Bucks County. The newly formed Penn Club of Bucks County is very excited about their calendar events. Contact club president Janice Kimenhour for more information <Janice.Kimenhour@ svpanthers.org>.

Chicago. The leadership of the Penn Club of Chicago, the Midwest Regional Advisory Board, and Alumni Relations, recently met to determine the best way for alumni to connect locally with each other and to the University. The result is a centralized Penn Club of Chicago, which combines and leverages the strengths of both the club and the MWRAB (now known as the Penn Regional Ambassadors), and offers alumni the opportunity to be involved and connected. See our website for more on the consolidation and upcoming events (www.pennclubchicago.com).

First Coast Penn Club. To kick off the 2006-07 club year we are planning a business-oriented event in October, in keeping with the 125th anniversary of Wharton School. Details will be mailed in late August along with membership information.

Long Island. The annual send-off pool party for incoming freshmen and parents from Long Island and Queens is on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the home of Freddy and Pattie Simon C’78. For more information contact her at <Pattie_Simon@yahoo.com>.

Los Angeles. The club, with the Wharton Club of Southern California, will hold its third annual dinner party at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica on July 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information (http://www.pennclubla.com/article.html?aid=479).

Netherlands. The Penn and Wharton Clubs of the Netherlands, together with the local alumni clubs of Harvard/HBS, MIT/Sloan, and Stanford/SBS, will host the first ever Ivy Alumni Ball in the Netherlands on Saturday, 30 September, in Amsterdam. The theme for this black-tie gala event is Ben Franklin’s Belated 300th Birthday Bash. Financial support is being provided by A. T. Kearney. For information or tickets, contact John Terwilliger C’83 W’83 at +31 642116315 or <pennclubnetherlands@gmail.com>.

New Orleans. On Aug. 19 the club will have our annual sendoff in New Orleans for incoming freshman, and to welcome alumni moving to Louisiana. Contact José Mendez <josecarm@alumni.upenn.edu> for more information.

New York. PennNYC is spending the summer gearing up for the fall. Sunday, Sept. 17, our business committee and Kaplan will host our annual Acing the Business School Admissions Process panel event at the World MBA Tour. The social committee and the Penn Club of New York will host the annual First September bash, a Happy Hour in honor of the Class of 2006. Open to all alumni, this event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in the Penn Club’s Grill Room. For reservations, e-mail <events@pennclubny.org>. For more details, sign up for the listserv at (www.pennnyc.org). To volunteer, contact Dale Kramer Cohen W’76 at <DaleKCohen@aol.com>.

Northeastern Pennsylvania. On Thursday, July 27, the club will host our fourth annual Summer Welcome Reception for the Class of 2010 and their parents at the East Mountain Inn in Wilkes-Barre, beginning at 6 pm. Consult our website for information on this and our other events (http://nepenn.com/alumni/).

Philadelphia. The club is planning a year of great events and activities. Consult our website for more information and to sign up for our free e-mail listserv (www.pennclubphilly.org/index.html).

Portland, Ore. Keep an eye out for the Penn Club of Portland’s senior send-off picnic in early August; more details will follow. Visit our website at (www.pennclubofportland.org).

St. Louis. Hot off the heels of a fabulous Ben Franklin Exhibit event at the Missouri History Museum, the club is planning some more great events. Contact club president Jay Androphy for more information <jay@androphy.com>.

Washington. Penn Club Book Club: On Sunday, July 9 we will discuss Margaret Atwood’s recent novel The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus. Phoebe Larmore CW’63 has been Atwood’s literary agent. The meeting will be at the usual time and place: 5 p.m. at the Warehouse Theater (www.warehousetheater.com). Smithsonian Tour, Part II: Shannon Perich, associate curator of photography, has graciously agreed to lead a special gallery talk and behind-the-scenes tour of the Photographic History Collection at the National Museum of American History (the first collection of photography at any U.S. museum) on Saturday, July 15 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The tour limit is 12 people, so contact Jon Teitel at <jon.teitel@hotmail.com>.

Western Pennsylvania. We are proud to announce our new president, Alan Stahl C’89. We are planning a year of great events, and as always, join us at our monthly luncheon, noon on the first Thursday of every month at the HYP Club, at 619 William Penn. Consult our website for more information (www.alumni.upenn.edu/club/westernpa.html).

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And the Nominees Are…
Penn Alumni has nominated two candidates to fill two alumni trustee position for five-year terms starting January 1, 2007.

M. Claire Lomax Esq. C’84
(At Large)
M. Claire Lomax of Philadelphia, is general counsel of The Lomax Companies, a group of family-owned businesses based in the Philadelphia area. In this capacity, for the past 17 years she has worked in the areas of child welfare, labor and employment law, corporate law, and managed health care. Since January 2003 she has also served as CEO of the Lomax Family Foundation, which is one of several African American grantor foundations in the country. A graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, Ms. Lomax attended law school at Georgetown University Law Center. She is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She is a past-president of the NBA Women Lawyer’s Division, Philadelphia chapter; a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Maryland Bar Association’s committee on correctional reform. She is also former president and CEO of Say Yes to Health, Inc., a non-profit organization that provided health education to at-risk children in Philadelphia. Ms. Lomax currently serves as a member of the board of overseers for Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice. She is co-chair of the James Brister Society, and a member of the Trustees Council of Penn Women. She also serves on the board of directors of the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Dr. William W. M. Cheung D’81 GD’82
(At Large)
William “Bill” Cheung of Hong Kong has maintained a private practice in general dentistry in Hong Kong since 1982. His patients include many prominent members of Hong Kong society and the expatriate community. From 1983 to 1987, he also was a part-time clinical lecturer in conservative dentistry, in the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Hong Kong. He graduated from Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, Pa., in 1976, and earned an M.S. degree at Cornell University in 1978. At Penn, as a member of the board of overseers of the School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Cheung has provided substantial leadership and support; in particular he has been very willing to help Dean Jeffcoat explore the international dimensions of Penn Dental. Dr. Cheung has given generous support to the DentSim laboratory at the Robert Schattner Center, which promises to transform teaching methods at Penn and will enable faculty to reach students all over the world. Dr. Cheung meets frequently with Penn faculty and staff, both in Hong Kong and during his trips to Philadelphia. Dr. Cheung is married to Catherine Cheung and they have two daughters: Stefani Cheung C’08 is enrolled in the BA/DMD program at Penn.

Alumni may file other nominations until August 28; these nominations must be accompanied by a petition signed by five percent of all eligible degree-holding alumni.

For details, please write to Robert J. Alig, Executive Secretary of Penn Alumni, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226 or email him at <aligb@ben.dev.upenn.edu>.

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