Twenty-Five Year Club: A Museum Dinner or a Buffet and Football Game

The 1,917 current and former faculty and staff who belong to the Twenty-Five Year Club now have a choice between attending a dinner at the University Museum or a lunch-time buffet and football game.

And, spouses are now invited.

The dinner will be held Thursday, October 3, at 6 p.m., with the traditional reception and dinner. Added this year is a walking tour of the Museum, 4 to 5 p.m., open to all 25 Year Club members whether they are attending the dinner or not.

The buffet luncheon begins at 11 a.m. in the Faculty Club on Saturday, October 12, and includes tickets to the Penn-Columbia game at Franklin Field.

The options were announced after a mail survey to which 567 members responded.

Results were reported recently in a letter to all members from the Club's officers, who are Chair Patricia M. Hanrahan, Immediate Past Chair Nora Bugis and Chair-elect Alfred F. Beers, and Secretary Duncan W. Van Dusen.

Among the most frequent comments were:

The Twenty-Five Year Club was established in February 1956, with "the only requisite for membership...service to the University for 25 years or more." It has "no dues, and no calls upon its members beyond their regular daily tasks."

Active or retired, full- or part-time, salaried or unsalaried faculty and staff are recognized the year their affiliation hits the 25-year mark (and for faculty, the years continue accruing after emeritus status is reached). By these criteria the total number is now 1,917, of whom 1,153 are active employees and 764 retired. HUP has a similar organization with similar criteria.


Volume 43 Number 5
September 24, 1996

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