Report From the May 2013 Philadelphia Area Meeting

The Philadelphia Chapter met on May 19 at Moroccan/Mediterranean fusion restaurant Figs, with guest speaker Sherry Kumar discussing her organization, Eurocircle. The 14 members in attendance celebrated the chapter’s fourth anniversary with a Champagne toast, and a delicious three-course feast replete with mint tea and authentic delicacies. Sherry’s talk was right up our alley, with travel on the agenda: Eurocircle will be heading to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in September at the terrific price of $,1399 a person for an eight-day trip. For details, go to You can also check out Eurocircle membership and information on their general site.

Below are details on the next two meetings. Please RSVP by email no later than one week before the event. Dates and venues are:

  • Sunday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. – Kanella, 10th and Spruce Streets, Cypriot cuisine, BYOB, vegetarian options. Guest speaker: Andy Perkins, manager at US Airways, who will speak about the merger with American Airlines.
  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at 5 p.m. – Abyssinia, 229 S. 45th Street, Ethiopian cuisine, beer but no wine, vegetarian options. Guest speaker: Finnish Consul for Philadelphia, Kristina Mattila, on her role facilitating trade and general relations between the U.S. and her region.

Jane Berryman, Area Coordinator