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Shefqet and Chef Tamara Van Winkle absolutely depend on day-ahead reservations in order to prepare enough food and drink!!
Monday, Oct. 22nd — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Michael Brooks is our quarterback.
Menu: Green Salad, Roast Chicken with Vegetable Rice, Dessert TBD
Thursday, Oct. 25th — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is Paul Steinke, Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.
Topic: Outrage over the destruction of the Christian St Church. (Lots of anger in Bella Vista over that demolition.)
In addition to his service on the Alliance Board, Steinke was General Manager of Reading Terminal Market for many years, propelling its growth as one of the nation’s most successful markets; Finance Director for the Center City District; and the first Executive Director of the University City District
Menu: Green Salad, Tortellini with Walnut Spinach Pesto, Dessert TBD
Monday, Oct. 29th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Roberta Kangilaski is our quarterback.
Menu: Green Salad, Chicken Paprikash, Dessert TBD
Thursday, Nov. 1st — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM Speaker is Dr. Michele Meltzer, a Jefferson Hospital rheumatologist.
Michele Meltzer will talk about the non-profit organization she has established, Rheumatology for All, whose mission is to increase access to rheumatologic care in under-resourced regions of the world. Its aim is to create self-sustaining training programs by funding the education of physicians in under resourced regions to become rheumatologists and aiding them in their home countries to create educational programs for local physicians and healthcare professionals. A recently retired Thomas Jefferson doctor and professor, Dr. Meltzer will describe her experiences both treating patients and implementing her vision of rheumatology education in Africa.
Monday, Nov. 5th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
David Freeman is our quarterback.
Thursday, Nov. 9th — Luncheon Roundtable,12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is Tom Caramanico,Chair of the First Bank Restoration, with an illustrated talk.
Topic: Restore the First Bank
Tom Caramanico is used to building things. The Philadelphia engineering firm he headed, McCormick Taylor, built and rebuilt projects as diverse as the Blue Route, professional sports stadiums, and federal buildings.
Now he’s taken on a massive restoration job: As the pro bono executive director of Friends of Independence National Historical Park, he’s heading the group’s Restore the First Bank effort, which is raising $26 million to restore the rundown First Bank of the United States, the imposing stone pile founded by Alexander Hamilton, the forerunner to the Federal Reserve, and later the headquarters for Stephen Girard, the immigrant millionaire and world trader who started Pennsylvania’s railroad, canal, and coal industries and left his fortune to build Delaware Avenue, city ports, and Girard College.
Monday, Nov. 12th —Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Gresham Riley is our quarterback.
Monday, Nov. 12th — Board Meeting, starting at 2 PM
Monday, Nov. 19th —Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Alan Penziner is our quarterback.
Monday, Nov. 26th –Quarterback Roundtable,12:30 – 1:45 PM Dick Goldberg is our quarterback.
Thursday, Nov. 29th — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Club member Alina MacNeal will speak on the architecture of Philadelphia’s City Hall.
Thursday Dec. 6th — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is John Van Horne, Director Emeritus of the Library Company of Philadelphia