Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association, Inc.

March 2003 Newsletter

In this Issue...

President's letter - Mary Hanel

Upcoming Events - Mary Hanel, Jean James

Asilomar - Jean James

Nominating Committee

Bylaws Change

From The President

Dear Fellow Phi Betes,

As May 4th approaches, we can look forward to our most inspiring event of the year, and the reason for our existence – awarding Scholarships and Teaching Excellence honorariums at our Annual Meeting at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club. I encourage members to attend this very special event. You will discover how much these awards mean to their recipients. Your membership dues, contributions and participation in events during the year generate the funds that make these awards possible.

Additionally, Burt Norall fully funded one of our scholarships this year with an exceptionally generous donation. Burt made the donation to honor his wife, Maria, PBK NCA’s dedicated Recording Secretary and to return the kindness of a couple from his Northern California hometown whose financial aid made it possible for him to attend college at UC Berkeley after he graduated from high school.

Our biggest annual scholarship fundraising event is our Asilomar Conference. Jean James did a fabulous job of coordinating the conference this year. Please read her article about the Conference so you can see how much fun it was. Consider attending next year! Thanks also to Steve Kaufhold for coordinating the social events and educational tours that have also raised money for our scholarship fund.

Thanks to Muriel Bell and her Scholarship Committee and Leon Fisher and his Teaching Excellence Committee for the tremendous amount of work they put in selecting the recipients of our awards. Thanks to Julia Antoniades for keeping our Association in close contact with the colleges in Northern California that have Phi Beta Kappa Chapters. We draw our scholarship and teaching excellence awardees and some of our young new members from these colleges.

This past year we published the 2002 Membership directory. (This happens only once every three years.) Thank you Gordon Repp, editor-in-chief of this publication, for all your work on this project. (His wife Nancy Repp was proofreader-in-chief.) Gordon could not have pulled the directory together without the assistance of Letitia Sanders, 3rd VP, Membership who has the enormously time consuming job of keeping our membership rolls accurate and doing the data entry for our membership database. Gerry Richards, our hardworking newsletter editor helped with coordination of the mailing of the directory and Ray Hendess helped with updating the Introduction and History section of the directory. Speaking of Ray, he also deserves our thanks for continuing to be our webmaster. He made many improvements to our homepage this past year to make it more visually appealing and user friendly.

I also wish to thank our Audit Committee—Chairman Eno Schmidt, and members Katie Flynn, Stacey McVicker and Lance Ong for their work and recommendations and our Treasurer Mary Turner Gilliland for working with them and performing her duties in an amazingly efficient manner.

Finally, thanks to Immediate Past President Jacqueline Celenza for her assistance and advice during this, my first year as president and for serving as the Board’s liaison to the Nominating Committee.




Upcoming Events

Person making a reservation MUST BE a Phi Beta Kappa Member, but need not be a member of the Northern California Association.

Thank you to all the members who have enthusiastically participated in our programs this year thereby supplementing our scholarship fund. Thank you to Steve Kaufhold who planned and coordinated all the wonderful fall 2002 and March 2003 programs. We are fortunate that Steve will be returning as 1st VP, programs for 2003-2004. Because Steve is currently in the process of a major job change--joining a new law firm--Jean James or I will be guest hosting the Spring/Summer (May-July) programs listed in this newsletter. We trust that you will find both of us as friendly and helpful as Steve and our programs as fun and educational as those that he coordinated. Please contact me (Mary Hanel) for the Annual Meeting/Awards Dinner and contact for the rest of the events.

Please consider registering today for the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner. It is a wonderful social event and highlights our crowning achievement, the awarding of scholarships to brilliant young students whose innovative research and idealism are an inspiration to us all. It is a treat to hear their speeches plus the remarks made by the professors earning our Teaching Excellence Awards.

Here is a reminder about our enrollment, refund and cancellation policies. Most events can accommodate you and any friends or family you’d like to bring along. As for refunds, if you call in advance they are usually available unless PBK NCA will lose scholarship money – that is unless we are financially committed to an organization at which the event will be held, based on your enrollment, and we cannot find someone to fill your space. Anyone not attending who does not give notice will not receive a refund. The PBK NCA Board is most grateful to those who prefer to donate the program fee to the scholarship program in lieu of a refund.

The descriptions of events follow . No confirmations or additional details will be sent; be sure to save your newsletter or reference to this web site.



Angel Island Excursion

Angel Island is the jewel of the San Francisco Bay with lovely views of San Francisco, the East Bay and Marin County. On a clear day you can see . . . well, just about everything in the Bay Area. There is more to Angel Island, however, than meets the eye and we invite you to explore the scenic and historic island with us on Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. We will depart from Tiburon aboard the Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry for the quick trip to the island. Once there, we will hear a brief history of Angel Island and you will be free to explore at your leisure. While there is some walking involved, this trip will be suitable for children and grandchildren who wish to explore the jewel of the Bay.

Date: March 22, 2003

Deadline: March 15, 2003

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: $12.00 per person


The Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry is a family-owned ferry and sightseeing service which departs from its dock located at 21 Main Street, Tiburon, California.

From North of Tiburon: Drive South on Highway 101 and exit at the Mill Valley/Tiburon Exit and turn left onto Tiburon Boulevard and proceed over the freeway overpass. Follow Tiburon Boulevard for approximately 4 miles into downtown Tiburon and make a right turn onto Main Street. The ferry dock will be on your right.

From San Francisco and points South of Tiburon: Drive North on Highway 101 and exit at the Mill Valley/Tiburon Exit. Turn right onto Tiburon Boulevard and proceed over the freeway overpass. Follow Tiburon Boulevard for approximately 4 miles into downtown Tiburon and make a right turn onto Main Street. The ferry dock will be on your right.

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PBK NCA Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

Join the PBK NCA Board in celebrating this year’s accomplishments in the charming setting and collegial atmosphere of the UC Berkeley Faculty Club. Take this opportunity to meet with, and be inspired by the dedication and achievements of, our scholarship and teaching excellence award winners. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served starting at 7:05 p.m. Choose between salmon, roast prime rib of beef, or vegetarian. The bar is "No host" during social hour but dinner will include house wine, coffee or tea, plus salad and dessert in addition to your pre-selected entrée which comes with rice or potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Date: Sunday, May 4, 2003

Deadline: April 24, 2003

Time: 6 p.m.

Price: $50 (includes parking)

Directions: On the campus of UC Berkeley (University Avenue exit off I-80). At the end of April, registrants will be mailed a "Faculty Club notecard" that will include driving directions and a foldout campus map with parking instructions.

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Luther Burbank was born in Lancaster, Massachusetts in 1849. The inspiration for his career as a plant breeder came from his New England farm boyhood and from reading works on plant domestication by Charles Darwin. His first significant "new plant creation", the Burbank potato, provided the income for his move to Santa Rosa, California in 1875 where he lived for the next 50 years until his death in 1926. During his career, Burbank became world famous, introducing more than 800 new varieties of plants including numerous varieties of plums, prunes, nuts and vegetables and hundreds of ornamental flowers including the Shasta daisy and several varieties of roses and lilies. Among the famous people who visited his Santa Rosa home were Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

We arranged a private docent-led tour for our group. Our "deluxe combo tour" will allow us to explore both the Burbank Home and its varied and fascinating gardens, fully.

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2003

Deadline: May 5, 2003

Time: 11:00 AM

Price: $13.00 /person

Directions: Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, Santa Rosa Avenue at Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa. Take the best route to US 101. If coming from the South Bay or San Francisco, take US 101 North. Take the exit toward "Downtown Santa Rosa". Turn right onto 3rd St. Turn right on Santa Rosa Ave. Take Santa Rosa to its intersection with Sonoma Ave. If coming from north of Santa Rosa, take US 101 South. Take the exit toward "Downtown Santa Rosa". Stay straight to go onto Davis St. Turn left onto 3rd St. Turn right onto Santa Rosa Ave. Take Santa Rosa to its intersection with Sonoma Ave.

Parking: There is on-street limited parking on Sonoma Avenue and Santa Rosa Ave. There are also a couple of parking lots near City Hall which is close to Santa Rosa Ave. & 1st St. (1st Street is just north of Sonoma Ave.) One of the City’s large parking garages is located at 551 1st St.

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Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House is a registered California Historical Landmark. Both the house and Sarah Winchester, the woman who built it, are intriguing. Born in 1837, Sarah Pardee married William Winchester during the Civil War in 1862 at a time when his father’s "Winchester Repeating Arms Company" was making a fortune producing rifles for the government. Sarah was devastated when her infant daughter died in 1866. 15 years later her husband died of tuberculosis. After that, legend and mystery surround her life. Either friends or a spiritualist urged her to move to California for her health and take up a hobby to distract her from her grief. The hobby she chose was architecture. She bought a house in San Jose and for the next 38 years until her death in 1922, she kept workers busy 24 hours a day building onto it. Legend says she was building all those rooms and odd features like stairways leading nowhere to confuse the ghosts of those killed by the Winchester rifle. Despite the many oddities of the mansion, it includes many outstanding elements of Victorian architecture, beautiful Tiffany glass windows, many touches of fine craftsmanship, and innovative plumbing features.

We arranged a private docent-led tour for our group. The 65-minute tour will take us through 110 of the mansion’s 160 rooms. After the tour, your admission includes admittance to the House’s magnificent gardens filled with fountains and European statuary plus admission to two museums on the estate. One of the museums tells the story of the Winchester Rifle, the "Gun that Won the West". After World War I, the Winchester Company diversified into manufacturing products other than guns. The second museum, "The Winchester Antique products Museum" displays items produced in the 1920s ranging from Winchester cutlery, flashlights, lawn-mowers, boys’ wagons, fishing tackle and roller skates, to food choppers, electric irons, and farm and garden tools.

Date: Saturday, June 14, 2003

Time: 10:30 AM

Deadline: June 2, 2003

Cost: Adults: $17.00; Seniors (65+): $14.50; Children (6-12): $10.00

Directions: Winchester Mystery House, 525 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose. From San Francisco and the North Bay: Take I-280 South to San Jose. Take Winchester Blvd. exit. At stoplight, turn left. At next stoplight, (Winchester Blvd.) turn left. proceed two stoplights, and the Winchester Mystery House will be on your left. From Oakland and the East Bay: Take I-880 South to San Jose. Take Stevens Creek Blvd. exit. proceed West on Stevens Creek Blvd. to Winchester Blvd. Turn left onto Winchester Blvd. and proceed two stoplights, and the Winchester Mystery House will be on your right. From Sacramento: Take I-680 South to San Jose. Take Mission Blvd. exit in Milpitas and connect to I-880 South. Take I-880 South to San Jose. Take Stevens Creek Blvd. exit. proceed West on Stevens Creek Blvd. to Winchester Blvd. Turn left onto Winchester Blvd. and proceed two stoplights, and the Winchester Mystery House will be on your right.

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Napa Valley Wine Train

Join us at the McKinstry Street Depot in Napa on Saturday, June 21, at 11:30 a.m., for a return to the gracious era of elegant rail travel, gourmet food, and distinguished service. You will enjoy a unique dining experience while traveling through the heart of the Napa Valley in a train the interior of which is reminiscent of the famed Orient Express. Besides marveling at the scenery during the three-hour trip up and down the Napa Valley in the company of fellow Phi Betes, the staff will treat you to a three-course gourmet luncheon, starting with your choice of salad (baby spinach with fresh beets, endive, and candied walnuts laced with smoked goat cheese in honey cider vinaigrette) or soup du jour. Then you choose one of the five entrees (to be served with chef’s accompaniments): either roasted Angus tenderloin in red wine-shallot reduction sauce and fried onion ribbons; or pork tenderloin stuffed with gorgonzola cheese over a potato pancake with mushroom cabernet sauce; or smoked chicken pasta (egg and spinach linguine with onions and mushrooms in roasted garlic cream sauce with artichokes and parmesan cheese; or grilled cedar board salmon over cucumber, jicama and arugula with garlic aioli; or stuffed gypsy pepper (a vegetarian selection of wild rice cake, grilled asparagus and roasted gypsy pepper stuffed with sautéed baby spinach and shallots, with fresh steamed vegetables in a tomato coulis). Meals end with freshly created Wine Train desserts, coffee, or tea.

Date: Saturday, June 21

Deadline: May 15

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $75 per person (includes service charge, sales tax, train fare, coffee/tea, and dessert. Wine or cocktails are available at an additional cost and are subject to service charge and sales tax.)

Directions: From Marin, San Francisco, peninsula (via Golden Gate Bridge): Take 101 north to Highway 37 east. Take Highway 121 towards Napa, 121 connects with Highway 29. Turn left, take 29 north. Exit Lincoln Avenue. Go east on Lincoln Avenue. Turn right on Soscol Avenue. Turn left at light onto First Street then immediately turn left again onto McKinstry Street. Make second left into driveway for parking at the McKinstry Street Depot. Approximate travel time: San Francisco = 1 hour & 20 minutes Marin = 50 minutes.

From Sacramento Area: Take 80 west to Highway 12 west Napa/Sonoma. Turn right on Highway 29 north. Continue on 29 going north cross over 'Southern Crossing' bridge. Exit Lincoln Avenue. Go east on Lincoln Avenue. Turn right on Soscol Avenue. Turn left at light onto First Street then immediately turn left again onto McKinstry Street. Make second left into driveway for parking at the McKinstry Street Depot. Approximate travel time: 1 hour & 40 minutes.

From Contra Costa County: Take 680 north towards Sacramento. (Stay on 680). Exit at Napa/12 (left lane). Get in right lane and follow Napa/12 to Highway 29. Go right at third traffic light heading north on Highway 29. Exit Lincoln Avenue. Go east on Lincoln Avenue. Turn right on Soscol Avenue. Turn left at light onto First Street then immediately turn left again onto McKinstry Street. Make second left into driveway for parking at the McKinstry Street Depot. Approximate travel time: 50 minutes.

All parking is Free! Allow 15-20 minutes extra travel time during summer months due to visitors & construction projects.

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Guide Dogs Graduation

Guide Dogs for the Blind is a nonprofit, charitable organization with a mission to provide Guide Dogs and training in their use to visually impaired people throughout the United States and Canada. The dogs and services are free to those served, thanks to the generosity of donors and the support of volunteers. Guide dog puppies are born of the finest breeding stock, cared for by a devoted kennel staff, and placed in the homes of 4-H families at the age of 2 to 3 months. Later, after the dogs return to the center, professional instructors train them to be guide dogs and teach the class of blind men and women who receive those dogs as guides. To learn more about this fascinating work, join us for a tour of the San Rafael Campus followed by the heartwarming guide dog graduation ceremony.

Our docent-led tour begins at 12 noon, so we need to meet at the Administration Building at 11:55. This tour involves an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes of flat walking and standing. The graduation takes place at 1:30 pM and is held outside. The weather can be very hot and sunny (or cold and foggy), so be prepared to cope with the conditions that day. Also, plan to eat lunch beforehand or afterwards, as no picnics are permitted on the Campus. Cameras are welcome.

Date: Saturday, July 26, 2003

Time: 11:55 a.m.

Deadline: July 1, 2003 (limited to 45 participants)

Cost: $10

Directions: Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., 350 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael, CA 94903. From the north, take US 101 South, exit at Freitas parkway. Go straight; at the second stop light turn left. Follow Las Gallinas around Northgate Mall; at the corner of Northgate drive, Las Gallinas becomes Los Ranchitos. The Campus is the first left past Mt. Olivet Cemetery. From the south or east bay, take US 101 North. Exit North San Pedro Road, west. This exit will take you under the freeway. Where North San Pedro Road ends, turn right on Los Ranchitos. The Campus is about ¾ mile down Los Ranchitos on the Right. park in the upper parking lot.

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Asilomar 2003

Administration building at Asilomar

About the Asilomar Conference Center

Asilomar was designed by Julia Morgan, who also designed Hearst Castle

Read more about Julia Morgan

Tax Information for 2002

Note that our Asilomar Conference now has a special URL, which will take you directly to the following page:

*** We had a wonderful time. Read more about the event...

, Asilomar Chair


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 The 2002-03 Nominating Committee

James L. Wellhouse, Acting Chair

The Nominating Committee nominates the following slate of officers for the 2003-04 Board of Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association and the following slate for the 2003-04 Nominating Committee. A vote of the Membership will be taken at the annual meeting May 4, 2003.

Board Nominees and BiograPhical Data


Mary Agnes Hanel

President 2002, First Vice President, Programs 2000-02, Chapter Liasion Chair 1977-2000, Recording Secretary 1995-97 PBK NCA; BA History, UC Davis; Master of Library Science, UC Berkeley; Local History Librarian, Santa Clara City Library.


Steve Kaufhold

First VicePresident, Programs 2002, Member PBK NCA 1990-present; PBK , BA History, UCLA 1988; JD (Dean’s Scholar), UC Hastings College of Law, 1991; Law Clerk to Judge Conti, US District Court, North. District Calif.; private practice since 1992 currently in Securities Law.


Muriel Bell

Second Vice President, Scholarship 2000-present, Scholarship Comm. 1995-present PBK NCA;PBK, BA (High Honors) French history & literature, Cornell 1960; freelance editor & translator 1968-78; Editor, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford 1978-86; Manuscript Editor 1963-68, Sponsoring Editor 1986-present, Stanford Univ. Press; Palo Alto Community Advisory Board on Special Education.


Letitia Sanders

3rd Vice President, Membership 2000-presentPBK NCA; PBK, AB (magna cum laude) English, Sweet Briar College, 1962; MAT English, Emory U., 1964; English teacher, Atlanta Public Schools, 1964-67; IBM systems instructor 1982-82; Computer Info. Systems Advisory Comm. engineer & instructor 1967-91 (retired); data processing in College of Marin, 1988-present.


Jean E. James

Corresponding Sec. 1998-present, Nominating Comm. 1995-96, 1999-2000, Asilomar Chair 2001-03, PBK NCA; BA German, DePauw U. 1968; MAT Northwestern U 1969; Graduate work, Stanford & Chicago; Retired teacher of college prep. English and English as a second language; now an enthusiastic dressage rider and tennis player. 



Maria W. Norall

Recording Secretary 2000-present, Nominating Comm. 1999-2000 PBK NCA; PBK , AB French, 1954 Bates College; Graduate studies French, Middlebury School of Language 1954, Elem. Ed, Rutgers 1961; MA Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley 1969; Retired & now supervising teachers at St. Mary’s College.


Leon Fisher

Teaching Excellence Chair 1999-present, Teaching Excellence Comm. 1992-present, Nominating Comm. 1997-99, PBK NCA; PBK , BS Chemistry 1938, MS Chemistry 1940, PhD Physics 1943, UC Berkeley; S X ; p M E ; Fellow, American Physical Soc.; American Assn. of Physics Teachers; Dean, Professor of Physics Emeritus, CSU Hayward; presently teaching foreign students & spouses at Stanford, Formerly Visiting Professor of physics at Stanford, Washington, UC Berkeley, & USC.


Mary Turner Gilliland

Treasurer 2001-present, PBK NCA; PBK BA (High Honors) French & Textiles & Clothing, UCSB, 1969; Workrooms Mgr, The Emporium, 1969-71 ;Community Volunteer, 1971-present: P.E.O. Sisterhood (Local Chapter Treasurer, Corresponding Sec., President.; State Scholarship Chair); Bay Window Auxiliary to Family Service Assn of the Midpeninsula (Sec., Treasurer, Pres.); Phillips Brooks School Parent Assn (Uniform Chair, Treasurer); Castilleja School Parent Assn (Used Book & Uniform Service Chair); United Church of Christ (Local Board of Deacons {Chair}, Pastor-Parish Relations Comm.; No. Calif. Conference Comm. on Ministry {Co-chair}); San José Museum of Quilts and Textiles (Pres. of the Board).


Julia Gustas Antoniades

Chapter Liaison Chair 2001-present, Recording Sec, Scholarship Comm., Nominating Comm. PBK NCA; PBK , BA UC Berkeley 1954; MA Michigan, 1956; High School Instructor, English/French/History for 29 years; Curriculum Specialist; Depart. Chair; Twice District Teacher of the Year; West Coast Liaison, Michigan Graduate School of Education.


Gerald T. Richards

Newsletter Chair 2001-present, PBK NCA, PBK , T B p 1956, BS Ind. Engr. (magna cum laude) 1957, Lafayette College; S p S , MS Engr. Purdue 1963; physics graduate work, Lehigh & UC Davis; JD Golden Gate U. 1976; US Army service to major 1948-52 & 1959-67; Physicist 1967-73, 1979-81, Lawyer 1981-93, Retired 1993, UC Lawrence Livermore Nat’l Lab.; Staff Member, Calif. Boys’ State, 1996-present; Emeritus Attorney, 1998-present; Member, Standing Comm. On Senior Lawyers, 2002- present Cal. State Bar; Who’s Who in America, 54th Ed.

Board Liaison to the 2003-04 Nominating Committee

Jacqueline Dever Celenza

President 2000-02, Asilomar Chair 1999-2000, First Vice president, programs 1995-99, PBK NCA; PBK, BA English Literature, UC Berkeley 1986; Worked in marketing and publishing; Currently edits marketing materials for an educational services company, and edits books, most recently on music and business.

Elected by the 2002-03 Nominating Committee as 2003-04 Chair

Narcinda R. (Cindy) Lerner, Chair

Nominating Committee 2002, Member PBK NCA 1995-present; BA Hofstra, 1956; SM, 1959, ph.D 1962 Chicago; Elected PBK as alumna, Hofstra 1995; Research Chemist, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field at retirement in 1999.

Nominees for the 2003-04 Nominating Committee

Robert S. Baronian

President 1998-2000, Second Vice President, Scholarship 1993-98, Scholarship Committee 1991-93, PBK NCA; AB Poli Sci, PBK , 1951, Stanford; UC Berkeley Student Services 1951-91, retired Asst to Director of Undergrad. Admissions, 1991.

David Matthew McCandless

PBK , BS Computer Science, Washington State Univ., 1981; MS Computer Science, Wisconson Univ, 1982; presently Chief Information Officer, FORTEL, Fremont.

Marijane Osborn

Teaching Excellence Committee 1992-95, Nominating Committee 1995-96 & 1998-99, PBK NCA; AB English, 1962, UC Berkeley; MA 1965, PhD 1969 Stanford; Fulbright Lecturer, University of Iceland, 1979-80; professor UC Davis

Marvin D. Richards

PBK , 1947, BA (highest distinction) 1948, A W A (Medical Honor Society) 1950, MD 1951, State University of Iowa; Certified, American Board Internal Medicine 1958; Fellow American College of Physicians 1975; private practice, Internal Medicine 1955-1982; Currently physician San Mateo Medical Center.

Mary Lou Richards

PBK, Golden Key Nat’l Honor Society, BA Classical Civilization (high distinction) UC Berkeley, 1992; Junior Fellow, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara, 1993-94; MA Classics UC Irvine, 1996; Program Director, Valley Volunteer Center, Pleasanton, CA, 1984-87; Teacher, Special Education, Antioch Unified School District, 1998-present.

Bylaws Change

Proposed changes to the bylaws submitted to the Board for review must be presented in writing one meeting prior to the meeting at which they are to be considered. Additions or revisions receiving a two-thirds vote of approval of the Board members in attendance shall be recommended to the general membership for approval. These By-laws may be amended or revised by a two-thirds vote of a quorum (a quorum is at least 15 people) of the members of the Association in attendance at the business portion of the annual meeting of the Association. Each provision of these By-Laws, and all subsequent amendments thereof, shall be provisional until approved by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, at which time they will become effective.

Proposed change to the Bylaws (Revised June 6, 1998):


SECTION 5. which presently reads as follows: All checks for disbursements exceeding $100.00 shall have the signatures of the Treasurer and one (1) other officer of the Association, shall be
changed to read: All checks for disbursements exceeding $300.00 shall have the signatures of the Treasurer and one (1) other officer of the Association.