Programs for Mar 26-Apr 30

Monday, Mar. 26th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
David Freeman  is our quarterback.
Menu: Tomato Soup, Mac and Cheese with Salad, dessert TBD

Thursday, Mar. 29th — Luncheon Roundtable12:30 – 130 PM
Speakers on Philadelphia poverty are Victoria Sicks and Shellie Unger, respectively chief development officer of Episcopal Community Services and ECS’ associate development director.

More than fourth of Philadelphia residents are trapped in poverty; few manage to emerge out of it. Government programs usually do little more than sustain poverty status, using food stamps and the like.  Episcopal Community Services takes a different tack.  Two of its specialists will describe a new method, perfected in Boston, which coaches poor persons on how to improve their lives. The speakers will demonstrate how trauma paralyzes poor persons, and portray the size, and shape of poverty in Philadelphia before showing how their new approach works.

Monday, Apr. 2nd, Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Alan Penziner is our quarterback
Tuesday, Apr. 3rd, — Evening Buffet Dinner, starting at 6 PM 
Speaker is Gregory Harvey on “Gerrymandering and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s redistricting decision.”

Thursday, Apr. 5th — Luncheon Roundtable12:30 – 1:30 PM
Speaker is Innmate Howard Callaway, who will analyze contemporary politics with special attention to pluralism, globalism and political correctness. He will draw on his latest book, ”Pluralism, Pragmatism and American Democracy: A Minority Report.”  Howard has PhD and Master’s degrees from Temple University, and has lectured at many universities including Temple, Pennsylvania State University and Drexel University. 
Monday, Apr. 9th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Palmer Hartl is our quarterback.

Thursday, Apr. 12th — Luncheon Roundtable12:30 – 1:30 PM
Speaker is Anna O. Marley, curator of historical American art and director for the Center of the American Artist. Her topic:  The earliest art academies in history and others in Brazil and Mexico.

Monday, Apr. 16th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Roberta Kangilaski
 is our quarterback.

Friday, Apr. 20th  — Monthly Club Dinner
, starting at 5:45 PM 
Speaker is Robert M. Hauser, Executive Officer of the American Philosophical Society. His topic: “Beyond Happy Days! The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study.”

From 2010 to 2017, he served as Executive Director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He is an emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Hauser has been an investigator with the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) since 1969 and led the study from 1980 to 2010. The WLS, which began as a study of post-secondary education, has followed the lives of more than 10,000 Wisconsin high school graduates of 1957 for 60 years and has become a national resource for bio-social research on health and retirement.

Monday, Apr.  23rd– Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Bill Untereker is our quarterback.

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 actived last summer and based at Drexel University.

Monday, Apr.  30th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Gresham Riley is our quarterback.

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 the 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 from Bennington College, and a M.L.A from the University of Pennsylvania.