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.

May 6 – Speaker is Samantha Snyder, historian and current reference librarian at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Her topic—Elizabeth Willing Powel: Washington’s Trusted Philadelphia Confidante. Play Event

May 13 – Speaker is Gail Harrity, president and chief operating officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Her topic—Behind the Scenes at the PMA: Unveiling the Core Project. Play Event

May 20 – Speaker is Cordelia Biddle, author and adjunct professor of English at Drexel’s Pennoni Honors College. Her topic—Biddle, Jackson, and a Nation in Turmoil: The Infamous Bank War. Play Event

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

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.