Trustee’s Council of Penn Women
2nd Annual Career Networking Panel for Penn Female Athletes
Mon., Nov. 17, 7pm—8:30pm
For questions call: (215) 898-3463
[/column] Atlanta. Follow us on Facebook, the Penn Alumni Club of Atlanta, to see upcoming events.
Chicago. We are holding a holiday fundraising gala on Dec. 6, 6—9pm, at the Free Range Office, 2141 W. North Avenue. Food and craft-beer pairings, specialty cocktails, silent auction, and more! For details, and to sign up: www.pennclubchicago.com.
Colorado. Join us on Dec. 18, along with Cornell and Columbia alumni, for our annual holiday party in Denver. Be on the lookout for an upcoming email with details.
Houston. We have our monthly happy hour on Nov. 20, beginning at 6pm. Our annual members-only Holiday Party is on Dec. 4 at Springbok (711 Main St.), beginning at 6:30pm. And join us on Jan. 15 for the annual Ben’s Birthday Bash (his 308th). For more details or to become a member, visit www.pennhouston.org.
Louisiana. Spend an evening, on Thurs., Nov. 20, 6:30—8pm, with John Zeller, vice president of development and alumni relations, and Hoopes Wampler GrEd’13, assistant vice president of alumni relations, who will give a brief presentation on “Penn Today,” an update on President Amy Gutmann’s vision, Penn Compact 2020, at Arnaud’s Restaurant, 813 Rue Bienville, New Orleans.
Memphis. Join us on Wed., Nov. 19, at the Racquet Club of Memphis (5111 Sanderlin), for a “Penn Today” update. With drinks and hors d’oeuvres, we shall welcome John Zeller, vice president of development and alumni relations, and Hoopes Wampler GrEd’13, assistant vice president of alumni relations, to speak on President Amy Gutmann’s vision, Penn Compact 2020. For questions, email Julia.McDonald@cfgm.org.
Northern California. Our upcoming events include mixers, cultural, career, sports, speakers, community-service events, and activities with other Ivy clubs. On Jan. 3, come watch Penn’s women’s squash team at Stanford and celebrate the New Year at our annual party for Ben Franklin’s birthday. For invitations, register on www.ncpennclub.com.
Paris. Interested in reconnecting with your alma mater? The Penn Club of France is looking for alumni to help organise activities, plan events, and come up with new, fun ways to engage with alumni in France. The prerequisites are motivation and a willingness to join the team and help the club grow: email us at email@example.com.
Portland. We shall celebrate the holiday season with our annual December wine-tasting, featuring the wines of alumni in the Oregon wine community. In mid-January, we celebrate Ben Franklin’s 308th birthday with our annual happy hour. Find more details on these and other events at www.pennclubofportland.com.
Philadelphia. Alumni are invited to the Mon., Nov. 17, meeting of our bi-monthly social-impact committee for philanthropic projects and events: if interested in volunteerism and giving back to the community, come to La.Va Cafe, 2100 South St., 6:30—7:30pm. Join us for a Philadelphia Chamber Music Society concert of Mozart and Bartok by the Daedalus Quartet (in-residence at Penn) on Sun., Dec. 7. Philip Maneval G’83, its executive director, will introduce Min-Young Kim, who teaches violin and chamber music at Penn and is a founding member of the quartet. A private reception is at 2pm, with the concert at 3pm; $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Come to our annual holiday party on Wed., Dec. 10, at Tashan Restaurant and Lounge (Broad and Catherine streets). Mingle and network while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres and drink specials, including two Penn-themed ones. Free for members, $10 for non-members; valet parking available.
Portland. We shall celebrate the holiday season with our annual December wine-tasting, featuring the wines of alumni in the Oregon wine community. In mid-January we celebrate Ben Franklin’s 308th birthday with our annual happy hour. Find more details on these and other events at www.pennclubofportland.com.
San Antonio. Once again, alumni are invited to Elaine Ayala’s home, on a weekend afternoon, late November or early December, to celebrate the winter holiday and enjoy good company. “Food and libations from members will be most welcome.” Look for details in an email from her to the listserv. This will be our club’s meeting for November and December.
San Diego. Join the local Wharton club folk (and some MIT people) as we “Toast to Friends” at Toast Enoteca on Dec. 4 6:30—9:30pm. In addition to the usual T2F fun, we will be collecting toys for Promises2Kids.org. Registration is $10 and includes light appetizers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP information or for the wish-list for the toy drive. The monthly yPenn Happy Hour is on Dec. 11 at Thorn Street Brewery (back tasting room), 5—8pm. Ask for Amber or the Penn Club of San Diego. If you are interested, our New Year’s Eve festivities will be held at an alumnus’ home on Coronado; email email@example.com to be included.
Seattle. Mark your calendars for another community-service event in November and our second annual holiday dinner in December. Visit www.pennclubofseattle.com and Facebook page to stay up-to-date on all of our activities, become a dues-paying member, and purchase one of our Penn Club of Seattle t-shirts—while supplies last!
Utah. We are expanding our club and planning great events. Our annual Penn-Wharton Sundance Mix and Mingle is coming up during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Jan. 22—Feb. 1. Meet up and network with fellow alumni in media, entertainment, arts, and technology. If you are interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westchester & Rockland Counties. We will again take part in the annual all-Ivy holiday party on Thurs., Dec. 11, at Metropolis Country Club in White Plains. We are also planning an event(s) for November. Please check www.pennclubwestrock.org for more information.
Call for Nominations
Alumni are invited and encouraged to suggest Alumni Trustee candidates, who must be degree holding alumni, for the two At-Large Alumni Trustee positions.
The successful Alumni Trustee candidates will begin their five-year terms on January 1, 2016. The Penn Alumni Nominations Committee, chaired by Penn Alumni President Julie Beren Platt C’79 and made up of current and former Alumni Trustees, will evaluate and recommend candidates for trusteeship based on evidence of leadership; involvement in alumni activities; record of achievement professionally, civically/socially, and for Penn; representation of the alumni body in terms of geography, gender, school/college, and personal background; record of financial support to Penn relative to capacity; and evidence of “trustee caliber.” Please provide supporting documentation for why a candidate should be considered for alumni trusteeship at this time.
The deadline for Alumni Trustee nominations is Friday, January 9, 2015.
ALUMNI AWARD OF MERIT
Each year, Penn Alumni presents the Alumni Award of Merit to alumni volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the University. Community service, professional achievements, and other such accomplishments are considered but are only secondary to University service. The awards will be presented during Homecoming Weekend 2015 at the Alumni Award of Merit Gala, a celebration for all alumni volunteers. Attendance at the ceremony, to be held on November 6, 2015, is a prerequisite for receiving the Award.
YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD
The Young Alumni Award recognizes outstanding leadership and service to the University prior to one’s 16th reunion year. Community service, professional achievements, and other such accomplishments are considered but are secondary to five to 15 years of varied University service. The Young Alumni Award will also be presented during Homecoming Weekend 2015. Attendance at the ceremony, to be held on November 6, 2015, is a prerequisite for receiving the Award.
The Penn Alumni Awards and Resolutions Committee, chaired by Susan Frier Danilow CW’74 G’74 and made up of previous alumni-award recipients, will give consideration to suggested candidates for the Alumni Award of Merit and the Young Alumni Award. In addition to the online nomination form, documentation supporting why a candidate should be considered for the Award of Merit or the Young Alumni Award should be submitted at this time. Please note: the strongest recommendations are those that are accompanied by three or more letters of recommendation from classmates, colleagues, University staff, and others who know the candidate well in his/her service to Penn.
The deadline for Alumni Award of Merit and Young Alumni Award nominations is Friday, February 6, 2015.
Names of candidates for the Alumni Trustee positions and the 2015 Alumni Award of Merit/Young Alumni Award should be sent by January 9, 2015, and February 6, 2015, respectively, to: Trina Middleton, Director, Penn Alumni Board Services, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226. You may also submit your nominations online.