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. (every other week)

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.

May 27 – Speaker is Paul Rozin, emeritus professor of psychology at Penn. His topic—French versus American Eating: Why Are the French So Thin? Play Event

June 10 – Speaker is David Espey. His topic—The Peace Corps: Sixty Years, Countless Stories Play Event

June 17 – Speaker is Helen Drutt, known as a connoisseur, devotee, and doyenne of Craft on being A Passionate Observer. Play Event

July 8Speaker is David Laibson. His topic—Present Bias, Self-regulation, and Paternalism: A Behavioral Economist Peers into the Retirement Savings Gap. Play Event

July 15 – Speaker is Madeline Miller: Her topic—Circe’s Side: A Tale for the 21st Century. Play Event

July 29 – Speaker is Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Her topic—Reimagining the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Play Event

Sept 30 – Speaker is Nathan Raab, author, historian, and rare documents dealer. His topic—The Hunt for History. He will tell the fascinating story of how he learned to tell the difference between real and forged documents, and of astonishing finds that were nearly lost to history. Play Event

Oct 7 – Speaker is George McNeely, architectural historian. His subject—Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict. Play Event

Oct 14 – Speaker is Christopher Baxter, executive director of Spotlight PA. His topic—A New Path Forward in News. Play Event

Nov 11 – Speaker is Deborah Gordon Klehr, executive director of the Education Law Center. Her topic—The Case for Fair Funding of Pennsylvania Schools. Play Event


Club dinners: Dinners generally are held on the first Thursday and third Friday of the month: 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.