Atlanta. On Oct. 2, at 1 p.m., the club will co-host the annual Ivy Polo Picnic at Chukkar Farm & Polo Club in Alpharetta; ( Oct. 4, meet the Dean of Penn’s School of Nursing, Dr. Afaf Meleis—place and time, tbd. Penn men’s football on TV! Nov. 12 at noon, Harvard hosts Penn in a nationally televised game. See ( for details. Share a few cheers with us at Frankie’s on the Prado to root for the Quakers. It is located just inside the Perimeter at 5600 Roswell Road New to Atlanta? Check ( for the latest details on all of our events. We welcome all alumni to participate in our events and future planning. Contact Emmanuel Tillman EAS’85 <> to share your ideas.

Boston. Join the club for our monthly book-club discussion: Sept. 20, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. October, club members are invited to an All IVY Sam Adams Brewery tour. For more information, contact club president Aileen Benson EAS’00 at <> or check ( for more details.

Central Florida. The club is hosting a viewing party for Penn men’s football vs. Villanova on Sept. 24; location, tba. The Za-Bistro Happy Hour Redux will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13, at Za-Bistro in Maitland. For more details, contact Chris Carlson C’03, at <ccarlson@> or (215) 681-8923.

Dallas/Fort Worth. The club’s First September event will be a happy hour at the Blue Mesa Grill (7700 W. Northwest Hwy, at US 75) on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Any questions, contact Bill McCumber C’92 <bill@> or Veeral Rathod C’01 at <> or (214) 244-7509.

Fairfield County. The club invites alumni to participate in our annual Penn Reading Project alumni-book discussion at the Rye Reading Room, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., on The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The discussion, in conjunction with the Westchester Alumni Club, will be led by a Penn professor. Contact Joanne Kahan W’84 at <> for more information.

First Coast. Jacksonville area Club’s first event of the new school year, on Sept. 29, will feature Michael Fisher W’65 highlighting Florida history through vintage maps and prints. Meanwhile, area alumni will soon be receiving a letter from new co-presidents, Sam Heffner W’65 and Donna Heffner CW’65, detailing your club’s plans and providing an opportunity to become dues-paying members. For information, contact Sam at <>.

Gold Coast. Our annual picnic event for club members and their families, including Class of 2005 grads, is tentatively scheduled for late afternoon Oct. 30, with a speaker from Penn’s Alumni Council on Admissions. Visit ( or contact Joe Cesarotti at <> or (954) 605-6447 for updated information.

Hartford/Springfield. Doug Hyland C’70, of the New Britain Museum of American Art will host a reception and tour for Penn alumni on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Maximum number of attendees is 25, so make your reservations early. Contact Rae Schipke Gr’86 at <> to RSVP. We also have a number of Happy Hours and other events taking place in this autumn: Contact either Andrew Bassock C’90 at <> or Alan Kosberg C’86 at <> for more details. Want to know about upcoming events? Contact us with your e-mail addresses: It’s the best way to find out about future events!

Houston. The club is having a First September/wine-tasting event on Sept. 28 at the home of Beverly Vosko C’76 and Stephen Vosko W’75. Join them at their home (583 Magnolia Circle, Houston) as they welcome Houston recent grads, alumni who have just moved to area, and anyone in the regular Houston alumni group who wants to join them! For cost information, time, and to RSVP, please call Beverly Vosko at (713) 464-0055 and leave a message.

Los Angeles. We need your help! Please visit our forums section at ( to post jobs, network, and keep in touch with your fellow alumni. Upcoming events: Sept. 23—PennClubLA goes to AFI night at the Hollywood Bowl; Oct. 15—Galaxy Soccer Game; Oct. 19—Drag Queen Bingo with GALA. RSVP for these events and learn more about our upcoming events by visiting the website above. Lastly, PennClubLA was awarded the 2005 Alumni Club Award of Merit. A special thanks to all our hard-working board members and volunteers. To be a member of this great team or suggest an event, please contact Melissa Wu C’98 at <>.

Metro New Jersey. All young alumni are invited to the club’s First September event on Thursday, Sept. 29, featuring a special presentation by Personal Branding guru William Arruda. In October, visit the Morris Museum for a national exhibit on women athletes; and in November will be our Annual Fall Dinner with guest speaker, dean of the Nursing School, Dr. Afaf Meleis. For more information on these or any of the Metro New Jersey events, contact Dale Bell MT’81 at <> or visit our website (

Michigan. On Sept. 27 the club will hold their annual First September event, welcoming recent Penn graduates, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Copper Canyon Brewery, 27522 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield. For more information, contact Young Alum chairperson Oveida Norris EAS’04 at <>.

New Haven. Penn men’s basketball vs. Yale, guest lectures and social events are just a few of the events that members have to look forward to again this year. Our membership includes alumni from the 1940s through the 2000s, with all of Penn’s schools represented. If you haven’t joined yet, come see what all the talk is about. Questions and suggestions can always be directed to Andrew Boone C’97 at <>.

New York. First September event, a happy hour to welcome Class of 2005 graduates and to get acquainted with other new alumni in the area, is set for Sep. 15 at the Grill Room, Penn Club of New York (30 West 44th Street). For more information on how to join PennNYC or to volunteer, contact Dale Kramer Cohen W’76 at <>.

Northern California. Join us in welcoming recent grads to the area at our First September event, Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at Pier 23. Also in the plans is a PennCares event in October with Habitat for Humanity in the outer Mission of San Francisco. Check out ( for more details.

Panama. The club held a lunch on Tuesday, June 28, for members and the public at-large, featuring Wharton Professor Dr. Eric K. Clemons, who spoke on “Marketing in the Era of the Informed Customer: The Value of Being Truly Different.” Approximately 90 people attended. To find out more about the club and upcoming events, visit (

Philadelphia. The club, in co-sponsorship with the Wharton Club, invites all alumni to join us at Gallery Sinao, 309 Arch Street, on Sept. 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., for a delightful evening of contemporary art, a show by comedian Jennifer Blaine, light dinner, wine and beer, and the chance to mingle and catch up with your fellow alumni! Tickets are $45 for members and may be purchased online at ( In celebration of First September, the Penn Club invites old, new, and future alumni to an evening of bowling, good food, and better company at Penn’s new bowling lounge Strikes at 4040 Locust Street, on Sept. 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $20 admission, cash bar. Sign-up online at our website above. Questions? E-mail <>.

Portland. The club will welcome members of the Class of 2005 to our monthly Third Thursday Happy Hour on Sept. 15, in the courtyard at the Veritable Quandary. Friends of Penn Design’s historic-preservation program and interested members of the Penn family are invited to a no-host reception, in conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation meetings in Portland this fall; the reception will be held in the McLaughlin Room at the Governor Hotel, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Once again the club will show solidarity with the Class of 2009 by reading the book assigned to incoming freshmen as part of the Penn Reading Project: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. We will discuss it at a luncheon in October. Check ( for date, location, and time.

Puerto Rico. The club is once again active, with two successful past events, and more on the way. Upcoming events are a wine-tasting, a happy hour in San Juan, reception for new incoming Penn students, and our fall dinner event. For information on upcoming events, photos, or to communicate via our online forum, visit ( Contact our club president Ed Schultheiss Colón C’86, at <> or <>.

Rhode Island. Save the date: Oct. 29! The Penn men’s football team goes to Providence to take on Brown. The club is planning an alumni gathering around the game. For more information about upcoming events, please contact Barry Fain C’64 at (401) 453-3937 or <>.

Rochester. The annual Penn-Cornell luncheon is Monday, Nov. 21. This luncheon, sponsored every other year by the club, dates back over 50 years and used to be held the day before Thanksgiving in anticipation of the traditional men’s football game between the schools played on Thanksgiving Day. This year our speaker is Dr. Gary M. Phillips C’87 WG’91 M’92 GM’97, corporate vice president of global pharmaceutical at Bausch & Lomb. For more information on the club or the annual luncheon, please contact Diana Lauria G’70 at <>.

San Diego. Join the club for a day of polo at the San Diego Polo Club ( on Sept. 18. Cost is $35 and includes reserved seating in the Members’ Club overlooking the polo field, brunch, an introduction to polo, two polo games (at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.) and the “7th Chukker Party” in the Players’ Club immediately following the 3 p.m. game. To RSVP, to join the San Diego alumni group e-mail distribution list, or to volunteer to help plan an event, contact Bob Basso W’96 at

Sarasota. The Nov. 17 luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the University Club in Sarasota. The featured speaker, Dr. Jack Wright W’69 is a board member of our club and affiliated with the San Rafael Consulting Group; he will speak on “Investment Management: The Risk vs. Return Balance.” On Dec. 10, a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Sarasota Yacht Club; the featured speaker, Dr. Michael Gibbons, professor at the University of South Florida, will speak on “Ben Franklin: Founding Father.” For more information on the club, visit (

Southwest Florida. First Wednesday of the month luncheon series (from October thru May) starts on Wednesday, Oct. 5, noon, at Naples Beach and Golf Hotel. The Penn-Princeton men’s football game on Nov. 5 will be viewed by satellite TV at Spectator’s in Bonita Springs. Our “Welcome Back” Cocktail Party is Nov. 10, hosted by Mary Anne Gamba NHP’65 G’84 and John Gamba W’61 at their home in Quail West. For questions and more details about any and all events, please call Dick Denny at (239) 352-0479.

United Kingdom. Plans are underway for a wine-tasting event for the middle of September—date and place, tbd. To find out more information on this and any other upcoming events, email <>.

Venezuela. The club invites everyone to a lecture in October by Professor Phil Nichols to mark the official launch of the club. For more information, contact Bernardo Beyer C’71 at <> or David Lite-Ingunza C’91 at <>.

Washington. First September event welcoming recent grads will be Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. Please contact the DC Penn Club <> or Josh Wolson C’96 <> for more information.

Westchester. The annual cocktail reception is Sept. 29 at Fairview Country Club, and an introduction to Penn for prospective students on Oct. 6. Our annual alumni book discussion will be Nov. 9, with the Penn Club of Fairfield County: Join us as we read the Penn Reading Project selection, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin at the Rye Reading Room, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Cindy Shmerler Levy C’81 at <>.

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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. There are also Q&A sessions on Saturdays, September 10 through November 19, from 1:30 - 2:00 pm, also held in the Sweeten House. These scheduled times enable 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. For more information, visit ( or call (215) 898-6888.





PennCares | The Penn Alumni initiative PennCares, which encourages and provides community service opportunities, is vibrant across the country. From food and coat drives to sponsoring seeing-eye dogs to building furniture for a school for troubled youth, Penn’s regional alumni clubs continue to make a difference locally.

PennCares events this past year were held in many cities around the world. Highlights included raising $3,000 in Naples, Fla. for Tsunami victims; running a toy drive in San Diego; serving food monthly in a homeless shelter in Boston; and working with other top universities towards a different charity every year in Singapore. PennCares events are being held for the first time in some clubs and for the seventh year in places like Northern New Jersey. Big and small ideas, one a year or continuing efforts, every PennCares event is important and makes an impact.

To find PennCares events, visit your local Penn Club at or refer to the PennCares website at This site is updated seasonally to reflect upcoming community service events.

PennCares chair: Sally Katz C’82