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September 09, 2006

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Philadelphia Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park

Our tour stops include the Phillies’ and visitors' dugouts, bi-level bullpens, Diamond Club, Cooperstown Gallery, the unique Hall of Fame Club, and a walk-through of the Main Concourse and Service Level.

Have an a-la-carte lunch with your fellow alums at McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon following the tour.

Date: Saturday Sep 9, 2006
Time: 10 AM (prompt)
Duration: approximately 90 minutes
Location: Phillies Citizens Bank Park; the tour will start and end at the Majestic Clubhouse Store
     Club members are $7 ($4 children)
     Non-members are $14

Register on-line at:

For questions, contact: Tracy Sadowski
     phone: 610-566-0597
     e-mail: tracys@alum.mit.edu

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September 13, 2006

Young Alum Happy Hour

Join other Young Alums for the season's first Happy Hour!
For more information, contact the Club's new leader of Young Alum programs, Dan Lowrey, e-mail: lowcal@alum.mit.edu

Date: Wednesday, September 13th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Continental Midtown
             1801 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

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September 21, 2006

MITEF Broadcast - Global Entrepreneurship


Inefficiency as Opportunity in a Developing World

The MITDV BizNet in association with Social Impact at Wharton welcomes you to another MIT Enterprise Forum Broadcast.

Our world-class panel will explore the opportunities for entrepreneurs in developing markets around the world, focusing on key areas such as:

You’ll hear real-world success stories from our entrepreneurs and the ways MIT is taking a leading role in globalization efforts for the 21st century as well as meet people in our local area interested and active in Socially Responsible Investing and Development.

Date: Sep 21, 2006
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 -- Networking and refreshments.
7:00 - 8:30 -- MIT Enterprise Forum Broadcast presented
Location: The Wharton School
Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room 255
3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cost: Members $15, Non-members $20, Current Students Free
RSVP online: Please click here to register or paste the following URL in your browser.
RSVP mail: Please make all checks to

MIT Club of the Delaware Valley
103 E. Gorgas Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119-2151
Contact: Robert Barrimond, 610-308-7334, robert.barrimond@alum.mit.edu

Our speakers include

The MITDV BizNet thanks our sponsor Abacus Wealth Partners, LLC and our partners at Wharton, esp. Bonny Wilson and Leila Berkeley WG'07, for helping to make this event possible.
Abacus Wealth Partners, LLC Wharton Entrepreneurship Club
Wharton Technology ClubWharton Social Impact

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September 27, 2006

An Inside View of Iraq ... Working Toward Financial and Political Stability
Kevin Woelflein, MIT '54

What is Iraq really like—the country, the people, their perspective, their hopes? What are the prospects for Iraq becoming a financially and politically stable country? How do they get there? What progress has been made? And what are we as a country doing to help? Come hear an insider’s view as one of our MIT alums shares his unique personal experiences, including how an MIT Chemical Engineer became a renowned global banker!

Kevin Woelflein will tell us about the Iraqi people and discuss the extraordinary challenges that Iraq faces as it rebuilds, what financial milestones have already been accomplished, and what lies ahead. He will discuss how corruption and the religious balance affect Iraq’s “Unity” Government, and its ability to create and maintain stability. He will also touch on the tribal realities of the Kurdish situation, with its own structure and Central Bank.

Kevin is a uniquely experienced financial executive with more than twenty-five years of domestic and international banking responsibilities. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Wharton. In 1975 he got his first introduction to Iraq as founding President of an Arab consortium bank, UBAF Arab American Bank, in New York City. In 2003, he became part of the Coalition Provisional Authority as Advisor to all of Iraq's nineteen private banks on strategic and operational issues to recover from the repression of the previous regime and the destruction of the 2003 invasion. At the present time, he is Advisor to one Iraq Private Bank, North Bank, headquartered in Baghdad with branches in the North.

His background includes the formation or redevelopment of several financial institutions. Kevin did apply his Chemical Engineering early in his career, when he was on a three-person team at Atlantic Refining Company that developed the first computer simulation of a complete oil refinery, from crude through products. He has received several major awards from the U.S. Government as well as a MIT Corporate Leadership Award.

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Time: 6:00 PM - Social Hour (cash bar)
         7:00 - Dinner
         8:00 - Kevin Woelflein
Location: Renaissance Hotel, Philadelphia Airport
         phone: 610-521-5900 (Web site)
         Directions from I-95: see below
Cost: $30 for dues-paying Members and their guests
         $40 for non-members

     Deadline: Friday, September 22
     On-line, via MIT Infinite Connection:

For Questions: Lucie Wilkens, 610-444-3242
   e-mail: l.s.wilkens@alum.mit.edu

Directions from I-95:
From the North:
   I-95 South to Exit 9a – Essington/Rt. 420
   Turn Left at First traffic light onto Route 291 East / Industrial Hwy
   At 5th Traffic light, turn right into Renaissance Parking Lot

From the South:
   I-95 North to Exit 9A. – Essington/Rt. 420
   Continue to light.
   Turn left at First traffic light onto Route 291 East/Industrial Hwy
   At 5th Traffic light, turn right into Renaissance Parking Lot

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