Programs for Apr 22-Jun 4

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 Roundtable12:30 – 1:45 PM
Roberta Kangilaski is our quarterback.

MenuGreen 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 Roundtable12:30 – 1:45 PM
Bill Untereker is our quarterback.

MenuCarrot Soup, Egg and Broccoli Casserole, Dessert TBD

Monday, May 6 — Quarterback Roundtable12:30 – 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 Roundtable12:30 – 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 Roundtable12:30 – 1:45 PM
Gresham Riley is our quarterback.

Monday, May 27 –Memorial Day, CLUB CLOSED

Tuesday, May 28– Quarterback Roundtable12:30 – 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 BuddhismBreaking 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.