Atlanta. Nov. 29: Join us and the Emory Community Service Project at the Atlanta Community Food Bank from 6pm to 8pm, more details to follow. Dec. 2: The Penn Atlanta Alumni Club will hosts its Annual Holiday Party—time & place, tbd. Contact John McCarty W’99 at

Arizona. Nov. 24: We have our community-service project at St. Mary’s Food Bank (Tempe); co-hosting with other Ivies, it will be a great turnout and we are really looking forward to seeing you there. Nov. 28: The Penn & Wharton Club of Arizona will have Graduate School of Education Professor John Puckett, for an exploration of the stories, pictures, and maps that illustrate the effects of urban renewal and Penn’s expansion from 1950 to 2000, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at University Club of Phoenix, 39 E. Monte Vista, Phoenix. Please visit our website at to register.

Australia. Nov. 22: The Penn Alumni Club of Australia (Melbourne) will be having a joint Ivy League Thanksgiving get together with drinks and finger food at Left Bank in Melbourne. For more details, please contact

Central New Jersey. Dec. 2: We invite you to join fellow alumni in celebrating the joy of the season. We will reserve a venue and all of us will bring a dish to share with fellow Quakers; details are forthcoming by email. Please expect another email with more details on the last two events for the year. We look forward to seeing all of our members and meeting new ones at all these events! And do not forget that we are always open to hearing and acting upon your suggestions for club events. Contact Hasan Ansari C’03 at

Denver. The Penn Alumni Club of Colorado is holding its annual holiday party this December in Denver and will partner with the local Columbia and Cornell clubs. Stay tuned for details by email, LinkedIn and Facebook. Go to our website
Los Angeles. The Penn Club LA is looking forward to seeing fellow alums at the following upcoming events: Nov. 28: Healthy Cities: Healthy Women Conference. Dec. 5: PennGALA roller-skating event. Click on our website at for more information.

Las Vegas. Are you a new, visiting, or a permanent local in Las Vegas and Nevada? Welcome to the Penn Club of Las Vegas! A budding community, we have many opportunities for involvement and room for growth. Monthly events and updates are announced solely through our listserv so please ensure we have your preferred email address; to be added, update your records, or for further information please contact Lea Artis at or

Metro New Jersey. Nov. 17: Join us for our annual Fall Penn Cares Community Service Day at the Community Foodbank in Hillside. Dec. 2: We will have an additional Penn Cares event, Voices Against Brain Cancer Run/Walk in memory of our past president Jill Holtz C’84. Be sure to visit to learn the latest information on our club and to register for events. To obtain more information about these and other programs, contact club co-presidents Lorraine Kooby Survis C’86 and Gary Survis W’86 at

Portland, Ore. The All-Ivy Networking Events are typically on the fourth Thursday of each month. Times, locations, and details of this and all Penn Club of Portland programs and gatherings can be found at

San Diego. Nov. 29: VIP Tour at TNT (Thursday Night Thing) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Downtown, Jacobs Building, 1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd. (between Broadway and B St.) Join Penn and Cornell alumni for a docent discussion during San Diego’s hippest downtown art night out! Delicious bites from MIHO food truck and signature cocktails. plus a live DJ music. Buy $5 discounted group tickets online at the MCASD website: (use code TNT2FER_. RSVP to to provide your name for details on group meetings spot for docent tour. Dec. 6: Toast to Friends Night with the MIT Club of San Diego, from 6:30 to 9:30pm—location, tbd. Join MIT Club for signature intimate evening of 20-25 attendees for discussion and dinner. Follow this event on Twitter at @toasttofriends, @pennclubsd, and email for more information closer to the event and for location. Email for all club activity.

Sarasota. Sarasota/Manatee Club’s upcoming luncheon schedule: Dec. 8: Dr. Susan MacManus, nationally acclaimed political commentator, will discuss the election. Jan. 19: Sarasota Opera Singers. Look for your events newsletter with details for each event. Also contact Valerie Grey at or 941-484-7834 for additional information.

Seattle. We are gearing up for a new year of great events, including young alumni happy hours, our annual Alumni picnic in September, visits from esteemed Penn professors, and a special celebration of Ben Franklin’s birthday. Attend our events or help plan them! New members are always welcome. Contact or for more information. Visit our web site for details on our events:

Washington. Join the DC Penn Club for our November happy hour and other great events! For more details, visit us on Facebook at, or at our website, The DC Penn Club also welcomes inquiries about membership, and offers volunteer opportunities for club members. For further club information, please email us 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, 2014. 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 11, 2013.
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 2013 at the Alumni Award of Merit Gala, a celebration for all alumni volunteers. Attendance at the ceremony, to be held November 8, 2013, 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 2013. Attendance at the ceremony, to be held November 8, 2013, 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 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 1, 2013.

Names of candidates for the Alumni Trustee positions and the 2013 Alumni Award of Merit/Young Alumni Award should be sent by January 11, 2013, and February 1, 2013, 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





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