The Philadelphia Chapter met on Sunday, May 17, at Brazilian steakhouse Fogo De Chao in Center City. The 16 members in attendance heard from Philadelphia International Airport CEO Mark Gale about the airport’s expansion plans, impact on the local economy, and day-to-day details of operations. The group feasted on prime meats, a lavish buffet of salads and hot side dishes, and enjoyed cocktails and wine as they learned a great deal of what goes into managing an airport such as PHL, the 15th-busiest in the world as measured by takeoffs and landings. Mr. Gale invited our chapter to be his guests at a dinner, date TBA, in 2016 at the airport in a private reception room. The chapter coordinator and Mr. Gale’s staff will work on that and will announce details shortly.
The meeting schedule for 2015-16 will be:
- Sunday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m. – VENUE CHANGE: This meeting has been moved to Rangoon, a Burmese restaurant in Philadelphia’s Chinatown section. Featured speaker: Archaeologist Jill Weber.
- Sunday, Jan. 31, , 5 p.m. Zahav, 2nd and Dock Streets, Society Hill, Philadelphia; Israeli cuisine. Featured speaker: Award-winning international hiker Ginny Too.
- Sunday, May 21, 2016, 5 p.m. – Kilimanjaro, 4317 Chestnut Street, University City, Philadelphia; Senegalese cuisine. Featured speaker TBA.
- Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, 5 p.m. – Samarkand,1135 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, PA; Uzbek-Central Asian cuisine. Featured speaker TBA.
RSVPs are always due ONE WEEK BEFORE the meetings. Members are encouraged to use the TCC website for chapter announcements, updates, and upcoming meeting information.
—Jane Berryman, Area Coordinator