Programs for Oct 29-Nov 9

Please make event/meal reservations with Steward Shefqet @ (215) 732-0334 or
Shefqet and Chef Tamara Van Winkle absolutely depend on day-ahead reservations in order to prepare enough food and drink!!

Monday, Oct. 29th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Roberta Kangilaski is our quarterback.
 Green Salad, Chicken Paprikash, Dessert TBD

Thursday, Nov. 1st — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is Dr. Michele Meltzer, a recently retired Thomas Jefferson Hospital doctor and professor. Dr. Meltzer will describe her experiences both in treating patients and implementing her vision of rheumatology education in Africa. Her topic is “Rheumatology for All” with the focus of improving access to rheumatology care in under-resourced regions of the World.  She is focused on creating self-sustaining training programs by funding the education of physicians to become rheumatologists and aiding them in their home countries to create educational programs for local physicians and healthcare professionals.

Monday, Nov. 5th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
David Freeman
 is our quarterback.

Thursday, Nov. 8th — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is Tom Caramanico, Chair of the First Bank Restoration Project, with an illustrated talk.

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 the 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.

Thursday, Nov. 22nd –Thanksgiving holiday — Club closed

Monday, Nov. 26th –Quarterback Roundtable12:30 – 1:45 PM

Dick Goldberg  is our quarterback.

 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. Topic:  “Dueling Ideologies Then (and Now?) — Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Marshall, and the Beginnings of Party Politics.” After two decades, van Horne is returning to the Franklin Inn Club, where he had previously served as Club Secretary.

Van Horne recently reconstructed (digitally) a long-lost collection of more than 800 documents that Jefferson had gathered to counter the Federalist narrative of the founding of the U.S. and the origins of party politics in the 1790s.  Whose story would prevail?  Van Horne will discuss how the new discovery of the origins of party politics in the 1790 was made, and about how the struggle for the minds and hearts of the people set the state for today’s polarization.

Van Horne was educated at Princeton and holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia.