First September Northern California
By: Beth Topar
The Penn Club of Northern California welcomed the Class of 2014 to the Bay area with their Annual First September Wine Tasting. This celebration was held on Saturday September 13 at DogPatch Wine Works, where some of our alums make wine. The crowd of just under 100 wine tasters included both undergraduate and graduate alumni with more than half of the attendees from the Class of 2014! It was fun to see classmates reunite, not knowing each had been fortunate to land in San Francisco. It was great occasion for Quakers to mingle, nosh and sample wines.
Ethan Smith, Treasurer of the Club and a DogPatch wine maker, welcomed the new alumni to the area with a toast, and encouraged all to get involved with local Penn activities which include interviewing high school students and volunteering with the Club. Ethan introduced the Club Board members who were enjoying the tasting but also ready to answer questions about how all alumni can become West Coast Ambassadors for Penn. He concluded by inviting all to attend the Club and Interview Program Happy Hours in October to kick off the interviewing cycle.