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Free HouseΦBKNCA Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner - Sunday, May 6, 2018

New Location, right near the Hotel:
Free House, 2700 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Get out your calendars!  It’s time to make sure that you have this year’s ΦBKNCA Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner blocked out!

Our meeting in May will be held from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at The Bancroft Hotel in Berkeley, the same location as last year’s meeting.  As you are aware, the annual meeting is the occasion when we celebrate ΦBKNCA’s primary mission—the awarding of scholarships and teaching excellence awards to deserving scholars and professors, fulfilling ΦBKNCA’s objective to enhance scholars’ educational and research activities and to honor those who are teaching our next generation.

For those of you who have not been able to come to the Annual Dinner before, we encourage you to do so.  In meeting some of these outstanding honorees and learning about their academic interests (as well as renewing old friendships and perhaps getting more involved in our vibrant organization, ΦBKNCA), you will be able to more fully appreciate the value of the programs we offer throughout the year: the funds generated through the Asilomar conference, the many monthly events and the direct contributions you make!  

Enjoy the food, wine and, best of all, wonderful fellowship of kindred spirits.

Social hour begins at 4:00 p.m. with a cash bar; dinner, including your choice of entrées (seafood, chicken, vegetarian), white or red house wine, will be served at 5:00 p.m.  Coffee and tea will be served with dessert.

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Cost: (per person including tax, gratuities):  $65.00

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Silent Film San Francisco—We Will Tour the Locations Used in the Days before the “Talkies”
Saturday, April 14, 2018

ChaplinWe set this up for a Saturday just so younger and other employed Phi Beta Kappa members can attend.

Before Smartphones, before Netflix, before movies, there were SILENT Films, frequently accompanied by live a live piano player.

Going back over 125 years, San Francisco provided the settings for hundreds of silent films & starring Charlie ChaplinRudolph ValentinoMary Pickford and more. We will walk through the Barbary Coast, Chinatown, the Financial District, and Union Square. Along the way we’ll learn about the eccentrics, the stars, and the barriers filmmakers faced, and the greatest scandal of the silent era.
Note: The meeting place is now at the northeast corner of Pacific Avenue and Kearny Street (it had been at the southeast corner) and the location is right near the Station Cafe.  The owners of the cafe have offered to let us use their rest rooms as well. The tour will be led by Jim O'Donnell.  He'll be wearing a RED JACKET

        Date:                   Saturday, April 14, 2018       
        Time:                  11:00 am
        Minimum:          12        Maximum:     18
        Deadline:            April 4, 2018
        Fee:                     $18.00

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