Have you been feeling pessimistic about the younger generation? Now is your chance to restore your faith in our future. Please plan to join us for lunch at noon on Sunday, May 3, at the Bancroft Hotel in Berkeley for our annual meeting and awards presentations. The business meeting takes only a few minutes; we devote the rest of the time to honor outstanding professors and students. At last May’s luncheon, we distributed five $1,000 Teaching Excellence awards to outstanding professors and twelve $7,500 scholarships to exceptional graduate students. One of these professors and one of these students joined us in February at our Asilomar conference (page 7), and their presentations more than justified the awards they received. We hope you can join us May 3. If you do, you will leave feeling optimistic about today’s youth.
Menu: Baskets of gourmet vegan breads, butter
Baby arugula salad, fresh orange segments, thinly sliced fennel with citrus vinaigrette
Entrees (all choices gluten-free):
Lemon caper chicken
Halibut with artichoke and olive caponata
(both choices accompanied by herbed wild rice and roasted vegetables)
Vegan option: Asparagus and mushroom risotto
Dessert: lemon meringue torte or chocolate torte (gluten free)
Date:Sunday, May 3, 2020
Deadline:April 19, 2020
Time:12:00 Noon - 4:00 pm
Location:Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley
From the Bancroft Hotel's website:"we are located across the street from UC Berkeley at 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. Our phone number is (510) 549-1000.From Interstate 80, take the University Avenue exit into Berkeley, heading east toward the U.C. campus. At the University, turn right on Oxford Street and then left onto Durant Avenue. Cross Telegraph Avenue, turn onto College Avenue, and left again onto Bancroft Way.The Bancroft Hotel is the second building on the left-hand side."
The website, bancrofthotel.com/directions/includes a decent map showing the hotel's location on Bancroft Way.
Parking: The Bancroft has some handicap parking available upon request; however, hotel guests have first priority, so nothing is guaranteed. Street parking is free on Sundays. There is metered parking under the tennis courts across the street and down about half a block. Allow enough time to find a parking spot.
The “Meeting” portion will consist of election of officers for the 2020-2021 year.
The slate will consist of: Mary Turner Gilliland, President; O’Neil Dillon, First Vice President – Programs; Joanne Sandstrom, Second Vice President – Scholarships; Patricia Kenber, Third Vice President – Membership; Duncan Missimer, Treasurer; Susan Jenkins, Corresponding/Recording Secretary.
Bios of all nominees are at https://www.pbknca.org/bios/2020-2021.phi.beta.kappa.pbk.php
Jean James, Past-President, PBKNCA