening, Jan. 11. to celebrate Ben Franklin’s 301st birthday. While members will receive details in due course, others please phone or e-mail Sam and Donna Heffner at (904) 273-2843 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Los Angeles. The club will celebrate Ben Franklin’s birthday on Jan. 16. Please consult (www.pennclubla.com) for more information for the most up-to-date information on all our events.
Metro New Jersey. Cheer on Penn as we take on Columbia in men’s basketball at Columbia on Sat., Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., and afterwards join fellow alumni for a post-game get-together. On Fri., Jan. 26, the club will welcome the beginning of our winter activities with dinner at Rodozio, a Brazilian restaurant, followed by entertainment from a Penn singing troupe. To find out more information about these and other programs, please contact club president Renie Carniol CW’75 WG’76 at <email@example.com> or visit (www.pennclubmetronj.com).
New York. PennNYC is excited to be hosting the Penn Glee Club’s In Song, Of Course, featuring old favorites from their repertory, along with new songs from the recent fall show: on Fri., Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. The panel “Selective College Admissions” is back for a third year; co-hosted with the Penn Club of New York, the panel of college-admissions specialists will talk about issues of the admissions process. Join us at the Penn Club on Wed., March 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for this informative event. Finally, we’re hosting a Mask & Wig performance on Fri., March 9; look for more details on our website and in the newsletter. Sign up for the listserv at (www.pennnyc.org). To volunteer, please contact Dale Kramer Cohen W’76, club president, at <DaleKCohen@aol.com>.
Northern California. Join fellow Quakers in the Bay Area in celebrating Ben’s birthday on Jan. 17. Check out our newly re-vamped website (www.ncpennclub.com) for details.
Northeastern Pennsylvania. Save Feb. 4, noon, at East Mountain Inn for our next alumni event. For more information, contact club president Bill Runner WEv’66 at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Palm Beach. Our 2007 Annual Dinner will be held on Wed., Feb. 7, at the President Country Club in West Palm Beach; the keynote speaker will be retired Israeli Ambassador Asher Naim, who will give a Middle East update. Cost: $45 for club members; $50 for non-members. Cocktail hour is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., when dinner begins. For reservations and information, contact Adrienne Huston Griffin at (561) 842-9219 or <email@example.com>.
Portland. Jan. 17: Join us for lunch on the occasion of Benjamin Franklin’s 301st birthday, when our program will feature Michael Montgomery GPU’92, manager of the River Renaissance Initiative with the city’s Bureau of Planning. He will summarize the “State of the River” report he recently gave to the city council on the projects, programs, and partners that are working to implement the strategy and vision: Central is the belief that urban development, healthy natural systems, and a sustainable economy are complementary goals. Surely Ben would have enthusiastically supported such a worthy undertaking? Learn more about River Renaissance at (www.portlandonline.com/RIVER). Join us for Ben’s Birthday Winter Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room (3rd floor), University Club, 1225 SW Sixth Avenue. Cost is $20/members and guests, $25 for all others. Penn men’s basketball fans are urged to join together to watch three games available nationally on satellite at the On Deck Sports Bar and Grill, 910 N.W. 14th Street: CornellSat., Feb. 17, 4 p.m. PST (YES); BrownSat., March 3, 4 p.m. PST (YES); and PrincetonMarch 6, 4 p.m. PST (ESPNU). For more information, contact club president John Vosmek C’61 at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Syracuse. On Thurs., Jan. 18, is the Ben Franklin Birthday Bash. Join us at Julie’s Place, corner of James and Lodi streets, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and celebrate his 301st birthday. There is preferred parking for “Old Guard” alumni.
Westchester & Rockland Counties. The club will celebrate Ben’s Birthday Bash on Wed., Jan. 17, with cocktails and a light supper at Plates Restaurant in Larchmont, which is owned by Wendy Weinstein C’84. We’ll serve red and blue cocktails, mini Philly cheesesteaks, mini hot pretzels with mustard, and much more. On Wed., Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., Join us for a book-reading and discussion with Laura Dave C’99, author of London is the Best City in America, at Starbucks, Purchase Street, Rye. For information, e-mail <pennwestchester @aol.com> or call Cindy Shmerler Levy C’81 at (914) 747-5174.
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