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Joining the Penn Club of New York
February 27, 2007, Volume 53, No. 24

Penn goes Platinum. Again. The Club Leaders Forum awarded the Penn Club of New York the 2006 Platinum Club of America award, an award given to the top 3% of 6,000 private clubs in the United States every three years. The Club also received this award in 2003. The only other Ivy-League university club to receive this distinction in 2006 was the Yale Club of New York City.

The Platinum Club Award is reserved for private clubs who boast perceived excellence of services to membership, quality of club facilities, heritage, and enlightened leadership from management and board. New York City produced only five other clubs that met the criteria this year: the Metropolitan Club, the University Club, the Knickerbocker Club, the Union Club, and the Union League Club. While these clubs were founded in the 1800’s, the Penn Club opened in 1994. In merely nine years, the Club emerged as one of the elite and landed its name on the Platinum Club list for the first time in 2003. Displaying consistency, the Club joins the ranks of these leading clubs once again in 2006.

The Penn Club operates as a distinct entity from the University of Pennsylvania and is the only alumni club that has its own clubhouse. Those who wish to join the Penn Club need not wait until they become alumni: any student may join as long as they are 21 years of age.

Other persons affiliated with Penn who are eligible for Penn Club membership are Penn faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and immediate family members of students. Prospective members can obtain more information via the website, www.pennclub.org. They can also perpetuate the Penn Club’s excellence by their continued support of, and attendance to, the top-notch events at the highly-valued clubhouse.

Woody Allen encapsulated this notion when he said “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” So grab a friend, show up, and help sustain the excellence to name Penn “Platinum” once again.

—Regina Jaslow, W’97, Director of Member Marketing, The Penn Club of New York


Almanac - February 27, 2007, Volume 53, No. 24