Please make event/meal reservations with Steward Shefqet @ (215) 732-0334 or FranklinInnClub.RSVP@gmail.com.
Shefqet and Chef Tamara Van Winkle absolutely depend on day-ahead reservations in order to prepare enough food and drink!!
Monday, April 22 — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Roberta Kangilaski is our quarterback.
Menu: Green Salad, Japanese Chicken Curry, Dessert TBD
Friday, April 26 –Monthly Club Dinner, starting at 5:45 PM
Speaker is Tobey Oxholm on prison reform.Tobey Oxholm is the interim Executive Director of the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity. He has been a fixture of Philadelphia’s pro bono legal community for decades: Trustee of Community Legal Services for twenty years, and co-founder of Philadelphia VIP, the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project, and the Homeless Advocacy Project. He began his service with PLSE as a volunteer staff attorney in September 2016 and was appointed its Interim Executive Director in January 2018.
Within the Philadelphia Bar Association, he served for a decade as an Officer and member of the Board of Governors, chaired the Delivery of Legal Services Committee, and helped create the Public Interest Section. Following graduation from Harvard Law School in 1979, his career as a civil litigator began at Dechert LLP, included service in the Philadelphia Office of the City Solicitor and partnership in Fox Rothschild, and ended as General Counsel of Drexel University, after which he went on to senior administrative leadership positions in three area universities and one community college.
Menu: Cream of Mushroom Soup, Roasted Organic Chicken Leg with Farro Pilaf, Torta De Santiago (Flourless Spanish Almond Cake). Please call for salmon option
Monday, April 29 — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Bill Untereker is our quarterback.
Menu: Carrot Soup, Egg and Broccoli Casserole, Dessert TBD
Monday, May 6 — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Dick Goldberg is our quarterback
Tuesday, May 7 — Supper Roundtable, starting at 6 PM
Speaker is Lynn Miller on his forthcoming book “Joseph Bonaparte’s Philadelphia Years.” It’s a piece of my co-authored book (with Therese Dolan), Salut! France Meets Philadelphia: The French Influence on Philadelphia’s History, Culture, and Art. The full title is a mouthful, but it does express what the book is about.
The book includes the impact of France and the French on individual Philadelphians over more than three centuries. Both authors were long-time members of the Temple University faculty, Dr. Dolan in the Department of Art History and the Tyler School of Art, Dr. Miller in Political Science and the College of Liberal Arts. Both are now emeritus faculty and directors of the Alliance Française de Philadelphie.
Thursday, May 9 — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is David Brigham, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the nation’s first museum and first school of fine arts. Dr. Brigham is leading PAFA through a period of growth and vitality. Joining PAFA in 2007 as the Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, he was promoted by the Board of Trustees in 2010 to President and CEO. During that time, PAFA increased its operating budget from $12 million to $20 million, while maintaining a balanced budget each year.
Monday, May 13 — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Michael Brooks is our quarterback
Friday, May 17–Monthly Club Dinner, starting at 5:45 PM
Speaker is Charlie McMahon, artistic director of the Lantern Theater.
Founded in 1994 by Charles McMahon and Michael Brophy, the Lantern Theater Company has produced over 100 plays by a wide range of contemporary and celebrated classic playwrights. During its 25th anniversary season in 2018/19, it is reaching a growing annual audience of over 36,000 through three award-winning core programs.
Monday, May 20 — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Gresham Riley is our quarterback.
Monday, May 27 –Memorial Day, CLUB CLOSED
Tuesday, May 28– Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Palmer Hartl is our quarterback.
Tuesday, June 4 — Supper Roundtable, starting at 6 PM
Speaker is Innmate Frank Hoffman. Professor Frank J. Hoffman, PhD is Professor of Buddhist Studies at the International Buddhist Studies College of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University and Visiting Scholar Associate in the South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD in Philosophy of Religion at King’s College London, and an MA in Philosophy at the University of Hawai’i.
Dr. Hoffman has 125 published items, including 4 books: Rationality and Mind in Early Buddhism, Introduction to Early Buddhism, Breaking Barriers (with Godabarisha Mishra) and Pali Buddhism (with Mahinda Deegalle). He was Chair of the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium and President of the Oriental Club of Philadelphia twice. Dr. Hoffman was an NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) summer institute/seminar participant at Harvard, Columbia, UH and UCLA. He held Rotary Grants for the University Teachers and taught Philosophy at the University of Madras (India) and in China at the universities of Wuhan and Peking. In the USA, he was full Professor at West Chester University and President of the Society for Philosophical Study of Religion, Science, and Asian Thought.
Thursday, June 6 — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is Kenneth Foster, retired Professor of Bioengineering at Penn.
Title of his talk (two topics): How dangerous are cell phones, really? Since he recently investigated alleged microwave attacks on US installations, Were our embassies truly attacked by microwaves?
KENNETH R. FOSTER earned a Ph.D. in physics from Indiana University in 1971. After serving as a Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve (1971-6) he joined the Department of Bioengineering at Penn, where he is currently Professor Emeritus.
Ken has published 160 papers in peer-reviewed journals, together with many other articles. His main current research relates to possible health and safety issues with electromagnetic fields, but he has published on a broad range of topics related to technology, science, and medicine. He is co-Editor in Chief of BioMedical Engineering Online. In 2016 he received the d’Arsonval Award from the Bioelectromagnetics Society for contributions to the field of bioelectromagnetics.
Monday, June 10 — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Alina Macneal is our quarterback.
Menu: Green Salad, Whole Wheat Orzo and Tuna Salad, Dessert TBD
Thursday, June 13, Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is John Culhane, on “Shakespeare and the Law.”
Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Family Health Law & Policy Institute at Widener University, and a contributing writer for Slate Magazine. He is co-author of “Same-Sex Legal Kit for Dummies,” editor and a contributor to “Reconsidering Law and Policy Debates: A Public Health Perspective,”
Menu: Potato Soup, Egg, Cheese, and Broccoli Casserole, Dessert TBD
Monday, June 17 — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Basil Talbott is our quarterback.
Menu: Cantaloupe Soup, Chicken Salad, Dessert TBD
Friday, June 21 — Club Dinner, starting at 5:45 PM
Speaker is Michael Barsanti, Director of the Library Company of Philadelphia on
“How will we celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence?”
Dr. Barsanti holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College, a Master’s degree from University of Miami, and a PhD in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. He has a distinguished career in the Philadelphia cultural community, including positions at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation.
He has worked closely on the Library Company’s flagship project ULYSSES “SEEN,” a graphic novel adaptation of James Joyce’s ULYSSES that brings the novel’s deeper mysteries to a new set of readers.
Menu: Sweet Potato Vichyssoise, Spanish Style Roast Cod with Yellow Rice, Fruit Salad in a PhylloCup. Please call for dietary options
Monday, June 24 — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Roberta Kangilaski is our quarterback.
Menu: Green Salad, Roast Chicken with Herbed Rice, Dessert TBD
Tuesday, June 25 — CLUB CLOSES FOR THE SUMMER
Re-opens on Tuesday after Labor Day, September 2, 2019
Thursday, June 27 — Last Minute Addition: Summer Send-off Cocktail Party, starting at 5:30 PM