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Cleveland. Alumni and returning students will welcome the Class of 2004 and their parents on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 6:00 p.m., at the Gwinn Estate in Bratenahl. Don’t miss this club tradition. A light meal and beverages will be served; the cost is $15 per club member and $20 for alumni, non-club members. Reservations are requested. Patricia Fowler Hall is chairing the planning of our First September event; contact her at (216) 383-1730, or <>. On Thursday, Oct. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Jillian’s in Cleveland Heights will be the scene of a mixer with alumni clubs from Duke, UVa., Northwestern and UNC. The cost will be $15 per person, which includes hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks and open pool tables; a cash bar will be available. For more information on these events, other club activities or membership, contact Barbara Franklin at (216) 292-6750, or <>. Check our local Web site at ( and sign up for the Penn Ohio listserv to keep up to date on club news.

Delaware. Alumni Society of Delaware hosts an evening at the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Monday, July 31. A picnic and fireworks will be part of the fun. Call Paul Kelner at (302) 832-3266 for more information.

Harrisburg. Upcoming events: this month, a golf outing with Penn golf coach Francis Vaughn; an overnight trip to the Penn Club in New York, planned for Sept. 16; and a presentation of Penn in Pictures in December. E-mail Brad Sears at <> for more information.

New York. Penn NYC is proud to announce that it will be hosting monthly happy hours at different bars and restaurants around the city, usually on Wednesday nights. The times and locations will be circulated via e-mail to members; contact Mike Lingle at <> for more information. This year’s Highball will be held at the Penn Club on Nov. 17; if you would like to get involved, e-mail Danny Boockvar at <>. To be included on our mailing list, go to our Web site and sign up on the listserv (

Philadelphia. The local Penn and Wharton clubs, in conjunction with PennGALA, encourage you to mark your calendar for Nov. 2. We are co-sponsoring a night at the blockbuster exhibit at the Art Museum, Van Gogh: Face to Face. We will take over the Museum restaurant for a buffet dinner, followed by the exhibit. More information, and invitations, will be available in the early fall: Keep the date. If you have any questions, contact Lee Shlifer at (215) 627-2300 or <>.

Rochester. Our club is hosting a summer reception for all current Penn students and their parents on Aug. 9. For details, contact Jim Zeone at (716) 768-6242.

San Diego. We need your help in sending San Diego area students to their first year at Penn: the annual send-off picnic for students and parents will be on Thursday, Aug. 17. Contact Kiera Reilly at (760) 729-7439 or <> if you can volunteer to welcome people, cheer for the students, and calm the anxieties of their parents! For more information about Penn activities in San Diego, join our e-mail list: Send an e-mail to <>.

Washington. Join alumni at the 2000 Legg Mason Tennis Classic during the quarterfinals to witness the top talent on the ATP Tour as Andre Agassi defends his 1999 title in this great Washington tennis tradition.This will be held at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center (Carter Barron), 16th and Kennedy streets NW, on Friday, Aug. 18 at 7:00 p.m. (Take the Metro to the Van Ness-UDC stop for free-shuttle transportation to the site). There is a special Penn group rate of $29 per person for club members and one guest; $33 for all others. Tickets are extremely limited. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and a check payable to “University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of D.C.,” to Jerry Donahoe, 1830 R Street, NW, apt. 52, Washington, D.C. 20009 by Tuesday, Aug. 8.

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The James Brister Society is seeking members and welcomes alumni interested in minority issues at Penn. Named for the first-known minority graduate of the University, it held its fifth annual student-awards banquet on April 27. This marked the first collaboration with the Asian Alumni Association, the Black Alumni Association and the Association of Latino Alumni. Hon. Marc Morial C’80, mayor of New Orleans, delivered the keynote address. Adriana Lopez C’00, Thomas Kisimbi Nu/W’00, Thomas Peng EAS’00 and Angela Jenks C’00 received awards for excellence in their academic and community accomplishments. University Trustee Dr. Gloria Twine Chisum Gr’60 Hon’94, a long-time Brister member, and Dr. Jerry Johnson GM’79, director of Penn’s Center of Excellence in Minority Health, were also recognized for their outstanding leadership at Penn. For membership information, contact Angela Scott, associate director of Alumni Relations, at (215) 898-7811 or by e-mail at <>.


The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society has nominated three candidates to fill one Southern, one Western and one Metro New York alumni trustee position for five-year terms starting Jan. 1, 2001: Laurence E. Hirsch W’67, Dallas, Texas, Warren N. Lieberfarb W’65, Burbank, Calif., and Sylvia Miller Rhone W’74, New York.
  Alumni may file other nominations until Sept. 15; these nominations must be accompanied by a petition signed by five percent of all degree-holding alumni.
  For details write to Dr. Martin Rapisarda, executive secretary of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226 or e-mail him at <>