2017 - 2018 Event Calendar
(All Guest Speakers Will Be Announced As They Are Finalized)



45th Annual Auction
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Hotel du Pont

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2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 45th Annual Auction @ The Hotel du Pont Gold Ballroom

2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - Member Reception

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - Member Reception & Annual Members Meeting

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Dinner Meeting & 2018 Scholarship Presentation

Monday, June 18, 2018 - Annual June BBQ



       Dinner Meetings  & Member Receptions
are held at 



The University & Whist Club 
805 North Broom Street
Wilmington, DE 19806

Dinner Meeting Schedule

5:30 p.m. Cocktails    6:30 p.m. Dinner    7:15 p.m. Program


Member Reception Schedule

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 


Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month


 

2016-2017 Past Speakers/Events

October 17, 2017; Member Reception
September 19, 2017; 50th Anniversary Dinner
June 19, 2017; Annual June BBQ
May 16, 2017;  Governor John C. Carney, Jr.
April 18, 2017;  Mayor Michael Purzycki, City of Wilmington  
March 21, 2017; Member Reception
February 21, 2017;  New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer
January 17, 2017;  Member Reception

December 7, 2016; 44th Annual Auction @ The Hotel du Pont Gold Ballroom
November 15, 2016; Election Recap & Legislative Session Preview: Bob Byrd, Wayne Smith,
Dr. Paul Brewer

October 18, 2016;  Member Reception
September 20, 2016:   Fintech Program featuring Rick Wright, WSFS Bank & Arkadi Kuhlmann, Zenbanx
June 20, 2016:  Annual June BBQ
May 17, 2016;  Stuart Comstock-Gay, President & CEO, Delaware Community Foundation
April 19, 2016;  Member Reception
March 15, 2016; Governor Jack Markell
February 16, 2016;  Member Reception  
January 19, 2016;  Tony Allen, Chair & Dan Rich, Policy Director, Wilmington. Education Improvement
Commission

 

2014-2015 Past Speakers/Events

December 2, 2015; 43rd Annual Auction @ The Hotel du Pont Gold Ballroom
November 15, 2015;  Mayor Dennis P. Williams
October 20, 2015;  1st Member Reception
September 15, 2015:  Secretary Bernice Whaley, Director, Delaware Economic Development Office
June 15, 2015;  Annual June BBQ
May 19, 2015;  Ken Simpler, State Treasurer & 2015 Academic Scholarship Presentation
April 21, 2015;  Dr. Janice Nevin, CEO Christiana Care   
March 17,  2015;  Attorney General Matthew P. Denn
February 17, 2015;  Governor Jack Markell
January 20, 2015:  Robert Gorman, Chief Portfolio Strategist at TD Wealth

December 3, 2014; 42nd Annual Auction @ The Hotel du Pont Gold Ballroom
November 18, 2014;  Representative Peter C. Schwartzkopf, Speaker of the DE House of Representatives
October 21, 2014;  Dr. Dan Freeman, Director, University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship
September 16, 2014;  State Auditor Candidates' Debate: Brenda Mayrack and Tom Wagner
June 16, 2014; Annual June BBQ
May 20, 2014; Jim Kelly of Capital One 360 & 2014 Academic Scholarship Presentation
April 15, 2014;  Thomas P. Gordon, New Castle County Executive
March 18, 2014; R. Samuel Fraundorf, President Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors, Inc.
February 18, 2014:  Governor Jack Markell
January 21, 2014;  Cancelled due to weather

 

2012-2013 Past Speakers/Events

December 4, 2013; 41st Annual Auction @ The Hotel du Pont Gold Ballroom
November 19, 2013;  Eugene Kern, CEO & Founder of The Data Centers, LLC
October 15, 2013; United States Congressman John C. Carney, Jr.
September 17, 2013; Vernon J. Green & Rodney A. Lambert, Jr. of Woodlawn Trustees
June 17, 2013: Annual June BBQ
May 21, 2013: Edmondo J. Robinson, M.D., MBA, GACP, Physician-In-Chief, Christian Care - Wilmington & 2013 Academic Scholarship Presentation
April 16, 2013: Gary R. Stockbridge, President, Delmarva Power Region/Pepco Holdings
March 19, 2013: Governor Jack Markell
February 19, 2013: Senator Patricia Blevins, Senate President Pro Tempore
January 15, 2013: Gus Faucher, Senior Macroeconomist, PNC Financial Services Group      

December 5, 2012: 40th Annual Dinner Auction
November 20, 2012: Dr. Samuel Hoff, Professor of Political Science, Delaware State University
October 16, 2012: Lt. Governor Candidate Debate: Lt. Governor Matt Denn and Sher Valenzuela
September 18, 2012: Michael S. Purzycki, Executive Director, Riverfront Developement Corporation
June 18, 2012: Annual June BBQ with federal, state and local government officials
May 15, 2012: Governor Jack Markell & 2012 Academic Scholarship Presentation
April 17, 2012: United States Senator Tom Carper & The Byrd Group
March 20, 2012: The Honorable Kevin Gross, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
February 21, 2012: United States Senator Christopher Coons
January 17, 2012: Mark A. Turner, WSFS Bank, President & CEO

2011 Past Speakers/Events

December 7, 2011: 39th Annual Dinner Auction
November 15, 2011: Dr. Patrick T. Harker, President, University of Delaware
October 18, 2011: Secretary Collin O'Mara, Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
September 20, 2011: David M. Culver, General Manager, NCC Department of Land Use
June 20, 2011: Annual June BBQ with federal, state and local government officials
May 17, 2011: John J. McMahon, Delaware's Secretary of Labor & 2011 Academic Scholarship Presentation
April 19, 2011: Thomas Kovach, New Castle County Council President
March 15, 2011: Darrell L. Cronk, CFA, Wells Fargo Private Bank
February 15, 2011: Mayor James M. Baker of Wilmington
January 18, 2011: Paul G. Clark, New Castle County Executive
 

2009-2010 Past Speakers/Events

December 1, 2010: 38th Annual Dinner Auction
November 2010: Ron Williams, Bob Byrd, Don Mell
October 2010: Gary Martin, Executive deputy to the Commander, U.S. Army Research
September 2010: Governor Jack Markell & Alan Levin, Director, Delaware Economic Development Office
June 14, 2010: Annual June BBQ with federal, state and local government officials
May 2010:
Representative Peter Schwartzkopf & 2010 Academic Scholarship Presentation
April 2010: William I. Fasy, President of Delaware Park
March 2010: Dr. Kathleen Matt, Health Science Alliance
February 2010: Chris Coons, County Executive, New Castle County
January 2010: Dr. Lillian Lowery, Secretary of Education, Delaware Department of Education


December 2, 2009:  37th Annual Dinner Auction
November 2009: Patrick T. Harker, President, University of Delaware
October 2009:
Collin O'Mara, Secretary, Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
September 2009: Christopher Sheldon, Director of Investment Strategy BNY Mellon Wealth Management
May 2009:
Mayor James M. Baker & 2009 Academic Scholarship Presentation
April 2009: Chris Coons, County Executive, New Castle County
March 2009: Secretary Alan Levin, Director, Delaware Economic Development Office
February 2009: Governor Jack Markell
January 2009: David M. Culver, General Manager, NCC Department of Land Use


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