Jacksonville, Fla. Tues., Feb. 8, at 6:30pm, the First Coast Penn Club will host a reception at the Jacksonville Marriott featuring Penn Professor Stuart Diamond, an expert on negotiation. If you have not yet received your invitation, email co-presidents Sam and Donna Heffner samheffner@msn.com

Long Island. Wed., Jan. 26, the Club will be hosting its annual Ben’s Birthday Bash Dinner, venue tba. Contact Sharon Wolinsky-Price W’76 at swpesq@att.net  with any questions.

New Haven. Be at the Penn-Yale Men’s Basketball Game in New Haven on Sat., Feb. 19, at 7pm. To cheer with us, buy game tickets from Andrew Small C’09, asmall612@gmail.com, (203) 281-0380, and stay tuned for a possible club dinner before the game. On March 10, John Zeller, vice president of development and alumni relations, and Hoopes Wampler, assistant vice president of alumni relations, will present From Excellence to Eminence: Penn’s Progress Toward Making History. Wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6:30pm, and program at 7:15pm. (location tba). Enjoy selections of the finest foods, spirits, and wine at Taste of the Nation New Haven, Tues., March 15, 5pm-9pm. All ticket sales will support efforts to end childhood hunger. Contact Alex Meier-Tomkins C’01, alexmt79@yahoo.com, (203) 777-7619, for more information.

Northern California. Join us at our annual Ben’s Bash on Thurs., Jan. 20. Check out our website for details, and for other events, including more in our San Francisco Walking Tours series, museum exhibits, and Happy Hours with our Ivy League friends. To receive invitations to Bay Area events, register on our website www.ncpennclub.com.

Northern New Jersey. Ben’s Birthday Bash: Join Ben Franklin descendant Ted Molin and Penn memorabilia collector Alan Holtz W’84 for a celebration on Jan. 18. Annual Wine Tasting Event: Jan. 29, featuring light fare and great wine finds. Penn vs. Columbia Basketball: Feb. 12; join us afterward for a post game drink & meal. Green Event: On Feb. 17, our annual joint event with the Wharton Club of New Jersey will feature Dan Garofalo, Penn’s environmental-sustainability coordinator, discussing how Penn is becoming one of the most sustainable schools in the nation. Visit www.pennclubmetronj.com to learn the latest club information and register for events. For more information, contact Club president Jill Holtz W’84 at jabrh2@comcast.net.

Philadelphia. Join the Club’s social-impact committee on Mon., Jan. 17, for a day of camaraderie and service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thurs., Jan. 20, celebrate Ben Franklin’s 304th birthday with food, drinks, and fellow Quakers at an event that salutes the man who once said “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” On Jan. 29, at Cichetteria 19, join us for a pre-Valentine’s Day chocolate, cheese, and wine tasting, with John & Kira’s Chocolates. Visit our website www.pennclubphilly.org for more details and other upcoming events.

Portland, Ore. The Club’s annual Ben’s Birthday Bash will take place mid-January. On Wed. evening, Feb. 23, John Zeller, vice president of development and alumni relations, and Hoopes Wampler, assistant vice president of alumni relations, will present From Excellence to Eminence: Penn’s Progress Toward Making History. On Tues., April 5, Penn psychology professor, Robert Kurzban will discuss his new book, Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind. Confirm the times, locations, and other details of all events on our soon-to-be reopened website www.pennclubofportland.org or in our email newsletter; contact jva@vosmek.com to be added to the list.

Sarasota, Fla. On Sat., Jan. 22, Penn history professor John Puckett will speak.On Thurs., Feb. 17, Michael Saunders will speak on local real estate prospects. For more information, contact Valerie Grey at (941) 484-7834 or hvgrey@cs.com.

Seattle. Feb. 24: From Excellence to Eminence: Penn’s Progress Toward Making History, an evening with John Zeller, vice president of development and alumni relations, and Hoopes Wampler, assistant vice president of alumni relations. Details can be found at www.pennclubofseattle.com.

San Antonio. Celebrate Ben’s Birthday Bash at YouzGuyz, the Philly cheesesteak place, on our regular luncheon date, Mon., Jan. 31. Join the Penn San Antonio listserv for details on all our events by contacting  Club president Bob Weidman weidman@alumni.upenn.edu. Also visit our website www.alumni.upenn.edu/club/sanantonio  and our blog pennalumnisa.blogspot.com. If you have been away from Penn for 10 years or less, contact our “Penn Under Ten” planner, Francis Hult Gr’07 at francis.hult@utsa.edu  for great social and career networking opportunities.

Westchester & Rockland Counties.
Celebrate Ben’s Birthday and enjoy Philly food on Thurs., Jan. 20, at 7pm at Plates of Larchmont, which is owned by a Penn alumna. Our second annual open board meeting will be on Wed., Jan. 26, at 7pm, at the home of Cheryl Kabalkin Greenstein. On Sun., Feb. 6, join us for some family fun at Tarrytown Music Hall for the Random Farms Kids’ Theater performance of Hairspray; check the Club website, www.pennclubwestrock.org, for details about these and other upcoming events. For more information or to volunteer, contact club president Cheryl Kabalkin Greenstein C’87 W’87 L’90 at president@pennclubwestrock.org.

Western Pennsylvania. Join us for our monthly luncheons at noon on the first Thursday of every month at the HYP Club, 619 William Penn Place. The next one is on Feb. 3. Information on our other upcoming events can be found on our website www.alumni.upenn.edu/club/westernpa.html.
 

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Save the Date:
Penn Glee Club to visit Scandinavia
May 2011

The Penn Glee Club is proud to announce its journey to Scandinavia for its 23rd international tour, slated for May. Since 1959, the Glee Club has toured 39 countries and territories on five continents, and this coming year, it is excited to add Iceland, Sweden, and Norway to that list. Please contact us at gleeclub@dolphin.upenn.edu, and check out our website www.PennGleeClub.com for updates and details about the tour and how you can help!

Save the Date:
Healthy Cities/Healthy Women
New York, May 5

Penn Nursing, Penn Alumni, and the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women present a conference in New York on urban women’s health, featuring Nicholas Kristof (visit www.apbspeakers.com) and Penn president Amy Gutmann. Visit www.nursing.upenn.edu/healthywomen for more information.

 

 

 

     
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