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.

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

January 6 – Speaker is Innmate Alan Penziner. His topic—Medicine in the Victorian Era. Play Event

January 13 – Speaker is Tom Carroll. His topic—Bicycles Then and Now: Wheeling Along Through History to a Very Popular Present 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.