Northern California Updates

Journey through the Caucasus to Highlight July 2020 Northern California Chapter Lunch

The Northern California TCC Chapter will (tentatively) meet on Saturday, July 11, in Berkeley. Details to be emailed in early June.

The speaker will be JoAnn Schwartz, Past-President and current Secretary of the TCC and co-coordinator of the TCC NorCal Chapter.

JoAnn’s presentation is about her six-week trip through the Caucasus area made with four other TCC members in May 2019. The trip included both the Southern and Northern Caucasus regions. The presentation will discuss:

  • Southern Caucasus highlights of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia
  • Northern Caucasus regions in Southern Russia
  • A discussion of why Nakhichivan, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia are on the TCC list and Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh is not.

Contact Chapter Coordinators Margo Bart and JoAnn Schwartz ( with any questions.

Report From the September 2019 Northern California Chapter Meeting

Samer Kawar gave an outstanding presentation on nine countries in West Africa during the September 2019 Northern California Chapter meeting at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco. Samer is an architect, so in addition to his great photography, he also included more than a dozen sketches of buildings, which were truly works of… Continue Reading