Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Contributions to Haiti Relief Effort

Fellow San Antonio Area Penn Alumni,

We all are aware of the recent Haiti earthquake, and of the dire need for assistance to its victims. The Penn and Wharton Alumni Clubs of the neighboring Dominican Republic are working with the Dominican Republic Chapter of Save the Children in its relief effort now under way in Haiti. They invite contributions to this effort through a link provided below. The Global Alumni Network staff at Penn has followed up on this asking, and assures that it is a legitimate undertaking.

There are, of course, any number of ways we can help Haitians recover from this tragedy. This initiative of fellow Penn alumni so close to the scene is certainly one deserving of your consideration.

Donations can be made via credit card by going to the link below:

DR Penn Alumni Club

Yours for Penn,

Bob Weidman

President, Penn Alumni Club of San Antonio

Sunday, January 17, 2010

RSVP by January 31 for Zoo Tour

A tour of the San Antonio Zoo is being planned for Saturday, April 24. It will begin at 8:30 A.M. with the Zoo’s “Beastly Breakfast,” followed by the zoo tour and a special audience with the cheetahs.

Cost will be $30. Contact Jo-Anne Kaplan by January 31, as spaces for this event are limited.

Ben's Birthday Bash

Ben Franklin’s 304th birthday falls on a Sunday this year, and we’re going to have Ben’s Birthday Bash on that very date. We hope the Sunday-afternoon timing and choice of restaurant will encourage many of you who can’t join us on weekdays to come and bring a spouse, partner, date, or FOB (Friend of Ben). Here are the details:

WHO: Penn Alumni, Spouses, Friends

WHAT: Ben’s Birthday Bash Brunch

WHERE: The Grille at Leon Springs, 24116 IH-10W (at Boerne Stage Road), 210-698-8797,

WHEN: 12:30 PM, Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Grille, if you’re not familiar with it, is the creation of the former owners of L’Etoile in Alamo Heights. Cost of the brunch will be $19.95 per person.

Ben’s Birthday Bash Brunch will be our Club’s monthly gathering for January.