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Monday, February 25 — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Bill Untereker is our quarterback.
Menu: Potato Soup, (Carrot Soup), Egg and Broccoli Casserole, dessert TBD.
Thursday, Feb. 28th — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is Antonio Regalado, senior editor for Biomedicine at MIT Tech Review, on “Human gene editing—technology promise and controversy.” Mr. Regalado is a well-known writer on controversial topics like IVF (in-vitro fertilization) and CRISPR, an exciting new tool for gene editing.
His recent Tech Review article is online at https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612554/years-before-crispr-babies-this-man-was-the-first-to-edit-human-embryos/.
Menu: Green Salad, Coq au Vin over Noodles, dessert TBD.
Monday, March 4 — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Gresham Riley is our quarterback.
Tuesday, March 5 — Buffet Dinner, starting at 6 PM
Speaker is Lynn Martin Haskin, Ph.D., who has held diverse professional and volunteer positions throughout her career. Her topic: “The Role of Community Development Corporations in the Life of Our City.”
While a journalism professor at Penn State’s Brandywine Campus, she initiated annual Minority High School Journalism Workshops, was elected National President of Women in Communications, served as campus Director of Academic Affairs for three years, and co-founded the Pennsylvania First Amendment Coalition.
As Deputy Director of Greater Philadelphia First, an organization led by 35 CEOs, Lynn marketed the Philadelphia region’s assets to business decision-makers worldwide, conducted the first-ever survey of the region’s 100+ educational/medical institutions, and created the annual Urbs-Burbs Softball Game at (then) Veteran’s Stadium fostering cooperation among elected officials in Southeaster PA;
As Vice President of a privately-held New York-based economic development consulting firm that marketed cities/states/countries, Lynn gained media coverage in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, etc. for CEOs, Governors, Mayors, and University/Medical leaders who demonstrated their location’s assets; and,
As Director of External Affairs for the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations, she set fundraising records, created and staffed its first-ever National Advisory Board, initiated an annual, high-level Symposium in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and created an annual VIP Reception to recognize major donors.
As a volunteer, Lynn served on the Executive Committee of the Board of the International Economic Development Council and set fundraising records for three annual conferences;
In Philadelphia, she chaired/served on numerous Boards including the Forum of Executive Women, Commercial Real Estate Women, Marion Anderson Award, Settlement Music School, National Museum of American Jewish History, the Franklin Institute and Science Museum, the Girl Scouts, and St. Joeseph’s University College of Business; and,
In the neighborhood, she chaired the Boards of the Old City Civic Association, Historic East Market Street, Inc., the 501c3 precursor to the Old City District, the Arden Theatre Company and Christ Church Preservation Trust.
Lynn earned Ph.D., MS, and BS degrees in journalism/communications from Temple University and certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council. Lynn and her husband Don have lived in Old City since 1983.
Menu: Green salad with dressing, fresh roast chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, brownie cake
Thursday, March 7 — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is Mary Tracy, our city’s public signage watchdog.
Monday, March 11 — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
David Freeman is our quarterback.
Friday, March 15 — Club Dinner, starting at 5:45 PM
Speaker is Mark Brack (Drexel architect). Dr. Brack is the Architecture Department`s resident historian. He teaches a variety of courses, including the much-admired three-term series on the “History of world architecture” that is required of all architecture and architectural engineering majors.
Monday, March 18 — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Palmer Hartl is our quarterback.
Thursday, March 21 — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is Thom Nickels, a conservative commentator and Philadelphia-based author of nine literary works and previous recipient of the 2005 Philadelphia AIA Lewis Mumford Architecture Journalism Award. Mr. Nickels has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and a Hugo Award for his book Two Novellas. Nickels currently works as a journalist and opinion writer for Philadelphia magazine, where he criticizes “PC culture” and liberal politics.
Monday, March 25 — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Michael Brooks is our quarterback.
Thursday, March 28 — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is Page Talbott. Dr. Talbott is a public historian, specializing in American material culture, and an experienced interpretive and exhibition planner. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College, M.A. from the University of Delaware/Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, and M.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. Principal of Talbott Exhibits and Planning, she served as President of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania from April 2013 to June 2016. Currently, Dr. Talbott is Curator of the Philadelphia Collections at the Historical Society.