Sunday, August 11, 2013

You can always tell a Harvard man...

...but you can't tell him much. -- Yale president Arthur Twining Hadley, Yale College Class of 1876, quoted in the Chicago Daily Tribune, May 27, 1906.

This year the Robert Benchley Society Annual Awards Dinner will be held at the Main, Back Bay, Clubhouse of the Harvard Club of Boston. Robert C. Benchley, a Harvard man (Class of 1912) would have felt right at home with us in the Harvard Club's Back Bay mansion on Commonwealth Avenue. It all began with a torchlight parade down Massachusetts Avenue, culminating with Harvard President A. Lawrence Lowell laying the cornerstone at 10 p.m. on February 26, 1913. A little over eight months later, on November 12, 1913, the Club's new home was formally dedicated. The Harvard Club of Boston has always been a magical place. While not a member of the Harvard Club of Boston, Mr. Benchley was an active member of the Harvard Club of New York. Watch for an announcement here in a few days regarding booking overnight rooms at the Harvard Club for out-of-town Benchley fans.

The "You Can Always Tell a Harvard Man" theme will continue throughout the Friday, November 22, through Sunday, November 24, Tenth Annual Gathering of the Robert Benchley Society. In addition to the black tie awards dinner at the Main Clubhouse, we'll also enjoy the fabulous 38th floor views of Boston, high a-top the modern sky-scraper in the Financial District that houses the Downtown Clubhouse of the Harvard Club at One Federal Street. Save the date and prepare to come to Boston, the "Hub of the Universe" for this fun weekend being planned by the Boston "We've Come for the Davenport" Chapter of the Robert Benchley Society.

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Robert Benchley Society

For more information about the Robert Benchley Society, local chapters near you, our annual Award for Humor, and our Annual Gathering, visit The RBS Website