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)

(Scroll down to learn about being a member and being an honored guest!)


  • We've had great turnouts for our first two Club gatherings at the Hartman House. Looking forward to more of the same!
    • Friday, September 29th: No Club gathering, as the Dickinson President's office is hosting a Tailgating Party. Here's the information they provided for the event:

      "Bring your family and join colleagues for some pre-game fun on Friday, Sept. 29 from 5-7 p.m. on Belvedere Field (behind the home team bleachers at Biddle Field) as our Red Devil football team takes on our rivals the F&M Diplomats in the Battle for the Conestoga Wagon! Kickoff is at 7 p.m.  Food trucks and beverages will be free of charge to employees and their guests, including Next Level Pizza, 717 Tacos, Grappling Crab Shack, Creek View Food, The Sweet Patch, Desperate Times Brewery and Castlerigg Wine Shop. Food (excluding alcoholic beverages) may be purchased by students and other visitors.  We will also be selling 50/50 raffle tickets to support the United Way Campaign. The winner will be announced during halftime of the game.
    • Pre-registration is required and can be completed here. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 27."
  • Friday, October 6th from 5-7 pm: MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Our honored guests will be the fun folks in the departments of Biology, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry. Last year we engaged in a fun mingling game based on cellular pairs. What will they have in store this year? Come find out! 
  • Friday, October 20th - Celebrate National Chemistry Week with the Chemistry Department

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)?
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:

  • Write a check made out to "Dickinson Club" and drop it in the cash box in the Hartman House, OR
  • 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.)
  • 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. 


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. If you do (or if you have any questions) please email Marni Jones at

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. : ) 

Board Members

President de facto: Scott Farrington, Classical Studies

VP and Webmaster: Marni Jones, Access and Disability Services and SOAR

Treasurer: Chauncey Maher, Philosophy

Sommelier: Stephen Erfle, International Business & Management

Biermeister: Jim Fox, Retiree of Penn State Dickinson School of Law

Minister of Spirits and USAWC Liaison: Christian "Cookie" Cook, USN, Faculty Instructor, U.S. Army War College

Viceroy of Victuals: Peter Schadler, Dickinson Professor of Religion

Provisions Procurement Master and Retiree Liaison: A. Pierce Bounds, Former Dickinson College Photographer

Resident Brainiac: Sabrina Sondhi, Director of the Dickinson School of Law Library and Professor of Legal Research

Positive Periodic Participant: Jerry Bower, Dickinson Alumnus




Contact Info

General Information Contact:
Scott Farrington

Communications about being an "Honored Guest":
Marni Jones

Payment Questions:

Chauncey Maher

Mailing Address