Atlanta. Oct. 8 at 1 p.m., the club will co-host the annual Ivy Polo Picnic at Chukkar Farm & Polo Club, 1005 Little River Way in Alpharetta; directions at (www.chukkarfarmpoloclub.com). Check (www.alumni.upenn.edu/club/atlanta.html) for details on the fall viewing party for Penn men’s football once the Ivy television schedule is announced! Contact Emmanuel Tillman EAS’85 <emmanuel.tillman@alumni.upenn.edu> to share your ideas.

Arizona. The First September event is Sept. 18, 5 —7 p.m. at Bistro 24 at the Ritz Carlton (24th & Camelback). $3 beers, $6 specialty martinis, and complimentary appetizers provided by the club! Complimentary parking at the front entrance of the Ritz. We are restricted to 35 people, so RSVP Nicole Oddo C’05 at <neo@alumni.upenn.edu> ASAP.

Delaware. Welcome the Class of 2006 at our First September event: Sept. 28, 6 p.m., Iron Hill Brewery at the Riverfront, 710 South Madison Street, Wilmington; $18/person, cash bar. Meet old friends and make new ones. Send checks, payable to “UPenn Alumni Society of Delaware,” to PO Box 2696, Wilmington, DE 19805 by Sept. 20. For more information, contact Sujata Bhatia Gr’03 M’03 at <sujata.k.bhatia@usa.dupont.com>.

Fairfield, County, Conn. Oct. 4, 7 p.m.—9 p.m., Alumni Council on Admissions with guest Hank Herman C’71, author of Accept my Kid, Please: A Dad’s Descent into College Application Hell. Oct. 21—Penn vs. Yale men’s football at Yale, with pre-game lunch under the tent. Nov. 1 or 2—Special talk by author, journalist, and television personality Jean Chatzky C’86.

Gold Coast, Fla. Sept. 26, 6 p.m.—special training session for secondary-school committee members and those interested in interviewing prospective Penn students by Catalina Guzman, Penn regional director of admissions; hosted by Liz Moffitt (SSC chair) at Smith Barney, 350 East Las Olas Blvd in Ft. Lauderdale. Questions? Contact Liz at (954) 564-5136 or <lvmoffitt@gmail.com>. Catalina is also the featured speaker at the club’s kick-off event on Oct. 21, 1 p.m., at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Ft. Lauderdale: She will share her insights on the admissions process. You’ll also enjoy the Runways to Rockets exhibit, which features a DC-9 commercial airline simulator, followed by the latest Imax film. For more information and tickets, visit our website (www.penngoldcoast.com).

Hartford, Conn. First September Happy Hour is Sept. 18, 6 p.m.—8 p.m. at Vaughn’s, 59 Pratt Street (www.irishpublichouse.com). Drink specials, including all beers on tap for $2/pint! Bar area is reserved, so join us. Catch up with old friends and make some new ones. Questions? Contact Cindy Ofsuryk W’90 at <cindyofsuryk@aol.com>.

Los Angeles. Welcome all new Penn grads to LA at the First September event on Sept. 27, 6 p.m.—9 p.m., location tbd. Check (www.pennclubla.com) for more info on this and other events. Contact Melisa Kirkup C’01 at <melisakirkup@yahoo.com> to volunteer.

Metro New Jersey. Oct. 14—the first joint Penn and Habitat for Humanity Community Service Day in Bergen county, where we bring families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build decent and affordable housing. Children over 10 are welcome. Oct. 10—Annual Fall Dinner featuring English professor Anthony DeCurtis, a contributing editor with Rolling Stone magazine. For more information about these and other programs, contact club president Renie Carniol CW’75 WG’76 at <pennclubmetronj@yahoo.com> or visit (www.pennclubmetronj.com).

The Netherlands. The Penn and Wharton Clubs of the Netherlands, together with the local alumni clubs of Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, Northwestern, MIT, Stanford and Yale, are hosting the first ever Ivy Alumni Ball in the Netherlands on Saturday, Sept. 30, in Amsterdam, for alumnus with partner/guest. The theme for this black-tie gala event is Ben Franklin’s Belated 300th Birthday Bash. The guest speaker is U.S. Ambassador Roland Arnall. Financial support is being provided by A. T. Kearney. For more information or to buy tickets please contact John Terwilliger C’83 W’83 (+31 6 4211 6315) or <pennclubnetherlands@gmail.com>.

New York. Sept. 17—noon to 2 p.m., the second annual “Keys to the MBA Admissions Process” panel event at the World MBA Tour with admissions reps from Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, NYU, Stanford, and Wharton. Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m.—10 p.m., the annual First September happy hour in honor of the Class of 2006 in the Penn Club’s Grill Room. Oct. 11—the “Impressive Impressions Workshop” where experts will offer advice and assistance on how to put your best foot (and mouth!) forward in both your professional and personal lives. Searching for a new apartment? PennNYC’s event on Oct. 18 will offer a primer on buying in the city. Oct. 21—volunteer for the 15th annual New York Cares Day. Nov. 8—breakfast with Wharton professor Michael Useem who will discuss his new book, The Go Point, which provides a template of the principles and skills essential to good decision-making. For more details on these events, sign up for the listserv at (www.pennnyc.org). To volunteer, contact club president Dale Kramer Cohen W’76 at <DaleKCohen@aol.com>.

Portland. Sept. 21—First September/Fall Happy Hour. Calling all 2006 grads, join your alumni peers at the Veritable Quandary, downtown Portland, for conversation and comestibles on that evening. Watch (www.pennclubofportland.com) for details.

San Diego. Sept. 30, 6 p.m.—8 p.m., Animation Festival, hosted by Nye Warburton C’97, and also our First September event to welcome new graduates. Nye has worked as an animator on a number of feature films, including the recent Monster House. He will introduce a handful of animated shorts by talented, young animators and answer questions about the animation process; location tbd. For more information contact club president Bob Basso at <bob.basso@gmail.com>.

 


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ACA | The Alumni Council on Admissions is Penn’s resource for undergraduate legacy applicants. The staff will be available for informal Q&A sessions about legacy admissions every Monday and Friday (except University holidays) from 12:15 - 1 p.m. in the Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk. There are also Q&A sessions on Saturdays, Sept. 9 through Nov. 18, from 1:30-2:00 p.m. also held in Sweeten House. These scheduled times enable visiting families to attend an information session and campus tour offered by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Reservations are not required. For more information, visit (www.alumni.upenn.edu/aca) or call (215) 898-6888.

 

Camp Pennsylvania
Oct.13-15 | Frost Valley YMCA Camp in the Catskills. Join us for the second Annual Camp Pennsylvania, an educational and recreational experience for Penn alumni families and friends in the relaxed setting of the Catskills. Visit (www.alumni.upenn.edu/camp) for more information and to register. Questions? Contact Kiera Reilly, director of alumni education, at (310) 966-1510 or <kreilly@ben.dev.upenn.edu>.

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