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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Cocktails at 11:30 a.m. (Cash Bar)
Lunch at 12:05 p.m.

The Philadelphia Club
1301 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107

Cost: $60 per person in advance ($65 if paid at door; Walk-ins: $70 !!!)

COAT & TIE REQUIRED (Civilian or Military); comparable business attire for ladies


​Anthony (Andy) Waskie, Ph.D., retired Associate Professor of history at Temple University, where he taught from 1999 to 2019, will speak about Philadelphia and Philadelphians in World War I. He is a veteran and is a Past Commander of American Legion Post 405, the Benjamin Franklin Post at the Union League.

Born in Bloomsburg, PA, Professor Waskie pursued a Languages/History major at Bloomsburg University, studying abroad in Austria and Germany. He studied Slavic Linguistics in Prague on a Czech government scholarship and received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at New York University. Andy had experience with the State Department and served with the U.S. Army as a linguist; he received the Commendation Medal of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He also taught at Rider University, N.J., and Holy Family University in Philadelphia, teaching Civil War history in the Civil War Institute. He now teaches online courses for Camden County College as an Adjunct Professor.

  Professor Waskie is a Civil War historian, author, and preservationist, specializing in the life of General George G. Meade whom he portrays in a Living-History performance. He is a member of the Union League of Philadelphia, the Executive Council of the Civil War History Consortium of Philadelphia, and a co-founder and co-director of the “Civil War & Emancipation Studies program” at Temple University. He was a Pennsylvania “Commonwealth Speaker/Scholar” from 2006 to 2018. He is president of the General Meade Society, Board member of the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, Vice President of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Civil War Museum & Library, and a member of the Armed Services Council of the Union League; he is a founder and officer of the OV Catto Society and is a member of other history related organizations and institutions.

Spouses, adult children, and friends are cordially invited to hear this knowledgeable and entertaining speaker talk about the important rôle that the Philadelphia region and its inhabitants played in The Great War of 1914 -1918. We especially encourage you to invite guests that may qualify as Hereditary or Veteran Companions of The Pennsylvania Commandery.

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 Thursday, November 3. The cost for the event is $60 per person if we receive your cheque in advance. If you reserve in advance but do not send a cheque, you may pay $65 at the door. Walk-ins, if there is room, will be charged $70. If you do not send your reservation in time but wish to attend, call or text Jim at 610-457-0003, or email him at . We regret having to bill no-shows if they do not cancel their reservation by Monday, November 7.


Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.: Annual Christmas Party at Corinthian Yacht Club.  It will be a Black-Tie (civilian or military) buffet dinner. Cocktails at 6:00 p.m, Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023:  Speaker-Luncheon at the Philadelphia Club with brief Annual Meeting.  CPT Eric Guenther on:  The PA National Guard deployment to Bosnia in 2002 and 2003 as a response to the 9/11 terrorists attacks, but more broadly about how 9/11 changed the role of the part-time weekend warrior to that of the true citizen soldier.

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Please advise MAJ Mallinson ( ) or 610-457-0003 (mobile) that you will attend, and please send cheque for $60/person, payable to The PA Commandery – MOFW to:

Major James Mallinson
PO Box 627
Paoli, PA 19301

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