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The Full 2010 Pennsylvania Society Schedule of Events


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Toasting: Christine J. Toretti


Club Macanudo, 26 East 63rd Street

By invitation only

This annual party has been one of the go-to events for more than a decade, and a great way to kick off the Pennsylvania Society festivities.  Trouble is, this may be the weekend’s most exclusive party, so don’t show up without an invitation in hand.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania Annual Commonwealth Club Luncheon:

Special Guests: Governor-elect Tom Corbett, Lt. Governor-elect Jim Cawley,
US Senator-elect Pat Toomey

11:00am VIP Roundtables     $5,000 per person
12:00pm Cocktails                  $1,000 per person

12:30pm Luncheon

The W Hotel, Forest Ballroom, 541 Lexington Avenue

After a wave of Republican victories all across Pennsylvania, this event is a no-brainer for those looking to rub shoulders with the incoming Governor, Lt. Governor, Senator, and others.

Government Relations Briefing

Blank Rome LLP

12:00 – 2:00pm; Lunch will be served

The Chrysler Building, 24th Floor Boardroom

405 Lexington Avenue

By Invitation only

Broadband Cable Association of Pennsylvania

2:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.

Tonic Sports Bar

727 7th Avenue

Invitation Only

The Metropolitan Caucus

2:30 – 4:30pm

The Waldorf -Astoria, Jade Room, 3rd Floor

By Invitation Only

Forum for a Better Pennsylvania, Wachovia

3:30 – 5:00pm, Reception

The Waldorf -Astoria, Conrad Suite, 4th Floor

By Invitation only

The Genevieve Society Reception

4:00 – 6:00pm

The Waldorf-Astoria, Metropolitan Suite, 18th Floor

By Invitation only

Cocktail Reception with Auditor General Jack Wagner

4:00 – 6:00pm

The Waldorf-Astoria, Cocktail Terrace, Park Avenue Lobby

By Invitation only

Gleason Family Cocktail Reception

4:00 – 6:00pm

The Mahogany Room, Harvard Club

35 W. 44th Street

By Invitation only

PA Society Reception Hosted By Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Waldorf-Astoria – Louis XVI Suite

Invite Only

Celebratory Reception honoring Senator-elect Pat Toomey

Hosted by Dan DiLella and Gary Silva

5:00 – 6:30pm


140 East 63rd Street (63rd & Lexington)

By Invitation only

Waste Management Eastern Group:  Cocktails

5:00 – 7:00pm

The Waldorf-Astoria, Park Avenue Suite

By Invitation only

Children’s Champion Reception

Host: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

5:30 -7:30pm (6:30 awards to Governor Rendell and US Rep. Dent)

The Waldorf-Astoria, Starlight Roof, 18th Floor

By Invitation only

Michael Clark Cocktails

5:00 – 7:00pm

The Waldorf Tower, Suite 33A

By Invitation only

Fundraiser for Rep. Bill Shuster, Rep – elect Pat Meehan

5:00 – 7:00 PM

The Benjamin

125 East 50th Street

New York, NY

Shuster and the newly elected Meehan are on respective steering committees in Congress, so you can be sure that both will quietly (but quickly) gain influence down in Washington.  With bright futures for both congressmen, expect a good crowd.

The McCord Committee
Rob McCord, Pennsylvania State Treasurer

5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Four Seasons Hotel

Salons A & B

57 East 57th Street

New York, NY 10022

A Night on Broadway honoring the new Pennsylvania Congressional delegation

Hosted by Phil English

6:00 – 8:00pm

Arent Fox LLP

1675 Broadway, 34th Floor

By Invitation only

Out are Kathy Dahlkemper, Joe Sestak, Patrick Murphy, Chris Carney, and Paul Kanjorski, in are Mike Kelly, Pat Meehan, Mike Fitzpatrick, Tom Marino, and Lou Barletta.  What a difference two years can make.

Friends of Dan Onorato/Orbital Engineering


The Waldorf-Astoria, Hilton Room

By Invitation

Holiday Reception at 21 Club: Cozen O’Connor

6:00 – 9:00pm

21 West 52nd Street

By Invitation only

One big addition (see below) to the firm boosts Cozen’s existing lineup of political movers and shakers.

Pennsylvania State Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burns Cocktail Reception

Co-hosts include Senator Bob Casey, Congressman Bob Brady, Mayor Michael Nutter and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl

Co-sponsored by Cohen, Placitella & Rith, Summe Development, Matt McTrish and Berger & Montague

6:30 – 8:00pm

Jade Room at the Waldorf-Astoria

Reception:  BlankRome

7:00 pm

Hotel Intercontinental, Astor and Whitney Rooms (Lobby Level)

By Invitation only

With the departure of David Girard-diCarlo, this event might have fallen down a notch, but it still draws the important politicos from Philadelphia.

Stevens & Lee Cocktails and Dinner

James M. White, Host

Four Seasons Hotel, 57 E. 57th Street

7:00 Cocktails, 8:30 Dinner

By Invitation

IBEW Local Union 98, Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter, NECA

9:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.

The Waldorf-Astoria, Hilton Room

Johnny Doc will honor Gov-elect Tom Corbett at his yearly bash, which usually features the most fun, and always the best dancing.

PoliticsPA/Governor Mifflin Society

10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

The Waldorf-Astoria, Conrad Suite

By Invitation

Credentials Required

Sure, we’re tooting our own horn, but this event gets better and more important to attend each year.  If you’ve got a ticket, it’s a sure bet to bump into the elected officials and insiders you want to see, including Sy Snyder himself.

Duane Morris, LLP and Duane Morris Government Affairs, LLC, Reception

10:00 p.m.- midnight

21 Club, 21 West 52nd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

By Invitation

First Book Gala: 3rd Annual Book Bash

9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Featuring Don Cunningham & The Cabinet,

Joan Allen, Melissa Fitzgerald,

Brian Wentworth, Ali Wentworth

$150.00 per person

Waldorf-Astoria, Empire Room

To purchase tickets, contact:

Saturday, December 12, 2009

PNC Breakfast Reception

James E. Rohr, Chairman and CEO, The PNC Financial Services Group

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

The Waldorf-Astoria, Skylight Roof

By Invitation

The Penn Breakfast hosted by President Amy Gutmann

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

The Penn Club, 30 West 44th Street

By Invitation

PMA’s Annual Seminar and Luncheon

9:00 a.m. Seminar begins, lunch follows

Frederick W. Anton, President & CEO- PMA, and Hugh Long, Regional President, Pennsylvania/Delaware, Wachovia, and Dr. Terry Madonna

The Metropolitan Club, One East 60th Street

By Invitation

Particularly for journalists and scoop-seekers, the PMA luncheon is the weekend’s top gossip exchange.  After the bevy of events the night before, most of the people who make it to the luncheon have the latest chatter on all things Pennsylvania.

Event with Rep. Charlie Dent

Congressman Charlie Dent and co-hosts:

Sen. Dave Argall, Sen. Pat Browne, Sen. Bob Mensch, Rep. Gary Day, Rep. Marcia Hahn, Rep. Julie Harhart, Rep. Doug Reichley, Rep. Marcy Toepel, Rep. Elect Joe Emrick, & Rep. Elect Justin Simmons

Saturday, December 11, 2010

2 – 4 PM

150 E 50th St.

New York, NY 10022

(Between Lexington & 3rd Avenue)

By now, everyone has heard rumblings that Dent may be positioning himself for a Senate run in 2012, so it must be a coincidence that this event is at the exact same time as the one below, right?

Bob and Terese Casey

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Irish Exit NYC
978 Second Avenue at 52nd
(two blocks from the Waldorf Astoria)
New York, NY 10022

As Pennsylvania political observers turn their heads to what promises to be a nationally watched Senate race in 2012, this event with Sen. Casey should be one of the weekend’s biggest.  The owners of the Bar, the Irish Exit, are from Pittsburgh, so expect the Iron City to flow freely on Saturday.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Cocktail Reception

4:00-6:30 p.m.

The Waldorf-Astoria, Starlight Roof, 18th floor

By Invitation Only

Thomas Hagen and Roger Richards Reception

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

The Waldorf-Astoria Towers, Suite 37A

By Invitation Only

Reception Honoring Speaker-Elect Sam Smith

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Suite 32H

The Waldorf Towers

By Invitation

The Pennsylvania Society One Hundred Twelfth Annual Dinner

6:00 p.m. Reception – East Foyer

7:00 p.m. Dinner – Grand Ballroom

The Waldorf-Astoria

Gold Medalist: Hon. Robert P. Casey (posthumously)

By Invitation: Members $350pp; Non-members $400pp

Premier Party Hosted by the Energy Association:

In Harmony, Felicia Renae following the Society dinner

Marco Polo Room, The Waldorf-Astoria

By Invitation

After Dinner Reception

Dilworth Paxson

9:30 – 1:00am

Conrad Suite, Fourth Floor

The Waldorf-Astoria

By Invitation

Marcellus Shale Coalition

9:00 – 1:00a.m.

Chief Sponsors: Chesapeake Energy, Chief Oil & Gas, Range Resources and Talisman Energy USA

W Hotel

541 Lexington Avenue

RSVP Required

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Brunch Temple University and Wachovia

9:00—11:00 a.m.

The Waldorf-Astoria Starlight

By Invitation


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