Albany. The Penn Club of Albany welcomes alumni to these upcoming events: Nov. 20, Penn football v. Cornell—we are organizing a caravan to go to game; Dec. 2, club board meeting at the Albany Fort Orange Club; Jan. 15, Penn men’s basketball v. Sienna at the Pepsi Arena. For more information, please contact president Wayne Wagner at (518) 383-0550 or <WWagner2@NyCap.rr.com>.

Delaware. Join fellow alumni at our holiday party and scholarship dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, at the University & Whist Club. Contact Carolyn Diehl at (302) 731-1294 or <cwdiehlde@msn.com> for more information.

Gold Coast, Fla. Undergraduate alumni can volunteer to interview undergraduate applicants from their local area and send their thoughts to the admissions office; contact <mjf@commercialpropertybrokers.com> to volunteer, or (954) 471-4320. Come with us on Jan. 23 to Bill Cosby in Concert at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. We have 66 orchestra-level seats to enjoy the timeless comedy of Bill Cosby. Join us for dinner and the show. RSVP to e-mail and phone number above.

Japan. The Penn Club of Japan presents its 2004 Bonenkai (Year-end Party). We usually have over 100 attendees, and this year our troupe of revelers should be no different. Come by, catch up with your friends, and meet many of our new members. Contact club president Randy McGraw at <pennclub@hotmail.com> for details.

Kansas City. Keep an eye out for the annual Alumni Holiday Party, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 28. For more information, contact Ned Reitzes at <nreitzes@lnc.com>, or at (913) 451-1505 during the day and (913) 685-7998 in the evenings.

Los Angeles. We had a great First September Happy Hour last month when we welcomed the Class of 2004 to our alumni community. We also hosted a screening of Friday Night Lights at Universal Pictures and saw the Quakers play USD in San Diego. Look for upcoming November and December events: Penn in Pictures, a trip to the Nutcracker, and more! Not yet a member or want to receive updates about alumni activities in the area? Visit (www.pennclubla.com) and join today!

Metro New Jersey. The Penn Club of Metro New Jersey has an exciting cultural event planned for Sunday morning, Dec. 5: join us for a private tour, followed by brunch at the long-awaited re-opened Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Manhattan. Save the date for our third annual Selective College Admissions program, for members only, and held on Tuesday, Jan. 11, in Essex County and Thursday, Jan. 27, in Bergen County. “Investing in 2005” will be the topic presented by guest speaker Robert Kapito W’79 at a brunch on Feb. 13. For more information about these or any other upcoming events in New Jersey, including a book discussion and community-service day, please contact club president Dale Bell at <pennclubmetronj@yahoo.com> or visit our website at (www.pennclubmetronj.com).

New Haven. After several quiet years, the Penn Club of New Haven, Connecticut, is excited to announce its re-vitalization! With over 1,800 alumni in the Greater New Haven area, we are sure to have a vibrant and active club dedicated to intellectual and social activities. Guest speakers, Penn athletic events, and cocktail parties are just a few of the events to look forward to. Of course, since the Penn Club of New Haven is dedicated to the enjoyment of our alumni, your feedback is welcome on the types of events you would like to participate in. Stay tuned for our official welcome letter, which will include our complete calendar of events. Feedback and comments should be directed to Andrew Boone C’98, president of the Penn Club of New Haven at <andrew.boone@ubs.com>.

Northern California. We welcome alumni in the Bay Area to join the Penn Club of Northern California in our variety of scheduled November and December events. In early November join us for a guided art tour through the SF MOMA. Towards the end of November we will be holding a Penn/Stanford Young Alumni event—all alumni are welcome! Lastly, we invite all Quakers to join us for an educational wine-tasting session that is currently scheduled for early December. More details about all events will be coming soon and will be posted on our website at (www.ncpennclub.com). To become a member of the Club please go to (www.acteva.com/go/ncpennclub).

New York. Join metro-area alumni in celebrating the holidays! PennNYC invites you to our annual holiday party to mix and mingle with young alumni in the city. Please see our website for details (www.PennNYC.org). We look forward to seeing you there!

Philadelphia. In addition to gathering for monthly Happy Hours, the Penn Club of Philadelphia is actively serving the community this season and throughout the year. From wrapping holiday gifts for abused and neglected children to donating books for prison programs, we invite regional alumni to volunteer time and/or materials. The Club is proud to announce that we are partnering with eLIT (www.elitonline.org) to support a global information access and computer-literacy program for disadvantaged women and children. Volunteers may participate locally at the Learning Center in West Philadelphia, or donate computer hardware for distribution to global sites. For more information on this program and other Penn Club of Philadelphia events, please visit our website at www.pennclubphilly.org.

Portland, Ore. Happy Hours continue on the third Thursday of every month: on Nov. 18, we’ll meet at Meriwether, a new venue at 2601 Northwest Vaughn. The final happy hour of 2004 will be on Thursday, Dec. 16. Watch for details of all events—including Penn football and men’s basketball games that are available via satellite—in the newsletter and on the website (www.fhzal.com/penn/).

Rochester, N.Y. Please join the Penn Club of Rochester for our annual luncheon, co-sponsored with the Cornell club, on Nov. 22. For more information, e-mail Betty Holderbaum C’49 at <Cphold6@cs.com>.

Seattle. A Wharton Committee-hosted reception is planned for early November, with a panel of speakers including Terry Drayton, founder of HomeGrocer, and John Lusk WG’99, author of the MouseDriver Chronicles. Plans are also in the work for a Jazz Night in mid-January with a quartet of student performers from the Penn Jazz Ensemble. All details on these events still to be finalized. Our club hosts on average 10 events per year. To receive updated information on our upcoming events and our monthly e-mail newsletter, e-mail your name and e-mail address to <PennInSeattle@hotmail.com>, or visit our website at (www.alumni.upenn.edu /club/seattle.html). Any questions please contact Club President Alexa Chiang C’92 at <PennInSeattle@hotmail.com>.

Westchester/Rockland Counties. We will hold a Penn Reading Project and discussion, featuring The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, at the Rye Free Reading Room, at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 17. A Family Pottery Party at Little Rembrandt in Rye Brook is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For information on these and all events, e-mail <pennwestchester@aol.com>.

Western New England. Watch the Penn-Harvard football game on Nov. 13, or the Penn-Yale men’s basketball game on Feb. 19, with fellow alumni. For further details, contact Bill Squires C’71 at <billsquires@alumni.upenn.edu>.

Western Pennsylvania. The Club plans to celebrate in January, as usual, Founder’s Day/Ben’s Birthday. The club meets for lunch at noon the first Thursday of every month at the HYP Club, downtown Pittsburgh. For details on or suggestions for club activities, contact John Vogel C’83 at (412) 594-5622 or <jtvogel@adelphia.net>.

 

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Call for Nominations
Alumni are invited and encouraged to suggest candidates, who must be degree-holding alumni, for one Metropolitan New York Region Alumni Trustee position (comprising all of Long Island, the five boroughs of New York City, Fairfield County in Connecticut, Westchester County in New York state, and all New Jersey counties other than Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, and Gloucester); one Southern Region Alumni Trustee position (comprising North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Bermuda, the Panama Canal, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Mexico); and one Western Region Alumni Trustee position (comprising California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan). Appointees to these positions will serve five-year terms, commencing in January 2006. Nominees will be given consideration by the Penn Alumni Nominations Committee.

ALUMNI AWARD OF MERIT
Alumni are also encouraged to suggest candidates to receive next year’s Alumni Award of Merit, to be presented during Homecoming Weekend 2005. The Alumni Award of Merit is given for outstanding service to the University of Pennsylvania and can be presented to non-alumni. Suggested candidates will be given consideration by the Penn Alumni Awards and Resolutions Committee.

YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD
The Young Alumni Award will also be presented at the Alumni Award of Merit Gala during Homecoming Weekend. The Award recognizes outstanding service to the University of Pennsylvania in several different and significant ways prior to one’s 16th reunion year. Suggested candidates will be given consideration by the Penn Alumni Awards and Resolutions Committee.

Names of candidates for the Alumni Trustee positions and the 2005 Alumni Award of Merit/Young Alumni Award should be sent by January 14, 2005 and February 4, 2005, respectively, to: Penn Alumni, c/o Executive Secretary, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226. You may also submit your nominations online at (www.alumni.upenn.edu/pennalumni/).

 

New Alumni Trustees
At the Homecoming meeting of Penn Alumni leadership, the Council of Representatives elected three new Alumni Trustees: Dr. Marie A. Savard Nu’72 M’76 of Wynnewood, Pa., for Pennsylvania Region Alumni Trustee; Robert M. Levy WG’74 of Chicago, for Central Region Alumni Trustee; and Jay S. Fishman W’74 WG’74 of Englewood, N.J., for At-Large Alumni Trustee. Dr. Savard, Mr. Levy, and Mr. Fishman will begin serving their five-year terms on January 1, 2005. For complete biographies of these new trustees, please refer to page 64 of your July/August 2004 Gazette or online at (www.alumni.upenn.edu/
pennalumni/alumnitrustees.html
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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 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk. This time frame enables visiting families to also attend an information session and campus tour offered by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Reservations for the Q&A sessions are not required. For more information, visit (www.alumni.upenn.edu/aca) or call (215) 898-6888.