Austin. The renewed Penn Club of Austin invites you to two events. Tues., Nov. 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., join us for drinks and a light dinner at Sixth Street’s newest upscale addition, Parkside Restaurant (301 East 6th Street at San Jacinto, (512) 474-9898). Chef Shawn Cirkiel received Best Chef Award in the recent Austin Chronicle readers’ poll. We will have a revolving table where you may stop by and order appetizers, dinner, or dessert. Tues., Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., join us on the Terrace59 Rooftop lounge at Speakeasy, 412-D Congress Avenue (“Entrance in the Alley,” (512) 476-8017) for the best view of downtown Austin for an extended happy-hour of $3 house wine, Martini’s, Cosmopolitans, and frozen Bellini’s. The casual landscaped rooftop offers a relaxed setting to meet fellow Austinite alumni for the Holiday season kickoff.
Detroit. The Penn and Wharton Clubs of Michigan invites you to a Dec. 3 all-alumni reception and program with John Zeller, Penn’s vice president for development and alumni relations, and Hoopes Wampler, assistant vice president for alumni relations. For details please see

Kansas City. All area alumni are invited to the Club’s Alumni Holiday Party which will be held on Tues., Dec. 30, at the Marriott Country Club Plaza Hotel. For more information please contact Ned Reitzes at
Los Angeles. The PennClubLA is excited to offer our alumni a free screening of the new James Bond thriller, Quantum of Solace, in the week of Nov. 17. This event is open to all paid members of the club. Not a member? Join today! For more details, please visit

New York. On Mon., Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m., the PennNYC and the Penn Club of New York invite alumni to an evening with Professor Stew Friedman, author of Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life. This book, and this evening, bring to the reader and participant Friedman’s field-tested program for improving performance in all parts of life--work, home, community, and self--by creating mutual value among them. Join us for an interactive session, book signing and reception. Sun, Nov. 23, we will be delivering Thanksgiving meals and visiting with seniors affiliated with Dorot, an organization working to enhance the lives of homebound elderly living in the metropolitan area. Learn more about these events and register at Contact Dale Kramer Cohen W’76, president of PennNYC, at, if you have questions or would like to volunteer.

Northern California. The club invites you to celebrate the New Year by joining us at our annual party in honor of Ben Franklin. This Bay Area tradition is always well-attended and a good kickoff to a year of exciting events. For information on Ben’s Bash and all Club events visit our website and register to receive invitations via email

Northern New Jersey. The Penn Club of Metro New Jersey will join forces with the Penn Club of Westchester & Rockland Counties on the evening of Wed., Nov. 19. for a night of fun and laughs. Enjoy a buffet-dinner, followed by a night of Ivy League comedy at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York. On Wed. evening Dec. 3, learn to cook our favorite Philly dishes. Join us on Sun., Dec. 7, as we host our 10th annual Penn Cares Community Service Day at the Community Foodbank of New Jersey, in Hillside. For more information about these and other programs or to get involved, please contact club president, Fern Eatroff C’85 at or visit our website

Philadelphia. Thurs., Nov. 13, there is an exclusive chocolate-tasting at Lacroix, one of the city’s best restaurants; Thurs., Dec. 4, the Penn Club Holiday Party at 10 Arts in the Ritz Carlton Hotel. As always visit our website, for a listing of all of our upcoming events.

Rochester, N.Y. The club’s annual Penn-Cornell luncheon is scheduled for Mon., Nov. 24, at 11:30 a.m., at the University Club, 26 Broadway. There will be networking and cash bar. Guest speaker TBD.

Washington. The Penn Club of DC has many exciting events coming up, especially as Penn men’s basketball gets its season under way. Nov. 15, follow Quaker basketball from the comfort of D.C., as they play UNC. On Dec. 2, the Quakers will take on Villanova. Jan. 6 we have a Broomball event at the Verizon Center. And in the latter half of that month, join us for a happy-hour event to honor Ben Franklin’s birthday. Locations and time for these events are available through our monthly emails and through our Facebook group, DC Penn Club. For more information or to join the club, email us at

Westchester & Rockland Counties. We have two exciting events coming up. Plates, an alumni-owned (Wendy Weinstein Karp C’84) restaurant in Larchmont, will be hosting a wine-tasting with fun “Food of Philly” on Thurs., Jan. 22, at 7 p.m.; we will also celebrate Ben’s Birthday. For families with young children, please join us at Tarrytown Music Hall for a musical—followed by dessert nearby—on Sun., Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. For more information, please contact club presidents, Sharon Mulholland W’85 at or Jeff Mulholland W’86 at


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Call for Nominations

ALUMNI TRUSTEES Alumni are invited and encouraged to suggest Alumni Trustee candidates, who must be degree holding alumni, for the three At-Large Alumni Trustee positions.
The successful Alumni Trustee candidates will begin their five-year terms on January 1, 2010. The Penn Alumni Nominations Committee, chaired by Penn Alumni President Lee Spelman Doty W’76 and made up of current and former Alumni Trustees, will evaluate and recommend candidates for trusteeship based on evidence of leadership; involvement in alumni activities; record of achievement professionally, civically/socially, and for Penn; representation of the alumni body in terms of geography, gender, school/college, and personal background; record of financial support to Penn relative to capacity; and evidence of “trustee caliber.” Please provide supporting documentation for why a candidate should be considered for alumni trusteeship at this time.

The deadline for Alumni Trustee nominations is Friday, January 9, 2009.

ALUMNI AWARD OF MERIT Each year, Penn Alumni presents the Alumni Award of Merit to alumni volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the University. Community service, professional achievements, and other such accomplishments are considered but are only secondary to University service. The awards will be presented during Homecoming Weekend 2009 at the Alumni Award of Merit Gala, a celebration for all alumni volunteers. Attendance at the ceremony, to be held November 6, 2009, is a prerequisite for receiving the award.

YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD The Young Alumni Award recognizes outstanding leadership and service to the University prior to one’s 16th Reunion year. Community service, professional achievements, and other such accomplishments are considered, but are secondary to from 5 to 15 years of varied University service. The Young Alumni Award will also be presented during Homecoming Weekend 2009. Attendance at the ceremony, to be held November 6, 2009, is a prerequisite for receiving the award.

The Penn Alumni Awards and Resolutions Committee, chaired by Peter V. Shoemaker C’86 and made up of previous alumni award recipients, will give consideration to suggested candidates for the Alumni Award of Merit and the Young Alumni Award. In addition to the online nomination form, documentation supporting why a candidate should be considered for the Award of Merit or the Young Alumni Award should be submitted at this time. Please note: the strongest recommendations are those that are accompanied by one or more letters of recommendation from classmates, colleagues, University staff, and others who know the candidate well in his/her service to Penn.

The deadline for Alumni Award of Merit and Young Alumni Award nominations is Friday, February 6, 2009.

Names of candidates for the Alumni Trustee positions and the 2009 Alumni Award of Merit/Young Alumni Award should be sent by January 11, 2009 and February 8, 2009, respectively, to: Penn Alumni, c/o Executive Secretary, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226. You may also submit your nominations online at

ACA |The Alumni Council on Admissions is Penn’s advice and guidance resource for undergraduate legacy applicants. The staff will be available for informal legacy-advising sessions, 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. Legacy-advising sessions will also be held on Saturdays through Nov. 15, 1:15-2:00 p.m. Reservations are not required. For more information, visit <>  or call (215) 898-6888.


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