Baltimore. The annual First September Happy Hour is scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 29, from 6pm to 8pm, at Little Havana, 1325 Key Highway. Join us as we welcome the newest alumni to the area. For more information, email

Brussels. Save the date: Tues., 4 Oct., for an alumni reception with an update from the University. For more details, contact Fanny Chu Fong at or +1 (215) 898-2028.

Denver. Join physician and local Channel 4 news broadcaster Dr. Dave Hnida C’76 on Thurs., Sep. 15, at 6pm for happy hour, followed by a presentation and discussion at 7pm on his experience as a volunteer combat battalion surgeon deployed to Iraq in 2004. The event will be sponsored and hosted by Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell, LLP, of Denver. Complimentary wine, beer, and appetizers will be provided. Proceeds from registration fees will be donated to charity. To learn more, go to

Geneva. Save the date: Fri., 23 Sept., for an alumni event with an update on the University. Details are being finalized, so please contact Fanny Chu Fong at or +1 (215) 898-2028 for more info; contact Shahnaz at or at +4179 571 8289 to get info on the year of great events planned.

New York. PennNYC’s popular Speed Networking event is back on Mon., Sept. 26, from 6:30 to 8:30pm, at Cresa Partners (alumni-contributed venue). First September Bash:  Thurs., Sept. 22, to welcome recent graduates from the Class of 2011 to the city. Join us for a lecture by Professor David Ruderman, scholar and director of the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, about “Writing and Living Jewish History” on Wed., Nov. 2, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. To learn more about these events and to register, visit Login to get the full benefits of the site and your free membership. Contact Michelle Hellbusch C’92, vice president of membership, at if you have questions or would like to volunteer.

Northern California. Our fall events include our annual First September party to welcome the Class of 2011; a polo match and happy hours with our Ivy League friends; a tequila tasting, career programs, and a museum tour. We also are helping Penn Admissions hold Intro to Penn events at various locations around the Bay Area. If you are interested in interviewing high-school students applying to Penn, the locations for our Intro to Penn programs, or to learn more about the Club and its events, visit

Northern New Jersey. On Sat., Sept. 17, we are sponsoring a family event with mini golf and pizza. All Metro New Jersey Penn alumni are invited to our first board meeting on Tues., Sept. 20. In October, join us for our annual Fall Dinner. On Tues., Oct. 4, Penn Parents can join a lively book discussion of Reality is Broken, this year’s Penn Reading Project. Young alumni are invited to our first annual Oktoberfest in Jersey City. October will also feature an evening of Coffee & Conversation with Ann Kruger Leeb C’86, focusing on college admissions. Be sure to visit for the latest club information and register for events. For more information about these and other programs, contact co-presidents Gary Survis W’86 and Lorraine Kooby Survis C’86 at

Philadelphia. Join us on Fri., Sept. 16, from 6pm to 8pm, as we partner with the UVa alumni club for a wine-tasting at the Philadelphia Wine School. On Fri., Sept. 23, from 7pm to 8pm, we are hosting a free happy hour at Mission Grill (1835 Arch Street) for a great cause: Bring at least two items of lightly used clothing/shoes or unused/unopened toiletries and get admission. The first 50 guests to donate receive unlimited free drinks for one hour. We are conducting a clothing drive for the Lutheran Settlement House (women and children’s domestic-violence homeless shelter) and the Bethesda Project (men’s homeless shelter). Our annual First September event is on Tues., Sept. 27, from 6pm to 8pm, at Yards Brewery (901 North Delaware Ave.). All members and friends are welcome to come and network, eat tasty snacks, down a couple brews, and learn how to make beer all in one night. On Wed., Oct. 26, from 6pm to 8pm, join us on the last Wednesday of each month for a fun happy hour. See for all event details.

Portland, Ore. Our annual First September Happy Hour, where we welcome recent Penn graduates who have returned or relocated to our area, is planned for the week of Sept. 19. Plans are underway for luncheons; and the fall dinner in late October will feature Jonathan Moreno, a Penn professor of medical ethics. Please check our website ( for exact times and locations and for an email link for our newsletter list.

San Diego. We are revitalizing and are excited to announce two fall events. Join us for First September at Taco Tuesday Happy Hour on Tues., Sept. 20, at Maria Maria in Mission Valley. On Sun., Oct. 2, join us for a VIP Day of Polo at the USPA Spreckels Cup Final at the San Diego Polo Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Gates open at 12:30 and the match starts at 2pm, with an after party targeted for 4:30pm. Cost is $20/adult and $12.50 for children. For more details on these events and to RSVP contact Robby Koeppel Foss C’92 at or phone (619) 302-2208.

Westchester & Rockland Counties. The First September Event is on Fri., Sept. 23, from 7pm to 9pm, at Sam’s of Gedney Way on their outdoor patio in White Plains. On Sat., Oct. 15, Penn Athletics has invited all the area alumni clubs to the Penn vs. Columbia football game in New York featuring a tailgate-game package. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30pm and the tailgate will start at 2pm For additional information, to register for events, or to sign up for club membership, go to ; if you have not been receiving email notices of events, please also register on the club website. If you are unable to login, please email membership at For general questions or to volunteer, please contact club president Cheryl Kabalkin C’87 W’87 L’90 at

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