Northern California Updates

‘Journey to Tanzania’ to Highlight June 2019 Northern California Chapter Lunch

Four of our Northern California TCC members recently visited Azerbaijan, and are pictured here among the letters of a sign in Baku; from left to right: Margo Bart, Wendy Arbeit, an unidentified passer-by in pink, Lillie Echevarria, and JoAnn Schwartz.

The next Northern California Chapter meeting will be on Saturday, June 1, at Trader Vic’s (Cook Room), 9 Anchor Drive in Emeryville. The event will begin with social hour at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon.

The featured speaker will be Don Koss,. Don has been described as a “Photographer, Researcher and
Explorer” by the San Francisco Commonwealth Club, and will admit to some of that.

In his over 40 years of adventures, Don has amassed an incredible collection of photographs highlighting extraordinary wildlife and fascinating lands of geographical extremes. In “Journey to Tanzania,” Don will share examples of his extensive collection of photographs, sharing visual outlines of Tanzania, its people, wildlife and environment. Don will guide us on an incredible odyssey through the eye of an explorer.

The cost is $49 per person, to be paid in advance by check no later than May 22. Indicate your choice of salmon, steak & frites, or vegetarian chow mein. For RSVP and payment details, contact Chapter Coordinator Tim Carlson  at 707-433-7121, or email

March 2 Northern California Chapter Meeting in South San Francisco

We hope you will be able to join us on Saturday, March 2, for our quarterly luncheon at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco. Here are the details: WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2019 11:00 am – Social Hour 12:00 pm – Lunch WHERE: Basque Cultural Center 599 Railroad Avenue South San Francisco, CA… Continue Reading

Northern California Chapter Weighs New Venue Options During December Meeting

Fifty members and guests attended the December 2018 Northern California Chapter meeting at Trader Vic’s in Emeryville. Speaker Paul Lavoie took us on a photographic tour of San Pierre & Miquelon, Laayoune, Western Sahara, and Prince Edward Island, and the limited ways to travel there. Two of our traditional restaurants — Spenger’s and the United… Continue Reading