Boston. Sat., April 16, is Boston Penn Cares Day! Thurs., April 28 is the Boston All-Ivy Wine-tasting event. Info on all events and how to register are on the website at ( or contact Kristina Martin at <kristinamartin@lumni.upenn>

Central New Jersey. The Central New Jersey Penn Alumni Club is re-energizing. In addition to blocks of tickets to Penn games, we are planning future social happy-hour events in the Princeton area, and a theater outing at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton. All alumni interested in joining the club or participating in future events, contact Herb Vine <> or T.J. Berdzik <>.

Chicago. Upcoming events include watching the Penn-Princeton men’s basketball game in March; attending a White Sox-Red Sox baseball game in July; and a dinner with the author of the latest selection in the Penn Reading Project. Information for all events and how to register are available on our website ( Not on the e-mail list? On the website add your e-mail address to receive regular updates on upcoming events.

Gold Coast. Tues., March 8, the Penn-Princeton men’s basketball game is on satellite TV at the Neighborhood Sports Grill, 6450 North Federal Highway (one mile north of Yamato Road), Boca Raton. Meet at 7 p.m.; game starts at 7:30 p.m. No charge, and open to all! Upcoming events: Penn Cares—a one-day community-service project—club members and their families will volunteer their time to help those in need in the local community. The Penn Gold Coast Alumni Association Golf Tournament and Lunch: help raise money for Penn Athletics and enjoy a Saturday on the golf course. Our End of Year Dinner will be held at Gibby’s, Ft. Lauderdale. Guest speaker Adam Corson-Finnerty, director of development and external affairs for the Penn Library, will speak about Penn graduates who have gone on to successful writing careers, as we welcome the incoming freshman class.

Hartford/Springfield. The inaugural meeting of the Hartford/Springfield Penn Club will be March 24 at 6 p.m. Join us for an open meeting to discuss our club—all area alums are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be at the UBS offices in Hartford, 90 State House Square, 14 floor. Contact Andrew Bassock C’90 at <> or (860) 727-1500 to RSVP.

Jacksonville, Fla. The First Coast Penn Club is looking forward to Wed., April 13, when we host a reception for Dr. P. Roy Vagelos C’50 Hon’99, former chair of Merck and former chair of Penn’s Trustees. So save the date: details to follow.

Lancaster. The Lancaster Club of Penn-sylvania is proud to host an event with Dr. Sheldon Hackney at the Hamilton Club in Lancaster on March 23rd. Contact club president Kirk Jenne at <> for more information.

Metro New Jersey. The Penn Club of Metro New Jersey invites you to several exciting spring events. Our Penn Cares Community Service Day will be Sat., May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Community Food Bank in Hillside. We will be sorting and packing food and giving away free Penn t-shirts to all volunteers. RSVP to Maria Ho at (201) 947-9626 or <>. Save the date: our Annual June Dinner will be held on Tues., June 7, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, with guest speaker Lee Stetson GEd’71, dean of undergraduate admissions. For more info on these or any other club events, contact club president Dale Bell MT’81 at <> or visit our website at (

New Haven. March 24—second installment of our Health and Finance speakers series with Dr. Howard Forman WG’96 at the New Haven Lawn Club. Event starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner. Speaker is free; dinner is $45/person. April 14—New Haven Symphony Orchestra performs Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 7:30 p.m. in Long Wharf Theater. Contact Andy Boone <> for more info.

Northern California. The Penn Club of Northern California invites all alumni to join us in our monthly events ranging from happy hours to continuing education opportunities. We start in March with a wine-tasting with the Cornell Club at the University Club in San Francisco. Then plan to hear Penn alumnus Dr. Barry Krisberg C’67 Gr’71 discuss his new book, Juvenile Justice: Redeeming Our Children. Also expect a Penn Cares community-service opportunity in April. For further details and more events, visit our website (

Philadelphia. The Penn Club of Philadelphia invites you to visit our new website (; it’s easy to register for membership and manage your account online. Join now to receive weekly event listings, monthly newsletters, and membership discounts. Some of our upcoming events include a performance by Terence Blanchard at Annenberg, and the Cherry Blossom Festival at Morris Arboretum. We will also host annual favorites, such as the Chinese New Year Banquet, the Mask & Wig Show, and Young Alumni Happy Hours. Please visit the website for details on the events, or e-mail <> with any questions.

Portland. The Penn Club of Portland thanks the sextet from the Penn Jazz Ensemble for their wonderful performance here on Jan. 16. It’s not easy to get student groups to the West Coast, and we sincerely appreciated and enjoyed having them. Third Thursday happy hours continue: March 17 and April 21. Check for details of these and all other events on the new website (

Westchester/Rockland Counties. The Westchester/Rockland Alumni Club has several upcoming events: March 12—our Penn Cares Community Service day; March 19—Penn-Cornell tennis party at the Armonk Tennis Club at 7:30 p.m.; April 13—Broadway outing to see All Shook Up, based on the music of Elvis Presley (6 p.m.), with a pre-theater dinner at the Penn Club of New York. For info on all events, e-mail <>.

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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. During the months of March and April, the Q&A session will take place every weekday (Monday through Friday). For more information, visit ( or call (215) 898-6888.


Amendments to the By-Laws of Penn Alumni

 Over the course of the past year, the Penn Alumni By-Laws Committee, chaired by E. Gerald Riesenbach W’60, vice president for governance, has undertaken a thorough review of the Penn Alumni By-Laws, last amended in 2000. In the course of the committee’s review of the by-laws, it became apparent that they required modernization, reorganization, and rewriting. Key changes include formalizing the name change of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society to “Penn Alumni,” vesting the management of Penn Alumni solely with the Penn Alumni Board of Directors, and clarifying the membership of the various Penn Alumni bodies, such as the Council of Representatives, the Board of Directors, and the committees of Penn Alumni.

We invite all alumni to visit ( to see an executive summary of the recommended changes to the by-laws, as well as the proposed revised version of the by-laws. Alumni may also submit comments and suggestions at this site.

Formal approval of the amended by-laws will be sought at the joint meeting of the Penn Alumni Council of Representatives and Board of Directors at their meeting on Saturday, May 14, at 9 a.m. in Bodek Lounge of Houston Hall. All alumni are invited to attend this meeting; RSVP online at (


Penn Golf on the Road | Penn Athletics offers a special opportunity to alumni and friends to play in an exclusive golf outing on Monday, April 25, at the prestigious Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach. Enjoy 18 holes of golf on a spectacular course designed by Jim Fazio! Day starts at noon with check-in and a buffet luncheon, shotgun start at 1 p.m., and dinner and cocktails at 6 p.m. Single-entry fee is $1,000 and sponsorships are available. Proceeds will directly support the Penn Golf Endowment. For more info, contact Denis Spizuoco at (215) 898-2931 or <>.