PHI BETA KAPPA DELAWARE VALLEY ASSOCIATION
Book Club - "The Housekeeper and the Professor" - Thu. April 13, 7:00 pm; virtual; no charge.
Meet-Up: 2023 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia - Sat. April 15, 10:30 am; in-person; no charge.
Preservation Alliance Private Guided Walking Tour: "Bankers' Row - Architecture and Early American Finance in Philadelphia" - Sat. April 29, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; in-person; fee. Optional Sat. brunch/lunch afterward.
Movie Club - "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution" - Thu. May 11, 7:00 pm; virtual; no charge.
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: "Barber and Beethoven" - Sun. May 14, 2:30 pm; in-person; fee. Optional preceding group lunch.
Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust Nature Walk, Huntingdon, PA - Sat. May 20, 10:30 am; in-person; no charge.
New Jersey Renaissance Faire, Southampton Township, NJ - Sat. June 3, 11:00 am; in-person; fee.
PBK's Toured Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Special Exhibition "Making American Artists: Stories from PAFA, 1776-1976"
On February 11, 2023, PBK's and family/friends enjoyed a private guided tour of PAFA's special exhibition "Making American Artists: Stories from PAFA, 1776-1976", which included over 100 of the most acclaimed and iconic pieces of American art, from artists who were shaped by PAFA, either through education or exhibition of their work. Organized by theme instead of chronology, the exhibition was curated to critically re-examine PAFA's legacy while shedding light on its continuing role in shaping American Art of the 21st century. After closing in the spring fo 2023, the exhibition will to go on a 2-year national tour from June 2023 - May 2025. The group then enjoyed good conversations over coffee/tea & snacks at the museum's Tableau Cafe.
PBK's Toured Philadelphia's Yards Brewery
On January 21, 2023, PBK's enjoyed a tour of Philadelphia's Yards Brewery with a most enthusiastic guide, followed by lunch and good conversation with PBK colleagues and family/friends in the large, open and industrial-space high-ceilinged Yards Taproom Restaurant. On the tour the group got a behind-the-scenes look at how Philly's award-winning ales are made, learned about the brewing process, saw the bottling line, and those who chose sipped one of Yards' beers along the way, while each of the group was gifted at the end of the tour with a souvenir Yards pint glass
PBK's Toured Winterthur Kennedy Exhibit & Yuletide-Decorated Mansion
On Dec. 3, 2022, PBK's and friends enjoyed a private 30 min. gallery tour of the acclaimed Jacqueline Kennedy special exhibit , an approx. one-hour tour of the seasonal unique Yuletide-decorated DuPont mansion containing historical American decorative arts, and an optional "buy-your-own" lunch in the Winterthur Cafe to enjoy good conversation with other PBK's and friends. The Kennedy exhibition displayed how Winterthur experts assisted Mrs. Kennedy to famously & authentically refurbish the White House historical rooms during the Kennedy administration.
Latest "Mini TED-like Talks: What I Care About"
On November 3, 2022, Alan Mason hosted and moderated this event, where three PBK DV members shared insights about topics they are engaged with. Richard Kiger, Esq., spoke on "Dispute Resolution: What You Need to Know", Margaret Bacheler, Ed.D., spoke on "Angels in Your Neighborhood: How Angel Investing Supports Economic Development", and Alan Mason spoke on "Don't you wish you played the picolo? An introduction to the Double Bass". Each speaker took questions after their talk from the engaged and appreciative audience.
PBK's Enjoyed Pennypack Park Nature Walk
On Oct. 15, 2022, PBK's and friends enjoyed great conversations during a beautiful 2-hour nature walk on trails of Pennypack Park in Northeast Philadelphia, the "cousin" to Wissahickon Valley Park in Northwest Philadelphia and comprised of over 1600 acres on both sides of Pennypack Creek from Montgomery County to the Delaware River. The walk was led by Shea Sandifer, Council member and Co-Chair of the Young Professionals group. Participants enjoyed more conversation over a bring-your-own lunch in one of the picnic areas after the walk.
Key Connections 2022 - "Effective Networking for Career Success"
On Sept. 28, 2022, as part of the PBK Society's national "Key Connections" September initiative to reach out to recent PBK inductees, five PBK Delaware Valley members with established successful careers connected with recent PBK inductees from our region and discussed how to develop and optimize networking skills. After opening remarks by Doug Bobrow of JP Morgan Private Bank, small group breakout rooms were led by Doug, Heidi Gray-Devita of The 200% Company, Diane Roggen Sirull, Esq. of MUFG Bank, Margaret Bacheler of Angel Capital Association, and Brigid Connolly of Language Service Associates.