The Philadelphia Chapter met on Sunday, Jan. 26, at Abyssinia, an Ethiopian restaurant in the University City section of Philadelphia. Fourteen chapter members braved snowdrifts and single-digit temperatures to eat enjera and sample cinnamon tea, among other delicacies on the menu. New chapter member Matt Cook, a graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania, was welcomed to the fold. The TCC’s proposed members’ cruise in October was discussed, along with the Chapter’s upcoming 2014 schedule.
The next meeting, on May 18, will be held at Tiffin Bistro at 13th and Federal Streets in South Philadelphia, with guest speaker Andy Perkins from US Airways discussing their merger with American. RSVPs are due no later than May 11.
The chapter’s last meeting of the year will be on Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Jamaican Jerk Hut, a beloved Caribbean restaurant on South Street known for its outdoor garden and BOR (bring your own rum) policy. The Nationalities Service Center, a legal organization that assists immigrants and refugees, will be sending a guest speaker (TBA) to that meeting. The Philadelphia Chapter’s meetings always begin promptly at 5 p.m., and RSVPs are always due one week before the meeting.
—Jane Berryman, Area Coordinator