Austin, Tex. On Sat., Jan. 17, the club celebrates Ben Franklin’s birthday with a tour of the French Legation Museum at 802 San Marcos Street, followed by a potluck French brunch and wine & cheese in the gardens. Meet at 10:45 a.m. for an 11:00 a.m. tour. Admission is $2 per person; A suggestion: please bring a French-themed item for the potluck. RSVP by Fri., Jan. 16, to

Bucks County. The club will observe Ben Franklin’s birthday with a casual gathering of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails on Sat., Jan. 17, in Newtown, Pa. Contact club president Janice Kimenhour GEd’75 at for more details.

First Coast. On Tues., Feb. 12, the First Coast (Jacksonville area) Penn Club will host its annual winter reception. Our guests from campus will be John Zeller and Hoopes Wampler from Development and Alumni Relations. For details contact co-presidents Sam or Donna Heffner or (904) 273-2843.

Idaho. We are starting an Idaho Alumni Club. Please contact Gaye Kaiser G’96 at (208) 598-2568 or for more information. We would love to hear from you.

Los Angeles. Please join us for a men’s hockey game and special presentation by Chris McGowan, CMO of the Los Angeles Kings, on Thurs., Jan. 29. We are also pleased to post our February Club Quizzo event and Ben’s Birthday Bash in January on our website. For the most up to date information regarding our events, or if you would like to get involved, please visit

Metro New Jersey. On Fri., Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. the club hosts Pennchants at the Assembly Steakhouse in Englewood Cliffs, for an evening of Penn entertainment, fine food, and fun. On Wed. evening, Feb. 25, the Penn Club of Metro New Jersey will partner with the Wharton Club of New Jersey to welcome Penn Professor Stuart D. Friedman, author of Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life, which details programs for improving performance in life, work, home and community. Reception and networking at 6:00 p.m. with program to follow at 7 p.m. For sports enthusiasts we have added a tennis social to our calendar: all levels of play are welcome. This event is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, and will include round-robin play and casual fare. Cheer on Penn as we take on Columbia in men’s basketball at Columbia on Sat., March 7, at 1 p.m. Gather together after with fellow alumni for a post-game get-together. For more information about these and other programs, visit our website at or contact club President Fern Eatroff C’85 at .

New York. PennNYC invites alumni to a panel and networking reception about “Navigating the Stormy Financial Markets” on Thurs., Jan. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The panel features Steven Greenhouse, author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, and Marci Albohor C’88, author of One Person/Multiple Career: The New Model of Work/Life Success, and will be moderated by Darby Dunn C’88, a veteran television reporter and anchor. On Fri., Jan. 23, PennNYC welcomes the Penn Glee Club back for their annual New York trip, and to celebrate Ben Franklin’s birthday. Join us for an evening of “musical excellence and theatrical showmanship” at the Ida K. Lang Auditorium at Hunter College from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. On Tues., March 3 at 6:30 p.m., PennNYC and the Penn Club of New York host the fifth annual selective college admissions panel. Steve Hamilton, senior associate director of Penn’s Alumni Council on Admissions, will moderate a discussion about the college-admissions process. From applications and interviews to standardized tests, this event will help prepare parents for what lies ahead. For more on these and other events, visit Be sure to log in to get the full benefits of the site and your free membership. Contact club president Dale Kramer Cohen W’76 with questions or if you would like to volunteer.

Northeast Pennsylvania. On Sat., Jan. 17, join the Penn Alumni club for a highball at nightfall in memory of dear old Ben. Check our website for further details, or contact Bill Runner WEv’66 at (570) 6750-5055

Northern California. Kick off 2009 at our annual Ben’s Bash on Tues., Jan. 20, at Pete’s Tavern in San Francisco. Penn men’s basketball is underway, so join us on Feb. 17 at one of our favorite sports bars in San Francisco to watch Penn take on Princeton in a televised game on ESPNU. Information for all these events can be found on the club website

Philadelphia. On Sat., Jan. 17, celebrate Ben Franklin’s birthday with a special beer-tasting and tutorial at a local pub. On Mon., Jan. 19, the club partners with other organizations to make a social impact on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. for more information on this family-friendly opportunity. On March 7, join fellow opera aficionados for a live simulcast of the New York Metropolitan Opera, at The Bridge Cinema. March 10, mingle with fellow Quakers at this annual sell-out event: the Penn v. Princeton men’s basketball game. Special pre-game family-friendly reception and discounted tickets. More information on these and other events, some open only to members, at

Portland. The Penn Alumni club’s Dinner with Prof. Peter Stallybrass is now scheduled for Wed. evening, Feb. 11. Save the date and check our website for the details. He is the Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and professor of English. Ben Franklin’s actual birthday (Jan. 17) will be celebrated with appropriate festivity on Thurs., Jan. 15. Plans, now in development, will be posted on the website and emailed to our voluminous email list. To be added to our email list, contact club president John Vosmek at

San Antonio. On Sat., Jan. 17, celebrate Ben Franklin’s birthday. For more details contact club president Bob Weidman C’63

Seattle. Save the date for a visit with Penn Professor Peter Stallybrass on Thurs., Feb.12, for an enjoyable evening with the celebrated Penn literary scholar. For further details or to make a reservation, visit

Westchester/Rockland Counties. Join the Club at Plates, an alumni-owned (Wendy Weinstein Karp C’84) restaurant in Larchmont, where we will be hosting a wine- and beer-tasting on Thurs., Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. A variety of fun foods from Philly will be served, and we will conclude the evening with Ben’s Birthday Bash! For families with young children, join us on Sun., Feb. 8, at 1 p.m., at the Tarrytown Music Hall for Annie Jr., presented by Random Farms Kids Theater, followed by dessert nearby. For more information, please contact club presidents, Sharon Mulholland W’85 at or Jeff Mulholland W’86

U.K. Join the Penn Club of U.K. to celebrate (Big) Ben Franklin’s Birthday in London on Thur., Jan. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the upstairs bar in the Running Horse, 50 Davies Street, Mayfair. More info, contact club president Amy Ruth Finegold C’02 at


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