More than 240 Cal Beta Alumni attended the combined Duck Dinner and 125th Anniversary Celebration at the International House on 11/15/19. As far as we know, it was the largest Duck Dinner in our 125-year history. The 60 Actives ate at the Chapter House at 2722 Bancroft as we sold every available seat at the I-House. We had cocktails and BBQ sliders from 4-6 PM at the Chapter House which concluded with a 15-minute set by the Cal Straw Hat Band.
Click on the link below to view all the photos taken by Greg Beltan '76 at both the Chapter House and the I-House.
And click on the link below to see the opening 2-minute video we shot of Paul Manolis '49 to welcome all the Attendees and Actives. Paul was also able to make a brief appearance to a well-deserved standing ovation:
Enjoy a quick video tour of 2722 Bancroft:
And finally, here is the opening music montage produced by Jeff Biestman '14 that takes a look back at images and music from the 1900s to the present intertwined with pictures of Cal Beta Alumni that we have posted over the years on Facebook or captured at Duck Dinners. Enjoy the trip down nostalgia lane !!!
Last, but not least, click below for the 16-page 125th Anniversary Booklet that every Attendee received:
Each donor will have his name engraved on a 125th Anniversary commemorative plaque to be hung at 2722 Bancroft. Our goal for the two-year campaign through 12/31/20 is 250+ donors (about 20% of all Cal Beta living alumni) and $50,000 of donations. As of 10/1/20, we are at 166 donors and just over $40,000, about 80% of the two-year goal. Click on the link below to see the most recent list of donors and their initiation years:
We are always looking to add new members to our LinkedIn Group, currently at 299 members. Click on the link below to access the group:
ICYMI, we were recognized by both SAE National and UC Berkeley (following a two-year suspension) effective with the fall 2017 semester. By the end of the spring 2020 semester, there were over 60 active members, all 40 rooms in the house were leased, and the Housing Corporations was operating with a small annual surplus. We have invested over $500,000 in our beloved chapter house over the last five years and it has never looked better.
Our Albums page has been updated to include photos through spring 2020, including all our posts to Facebook, and the annual Jack Leathers Christmas Luncheon held at the Round Hill CC in Alamo. Click Here to access the Main Albums page. Continuing thanks to Greg Beltran ’76 for his time and effort as Cal Beta’s Chief Photographer and to John Williams '71 for managing the Facebook and LinkedIn pages as well as this website.
Phi Alpha. Go Bears.
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