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2009 AGM Scheduled

Someone suggested that scheduling our Annual General Meeting (AGM) near to the Squire's birthdate, 31 January, would be a good idea. Done! Our 2009 AGM will be Friday and Saturday, 30 January-31 January, 2009, including a dinner Friday at 7 pm at the Pen and Pencil Club, 1522 Latimer Street, in Centre City, Philadelphia, and -- if available -- the reading of papers regarding John O'Hara and his works on Saturday at a site to be announced.

O'Hara was born 31 January, 1905, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

In the coming weeks, I'll be posting more details, regarding hotel accomodations, and locator maps.

We'll be ordering from an open menu at the P&P. (See options by clicking to P&P link). The P&P is private club. When you arrive, please notify Dan, the club manager, that you are joining the John O'Hara Society party. Dan's telephone number is 215:731:9909.

The Squire was a paid-up member of the P&P. That entitled him to quarrel with one and all during all-night benders. But this was at the club's previous venue, across from the Racquet Club on 17th Street, where O'Hara was also a member. He did less quarreling there.

This will be a two-day event, unlike that this year. Moreover, something new -- if it works. I'm hoping that some of you will be willing to offer papers -- say, 30 to 45 minutes in length -- regarding relevant topics. Let me know via about your interest in this. We'll upload papers beforehand so everyone will be acquainted with the subject matter before that Saturday lectures.

OHara Study Visit

No date has yet been set for our group visit to the O'Hara Study at the State University of Pennsylvania. If you want to go this autumn, send your thoughts to me, or post them there.


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