Speaker Series on The Hill

A monthly luncheon for members and those in the community, featuring speakers of interest.

Gather at noon on the second Thursday of the month in Widener Hall. Bring your lunch and a friend. Presentation begins at 12:30 p.m. Dessert and coffee are provided. A $5 is donation requested. Call Leslie Lefer at 215-247-4654 or email [email protected]


Thursday, January 11
William Stock – Why Don’t They Just Get Legal? The Surprising Roots of Today’s Immigration Debate

William A. Stock is a founding partner of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP, the largest immigration law firm in Pennsylvania. Come learn about how the current population of 11.5 million illegal immigrants in the United States came to be, and the legal changes being proposed to address their situation, from building walls to pathways to citizenship. Bill has taught immigration law at Villanova University School of Law, is a frequent speaker and author on immigration law topics, and was the 2016-2017 President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the 15,000 member national organization of immigration lawyers.


Thursday, February 8
Bode Hennegan – Simplify Your Life to Age in Place

Bode Hennegan is the founder of Life Managers & Associates, a company providing personal assistant services to older adults to enable independent living. She will share several tips for organizing financial and legal documents, things to consider for maintaining your home, space planning and clutter management and how to create a plan for support services that may be required.


Thursday, March 8
Dr. David Contosta – America’s Needless Wars

Dr. David R. Contosta is a Professor of History at Chestnut Hill College and the author of more than 20 books. He will discuss his recently published book, “America’s Needless Wars: Cautionary Tales of US Involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq.” This eye-opening book takes a unique approach to the history of U.S. foreign policy by examining three unrelated conflicts, all of which ended tragically and resulted in the deaths of millions on both sides. By analyzing what went wrong in each case, the author uncovers a pattern of errors that should serve as a precaution for future decision makers contemplating a conflict abroad. A book signing will follow the presentation.