Programs for Apr 16-Jun 25

Monday, Apr. 16th – Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Roberta Kangilaski
 is our quarterback.
Menu: Green Salad, Chicken Tagine, dessert TBD

Friday, Apr. 20th  –  Monthly Club Dinner, starting at 5:45 PM 
Speaker is Robert M. Hauser, Executive Officer of the American Philosophical Society. His topic: “Beyond Happy Days! The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study.”
From 2010 to 2017, he served as Executive Director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He is an emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Hauser has been an investigator with the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) since 1969 and led the study from 1980 to 2010.Children of the Great Affluence: The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study from 1957 to 2018 has followed the lives of more than 10,000 Wisconsin high school graduates of 1957 – and of their families – for more than 60 years. What began as a social survey of who goes to college and of occupational and economic achievement gradually evolved into a biosocial study of health, retirement, and mortality. Recent developments include collection and analysis of some 9,000 DNA samples, pilot studies of the microbiome, and prospective, intensive studies of dementia.

Menu: Spring Pea Soup, Seared Duck Breast with Roasted Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Berries.
Please call for salmon option

Monday, Apr.  23rd–  Quarterback Roundtable,
 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Bill Untereker is our quarterback.
Menu: Tomato Bisque, Mushroom and Fennel Brown Rice Risotto, dessert TBD 

Thursday, Apr. 26th –  Luncheon Roundtable12:30 – 1:30 PM
Speaker is Harry Philbrick, founder of a new art organization Philadelphia Contemporary.  Philbrick previously headed PAFA’s museum. He will talk about the new organization activated last summer and based at Drexel University.
Menu: Green Salad, Pulled Chicken over Polenta, dessert TBD

Monday, Apr.  30th –  Quarterback Roundtable12:30 – 1:30 PM
Dick Goldberg is our quarterback.
Menu: Green Salad, Chicken Paprikash, dessert TBD

Thursday, May 3rd –  Luncheon Roundtable
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Speaker is Wendy Rosenfield, Editor in Chief of the Broad Street Review, who will describe the history of theater in Philadelphia, evaluate various performance venues, and give her outlook on its current state. A Philadelphia-based freelance writer, she has done theater reviews for the Philadelphia Inquirer since 2006, served as the theater critic for Philadelphia Weekly from1995 to 2001, and belonged to the Executive Committee of the American Theater Association.  She also helped judge the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Wendy has a BA degree from Benington College, and a MLA degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Monday, May 7th–  Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Gresham Riley is our quarterback.

Monday, May 14th–  Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
David Freeman  is our quarterback.

Monday, May 21st –  Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Tom Ricks is our quarterback.

Tuesday, May 29th–  Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Alan Penziner is our quarterback.

Monday, June 4th–  Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Palmer Hartl  is our quarterback.

Thursday, June 7th –  Luncheon Roundtable12:30 – 1:30 PM
Speaker is  Douglas Bohr, vice president of strategic initiatives for the Philadelphia Zoo. Title of his talk: “What is a zoo in the 21st century?How can the Philadelphia Zoo become increasingly relevant to a public whose perceptions of zoos in changing even as concerns about environmental issues and wildlife conservation is growing?”

Bohr came to the zoo after serving as the Director of the Philadelphia Program of The Pew Charitable Trusts. His particular focus was Pew’s support for arts and culture. He served as direct liaison to the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, which –  through its funding programs for exhibitions and public interpretation, performance and the Pew Fellowships in the Arts –  aims to stimulate a vibrant cultural community in Greater Philadelphia by supporting artists and cultural programs marked by excellence, imagination and courage, and connecting them to a broad spectrum of audiences. Doug also oversaw Pew’s Support for Regional Culture strategy which advanced three key strategies: commissioning research on audience participation trends; stimulating learning and collaboration among the region’s culture sector in areas of audience development and marketing, and; supporting the development and implementation of new tools to help arts organizations engage and build relationships with audiences. Previously, Doug was the Director of Public Programs and Exhibitions at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.

Monday, June 11th–  Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Roberta Kangilaski  is our quarterback.

Friday, June 15th –  Club Dinner, starting at 5:45 PM
Speaker is Thom Nickels on Philadelphia Mansions: Inside and Out.
Thom Nickels is a Philadelphia author/journalist, author of twelve books, including Two Novellas: Walking Water & After All This (1989); Out in History (2005), Philadelphia Architecture (2005) and Spore (2010).

Nickels was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Two Novellas (1990) and awarded the Philadelphia AIA Lewis Mumford Award for Architectural Journalism in 2005. His poetry has appeared in the Van Gogh’s Earanthology (Paris).  He has written for Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Metro Philadelphia, Passport magazine (New York), Huffington Post, New Oxford Review and the Broad Street Review.

He is the theater critic at ICON Magazine, a weekly columnist for the Philadelphia Free Press, a writer for PJ Media (Los Angeles) and City Journal (New York).  Literary Philadelphia: A History of Prose & Poetry in the City of Brotherly Love was published by The History Press in 2015. His essay on Agnes Repplier was the cover feature essay in the Winter issue of The American Catholic Studies Journal (Villanova University), 2015. He was the featured speaker at Walt Whitman’s 198th birthday celebration at the poet’s historic home in May 2017.  His bookPhiladelphia Mansions: Stories and Characters behind the Walls was published in March 2018.

Monday, June 18th–  Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Bill Untereker  is our quarterback.

Monday, June 25th–  Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Dick Goldberg  is our quarterback.