Programs for Jun 18-29

Monday, June 18th– Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Bill Untereker  is our quarterback.
Menu: Potato Soup, Egg, Cheese, and Broccoli Casserole, dessert TBD

Thursday, June 21st — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Speaker is Dr. Derick Dreher, the John C. Haas Director of The Rosenbach Collection and Vice President for Special Collections at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  His talk:  Re-energizing one of Philadelphia’s hidden gems.

After a sleepy period, The Rosenbach—now linked with the Free Library—offers some 150 programs and public access to its notable collection of books. Dreher will give his talk a few days after his museum’s day long festivities on June 16, “Bloomsday,” which celebrates James Joyce’s classic novel, Ulysses, that took readers through the streets of Dublin starting on that day in 1904 — just two years after the Franklin Inn Club was founded.
Dr. Dreher’s work centers on the effort to engage and inspire ever broader publics through programs rooted in the vast special collections of the Rosenbach and the Free Library.

Dr. Dreher received a B.A. at Princeton and an M.A. and Ph.D. at Yale, all in art history of the Renaissance. His academic work centered on rare books, manuscripts, old master drawings, and prints. Today he publishes and speaks on topics ranging from rare books of numerous periods to museum and library collaborations, mergers and de-accessioning. He serves the community through a variety of boards, including the national library consortium Lyrasis and the Independence Foundation in Philadelphia. He is married to an art historian from Germany and has a son in elementary school.
Menu: Carrot Soup, Chicken Salad, dessert TBD

Monday, June 25th– Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Dick Goldberg  is our quarterback.
Menu: Green Salad, Pasta and Tuna Salad, dessert TBD.

Thursday, June 28th — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:20 – 1:45 PM
Speakers are Innmates Margaret (“Margot”) Barringer and Robert Haskell.
Topic: Free Speech Fear-Free and other core issues that face youth today

Margaret Chew Barringer founded the American Poetry Center in 1983 to promote the Spoken Word through a series of symposia, readings, and lectures in Philadelphia, and a statewide literary hotline.  Under several Pennsylvania Council on the Arts-initiated grants, newspaper coverage of these events often reached 12 million people a year in the tri-state area. During this time, APC also sponsored over a dozen cultural exchanges with the USSR Union of Writers, featuring over 100 poets and writers in Philadelphia and Moscow.

The organization legally changed its name to American INSIGHT in 2005, and updated it’s mission “to promote knowledge of Free Speech and the Rule of Law,” through the latest advances in all-digital archival research, video production techniques, and Internet-based delivery systems.  An annual Free Speech Film Festival now culminates in a live global broadcast of American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Award in Philadelphia.

Robert Haskell retired from Siemens Healthcare / Shared Medical Systems in 2012, where he was a Strategic Systems Architect.  His overarching professional goal was to help improve the quality, efficiency and cost of healthcare delivery through innovative and comprehensive health information technology solutions for domestic and international healthcare markets.  Mr. Haskell is the holder of seven US software patents, and is the author of several published articles in the field of health information technology.

Mr. Haskell is a board member of American INSIGHT, through which he hopes to inspire deeper understanding of democracy by promoting and facilitating conversations about the core values espoused in the First Amendment.

Menu: Green Salad, Cheese Tortellinis, dessert TBD

Friday, June 29th — Club closes for July – August