The registration period is from Saturday August 1, 2015 12:00PM to Wednesday October 21, 2015 12:00PM

75th Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon

Wednesday October 21, 2015 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
Gonzalo Gallegos
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

Presentation of the William J. Clothier II Award to
Michael A. Nutter
Mayor of Philadelphia

On October 21, the Pan-American Association of Philadelphia will hold its 75th Annual Meeting and William J. Clothier II Memorial Award Luncheon at the Union League of Philadelphia. At this year’s event, we will continue our focus on the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba and will hear a keynote address from the Honorable Gonzalo Gallegos, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy (Western Hemisphere Affairs). A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Gallegos has served in Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Nicaragua, Pakistan, and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the Organization of American States. We also will present the William J. Clothier II Memorial Award to a distinguished Philadelphian for service to the region’s growing Hispanic community.

Since its founding in 1940, the Association has been dedicated to promoting cultural, educational and economic activities to increase understanding and cooperation among the peoples of the Americas. The Association is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to advancing Pan-Americanism in the Greater Philadelphia region. Today, the region is home to more than 500,000 residents who trace their roots to Latin America, and the need for greater cultural understanding expressed by our founders has become even more relevant. 

There will be a networking reception from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., with lunch immediately following until 1:30 p.m. 

 

Program

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Cocktail Reception
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Luncheon
Keynote address, and presentation of the William J. Clothier II Memorial Award

 

Please RSVP by October 16, 2015.
You can register online or contact Denise Kuczewski at denise.kuczewski@exeloncorp.com
or 215-841-6844

 

Keynote Speaker

Gonzalo Gallegos
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
Department of State

Gonzalo Gallegos, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy for the Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. He served most recently as the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica. Previously, he was the Director of the Office of Central American Affairs, the Director of the Foreign Policy Advisor and State-Defense Exchange Programs Office in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, the Director of Caribbean Affairs, was seconded to the Organization of American States as the Secretary for the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism, the Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, and the Director of the State Department’s Office of Press Relations.

Gallegos has also served as Spokesman and Public Affairs Advisor for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and as the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba, and at the U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. He served in the Department’s Bureau of European Affairs, and has been assigned to postings in Nicaragua, Colombia, and Costa Rica. He has a Dual BS in Political Science and Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University, and a Master’s of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College. 

He is married to Joni Todd Gallegos, a landscape architect and planner most recently with the National Park Service. They have two daughters. 

 

Recipient of the William J. Clothier II Award

Michael A. Nutter
Mayor of Philadelphia

Re-elected in 2011 to a second term as Mayor of his hometown, Michael A. Nutter has set an aggressive agenda for America’s fifth largest city – devising the City’s innovative school reform strategy, vowing to strengthen community policing through Philly Rising, a unique partnership between vulnerable neighborhoods and the City, and continuing to implement the nationally recognized GreenWorks Philadelphia initiative that is helping to make the City of Philadelphia become the greenest city in America.

Since taking office in January 2008, Michael Nutter has vigorously managed city government through the worst recession since the Great Depression by maintaining core services and reducing the City’s spending – most notably closing a $2.4 billion gap in Philadelphia’s five year plan without compromising a single police officer, fire fighter, sanitation, or health center worker.

Born in Philadelphia and educated at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Michael Nutter has been committed to public service since his youth in West Philadelphia. He served almost 15 years on the Philadelphia City Council, earning the reputation of a reformer, before his election as Mayor of Philadelphia. He is married to his wife Lisa, and a proud parent to Christian and Olivia.

 

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 21, 2015 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.

Slate of candidates and voting ballot will be published in this page soon.

 

Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Exelon

 

Silver Sponsor

 

Bronze Sponsor

 

Media Sponsor

 

Sponsorship

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 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 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 posted on Pan American website advertising the event.

Table Sponsor
$ 600
Reserved luncheon table for ten - Sponsors are requested to consider seating a student honoree and a faculty mentor at their tables.

Sponsors will be mentioned in all advertising of the event including the Luncheon Program.

For more sponsorship opportunities please contact contact Denise Kuczweski at denise.kuczweski@exeloncorp.com or 215-841-6844

 
 

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