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File #: 160474    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 5/12/2016 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/12/2016
Title: Recognizing and Congratulating Ye Olde Philadelphia Club of Philadelphia on the occasion of its 90th Anniversary.
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Domb, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. Signature16047400.pdf
Recognizing and Congratulating Ye Olde Philadelphia Club of Philadelphia on the occasion of its 90th Anniversary.

WHEREAS, Ye Olde Philadelphia Club was founded in April 1926 by John M. Brown, the first black Superintendent of a Philadelphia Branch of the United States Post Office. William Claxton was the first elected president; and

WHEREAS, The Club's Charter members were Albert Dutrieulle, Eugene Hinson, Clarence Allmond, Harry Black, Clifton Blue, Archie Cambell, William Bascom, Charles Chew, Andrew Stevens, Harry Duplessis, Oscar Harris, Carrol Dorsey, Joseph Montier, Dave Roselle, Joe Seth, Rodman Smith, Aloyisius Cuyjet, George Venning, Ed Webster, Alonzo Webster, William Holden, Thomas Gorgas, Sr., Wendell Cornish, Lem Cowdery and Albert Curry; and

WHEREAS, The first meeting was held at the catering establishment of Albert Dutrieulle at 19th and Chestnut; the Constitution was drafted, limiting the membership to 30 members - all Philadelphia born. The Constitution has been amended since that time; and

WHEREAS, The founders of Ye Olde Philadelphia Club needed an outlet to exchange views of the day and a formal structure to entertain their wives. This guideline remains the Club's structure today; and

WHEREAS, The purpose of this club is mainly social with members belonging to an array of organizations focused on community service; and

WHEREAS, Ye Olde Philadelphia Club is comprised of 55 Active Members and 16 Life Members of notable African-American men of Philadelphia pedigree and distinction; and

WHEREAS, Ye Olde Philadelphia Club members convene almost monthly, for good food and great fellowship at the Belmont Mansion; and

WHEREAS, Ye Olde Philadelphia Club hosts two black tie cocktail receptions and dinner dance affairs each year, the Holiday Party and the Spring Formal, as well as other social events. Members are always distinguished by their regal medallions when they host black tie affairs; and


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