Programs for Oct 7-Nov 25

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!!

October 7, Monday Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Dick Goldberg is our Quarterback.
:Green Salad, Pasta and Tuna Salad, Dessert TBD 

October 10, Thursday Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is architect Dan Nichols, who will speak about restoring a Frank Lloyd Wright House–his own.
Menu: Tomato Soup, Waldorf Salad, Dessert TBD

October 14, Monday Quarterback Roundtable followed by a board meeting at 2PM
Tom Ricks is our Quarterback.
Menu: Carrot Soup, Egg and Vegetable Casserole, Dessert TBD 

October 18, Friday Club Dinner, starting at 5:30 PM

Speaker is Innmate Peter Lewis, a former senior writer, reporter, editor, and columnist at The New York Times; senior editor at Fortune magazine; and Knight Fellow and Visiting Professional in Residence at Stanford University s Graduate Program in Journalism, where he taught media literacy, reporting, and writing. He lives in Philadelphia.

His topic is “The Presidency and the Press:  Usually Adversarial: Has it been broken beyond repair “

Menu: Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Roasted Cornish Game Hen with Wild Rice Dressing, Baked Apple with Cinnamon Ice Cream

October 21, Monday Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Bill Untereker is our Quarterback.
Menu: Green Salad, Tortellini with Walnut Spinach Pesto, Dessert TBD 

October 24, Thursday Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is Lynn Haskin, talking on Philadelphia’s Invisible Governments: Civic Improvement Associations, Business Improvement Districts and Community Development Corporations in the Governance of Philadelphia.   Lynn will discuss the role of these important organizations in providing neighborhood governance and information dissemination in the City.  These organizations interface with City Council, the Mayor, the Police and Fire Departments, and other civic agencies in making decisions about their neighborhoods.  They are also involved in the zoning process.

In her neighborhood, she chaired the Boards of the Old City Civic Association, Historic East Market Street, Inc. (501c3 precursor to the Old City District), the Arden Theatre Company, and the Christ Church Preservation Trust.

Lynn earned Ph.D., M.S, and B.S. 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: Cucumber Soup, Peanut Satay over Whole Wheat Noodles with Shredded Chicken, Dessert TBD

October 28,  Monday Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Roberta Kangilaski is our Quarterback.
Menu: Green Salad, Roast Chicken with Vegetable Rice, Dessert TBD

October 31, Thursday Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is Deb Welter on “Bats: myths, threats, and rescues.”  What should you know about bats in our landscapes   What should you do with a bat in your house   How should you aid an injured bat.
Deb will answer these and many other questions.  She is a volunteer with the Diamond Rock Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic (DRWRC), which rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife mammals and releases them back into the wild. The Clinic specializes in native Pennsylvania mammals and specifically the Rabies Vector Species (RVS): raccoons, foxes, coyotes, skunks, bats and groundhogs. Founded in 2005 in Malvern, Chester County, the Clinic serves the entire population of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Menu: Green Salad, Caprese Pasta Salad (Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella), Dessert TBD

November 4, Monday Quarterback Roundtable
Basil Talbott is our Quarterback. 

November 7, Thursday Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is Rebecca Maury on “Medical Marijuana — what you need to know.”

Rebecca Maury, MD is the founder of Herbal Wellness Rx, a medical cannabis consulting group in Chestnut Hill PA. Before medical school, She studied botanical medicine and natural therapeutics, which lead to her interest in medicinal cannabis. Dr. Maury subsequently attended medical school at the University of New Mexico, then moved to Philadelphia to complete her residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She focuses much of her work on alleviating suffering of the seriously ill patient.
November 11, Monday Quarterback Roundtable followed by a board meeting at 2 PM
David Freeman is our Quarterback. 

November 15, Friday Club Dinner, starting at 5:30 PM
Speaker is Val Shively on “American Bandstand: Philly’s sway over American pop music.”  72-year-old Val Shively is the man behind R&B Records, a three-story vinyl paradise in Philadelphia. Dubbed “the oldies capitol of the world,” the store has a staggering inventory of four million records, mostly 45s from the 50s and 60s.

November 18, Monday Quarterback Roundtable
Michael Brooks is our Quarterback. 

November 21, Thursday Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Speaker is TV commentator Malcolm Nance on “The plot to steal America.

Mr. Nance is an author and media commentator (MSNBC) on terrorism, intelligence, insurgency and torture. He is a former Navy senior chief petty officer specializing in naval cryptology. Nance is an intelligence and foreign policy analyst who frequently discusses the history, personalities, and organization of jihadi radicalization and al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant; Southwest Asian and African terror groups; as well as counterinsurgency and asymmetric warfare.

November 25, Monday Quarterback Roundtable
Michael Axler is our Quarterback.