Boca Raton/Ft. Lauderdale. The Penn Club of the Gold Coast invites you to their annual club dinner on Monday, June 1, to welcome the Class of 2013 and featuring as guest speaker, Steven Hahn, the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History at Penn. For more information and to register, visit

Chicago. Penn Networking event on the North Shore on May 22; The Penn Club joins the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate on June 28; the 6th Annual Penn Club White Sox Group Outing on Aug. 1. Check our website for event information and to sign up for our free email listserv

Fairfield County, Conn. The Club invites area alumni to join us on Fri., May 22, at 8 a.m. for breakfast at the Stamford Marriott, when it will be our very special pleasure to host Eric Furda C’87, dean of admissions. Members only. More details to follow. If you are interested in attending, contact club president Joanne Kahan W’84 at

Hartford, Conn. Join local alums on Sat., May 30, for Spring Fling in West Hartford. Irene & Andy Bassock C’90, club president, will host their 10th Annual Spring Party. It will be child-friendly during the daytime with fun activities to keep the kids busy. During the evening, after the kids are gone, there will be plenty of drinks and buffoonery. The party starts at 2:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Andy

Lancaster, Pa. Join us at our next event, an All Ivy Happy Hour on Fri., May 22. Details on our website,

Long Island. Join us Sun., June 7, for our annual End of Year Dinner at the George Washington Manor, 6 p.m.—10 p.m., featuring Lindback Award winning Professor Peter T. Struck speaking on “Old Wine in New Bottles: Re-telling Ancient Myth in Modern Media.” Students have enjoyed his teachings on Greek and Roman mythology for many years and now we can be entertained by him, as well! For more information, contact club president Sharon J. Wolinsky-Price W’76

Metro New Jersey. The annual Wesley A. Stanger Jr. Scholars and Installation Dinner, featuring guest speaker Eric Furda C’87, dean of admissions, is on Thur., June 4, at Greenbrook Country Club in North Caldwell, with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. For more information contact Dale Bell MT’81 at adbbbell@aol.comor Maria Ho W’81 Penn Parents Night will take place in June at Van Vleck House in Montclair. For more information, contact event co-chairs Valantina Hedvat or Charlie Mangano W’75 at For more information about these and other programs, contact club President Fern Eatroff C’85 at or visit

New York. Join us for the fourth installment in our Executives in Transition series, “How To’s for Leaving a Job or Starting a New One,” on Wed., June 3, at 6:30 p.m. Co-sponsored with the Penn Club of New York, this panel will feature George Bradt WG’85, founder of PrimeGenesis, an executive on-boarding and transition acceleration group, and Chuck Forgang W’78, an executive employment and corporate attorney. Finally, we are planning another Quizzo party and a fifth Executives in Transition series event this summer. To learn more about these events and others, and to register, visit Log in to get the full benefits of the site and your free membership. For more information, contact club president Dale Kramer Cohen W’76 at

Northeast Pa. Welcome to the world’s oldest Penn Alumni club! Our officers and directors took us through our 100th anniversary and now we turn over the gavel to Bob Kelly W’83 and Tony Brooks CGS’89—to serve the club for the next 100! We will celebrate at our next meeting on June 20. Check our website for updates:

Northern California. Join us for opening night of La Traviata at the San Francisco Opera, Sat., June 13. The Club has reserved orchestra seats to hear renowned soprano Anna Netrebeko in this tale of a conflicted courtesan, her devoted lover, and his disapproving father. Details for all events and our monthly mixers are on our website, Register to receive invitations to Bay Area events.

Portland, Ore. Our final Spring Luncheon is on May 27. Kathleen Thomas CE’78, will talk about her book, Don’t Call Me Rosie: The Women Who Welded the LSTs and the Men Who Sailed on Them, and offer insights on writing and self-publishing. The program is at noon at the University Club in downtown Portland. Look for further details on our website,

Sussex County, Del. Join us at our next event, a Club dinner on Thurs., May 14, at Cirelli’s, 1201 Savannah Road, Lewes, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To RSVP, contact Ron Miller W’82 or (302) 227-5143.

Western Pa. Join us for our Monthly Luncheons which we host at noon on the first Thursday of every month at the HYP Club, 619 William Penn Place.

Westchester/Rockland. The annual Spring Dinner featuring Eric Furda C’87, dean of admissions, will be on Thurs. evening, May 21, at Tamarack Country Club, in Greenwich, Conn. (five minutes from Westchester Airport). Not on our email list? Send us your address to receive regular announcements about events and other programs offered by our Club as well as other area Penn clubs. Our website will be up and running before the spring dinner and you will receive an announcement about its launch shortly. In the meantime, for further information about the Spring Dinner and other upcoming events or to volunteer, contact club presidents, Sharon Mulholland W’85 at or Jeff Mulholland W’86 at


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ACA | The Alumni Council on Admissions is Penn’s advice and guidance resource for undergraduate legacy applicants. It offers advice through legacy advising sessions held 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 informal sessions allow prospective legacy applicants and alumni to understand more about the ACA, Penn’s application process, and the college-search process in general. Reservations are not required. For more information, visit or call (215) 898-6888.


Glee Club | The University
of Pennsylvania Glee Club is pleased to announce that it will be taking its talents to Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica later this month and spreading the spirit of Penn. For more information, contact Lee Crain
May 19-23: Bogota
May 23-26: Panama City
May 27-29: San José, Costa Rica
May 29-June 1: Quepos, Costa Rica




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