Franklin Inn Club

Week of May 29 – June 2
Please call (215-732-0334) or E-mail Steward Shefqet for meal/event reservations.

Monday, May 29th — Memorial Day —CLUB CLOSED

Tuesday, May 30th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
John Raines is our quarterback.
Menu:  Cucumber Soup, Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles, dessert TBD

Thursday, June 1st — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Speaker is Ross Mitchell, of the Barnes Foundation.  Executive Director of the Barnes-de Mazia Education and Outreach Programs, Ross Mitchell started his career as a painter and studied at the Barnes Foundation with Violette de Mazia and Harry Serfarbi. Mr. Mitchell also served as the president of the 152-year-old Philadelphia Sketch Club, the oldest artist’s club in the country. Mr. Mitchell previously served as Executive Director of Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery and the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, where he re-positioned the cemetery as a heritage tourism destination.
Menu: Cantaloupe Soup, Chicken Salad, dessert TBD

Monday, June 5th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Palmer Hartl is our quarterback.
Menu: Carrot Soup, Russian Egg Salad, dessert TBD

Tuesday, June 6th, Evening Buffet Program, starting at 6 PM
Speaker is Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President, Director of Public Programming and Public Relations,
at the Eastern State Penitentiary. In 1995, Sean was hired as the historic site’s first full-time employee. In 1997, Sean re-branded Eastern State’s Halloween event Terror Behind the Walls and introduced a revolutionary timed-ticketing system. Eastern State’s ticketing system continues to be the model for haunted attractions around the country. Sean has spoken about Eastern State Penitentiary and the haunted attraction industry dozens of times, including interviews on CNN, the History Channel, the Travel Channel, The Montel Williams Show, and NBC’s Today Show.

Thursday, June 8th — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Menu: Green Salad, Shepherd’s Pie, dessert TBD

Monday, June 12th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Tom Ricks is our quarterback.
Menu: Gazpacho, Mac and Cheese, dessert TBD

Thursday, June 15th — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Topic:  125 years of the Wistar Institute, an international leader in biomedical research,
with special expertise in cancer research and vaccine development
Speakers are two Wistar officers:  Anita Pepper, Ph.D., Vice President of Institutional Advancement; and
Dr. William Wunner, Director of Academic Affairs. Dr.  Wunner has been a research contributor to the development of the key rabies vaccine.
Menu: Green Salad, Pasta and Tuna Salad, dessert TBD.

Monday, June 19th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Dick Goldberg is our quarterback.
Menu: Chilled Tomato Bisque, Greek-Farro Salad, dessert TBD.

Tuesday, June 20th — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Speaker is George McNeely on Christie’s Auction House.
McNeeley is Christie’s Senior Vice President for business development, with the auction house since 1998. Recently, he was the auctioneer for City Harvest, ARTrageous, Miracle House, San Jose Museum of Art, Storm King Art Center, and the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.

Prior to joining Christie’s, he was the Director of Institutional Giving at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and also in management consulting. He received his B.A. in Art History from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Columbia University. George H. McNeely Vice President for International Affairs.
Menu: Sweet Potato Vichyssoise, Steak over Salad, dessert TBD

Friday, June 23rd, Club Dinner, starting at 5:30 PM
Speaker is Innmate and prominent architect Alvin Holm.

Monday, June 26th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Roberta Kangilaski is our quarterback.
Menu: Watermelon Gazpacho, Tuna and Black Rice Salad, dessert TBD


Summer Outing of the Franklin Inn Club
Thanks to a generous gift to the Jenkins Arboretum by Jan Gordon, the Arboretum will be the site of our annual outing on July 16, 1 – 4 PM.

All members are encouraged to attend and bring guests; this is one of our year’s most popular events.
Located on Berwyn-Baptist Road in Devon, the Arboretum has amble on-site parking, and will make available their large electric passenger cart to assist FIC members into the main building.  Also, it is likely the cart will be professionally driven along the Arboretum walkways, to enable mobility-challenged FIC members to see the full acreage.

Make your reservations SOON with our chef Tamara, who will oversee the Outing food and beverages.  Driving details will be E-mailed in June.