The registration period is from Monday September 1, 2014 12:00PM to Friday October 24, 2014 12:00PM

74th Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon - “Prospects for Democracy in Cuba.”

Friday October 24, 2014 11:45AM - 1:30PM

The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
http://www.unionleague.org/

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Keynote Speaker
Honorable John Caulfield
Former Chief of Mission of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana.

Presentation of the William J. Clothier II Award to
Diego Castellanos
Producer and Host of “Puerto Rican Panorama” on 6abc

 

The 74th Annual Meeting and William J. Clothier II Memorial Award Luncheon will be held on Friday, October 24th at the Union League of Philadelphia. This year’s event, “Prospects for Democracy in Cuba,” welcomes the Honorable John Caulfield, Chief of Mission of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, to deliver a keynote address. In a career that spans more than 30 years, he has held a series of positions dealing with Latin America and Consular Affairs. At the luncheon, we also will present the William J. Clothier II Memorial Award to Diego Castellanos, the producer and host of “Puerto Rican Panorama” since 1970.

 

Program

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Cocktail Reception
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Luncheon
Keynote address from Honorable John Caulfield, Former Chief of Mission of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, and presentation of the William J. Clothier II Memorial Award, to Diego Castellanos, Producer and Host of “Puerto Rican Panorama” on 6abc.

 

Please RSVP by October 10, 2014.
You can register online or contact Denise Kuczewski at denise.kuczewski@exeloncorp.com
or 215-841-6844

 

Keynote Speaker

Honorable John Caulfield
Former Chief of Mission of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana

Mr. John Caulfield is the Former Chief of Mission of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba. Prior to assuming his position in September 2011, Mr. Caulfield served as Chargé d' Affaires at the American Embassy in Caracas since July 2010. Prior to Caracas Mr. Caulfield was Consul General at the American Embassy in London. From 2002 to 2005 he was Deputy Chief of Mission at American Embassy in Lima, Peru.

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Mr. Caulfield has held a variety of positions dealing with Latin America and Consular Affairs. He served as American Consul General in Manila, Philippines, and as Consul in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. He has also directed the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs for the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs. Earlier in his career, he served in Washington as Country Affairs Officer for Argentina and Brazil, and overseas in Colombia, the United Kingdom, Portugal and Brazil.

A native of New Jersey, Mr. Caulfield graduated from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia with a degree in International Relations and Latin American Studies.

 

About Diego Castellanos, Ed.D

Diego Castellanos is one of the most recognizable Hispanics in the Greater Philadelphia area. He is best known as the host of 6abc’s “Puerto Rican Panorama,” a weekly television show dealing with Hispanic issues.

Panorama is broadcast in English and has been on the air uninterrupted since September 1970, making it the world’s longest-running TV show of its type. Castellanos also co-anchors 6abc’s live telecast of the annual Philadelphia Puerto Rican Parade.

Diego is a native of Puerto Rico, and has lived in the Greater Philadelphia area most of his life. He received his journalism training at Marquette University, is a graduate of the New Jersey Military Academy, and holds a master’s degree from Montclair State University. He also earned a doctorate in education at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Besides his broadcasting experience, Dr. Castellanos has worked in the areas of engineering, civil rights and education. He has taught at four universities in the Philadelphia region.

Castellanos also served in the military as a commissioned officer, is a licensed pilot and has played the guitar professionally.

His community memberships reflect the variety of his community involvement—from the religious to the military. He served as president of the Lady of Fatima Holy Name Society in Camden, is a member of the American Legion Post 840, sits on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers and chairs the Pioneers’ Scholarship Committee. Diego is the first Hispanic – and only Puerto Rican, to date – inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.

He has been honored frequently not only for his personal achievements, but for his volunteer work in behalf of his community.

 

The William J. Clothier II Memorial Award

The Pan American Association of Philadelphia established the William J. Clothier II Memorial Award to celebrate the life and accomplishments of a very special member of the “Greatest Generation.” Throughout his long life, Bill Clothier exemplified the best traits of the new world America: stellar achievements, the competitive drive of a risk taker, and a bold and gallant spirit.

Born in 1915, the grandson of Isaac Clothier, founder of the Strawbridge’s & Clothier Department Store, Bill Clothier made his mark on the national and international scene over more than seven decades of his larger- than- life existence. Along the way, he pursued many passions, among them tennis, archeology and international politics. He was a founding member and a strong supporter of the Pan American Association until his death in 2002.

The William J. Clothier II Memorial Award is given to an individual who best exemplifies Bill Clothier’s dedication to public service and his commitment to the ideals of Pan-Americanism.

 

Election of Officers and Board of Directors

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE PAN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA

Pursuant to the By-Laws of the Association, and provided that at least 20 members shall be present and provided that at least 20 members shall have paid the annual dues, the Association shall have a meeting of the Membership on October 24, 2014 for the purpose of electing and installing the officers and the members of the Board of Directors of the Association and for any other purpose that the Members of the Association so decide. The meeting shall take place at the Union League of Philadelphia at 11 45 AM.

The attachment shows the slate of candidates for the aforementioned positions as submitted by the Nominating Committee. The members of the Nominating Committee were Romulo Diaz, Peter Longstreth, Joseph C. Hare and Abelardo Lechter.

You can download and print the voting ballot in Microsoft Word format or in PDF format.

If you have paid your 2014-2015 membership dues you are entitled to vote for Officers and Board of Directors members. If you wish to vote for the entire slate of candidates recommended by the Nominating Committee you can simply check the appropriate box on Page 3 below and send the ballot by email to arturoguillenu@gmail.com or you can mail it to:

The Pan American Association of Philadelphia
c/o Arturo Guillen
P.O. Box 22655

Philadelphia, PA 19110-2659

If you wish to delete or add other names to the list, please feel free to do so and send the ballot to Mr. Arturo Guillen either by email or by USPS. The ballots must reach Arturo Guillen by October 22, 2014.

 

Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsor

 

Sponsorship Levels

Gold Sponsor $5,000
Reserved luncheon table (10 seats) and prominent mention in all advertising of the event, including the Luncheon Program. Poster with logo to be displayed at the podium. Logo to be included in the invitation to the event if received before deadline. Logo to be posted on Pan American website page advertising the event. Opportunity to make remarks and to distribute appropriate materials.

Silver Sponsor $2,500
Reserved luncheon table (10 seats) and mention in all advertising of the event including the Luncheon Program. Logo to be included in the invitation to the event if received before the deadline. Logo to be posted on Pan American website page advertising the event.

Bronze Sponsor $1,250
Reserved luncheon table (10 seats) and mention in all advertising of the event including the Luncheon Program. Logo to be included in the invitation to the event if received before the deadline.

Table Sponsor $600
Reserved luncheon table (10 seats) and mention in all advertising of the event including the Luncheon Program.

You can become a sponsor online or contact Denise Kuczewski at denise.kuczewski@exeloncorp.com.
or 215-841-6844

 

 
 

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