Jacksonville. On Fri., April 16, the First Coast Penn Club will host a reception and presentation by Dr. Sheldon Hackney, former Penn president and current professor of American history. If you have not received your invitation please phone or email co-presidents Sam and Donna Heffner (904) 273-2843 or samheffner@msn.com.

Las Vegas. New, visiting, or permanent local in Las Vegas and Nevada!? Welcome to the Penn Club of Las Vegas. Recently launched in 2009 it has many opportunities for involvement and room for growth. Monthly events and updates are announced solely through our listserv so please ensure we have your preferred email address. Contact Lea Artis at leartis@alumni.upenn.edu to be added, update your records, or for further information. We are happy to be hosting the Penn Glee Club in May and working to strengthen the Ivy network in the Southern Nevada area.

Los Angeles. PennClubLA is pleased to welcome Professor Richard Beeman to Southern California to talk about his new book, Plain Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution. He will speak to our alumni in Orange County on Mon., April 26, and in Los Angeles on Tues., April 27. Please check www.pennclubla.com for details about both events and to RSVP. Want to volunteer or organize an event? Contact us at pennclubla@gmail.com.

Naples, Fla. On Sat., March 27, at 1pm enjoy a pre-season baseball game at a Phillies and Twins training game. This event will also feature a Skysuite experience with a special guest speaker from the Phillies organization. Join the Penn Club of Southwest Florida for its First Wednesday lunches on April 7 and May 5 a the Naples Beach and Golf Club at noon. For more information, contact Club president John Gamba at jfgamba@aol.com.

New Haven, Conn. The Penn Club of New Haven invites you to join us for an afternoon to see No Child ... at the Long Wharf Theatre on Sun., April 18, at 2pm. In a hilarious and heartbreaking expose, which has been a smash hit off-Broadway, writer/performer Nilaja Sun draws from firsthand experience to portray 16 characters in 70 minutes, illuminating the trials and triumphs within America’s education system. Tickets purchased in advance through the Club are $54. For more information, contact co-president Reena Levine Seltzer C’76 G’Ed’77 at reenaseltzer@gmail.com.

Northern New Jersey.
The Penn Club of Northern New Jersey invites you to an evening of entertainment and dinner with the fabulous Penn “Bloomers” on March 26. In April, our widely popular, Selective College Admissions Night returns to give us tips on “Decoding the College Admission Process.” A panel of experts including Penn’s Alumni Council on Admissions will discuss the current application process. Mark your calendar for May 1 when David Hogenauer will lead our club on a hike through the South Mountain Reservation; we will grab a quick bite in Millburn afterwards. Lastly, come out this year and make a difference on May 8, one of our semi-annual Penn Cares Community Service Days; we will volunteer at the Community Food Bank of Hillside. Can good donations are welcome. For details on these events and more information please check our website at www.pennclubmetronj.com. Please contact club president Fern Eatroff C’85, featroff@mac.com  if you have questions or would like to volunteer.

New York. PennNYC is excited to host Penn professors Mark Devlin (recent guest on The Colbert Report) and Mark Trodden on Wed., April 7, who will present “Modern Cosmology: How the Vast and the Minuscule Conspire to Shape our Universe.” On Fri., May 7, from 7:30 to 10:30pm, PennNYC and the Penn Club of New York will host the fourth annual Young Alumni Spring Fling (complete with cocktails and Oreos). To learn more about this event and others, and to register, please visit www.pennnyc.org. Be sure to log in to get the full benefits of the site and your free membership. Contact Dale Kramer Cohen W’76, president of PennNYC, at dale.k.cohen@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to volunteer.

Northeastern Pennsylvania. After a fabulous faculty-speaker event in late 2009 and another successful Ben Franklin Birthday Bash, the Club is thrilled to announce another outstanding faculty-speaker event with Dr. Art Caplan, renowned professor and chair of Penn’s bioethics department. This will be on Tues., March 23, at the Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton. For more details on this exciting event, visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/club/nepa.html.

Northern California. On Sat., March 20, we have another San Francisco Walking Tour with a trip to historic Market Street. These professionally guided tours present the history and color in the neighborhoods that make the city unique. Join us on Thurs., March 25, at the Academy of Science when it is transformed into a lively venue filled with music, provocative science, and mingling for those over 21. There will be another walking tour on April 17, as well as our bi-monthly South Bay Mixers on April 14 and our Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5. To receive invitations to Bay Area events, register on our website, www.ncpennclub.com.

Philadelphia. The Penn Club of Philadelphia always has a full roster of fabulous events, but be sure to consider joining us for a performance of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra at the Kimmel Center on Sat., April 24, at 8pm. For more information on this event and all of our other events, visit our website www.pennclubphilly.org.

Portland, Ore. Professor Richard Beeman will be the speaker at our spring dinner on Thurs., April 29. Professor Beeman’s recent book, Plain Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution, is the most comprehensive account of the Constitutional Convention to appear in the past half century (see Walter Isaacson’s review in The New York Times, April 12, 2009). Additional details on that dinner, our spring luncheons, and other events will be posted on our website (www.pennclubofportland.org) and sent out in our email newsletter.

Utah. The Penn Club of Utah continues to host successful events in its first year of inception, from networking gatherings with Jon Huntsman Jr. C’87, former governor, and Ralph Becker C’73, Salt Lake City’s mayor, to art gallery strolls and service days at the Utah food bank. We are currently preparing for our second annual alumni dinner this Spring, featuring guest speaker Dr. Thomas Childers, Penn professor and author. If you would like to receive emailed announcements of events, contact Utah Penn Club President Dr. Maggie Nassif WMP’03 at mnnassif@hotmail.com.

Washington, D.C. Save the date, March 26, for a wonderful performance by the Penn Glee Club. On Mon., April 5, at 1pm, come out to celebrate the start of baseball season in D.C. as the Nationals take on the Phillies. To get tickets, please contact Jon Teitel, at jon.teitel@hotmail.com. For more information on both events, visit our website (www.alumni.upenn.edu/club/dc.html).

Westchester/Rockland. The Penn Club of Westchester & Rockland Counties is once again hosting the Alumni Council on Admissions, the on-campus resource for alumni families who have children or grandchildren going through the undergraduate-admissions process. This event will take place on Wed., April 14, at the Rye Reading Room, 1061 Post Road, Rye. Also, please see the website for information about the upcoming spring dinner at Tamarack Country Club on Thurs., May 20, featuring both Quenby Jackson Mott, vice dean and director of admissions, and Ryan Oakes C’00, entertainer/illusionist (www.ryanoakes.com). For more information on these and other events, visit our website, www.pennclubwestrock.org. If you would like to volunteer, contact club presidents, Sharon Mulholland W’85 at s_mul@msn.com or Jeff Mulholland W’86 at jeff-mulholland@msn.com.

Western Pennsylvania. The Penn Club of Western Pennsylvania invites you to attend our Monthly Luncheons hosted at noon on the first Thursday of every month at the HYP Club, 619 William Penn Place. The next one is April 1. Information on our other upcoming events and Club information can be found on our website www.alumni.upenn.edu/club/westernpa.html.

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