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UPCOMING MEETINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS
November Luncheon - 11/20/19:  This will be our last luncheon in 2019 so please plan on attending! We will have a return speaker in Mr. Dan McGovern. In retirement, Dan McGovern’s avocation has been theater. He is the president of the board of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, in Danville and co-chair of the Eugene O’Neill International Festival of Theatre in New Ross, Ireland. Dan is also a Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
 
Dan regaled our group back in August, 2018 with some insights into his career in government, at both the federal and state levels. At the state-level, Dan began his career as a Deputy Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the California Department Justice. He also served on the staff of the California Supreme Court for 20 year. Additionally, he served as general counsel of the California Department of Transportation, managing a staff of 125 attorneys.

During President Reagan’s first term Dan was the second-ranking attorney in the U.S. State Department. While at the State Department Dan testified before Congress 13 times and headed U.S. delegations for bilateral treaty negotiations with a dozen countries. He also defended the United States before the World Court in The Hague. In the second Reagan administration Dan was the general counsel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency of 10,000 employees. Dan served in the administration of President George H.W. Bush as the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the western United States where he managed a staff of 800, ranging from lawyers to toxicologists. More info is available on our Speaker page.
 
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ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
WEDNESDAY, DEC 4 - 5:30 pm TO ????
 
 
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SUNDAY, NOV 24, 2019
San Francisco Asian Art Museum tour - 12/12/19
Your events committee has arranged for a docent led tour of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco on Thursday, Dec 12th starting at 10:30 am. The tour will highlight Asian architecture from Ancient times to the present. Your $16 cost includes all day admission to the Museum plus a 60-75 minute docent led tour. This event is limited to the first 20 registrants---if interested, please sign up by clicking HERE. For those interested, luncheon sites will be recommended post Museum tour.
January Luncheon - 1/15/20:  Please plan on attending our first luncheon of 2020 to witness, once again, the peaceful transition of power to our new Big Sir, John Kent and his Little Sir, John Noll!
 
Our speaker has compiled a distinguished and nationally-recognized career over five decades as a journalist, publicist, corporate communications executive, public relations consultant, magazine publisher and freelance writer. Duffy Jennings was a prize-winning writer for the San Francisco Chronicle in the tumultuous 1970s which included coverage of the Patty Hearst kidnapping, the Zodiac and Zebra serial murders, and the City Hall assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. Duffy will read a few excerpts from his recently released book "Reporter's Notebook" and answer any and all questions about his experiences during that time. More details can be found on our Future Speakers Page.
 
Duffy
Jennings
California State Railroad Museum visit/tour - 1/22/20
Your events committee has arranged for an exciting visit and docent-led tour of the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento on Wednesday, Jan 22nd starting at 8 am. The tour will begin by taking the train out of the Martinez station to Sacramento. The estimated $47 cost per person includes admission to the Museum plus a 60 minute docent-led tour. This event is limited to the first 20 registrants---if interested, please sign up by clicking HERE.
 
Additional info also available on our Special Events page.
 
 
Oakland Paramount Theater Tour - 2/5/20
 
Oakland's Paramount Theater is one of the finest remaining examples of Art Deco design in the United States. Please join us on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, for a 90 minute docent led behind the scenes tour of this beautiful Theater. Your cost is $6 per person;  the tour starts at 10 am and is limited to the first 20 registrants (Please note that this tour requires a great deal of walking and your negotiating lots of stairs).
 
Additional details regarding this tour can be found on our Special Events page
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Elephant Seal Habitat Tour - 2/13/20
 
If you missed our first visit to Ano Nuevo, you have a chance to participate in this repeat docent-led tour of the Ano Nuevo Seal Walk. Early February is the peak season when the Northern Elephant Seals are most plentiful. The Bulls often engage in battles for breeding with the females, and pregnant mothers come ashore to have their pups. Mothers nurse their pups for a month before weaning their pups, mating, and heading back to sea. Additional info is available on their web site.
 
Additional details regarding this tour can be found on our Special Events page
and/or follow this LINK to register. 
 
 
 
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