Upcoming events

    • May 15, 2022
    • July 01, 2023
    • Various

    There is an ongoing virtual book club open to interested members.

    Vaccination, booster and mask may be required, but may be changed as needed later.

    Contact Program VP

    O'Neil Dillon at oneilsdillon@gmail.com

    • August 14, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 1379 4th Street | San Francisco, CA 94158
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    Registration is closed

    To register, we prefer you pay online via the black "REGISTER" button. Vaccination card will be required. Masks are optional.

    Parklab Gardens-Bungalow:  Enjoy free food and drink with us, Sunday, August 14, 2022.

    Calling all Young Professionals! We're hosting our first in-person event in a while, on August 14th in San Francisco. FREE food and drinks will be provided, as well as great opportunities to connect with other PBKNCA Young Professionals in the area. 

    We also reserved a private Bungalow exclusively for our Young Professionals! 

    Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022

    Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

    Location: Parklab Gardens 1379 4th Street | San Francisco, CA 94158

    Maximum: 75

    Registration Deadline: August 11, 2022

    Fee: Free to all PBKNCA YP members. Guests will be charged $8 per person

    Parklab Gardens is located in the center of Mission Bay in San Francisco. It is a fun and lively spot for food and conversation founded by SoMa StrEat Food Park and SPARK Social SF founder, Carlos Muela as well as the Parklab team, and the masterminds behind Stagecoach Greens. 

    Parklab features many famous food trucks and drink options such as, Hookt Mini Doughnuts, Domingos International Kitchen and Fusion, Rasa Rasa, Chef's Truck, and The Watering Hole. Come try a variety of food and drink options with us! 


    Metered parking surrounds Parklab Gardens, but we also recommend biking and public transportation to get to us. Take muni line T to the Mission Bay stop or take muni line N or Caltrain to 4th and King and we’re a short 10-minute walk from there.

    • August 27, 2022
    • 11:30 AM
    • 2000 Bunker Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965
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    Reservations closed  Vaccination, booster and mask required, but may be changed  later. 

    Private Docent-Led Tour:  The Marine Mammal (Rescue) Center- Saturday, August 27, 2022. Tour leader O'Neil Dillon

    The mission to expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation is the overriding objective for the hard-working people at the Marine Mammal Center.  Their core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers and an engaged community.

    We will have a docent-led tour of the state-of-the-art facility, escorted through this unique outdoor animal rehabilitation hospital, having our questions answered and learning the stories of the current patients. We will view seal and sea lion patients and learn how the hospital functions, look into key areas such as the fish kitchen, chart room, laboratory and post-mortem (optional). Depending on the number and type of patients we have onsite, we may be able to watch animal care crews in action preparing and offering food, cleaning pens, and helping with medical procedures, and observe technicians doing laboratory analyses. Hands-on experiences with rescue equipment and touching pelts enhance the tour and highlight the characteristics, behavior, and adaptations of the seal and sea lion patients.

    Date:  Saturday, August 27, 2022

    Time:  11:30 am

    Minimum:  10

    Maximum:  15

    Deadline:  August 15, 2022

    Fee:  $20.00 (half to be donated to TMMC)


    From North of the Golden Gate Bridge: Take the last Sausalito exit off Highway 101, just before the Golden Gate Bridge. At the exit stop sign, turn right and follow the road under Highway 101 to a second stop sign. Go straight and look immediately for a left turn lane and a sign for "Marin Headlands." Go left and through the tunnel. You will now be on Bunker Road. Follow directions below.

    From South of the Golden Gate Bridge: Just after you cross the Golden Gate Bridge, take the second exit off Highway 101 at Alexander Avenue (after the Vista Point). Stay to your right: do not turn left at the exit off-ramp and do not go underneath the freeway. Proceed about 500 feet until you see a left turn lane and a sign for "Marin Headlands" (do not go down the hill into Sausalito). Turn left and go through the tunnel. You will now be on Bunker Road. Follow directions below.

    Directions once on Bunker Road:

    - Follow Bunker Road for approximately 3 miles.

    - Ignore various forks to the left; always bear to the right to make sure you stay on Bunker Road. Rodeo lagoon is your next landmark.

    - About halfway alongside the lagoon, the road forks. Turn right at that fork, continuing uphill. Turn right at your next opportunity, this will lead you up the hill and through our entrance gate.

    • September 17, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet across from the elevators in Portsmouth Square above the garage
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    To register, we prefer you pay online via the black "REGISTER" button. But you may mail the coupon and a check by snail mail.  Vaccination, booster and mask required, but may be changed later. This will be a private, docent-led walking tour focusing on the cultural role and functions of Family Associations, Tongs, and Gangs in the life of the San Francisco Chinese community.

    Pulled and pushed from the far southeast part of China from 1849 onward, young Chinese men went to the gold fields only to find that discrimination forced them to either work as laborers or return to San Francisco, but not to look for gold. Settling in San Francisco's Chinatown many joined the Family Associations, Tongs, and Gangs that largely controlled the neighborhood. Walk along Chinatown's streets and alleys and dive into the colorful and sometimes violent history of this period.

    Note: Content may not be appropriate for children under 14 years of age.

    Parking available at the Portsmouth Square Garage.  Meet across from the elevators in Portsmouth Square above the garage, which is between Washington, Kearney and Grant streets. Here is the starting point -

    Tour Leader- O'Neil Dillon

    Date- September 17th, 2022.

    Time- 10 AM.

    Length- 1.5-2 hours

    Group Maximum 20 

    Group Minimum 8

    Cost- $35 ($5 for scholarships)

    Place- San Francisco Chinatown.

    • October 16, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:10 PM
    • Zoom
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    To register, we prefer you do so online via the black "REGISTER" button.

    Key Connections - 2022 :  “Let’s Chat About Your Career Journey”, October 16th, 2022.

    Join us to network with experienced PBKNCA professionals! 

    Calling all Young Professionals,

    This year, Phi Beta Kappa National will hold the annual virtual Key Connections event in September to serve as a kick-off for many regional Key Connections events.

    Following National's event, PBKNCA YP, will host our annual virtual Key Connections event, "Let's Chat About Your Career Journey", on October 16th, 3 p.m. PDT. The theme of this event will be NETWORKING! 

    The virtual event will be held over Zoom and the duration of the event will be 1 hour and 10 minutes. There will be two guest speakers, Ka-Tye Koo and Dr. Tina Etcheverry. 

    They will speak for the first 40 minutes of the event to share their personal and professional stories, as well as their career advice. During the last 20 minutes of the event, each attendee will be assigned to a breakout room based on their specified professional interests.

    Meet our speakers! 

    Ka-Tye Koo

    Ka-Tye is the Director of Operations and Advisor Development at Team Hewins - an independent financial advisor firm headquartered in Redwood City, CA. He is also a Principal of Team Hewins and a member of the Client Experience Team. In his role, he oversees the teams responsible for investment operations and client servicing functions. He is also responsible for supporting the growth and development of the firm’s next generation financial advisors. In his downtime, Ka-Tye likes to bake sourdough bread, play golf, or enjoy a book over coffee.

    Ka-Tye earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Davis with a minor in Communications. 

    Dr. Tina Etcheverry

    Tina Etcheverry works as a consultant with Biotech companies, providing consulting services for product development strategies. Her projects range from working with the University of Botswana to develop cattle vaccines, to a virtual start-up company involved in designing a new oncology drug. As part of her work as a scientist, she led the international efforts to launch 3 biotech drugs, working closely with Health Authorities both in the U.S. and Europe and providing tech transfer expertise to international partners. She retired from Genentech after 25 years.

    Dr. Etcheverry earned her B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Cornell University.

    Date: October 16th, 2022

    Time: 3 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

    Location: We will send the Zoom link in October

    Maximum: 100

    Registration Deadline: October 1st, 2022

    Fee: Free to all PBKNCA YP members

    To maximize your experience, please specify your industry preference when you register for the event. If your industry preference is neither Biotech nor Finance, there will be break out rooms for additional industries, as well.

    • October 22, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 111 “I” Street, Sacramento
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    To register, we prefer you pay online via the black "REGISTER" button. But you may mail the coupon and a check by snail mail.  Vaccination, booster and mask required, but may be changed  later. 

    The California State Railroad Museum displays beautifully restored locomotives and railroad cars from every era of California history beginning with the Transcontinental Railroad. You can walk through 1940s vintage Pullman passenger and dining cars and see one of the largest locomotives ever built — the Southern Pacific 4294 — a 123-long behemoth designed to haul freight trains over the Sierra Nevada.  

    Please arrive a few minutes early, and gather near the front desk in the lobby. Please identify yourself to PBK Tour leader Rebecca Beach 

    Getting there: From the Bay Area, take I-80 east toward Sacramento. At the I-80/Business 80 split follow Business 80 to downtown Sacramento and take I-5 North. Exit at J Street, go two blocks to Fifth Street. Turn left, then left again at “I” Street. Follow signs to “Old Sacramento/Railroad Museum.” 

    The Railroad Museum is located in Old Sacramento along the waterfront. There is a city parking garage one block to the east of the museum. 

    • November 12, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company, 2625 Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield, CA 94534
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    To register, we prefer you pay online via the black "REGISTER" button. But you may mail the coupon and a check by snail mail.  Vaccination, booster and mask required, but may be changed  later. 

    Covid Risk:  The tasting session will be set in an outdoor venue by our request. The  farm tour is mostly outdoors.

    Il Fiorello is a family-owned company dedicated to growing and milling the finest quality artisan olive oil from certified organic groves.  

    The tour of the farm starts at 10AM and is about one hour.  During the tour there is a discussion of the history of olive oil, the significance of the term extra virgin, and you will learn how the farm’s international award winning olive oils are made. We will learn about the different olive varieties and how the trees are cared for.  The farm tour ends with a visit to the state-of-the-art Pieralisi Gold olive mill, capable of milling 3 tons of olives an hour.

    The tasting starts at 11 AM and is a comparative tasting of Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Co-Milled Oils, and Balsamic vinegar Reductions. Led by experienced staff, you will learn how to appreciate olive oils and enjoy a chef-crafted food pairing to expand your palate. 

    A farm restaurant is available after the tasting if you wish to continue with a light lunch. See a sample seasonal menu.

    An up to date menu will be sent to registrants closer to the date and pre-orders can be estimated for the restaurant to prepare. 

    Date:  November 12, 2022, 10AM-12Noon.

    Place:  Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company, 

        2625 Mankas Corner Road,

                Fairfield, CA 94534

    Cost:    $50 ($5 for Scholarships)

    Group Max:  30

    PBKNCA lead:  O’Neil Dillon

    Covid Risk:  The tasting session will be set in an outdoor venue by our request. The  

                         farm tour is mostly outdoors.


    • February 17, 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • February 20, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Asilomar, 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, CA

    Register now for 2023

    To register, pay online via the black "REGISTER" button, or mail the coupon  by snail mail 

    Vaccination, booster and mask required, but may be changed as needed later.

    See our Policy for Attendee safety at PBKNCA events.

    36th Annual Asilomar Conference - February 17 – 20, 2023

    “A faithful study of liberal arts humanizes character, and allows it not to be cruel.”  -- Ovid

    If the news of the day is getting you down, take heart – it’s once again time to reserve your weekend of learning, inspiration and fellowship on the magnificent Monterey coast!

    Past participants describe the weekend as “the best aspects of college, without the exams” and “the greatest high of the year – without drugs!”

    If you have questions on this year’s program, please contact  dfrontczak@scu.edu. For registration or logistics matters, please contact Barry Haskell at bghaskell@comcast.net. Registration is $125, which goes mainly to scholarships. Cost will be similar to last year, about $550 or so per person, double occupancy, and includes all nine meals and parking. All registered participants will receive forms to reserve their Asilomar accommodations, including meals,  please check your email. (Remember, to be part of the PBKNCA package, do not reserve directly with the facility)

    If you have questions on next year's plans, please contact dfrontczak@scu.edu. For logistics matters, please contact Barry Haskell at bghaskell@comcast.net.

    We can't wait to see you again for a weekend of discovery and celebration.

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