Atlanta. Tues., Dec. 6: Penn Spectrum on the Road, an alumni conference on diversity and community, is coming to Atlanta. The event will take place at the Elbert P. Tuttle Courtroom, top floor – Peachtree Club level (28), Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, 999 Peachtree Street NE. Stay tuned for details on this event via the website

We are excited to get together at Grants Restaurant & Bar at 977 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford on Thurs., Dec. 8, 6—8pm. Please donate a toy for a child at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for the holidays and bring it to Grants. Take part in this fun, social mixer. Drinks are discounted $2-$5. For more information contact Debra Greenberg C’84 at

Los Angeles.
PennCLubLA was honored to accept the Alumni Club Award of Merit at Homecoming earlier this month, and we are super excited to see our Men’s Basketball Quakers play UCLA at the Anaheim Honda Center on Sat., Dec. 10. In January, we will host our annual Ben Franklin’s Birthday Bash. For more information about all our upcoming events, visit or follow us on Twitter @pennclubla.

Metro New Jersey.
On Nov. 16, join us for a lively book discussion of this year’s Penn Reading Project, Reality is Broken. Enjoy dinner at the Penn Club of New York, followed by the new Broadway musical Bonnie and Clyde, on Nov. 18. Our annual wine-tasting event will take place on Dec. 2. Join the club on Dec. 10 for our Penn Cares Community Service Day at the Community Food Bank of Hillside. Visit to learn the latest information on our club and register for events. For more information, contact club co-presidents Lorraine Kooby Survis C86 and Gary Survis W86 at

Join us at a yPenn Young Alumni sponsored Happy Hour at The Earle in Ann Arbor on Thurs., Nov. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. This happy hour is open to all alumni, young and young-at-heart: complimentary appetizers, cash bar. So that we know how to plan, we ask you to register on our website for this no charge event. For details, visit our website at For additional information, and some good nostalgia: see yPenn Happy Hour. On Nov. 12, we will gather to watch and cheer on the Penn football team as they beat Harvard. In January, we are planning another club tour at the Detroit Institute of Art. This will be our fourth year hosting this always interesting and successful event. As soon as we have finalized the details, we will share them on the website and in our newsletter. For more information on these and other events, visit our website at

New York.
Sun., Nov. 20: PennNYC is happy to bring back our annual autumn service event: Dorot Thanksgiving deliveries for homebound seniors. This is a wonderful activity that members look forward to each year. Effective January, Eunice Chen EAS’06 will assume the position of president and Dale Kramer Cohen W’76 will be moving up to chair. To learn more about our events, visit Be sure to log in 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.
Join Bay Area alumni at our upcoming events including mixers, activities with other Ivy League Clubs, and service events to give back to our community. Looking ahead to after the holidays, we invite 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 kick-off to a year of exciting events. To receive invitations to events, register on our website

Join us for some fun holiday events. Our special annual holiday party will be held on Wed., Nov. 30, and our free December Highball Happy Hour will take place on Tues., Dec. 13. Learn more about these and other great events at

Portland, Ore.
Tom Krattenmaker CGS’04, religion columnist and author, will discuss his book, Onward Christian Athletes: Turning Ballparks into Pulpits and Players into Preachers, at the Penn Club of Portland November Luncheon on Tues., Nov. 29, at the University Club, 1225 S.W. Sixth Avenue. Check our website for details of the luncheon and for information about our annual Holiday Happy Hour in December:

San Diego.
We invite all alumni from all schools, as well as Penn Parents in the San Diego region to these upcoming events: a holiday reception on Sun., Dec. 18: a behind the scenes tour and reception with the San Diego Ballet followed by a performance of The Nutcracker. Come cheer on Penn women’s basketball at Surf ’n’ Slam Classic, Dec. 29 & 30 at SDSU, where we will gather informally after the game. In January, we are planning a French wine and cheese pairing on Jan. 17, in honor of Ben Franklin’s birthday. For more information or to RSVP, contact us at or follow us on Twitter @PennClubSD or find us on Facebook. Join our email list serv to receive the latest information on our events:

Westchester & Rockland Counties.
We are excited for another great night on Broadway on Fri., Nov. 18, when we will have dinner at the Penn Club and then see the new musical Bonnie & Clyde; this is a joint event with the Penn Club of Metro New Jersey. Contact chairperson Sharon Mulholland at with any questions about this event. On Fri., Dec. 2, come out for an evening of wine tasting and delicious hors d’oeuvres. Take part in this fun social mixer with the Columbia Club of Westchester at the Scarsdale Golf Club. For more information, contact chairperson Rob Simensky at Detailed information for these and other upcoming events as well as event sign-up is available on our website If you are unable to log-in, email membership at For general questions or to volunteer, contact club president Cheryl Kabalkin C’87 W’87 L’90 at

Western Pennsylvania.
We invite you to attend our Monthly Luncheons which we host at noon on the first Thursday of every month at the HYP Club, 619 William Penn Place. Information on our other upcoming events can be found on our website: <> .

Penn’s newest alumni club is the Penn Alumni Club of Wisconsin. We formed in September and we are already planning a great year of events and we will have our website up soon. For more information or to get involved please contact Rachel Neill C’09 at


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Call for Nominations

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, 2013. 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 6, 2012.

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 2012 at the Alumni Award of Merit Gala, a celebration for all alumni volunteers. Attendance at the ceremony, to be held October 26, 2012, is a prerequisite for receiving the 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 five to 15 years of varied University service. The Young Alumni Award will also be presented during Homecoming Weekend 2012. Attendance at the ceremony, to be held October 26, 2012, 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 Alumni 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 three 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 3, 2012.

Names of candidates for the Alumni Trustee positions and the 2012 Alumni Award of Merit/Young Alumni Award should be sent by January 6, 2012, and February 3, 2012, respectively, to Trina Middleton, director, Penn Alumni Board Services, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226.  You may also submit your nominations online at

PAARC | The Penn Alumni Admissions Resource Center—formerly the Alumni Council on Admissions—provides resources and professional insight to alumni families with children or grandchildren as early as 7th grade, focusing on what it takes to become competitive in the Penn application process. PAARC hosts legacy-advising sessions which offer a personal touch to alumni families, featuring timely and relevant advice for those navigating the selective college-admissions process. Sessions are held Monday through Friday in the Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk. For a complete schedule, call (215) 898-6888 or visit

Never stop learning—it is an unofficial motto at Penn. In the classroom, in the community, and in the wider world, Penn people bring an intense intellectual curiosity to everything they do. A new program, Penn to You, is designed to bring alumni, parents, and friends together for an evening of intellectual and social engagement. Each Penn to You event will feature conversations with a dean from one of Penn’s 12 schools, and presentations and panel discussions with select faculty, many of whom were recruited through the Making History Campaign.

This academic symposium will be in Washington on Tues., Nov. 15 and will feature Dr. Michael X. Delli Carpini C’75 G75, dean of the Annenberg School for Communication, and Dr. Joseph Turow C’72 ASC’73 Gr’76, the Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication, discussing “Advertising in the New Media Age.”

The W Hotel, 515 15th Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
Registration and Reception, 6pm—7pm
Program, 7pm—8:15pm
$15 per person
Register at

Penn Athletics on the Road!

Join us for a tailgate before the Penn v. Harvard football game on Sat., Nov. 12, at 10am.  Come out and join us for food and fun before heading to the stadium to watch the game. The Penn Band and Quaker Cheerleaders will be on hand to get us revved up for the game!  Visit more details and to register!

Anaheim, Calif. Penn’s men basketball comes to Southern California when it plays UCLA at the Anaheim Honda Center on Sat., Dec. 10. Plans are underway for a pre-game reception.  For more information, contact Kiera Reilly at  or visit




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