We offer more than a hundred intellectually stimulating and personally enriching programs each year.


Monday Quarterback luncheons – a 20-20 hindsight of the previous weeks’ editorials and news topics – arranged by Alina Macneal and hosted by a rotation of members 12:30pm-1:45pm.

Thursday Roundtable lunch: guest speakers present a wide range of topics, followed by discussion: 12:30pm-1:45pm.

Thursday poker game from 2pm to 4:30pm

Past Recorded Events:

Recent events are listed below. To view other event recordings, beginning with October 2020, scroll down to Current Events, click on a month and scroll down to the event of interest.

Nov 5, 2020 – Dr. Anatol Lieven, professor at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar.  His topic—How the West Lost  Play Event

Nov 12, 2020 – Tom Purdom, Philadelphia science fiction writer. His topic—Looking Back on 70 Years of the Future Play Event

Nov 19, 2020Beth Shalom Hessel, executive director of the Athenaeum. Her topic—Cultivating Our Sense of Wonder, Meaning, and Hope at the Athenaeum: the Enduring Value of Independent Libraries. Play Event

Dec 3, 2020Phil Goldsmith, all-around productive citizen. His topic—A Philadelphia Education: Tales, Trials and Tribulations of a Serial Careerist, based on his recently published memoirs of a life in which he held senior positions in some of Philadelphia’s leading private, public, and nonprofit institutions. Play Event



First Tuesday of the month at 6pm: Evening Roundtable with guest speaker and discussion during buffet supper.

Third Friday night Club dinners: Cocktails at 5:30pm, speaker at 6:15pm, dinner at 7pm.


January: Annual Business Meeting of the general membership followed by the J. William White Dinner with toasts to Dr. White, our founder, as well as to first president S. Weir Mitchell and to Benjamin Franklin (on an evening closest to Benjamin Franklin’s birthday, January 17th).

Summer: Picnic usually at the home of an Innmate.

December: Holiday Lunch, featuring Fish House Punch, beginning at 11:30am.