DELAWARE VALLEY ASSOCIATION
The PBK-Delaware Valley Annual Meeting will be held virtually on Oct. 13, 2020, at 6 PM, at which time elections will be held for Officer and Council positions. The Zoom meeting link will be sent to members in good standing.
The slate for Officers & Council are:
President - Patricia Kapur
Vice President - Bill Howard
Secretary & Treasurer - Matt DeJulio
Council - 3 year terms - Jeff Jones, Jamey Harman , Margaret (Margie) Bacheler
Countil - 2 year term - Theo Fair
Council - 1 year terms - Richard Kiger, Ronald Anderson, Gina DeRosa
Recent inductees enjoyed connecting with peers at the virtual Happy Hour & Networking event for recent inductees living in SE Pennsylvania, So. Jersey, and No. Delaware, on Thursday evening, September 24, 2020, at 7:00 PM. After a brief into in a Zoom main room, the group split up into rotating moderated breakout rooms to converse and connect, followed by a return to the main room for a summary & an opportunity to put their contact info in the Chat to network with new connections later. With very positive feedback from the group, future Happy Hour & Networking events will be planned.
Jamey Harman and Stephen Cupschalk have initiated a GroupMe communications platform for Young Professionals within Phi Beta Kappa of the Delaware Valley and the surrounding areas of PA, NJ, and DE. Join the group "PBK Delaware Valley Young Members" on GroupMe by clicking HERE, to participate with others who are building their careers in the wider Delaware Valley.
Nov. 12; 7:00 PM - VIRTUAL MOVIE CLUB. Interactive discussion of the Independent Spirit & American Film Institute award-winning film, "The Farewell", by filmmaker Lulu Wang, portraying a nuanced view of cultural differences. Read more.
Nov. 17; 7:00 PM - Monica Zimmerman,
Dec. 3; 7:00 PM - VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB.
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National Office News
Summer 2020: Virtual Activities, Summer Reading List, and more
As the entire world adjusts to the new normal brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Phi Beta Kappa chapters and associations have risen to the occasion. After many chapters held virtual inductions for the Class of 2020, associations across the country have hosted book clubs, happy hours, trivia game, movie screenings, and lectures, all via Zoom. Our members have clearly figured out how to remain connected while staying at home!
Back in Washington, DC, the National Office has been hard at work supporting our members and advocating for the arts, humanities, and higher education. Our National Arts and Sciences Initiative inducted its inaugural class of Key Into Public Service Scholars with a two-day virtual convening. The scholars met with industry leaders and experts to learn about the value of graduate school, how to enter the foreign service, and how to communicate the value of their degrees to employers.
Finally, we listened to member requests and highlighted 28 fantastic books by Black authors in our 2020 Summer Reading List. With books spanning centuries and continents, we hoped to capture just a fraction of the incredible contributions that Black authors have made to the literary canon. We’re certain every member can find something of interest on the list.