Report From the Sept. 2014 Philadelphia Chapter Meeting

The Philadelphia TCC Chapter met on Sunday, Sept. 28, and 14 members were in attendance to hear from two guest speakers: BBC regional journalist Carol Hinds, who addressed the role that the BBC plays in disseminating local news in the U.K., and Senegal émigré Mansour Faye, who relayed the challenges he faced as a young high school student, university student, and young entrepreneur in the U.S., and his culture shock in integrating into our society. Thanks to the Jamaican Jerk Hut which served up delicious home-style Caribbean cuisine in a private dining hall behind their main facility.

Chapter member Lou Bluver is now fielding RSVPs for a travel film screening in his Rittenhouse Square home on Monday, Oct. 13; kindly respond to him directly if you can attend at

The 2015 schedule for Philadelphia Chapter dinner meetings, which always begin promptly at 5 p.m., will be:

  • Sunday, Jan. 25 – Inka Wall, Peruvian cuisine, 57 Garrett Road, Upper Darby PA; family-style meal priced at approximately $35 a person; speaker TBA
  • Sunday, May 17 – Zahav, Israeli food, Society Hill, Center City Philadelphia, below Society Hill Towers; family-style meal priced at $55 a person; speaker TBA
  • Sunday, Sept. 27 – TBA venue and speaker

As always, RSVPs are due one week prior to the event so that the venue can prepare for our group. Please reply via email at

Jane Berryman, Area Coordinator