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Mark your 2020 calendars for 11 MAR, 29 APR, 28 MAY, and 6 OCT Speaker-Lunches and 6 AUG Summer Party at Radnor Hunt

PA Commander Alvan Markle, IV:
 “The Spy Who Saved the West from Nuclear War”

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Philadelphia Club          
13th & Walnut (NW Corner) 

Philadelphia, PA  19107

Cocktails:  11:30 a.m.
Program:   12:00 m. (sharp!)
Lunch to follow

Cost:  $55 if paid in advance
          $60 at door with reservation*
          $65 at door without reservation

* We regret that we are compelled to bill no-shows if they do not cancel their reservations by the day before the event.

Dress: COAT AND TIE REQUIRED (Comparable business attire for ladies)

Alvan Markle, IV, Current Commander, will discuss someone he believes is one of the world’s greatest spies, Oleg Gordievsky. He was a KGB Colonel, turned counterspy, who provided Britain’s MI-6, with a treasure trove of intelligence, including the fact that the Russians had implemented Operation RYAN as a precursor to nuclear war. Commander Markle will cover that history, some of Oleg’s other exploits, how he helped us to win the Cold War, and his harrowing escape effort from Russia once he had become suspect, because of the betrayal by Aldrich Ames of the CIA.

We urge a large turnout with spouses, adult children, and friends to hear what promises to be an exciting and most informative talk. We especially encourage you to invite guests that may qualify as Hereditary or Veteran Companions of The Pennsylvania Commandery. If your guest joins within two months, you will be reimbursed for his or her lunch.

Please fill out and mail the attached reservation form with your cheque, payable to:

The PA Commandery – MOFW, to MAJ James Mallinson, PO Box 627, Paoli, PA 19301. Please try to mail it by Friday, March 6, 2020. The cost for the event is $55 per person if he receives your cheque in advance. If you reserve in advance but do not send a cheque, you may pay $60 at the door. Otherwise, the cost at the door will be $65. If you do not send your reservation in time but wish to attend, please call or text Major Mallinson at 610-457-0003, or E-Mail him at . We regret that we are compelled to bill no-shows if they do not cancel their reservation by the day before the event.

Mark your calendars for the following speaker luncheons: Wednesday, April 29; Thursday, May 28 (changed from May 14); and Tuesday, October 6. The Annual Summer Party will be Thursday, August 6, at Radnor Hunt.


James Mallinson, MAJ-CA, USAR (Ret.)
Senior Vice-Commander, The Pennsylvania Commandery – MOFW

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