The Dickinson Club provides an opportunity for current and retired employees of Dickinson College to gather, commune, and socialize in a relaxed social environment. The Club also welcomes current and retired faculty of Penn State Dickinson Law and the US Army War College.
When? Most Fridays from 5:00 - 7:00 pm (and maybe longer if we're having too much fun to leave)
- RSVPs are not required, but very helpful in being able to anticipate numbers and dietary restrictions
You can also let us know if you'd like to be made aware of future get-togethers, RSVP to a future happy hour social, or convey your interest in learning more by completing this Email List/Sign Up/RSVP & Whatnot form.
Attention! This Friday, February 16th from 5-7 pm, our honored guests will be the dedicated faculty of our fellow Carlisle institution, the US Army War College.
February 23: No Club -- Go instead to the art opening at the Trout Gallery!
March 1: Stay tuned!
WANTED: (If you're a Dickinson employee): YOU! and Your Department to be our HONORED GUESTS
We hope that every department will take a turn, but if you'd like to secure a date that's good for you before it gets snatched up, please do! You can either sign up on this Dickinson Club Sign-Up 2023-24.docx or just email Marni Jones to indicate the date(s) that interest you.
We're now offering our match-making services so that various offices and departments can have the opportunity to come together and get to know one another. Let us know who you'd like to be matched up with (or if you'd like for us to choose), and we'll work on making it happen!
Honored guests are welcome to provide food (reimbursable by the Club for up to $150), but otherwise, there are no expectations for you other than to show up and encourage others to come as well. : )
More About the Weekly Club Get-Togethers...
What? Friendly socializing with light fare snacks and a variety of beverage options
Where? The Hartman House, at 243 W. Louther Street, is located next to the Clarke Forum (set back and accessible by a front gate) and across the street from Old West and Stern.
Who? You (we hope!), along with whomever you'd like to bring with you, as well as current and maybe former colleagues, new acquaintances, and our honored guests.
How much does it cost to be a member (which gets you on the email notification list and discounts to special events)?
We welcome attendees who would like to come a few times first to see if you'd like to join as a member -- which is quite the bargain! Our suggested donation is $25 for the first year (which gets you free food and drinks at every Friday Club get-together), and $50 thereafter. Payment options are:
- Send $ via Venmo to @TheDickinsonClub
(If you see Scott Farrington's name associated with it, that's correct, as he set it up. No need to enter the optional 4 digits.) OR
- Write a check made out to "Dickinson Club" and drop it in the cash box in the Hartman House, OR
- Either way, be sure to complete an info card with your payment so we have your name associated with your payment and your email.
We are also piloting a "pay as you may" plan for those who feel that the membership fee may be cost-prohibitive. Just let our Treasurer, Chauncey Maher know if this is the case for you. You're also welcome to make one-time contributions when you come.
PLEASE DON'T THINK YOU NEED TO STAY AWAY BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT "PAID UP!"
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Pierce Bounds, who served on the Dickinson Club board for over 10 years as the "Provisions Procurement Master and Retiree Liaison." We are indebted to Pierce for his longtime service to our community, including the decades that he served as Dickinson College's Photographer.
We are also very grateful to Peter Schadler for all of his efforts in procuring groceries for the Club this past year for nearly every gathering we had. We couldn't have pulled things off without him!
President: Marni Jones, Dean and Executive Director of Access and Disability Services and SOAR, Dickinson
Treasurer: Chauncey Maher, Professor of Philosophy, Dickinson
Minister of Spirits and USAWC Liaison: Christian "Cookie" Cook, USN, Faculty Instructor, U.S. Army War College
Sommelier: Stephen Erfle, Professor of International Business & Management, Dickinson
Biermeister: Jim Fox, Retiree of Penn State Dickinson Law
Viceroy of Victuals: Peter Schadler, Professor of Religion, Dickinson
Patron of Positivity and Bearer of Buttons: Kevin Cogan, Retired Faculty of the U.S. Army War College
Membership Czar and Resident Brainiac: Sabrina Sondhi, Director of the Library and Professor of Legal Research, Penn State Dickinson Law