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Save the Date: Centennial Celebration of the AXP Chapter HouseRelive Old Memories and Make New Ones - November 9, 2018 – November 10, 2018

Join us! The Phi Phi Club of AXP celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Chapter House over Homecoming Weekend 2018, November 9-10. Register HERE!

Plans are under way to ensure that you have memorable, meaningful, unique, and fun experiences over 24+ hours with brothers and guests from all eras. 

The weekend will include lots of refreshments and friends on Friday evening and Saturday morning at the House.  What one might describe as the ultimate hotel party (remember those?) will take place Saturday evening at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College.  We will have the place to ourselves (multiple dining rooms, kitchens, and Pastry Shop included) with chef demonstrations and more.  We advise you to check out their fascinating web site at:  http://www.walnuthillcollege.edu/restaurants-shops/.  See below for schedule details and other FAQs.

While these events are certainly about visiting friends and making memories, we should also note that this is a celebration of the Centennial of the Chapter House and the conclusion of the Centennial Capital Campaign.  The house will look better for Homecoming than in years past but still, significant improvements must be made to correct shortcomings and to ensure another 100 years of brotherhood.  So, please, view this Centennial as a way to revive old connections but also to contribute to the future of the House. 

Events at the House are free and open, but your RSVP is appreciated.  Space at the Restaurant School for Saturday evening is limited and we expect to sell out.  The cost to attend this event is $100 per person with discounts available for early registration, but we hope you will consider tickets at $219 per person, which will include a special gift.  (You remember, right?  The House’s address is 219 South 36th Street.)  Additional donations can be made through the link.  Finally, sponsorship opportunities are available; please contact a member of the Centennial Committee to discuss.   

The Committee looks forward to seeing you there and rekindling your connection to the House.

 

Sincerely,

Your Centennial Committee

 

Jeff Adler, ‘84 (Jeffrey.Adler.WH84@Wharton.Upenn.edu; 301 806 3850)

Dan Greenberg, ‘86 (dangreenberg@hotmail.com; 781 240 0460)

Charlie Gress, ‘14 (charles.j.gress@gmail.com; 215 680 6046)

Greg Landry, ‘90 (gregjlan@gmail.com; 267 307 1527)

Wayne Levy, ‘99 (waynedlevy@yahoo.com; 516 606 8372)

Mike Ramdatt, ‘18 (michael@ramdatt.com; 407 864 8884)

Pete Sigmund, ‘51 (petersigmund@comcast.net; 215 643 2197)

Suresh Swaminathan, ‘04 (swami2145@gmail.com; 215 260 5891)

 

 

 

Centennial Celebration of the AXP Chapter House

Schedule and FAQs

 

What is the weekend schedule?

Friday, November 9: 6-9 PM - Cheesesteaks and fries carts in the AXP backyard

Saturday, November 10: 10 AM-1 PM - Continental breakfast at AXP

                                   11 AM - Grad Board Meeting and Scholarship Awards

                                     1 PM - Penn v. Harvard – Franklin Field

                                 6-10 PM - AXP Chapter House Banquet at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, 4207 Walnut Street

                                    10 PM - Up all night at AXP like the old days?

REGISTER HERE

 

How much will tickets cost to attend the banquet?

$100 per person.  $25 and $15 discounts are available for early registration.  Details on purchasing tickets will follow soon.

 

What is the dress code for the banquet?

Smart casual.

 

Is there a cost to attending any other parts of the weekend?

No, only the banquet has a cost.  All other events are open to all AXP alumni.  Your RSVP is appreciated. Donations are always welcomed.

 

Are dates welcome at the banquet?

Every brother is welcome to bring their “+1.”

 

What’s the story with the football game?

Penn v. Harvard starts at 1PM at Franklin Field.  General Admission tickets and official house toast will be available at AXP before the game. 

 

Chair back and field level seats are available for purchase through the Penn Athletic Department Box Office:

https://pennathletics.com/sports/2016/6/24/_131485207816191557.aspx.  

Or call (215) 898-6151, 10-5 Monday through Fridays.

 

Will the usual post-game reception be at AXP?

No.  After the Grad Board meeting and start of the game, around 1PM, the pre-game reception at the House will close to let everyone see Penn beat Harvard and get ready for the banquet at 6:00PM.

 

What other activities are there during Homecoming Weekend?

Penn has a homepage for their events and an extensive list of hotels and parking options:

https://www.alumni.upenn.edu/s/1587/gid2/16/interior_specEvent.aspx?sid=1587&gid=2&pgid=412

 

What if I need a hotel?

There are several hotels on campus including:

 

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

3549 Chestnut Street

(888) 627-7071

*UPenn Homecoming room block rates may be available

 

Homewood Suites University City

4109 Walnut Street

(215) 382-1111

 

The Inn at Penn

3600 Sansom Street

(215) 832-6240

 

How do I donate to AXP?

The link below leads to the Centennial Campaign homepage:

https://phiphiclub.2stayconnected.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=128&Itemid=475