Programs for Apr 23-Jun 25

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 Roundtable, 12:30 – 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

Tuesday, May 1st —  Buffet Supperstarting at 6 PM
Lucille Pilling is our speaker on the Opioid Crisis.

Lucille will lead a discussion on the current status of the opioid epidemic. With deaths from opioid overdoses rising steeply in recent years, and a large segment of the population knowing someone who has been addicted to prescription painkillers, the nation’s opioid epidemic affects people across all incomes, ages, and regions. We will look at who it affects, and how it’s being addressed by local, state and federal officials and the broader health care system.

Lucille teaches at Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health. She serves on the boards of the Non-communicable Disease Roundtable, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, the Reproductive Health Access Project and the Tequila Interchange Project.

Lucille also volunteers at Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA and Christ Church.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Nursing and from Columbia University with MPH and EdD degrees.

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 Bennington 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.

Thursday, May 10th — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Speaker is Jim Marsh, President of the Franklin Inn Club, who’s talk is titled “Introduction to Computers and Streaming Devices”. Whether you have been ready to toss your computer out the window or feel totally comfortable with it, Jim’s talk may expand your computing horizon.

  • How are computers organized?
  • How do you to get around inside them?
  • He’ll describe media streaming (movies, music, breaking news videos) and what you can do with it.
  • He’ll demonstrate several streaming devices and services – Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, Netflix, Amazon’s Echo, DirecTV.
  • He’ll finish with the Do’s and Dont’s of computer security.

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 Roundtable, 12:30 – 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 Ear anthology (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 book Philadelphia 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.