First Coast, Fla. After a successful meeting on Oct. 18 to open the club year, members of the Jacksonville area club will convene on Monday evening, January 14. Our guest will be Dr. Marie Savard NTS’70 Nu’72 M’76 GM’80, a nationally recognized wellness expert, and trustee of the University. Club members will receive details in due course. Others please phone or email Sam & Donna Heffner (904) 273-2843 or samheffner@msn.com.

Gold Coast Club, Fla. Joining with the Wharton Club of South Flosrida, we will hold a Holiday Party, South Beach style! Chip Brady C’94 W’94 & Allison Weiss Brady C’93 will host it on Saturday, December 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. RSVP by November 30 at www.penngoldcoast.com, or call (954) 564-5136 or email LizMoffitt@alumni.upenn.edu.

Los Angeles. Last month we celebrated our sixth annual Pennfest with new bands, fresh films, and an awesome turnout. Please join us for our upcoming events: Class of 93-98 Reunion Happy Hour on November 14, and Runyon Canyon Hike with PennGALA on December 8. For the latest information regarding our events, visit www.pennclubla.com or contact Melissa Wu C’98 at pennclubla@onebox.com.

Metro New Jersey. Join us on Friday, Nov. 30, as the Penn Club goes to Broadway. First enjoy a pre-theater dinner at The Penn Club of New York, and then it is off to see Young Frankenstein. Limited seats are still available: priority is given to club members. On Saturday, December 1, we will hold our annual Penn Cares Community Service Day at the Community Foodbank of New Jersey, in Hillside. For more information about these and other programs, please contact club president Renie Carniol CW’75 WG’76 at pennclub-metronj@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.pennclubmetronj.com.

New York. This January, we will be celebrating another Ben’s Birthday Bash with the Penn Glee Club. And, the New Year will start with another all members’ meeting, where everyone’s welcome to learn more about PennNYC, find out about volunteer opportunities, and meet the board. Look for more details on our new website and in our newsletter. Sign up for the listserv at www.pennnyc.org. To volunteer, please contact Dale Kramer Cohen W’76, president of PennNYC, at dale.k.cohen@gmail.com.

Northern California. The club invites you to celebrate the New Year by joining us at our annual party in honor of Ben Franklin. This Bay Area tradition is always well attended and a good kick-off to a year of exciting events. For our hockey fans, come cheer on the San Jose Sharks as they take on the Toronto Maples Leafs on January 12. For information on all events, visit our website www.ncpennclub.com and register to receive invitations via email.u

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, Monday through Friday (except University holidays), 12:15-1:00 p.m. and 3:15-4:00 p.m., in the Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk. 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.

Call for Nominations

ALUMNI TRUSTEES Alumni are invited and encouraged to suggest candidates, who must be degree holding alumni, for three At-Large Alumni Trustee positions. The successful Alumni Trustee candidates will begin their five-year terms on January 1, 2009. The Penn Alumni Nominations Committee will evaluate and recommend candidates for trusteeship based on his or her evidence of leadership; involvement in alumni activities; record of achievement professionally, civically/socially, and for Penn; representation of the alumni in terms of geography, gender, school/college, and personal background; record of financial support to Penn relative to capacity; and evidence of “trustee caliber.”

ALUMNI AWARD OF MERIT Alumni are also encouraged to suggest candidates for the 2008 Alumni Award of Merit, to be presented during Homecoming Weekend 2008. These awards are given for outstanding service to the University of Pennsylvania and can be presented to non-alumni. Community service, professional achievements, and other such accomplishments are considered, but are only secondary to University service. 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 during Homecoming Weekend 2008. The Award recognizes outstanding service to the University of Pennsylvania prior to one’s 16th reunion year. Community service, professional achievements, and other such accomplishments are considered, but are secondary to 5 to 15 years of varied University service. Suggested candidates will be given consideration by the Penn Alumni Awards and Resolutions Committee.

Names of candidates for the Alumni Trustee positions and the 2008 Alumni Award of Merit and the Young Alumni Award should be sent by January 11, 2008, and February 8, 2008, 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.

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