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July 2008 Newsletter

July 7, 2008
Dear Lincoln Table Members:
            Well the golf outing was a great idea, but we couldn’t muster a foursome to attend. We cancelled and won’t try that again, apparently there are enough golf outings already. Ballet, now that is different. Twenty eight signed up and had a grand time. Not only a terrific dinner at the Philadelphia Club but a super trio of ballet performances culminating in the Philly premier of the Carnival of the Animals narrated by John Lithgow. All this was topped by a back stage meet and greet with Lithgow and the cast. Champagne added a special o’la la to the festivities. Don’t say a Lincoln Table membership isn’t valuable.
  1.      Pot Luck Party:  Our usual family outing, this year at the Manthorpe’s.  Bring the kids and a pot of something on a new date (by popular request), Sunday July 20, 2008starting at 3:30 PM. Details on what you can bring to show off your culinary skills should be worked out with Sandy at 610-942-4696. Swimming for all, but you are your own kid’s lifeguards. Directions will be sent to those who don’t Google them. This event is fun for all. Bring the kids, grandkids, or have them bring you if you don’t drive. If you are single this is the perfect event.   A casual event in a casual at home atmosphere.
 2.     Shore Outing:  Homer and Marjorie Smith have invited us to be their guests at their shore house on the bay at 130A Laguna Drive Loveladies NJ 08008, LBI on Saturday September 13th 2008. Take the main drag down LBI and turn left on Laguna, go to the end and they are on the left. Cocktails at 4:00 Dinner at 6:30.  
The added attraction to this invitation is that Homer and Marjorie also own a house in Brant Beach just two houses off the Ocean.  Those who want to do some ocean bathing are welcome to use it. Shower and changing room are available even if you aren’t staying there.  In addition there are overnight stays in the Brant Beach house available, Friday 3:00 to Monday Noon. Three bedrooms, two down and one up, with a second floor dorm with 5 beds for kids. Call Homer or Marjorie at 610-544-4568 for reservations or directions for those just bathing. In addition to all that, Suzanne Fairlie (215-646-7074) has 4 bedrooms available that Saturday also on LBI. All this is first come first served.
 3.    Robert Todd Lincoln’s House:  October 10-12, 2008.  A Lincoln Table run excursion to Hildene, Robert Todd Lincoln’s House near Bennington Vermont which will include an opportunity to stay at the Equinox Resort.  We have 15 rooms reserved starting at $ 449.00 per night with a 3 day minimum.  Other rooms will be available at nearby motels and B&B’s.  This trip will also be offered to the Pepper Patrons, so act promptly if you want one of the reserved rooms.  Reservations for the rooms must be made through the Equinox (mentioning the Union League’s Lincoln Table) or the alternative sites with registration also with the League.   There will be a Saturday Dinner at the resort and a Sunday Brunch at Hildene with a private tour by the director.  Hawking (hunting with hawks) will be available as a demonstration, a beginner’s lesson or an actual hunt. Golf and other less medieval sports are also available. You have had a separate letter on this event. We thank Pat Kennedy and his company Superior Woodcraft Inc. a corporate sponsor of Hildene.
 4.       Fall Ball: November 1, 2008.   Big social event of the year. If you want to stay over you may already be too late but try now. Make sure you tell reservation person you want to sit with Lincoln Table people.
            To register for any or all of these events please contact Arin Kahan in the Activities Department.  Her phone number is (215) 587-5565 or you can email her at [email protected]. Keep in mind if you want to sit with Lincoln Table People you must tell them that when registering.
Sandy was saying the other day that we havn’t seen Joe and Mary Monzo lately. Maybe they will come to the Pot-luck
Had lunch at the table a couple of weeks ago and low and behold Len Distasio showed up. No longer among the missing, he looks great and sounds the same. Welcome back Len. 
Among the social notes from all over we see Julia DeMoss in the Mainline Times at a Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts reception. The occasion was the presentation of scholarship funds by the Woman’s Board to the Academy. Julia is incoming president of the Woman’s Board. Two weeks later Ann Patten appeared in a picture enjoying a luncheon of the Jeptha Abbott chapter of the DAR at the Philadelphia Country Club.
NOTE: Ties, 4 in hand and bow are available from Nancy Pignotti in the business office on the lower level of the League. 
            Two prospective members have been proposed. Steve Schott, 37 married to Julia, daughter Erin they live in Glenside. He is an attorney and engineer specializing in intellectual property. Active in the League and civic affairs, Robert J. McNelly, another attorney, lives in Collegeville with wife Christie, and practices in Norristown.
Directories are being printed but in the meantime you can use the one on our website. What, you didn’t know we had a website?   Well get up to date and check it out at www.theLincolntable.org/    Use your first initial and last name, and oldabe (one word) as your password.   Pictures will be there as well as the club history.
Joe Prim President                                                  
Mark Lupke Secretary -Treasurer                                                      Spencer A. Manthorpe           
Management Committee:   Spencer Manthorpe,                                Newsletter Editor
Betsy Fineburg & Greg Montanaro
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