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PHI BETA KAPPA DELAWARE VALLEY ASSOCIATION

Upcoming Events

Winterthur - Tour of Yuletide-decorated DuPont Mansion + Gallery tour of Jaqueline Kennedy Exhibition in the Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE - Sat. December 3, 10:30 am; in-person; fee.  TOUR FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED.

 

Book Club - "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee:  Native America from 1890 to Present" -  Thu. December 8, 7:00 pm; virtual; no charge.

Movie Club - "Trial of the Chicago 7" - Thu. January 5,  7:00 pm; virtual; no charge.

Yards Brewery Tour and Lunch - Sat. January 21, 11:45 am; in-person; fee.

Book Club - "The Doctors Blackwell" -  Thu. February 9, 7:00 pm; virtual; no charge.

Movie Club - "What We Leave Behind" - Thu. March 9,  7:00 pm; virtual; no charge.

News Briefs

Latest in the series of "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.

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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.  

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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. 

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PBK's Visited Mt. Cuba Center Gardens

On Sept. 10, 2022, PBK's and family/friends enjoyed a guided walking tour of the formal gardens, trial gardens, and forest trails at Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, DE.  Mt. Cuba Center is on the former property of the Copeland family, one of the many DuPont descendants with a profound interest in gardens and the natural world. Mt. Cuba is particularly dedicated to native plant species for their benefits to the local ecology, supporting pollinators and the web of life intertwined by the evolutionary history of native plants with the soil organisms, birds, insects and animals supported therefrom. The group enjoyed a box lunch picnic after the tour.

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PBK's Visited Grounds for Sculpture

As suggested by PBK DV Young Professional Jack Faulhaber and co-led by YP Brigid Connolly, on July 16, 2022, PBK's and family/friends enjoyed a 1.5 hr. guided walking tour of the outdoor sculptures and beautiful gardens at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township, NJ.  Grounds for Sculpture has almost 300 outdoor sculptures of all sorts, including representational and abstract creations, both static and wind-moving, as well as surprising life-size or larger, 3-D renderings of well-known paintings. After the tour, a number of the participants enjoyed an outdoor group lunch and good conversation at the Van Gogh Cafe.  Photographed in front of  "King Lear", Seward Johnson, 2009.

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