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In light of the public health recommendations to increase social distancing and reduce the incidence and spread of COVID-19, Phi Beta Kappa Northern California is suspending all in person events and meetings for the foreseeable future. O'Neil has come up with a number of online events that sound exciting. If you agree, we would appreciate a contribution to the Scholarship fund - see below

But we are moving on -

We have videos of our 2020 awardees which we will soon post, describing their work in lieu of the meeting. More on that later.

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We plan to hold the 2021 PBKNCA Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon. at the Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley next year - Sunday, May 2, 2021, 12 noon, conditions allowing.

Although we regret not being able to meet and hear our scholarship and teaching excellence award winners (not to mention missing the opportunity to see old friends again), the good news is that we have already made a reservation with the Bancroft for next year. Those of you who really plan ahead can already mark your calendars, keeping this date open: Sunday, May 2, 2021. By that time we hope this current pandemic will be only a distant memory.

Email Jean James at jeanejames@comcast.net with questions about the Annual Luncheon

For any other questions, emmail O"Neil Dillon at oneilsdillon@gmail.com

 


“Member Stories” #1 - Zoom invitation
Title: “Working to Improve the Health of The American Indian”
Presented by Elaine Brinn
IndianDate: Saturday June 20
Time: 10 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Length: 1 hour

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is a little-known treaty obligation of the U.S. Government to provide health care to Native Americans. PBKNCA member Elaine Brinn will do a presentation based on her work in the IHS.

Join Zoom Meeting shortly before 10 AM Saturday June 20 by clicking this link
 
If you don't have Zoom, join by phone at 1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose). When asked, enter the Meeting ID: 838 7844 3734 followed by #, you do not have a participant ID so skip that, then enter the password 001914 followed by #
Homeless
 Image from the Sacramento Bee
 
In July we will have a panel presentation titled “How the California Housing Shortage Developed, and What We Can Do About It” July 25th, 10 AM. Pacific Daylight Time

Dr. Fred Collignon, Dr Elizabeth Tyler and Shawn Rowles will be our panelists. Two of these three expert Urban Planning panelists are members of PBKNCA. Questions for the panel can be addressed to O'Neil Dillon in advance.  There will be time for questions as well after the presentation.


Join Zoom Meeting July 25th, a few minutes before 10 AM by clicking this link

If you don't have Zoom, join by phone at 1-669-900-6833. When asked, enter the Meeting ID: 830 2221 0394 followed by #, you do not have a participant ID so skip that, then enter the password 530327 followed by #.

books
PBKNCA Book Clubs are in the process of formation
 If you wish to join one, e-mail oneilsdillon@gmail.com
Bromage
Important Science-Based Risk-Management Information to Protect Your Health
 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Associate Professor Erin Bromage (Biology) created a blog to help friends and family understand the practical ways that the virus can spread through a community. On May 6, 2020, he posted “The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them”, an explainer that showed how people breathing and talking spread particles in the air in common locations like restaurants, churches, and offices. As the world grapples with how to safely reopen society, Dr. Bromage’s post started to become widely shared on social media. Fast forward a week and the post has been viewed more than 13 million times and Bromage has become a fixture on national nightly news shows. 
 
 
Click here to read the post 
Donate to the Scholarship Fund
Send a check to:
Ms. Patricia Kenber VP Membership
PBKNCA
 1073 River Rock Lane
Danville CA 94526-4001

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Bancroft Hotel

Sunday, May 2, 2021, 12:00 Noon. ΦBKNCA Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley

Because of the official directives concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, we have found it necessary to cancel our Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2020, at the Bancroft Hotel in Berkeley. For those of you who have already made reservations, we thank you for your support. If you sent in checks, they will be returned to you by mail. If you used PayPal, you will receive a refund from our treasurer, Duncan Missimer.

Although we regret not being able to meet and hear our scholarship and teaching excellence award winners (not to mention missing the opportunity to see old friends again), the good news is that we have already made a reservation with the Bancroft for next year. Those of you who really plan ahead can already mark your calendars, keeping this date open: Sunday, May 2, 2021. By that time we hope this current pandemic will be only a distant memory. Location: Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley Directions: click here

Email Jean James at jeanejames@comcast.net with questions about the Annual Luncheon