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

Weekly

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 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

January 28 Priscilla Luce, interim president and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Her topic—Arts and Culture in Post-Pandemic Philadelphia: Reconnecting and Recovery. Play Event

February 4 – Christopher Bartlett, executive director of an FIC neighbor, the William Way LGBT Center. His topic—Evolution of the Gayborhood. Play Event

February 18 –Deborah Gross, CEO and president of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts. Her topic—Pennsylvania HB 38: A Challenge to Judicial Independence. Play Event

Monthly

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.

Annually

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.