V.E. Day Celebration
On May 8, 2013, we will celebrate the end of World War II in Europe with dinner at Chestnut 7,
8201 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill. Our speaker will be Verne Rider, former veterans liaison for Senator Arlen Specter and Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick. Dinner begins at 7 p.m.
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Lincoln Day Dinner
February 12, 2013
Speaker: Honorable James E. Nevels
President of the Pennsylvania Society
Past chair of the School Reform Commission
Linda Wolfe Bateman, R.I.P.
Our Trustee and former Secretary, Linda Wolfe Bateman died
in December. She served the Republican Party as candidate
for Register of Wills, candidate for State Representative,
ward leader and committeeperson. She is survived by her
children, Maria, Michael, Matthew, Maurice and Margaret.
Her husband Anthony died in 2005. Contributions in her
memory should be made to the American Cancer Society Relay
Constitutional lawyer Charles "Chip" Becker discusses the
Supreme Court's Obamacare decision at the July 17 meeting
of the Club
Every two or three months we will be gathering for dinner and a speaker. On July 17, we met at Cin Cin an excellent restaurant in Chestnut Hill.
June 2012 Meeting
with City Commissioner Al Schmidt
Hosts: Schuy and Ted Wood
Commissioner Schmidt discusses his role in reforming the conduct of elections in Philadelphia
Commissioner Al Schmidt, outgoing President David Richards, incoming President Stretch Hendrie
Commissioner Schmidt joins the leadership of the Germantown Republican Club with our historic charter
Cold weather, warm hearts
Dedication of bench
in memory of Frank Galioto
On January 15, under strong winter sun and cold air, we gathered to honor the memory of Frank Galioto, vice president of the Germantown Republican Club and director of constituent services for Councilman Frank Rizzo. By the bench are Frank's family. The bench is located outside Chestnut 7, 8201 Germantown Avenue. After the dedication, the Club adjourned to Chestnut 7 and later the Chestnut Hill Bocce Club to honor Frank and celebrate his memory.
False confessions, bad identifications and DNA testing
Marissa Bluestine, Esquire (second from
right), Legal Director of the Pennsylvania Innocence
Project addressed the Club on January 9. She spoke about
false confessions, bad identifications and the use of DNA
testing to clear people who were convicted of crimes they
did not commit. This event was our first dinner meeting.
Four tmes a year we will meet for dinner and hear speakers
on politics, public affairs, journalism and law. Each
dinner will be at a different restaurant in Northwest
Philadelphia. The January 9 dinner was at the Trolley Car
Lincoln Dinner---to be announced.
2011 Christmas Party at Chestnut 7
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Michael Axelrod, vice president of the Philadelphia Flag Day Association addressed the Club
on October 17, 2011. Click for more photos
City Council candidate Joe McColgan meets the Club
Our summer dinner was held June 13 at Schuy Wood's house. City Council candidate Joe McColgan discussed the challenges of economic growth and education for the City of Philadelphia.
Tayoun discusses politics and journalism with GRC
On March 14, the Honorable James Tayoun, publisher of The Public Record addressed the Club. He spoke about the challenges facing the Republican Party in Philadelphia and the factionalism among local Democrats. Mr. Tayoun formerly served as City Councilperson, State Representative and Democratic ward leader. GRC officers Stretch Hendrie, David Richards, Carol Mack and Calvin Tucker pose with Mr. Tayoun.
2011 Lincoln Day Dinner at the Union League
President David Richards presents the Lincoln Award to Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley
Sretch Hendrie and Melanie Galioto present the Frank Galioto Community Service Award to Jane Piotrowski, chair of the Social Division of the Chestnut Hill Community Association
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In memory of our friend and vice president Frank Galioto, the Chestnut Hill Bocce Club has established a college fund for his children, Lauren and Anna. Checks should be made payable to "Merrill Lynch FBO Galioto Girls College Fund" and sent to
c/o John Morina
Chestnut Hill Bocce Club
118 East Hartwell Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Officers: President: Stretch Hendrie Vice President: Calvin Tucker Secretary: Bob Rossman
Corresponding Secretary: Carol Mack Treasurer: Schuy Wood
Trustees: Linda Wolfe-Bateman RIP, Ken Kunz, Susan Segal-Bonavitacola, Joseph Procopio, David Richards, Aaron Finestone, Anita Zalewski
Presidents Emeritus: David Richards, Ron Reese, Aaron Finestone, Stretch Hendrie, Joseph Restifo, R.I.P.