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Chilean Wine Tasting

PA3 cordially invites you to 

A Journey Through Chilean Wine Country

Saturday, February 26, 2022

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Via Zoom


We begin our wine tastings for 2022 virtually, with the hope that a face-to-face event becomes feasible later in the year.  We look forward to participation by our "regulars," as well as those who are joining us for the first time.  Salud!

Our somelier Sebastian has chosen 4 wines from Chile and 2 of them are appropriate for spicey food. The Quintay Clava Chardonnay can be paired with spicy raw fish, Chinese food, mussels and light cheeses. The Clos Des Fous, Pour Ma Gueule Itata Red Blend 2018, Itata Valley can be paired with grilled tuna, Korean spicy chicken, and Indian Cuisine.

 The other two – Odfjell Orzada Carmenere 2019,  Maule Valley, and Vina Santa Carolina, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2017, Maipo Valley – can be paired with steaks on the grill, beef empanadas, and lamb.

Optional Cost: $74 plus tax for four bottles of wine plus a seminar with a certified sommelier and educator. It is not required to purchase the wines or buy all 4 bottles.  

Please feel free to plan your menu with this wine tasting. Those of you planning Lunar New Year meals might find this tasting helpful.   Of course, cheese can also be paired. Michele at Olsson’s has cheese pairing suggestions (posted below) if you are interested. ( 609 924-2210 or

For Zoom instructions, RSVP with affiliation by February 22 to Mo Chen ’80 at


Wine Details

We have again arranged a wine tasting in partnership with Public Wines, 23 Witherspoon St. Our certified Sommelier and educator for the evening will be Sebastian Koncurat, who has 20 years of experience in the wine and culinary industries.

Click here for the description of the four wines, and how to purchase them.  Further details plus cheese pairings will be sent to registrants.

Please purchase or reserve wines by noon on Tuesday, February 22nd. This will help Public Wine order enough in advance.

Please note that if you buy 12 bottles or more, you can get a 15% discount by using promotional code PA3.

Public offers free delivery to the following zip codes: 08502, 08504, 08525, 08528, 08534, 08536,08540,08542,08553, and 08558. Promotional code: Freeship

If you live outside these zip codes, please order online or call and pick up at the store. If you have questions for Public Wine, please call 609 924 0750 and they will be happy to help you. Please mention PA3 wine tasting.

Cheese Pairing Suggestions

Clos des Fous - Aged Goudas, Ossau Iraty, Cirone 

Odfell - Vlasskaas, Red Witch, Goat Gouda

Quintay - Bucheron, Leonora, Delice De Borgone

Vina Santa Carolina- Machegos, Garroxta, Florys Cheddar 





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Chilean Wine Tasting ( Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM )

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Location: Zoom
Organized by: PA3

Posted by tmswift 12 months ago.


Lunar New Year Celebration

2022 is the Year of the Tiger!

Come celebrate with fellow Tigers during Alumni Day

Saturday February 19th 1230pm at Lan Ramen Restaurant on Hulfish St.

Let's celebrate the Year of the Tiger together in Princeton with super Tiger company and delicious food!  Registration deadline is Sunday February 13th. This will be an indoor event.  Costs will range from $30 - $40 each; please bring cash. .  Please note that proof of vaccination and booster will be required to attend this event. This gathering is on Alumni Day between the 10 AM Awards Ceremony and the 3 PM Service of Remembrance. Please note there is a March event planned also; information is forthcoming. 

Click here to register.

Jointly Sponsored by the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P) and the Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3)

Event Host: Nancy Lin '77
PA3 contact: Tom Swift '76



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Posted by tmswift 12 months ago.


February 2022 Propeller






Please Join Us with Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres


7 P, EASTERN TIME (USA) -- TUESDAY, Febraru 8th, 2022


“Leveraging Advances in LED Lighting
To Maximize Human Health”

Speaker:  Robert Soler

Vice President, Biological Research & Technology
BIOS Lighting


Circadian rhythm, a 24-hour pattern found in all life, is governed by a central clock, tied to novel receptors in our eyes, called intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs).  They influence many important aspects of human physiology:  circadian synchronization; tracking of seasonal changes; acute alertness; working memory; mood and behavior.  These ipRGCs contain a sky-blue photopigment called melanopsin, with peak in-vivo sensitivity ~ 490nm, a frequency highly abundant in daylight.  Human physiology is set up to seek high amounts of 490nm light in the day and low amounts at night.  Now that most humans spend > 90% of their lives indoors with electric light, they receive insufficient sky-blue signal --- a problem exacerbated by energy-efficient lighting, which contains even less. The resulting poor delineation of day vs night has led to myriad adverse health consequences.   After walking us through the problem at large, our speaker will describe recent advances in biologically-aware lighting and how they’re being used to enhance human health and quality of life.


To receive the Zoom link, please register by February 6th:

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER:  Tuesday, March 8th 2022 (7 P)

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Posted by tmswift about 1 year ago.


PWN Entrepreneurship Program

PWN Entrepreneurship Program - Embracing the Formerly Corporate Life: Is this the Year?

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 7:30 - 9 pm via Zoom

A new year always brings dreams and apprehensions about what lies ahead. Is 2022 the year to look at where your work life is going?

Many people are confronted with the realities of working from home, child education and care, isolation, or job loss. Some have already decided that working for themselves is a better option. But it’s complicated, and you will need a plan, whether you start a new profession, buy a franchise business, or form a new company.

The Princeton Women’s Network of the Princeton Area is pleased to offer “Embracing the Formerly Corporate Life: Is this the year?” on Wednesday, January 19, 7:30 – 9 pm. Lorette Pruden *81, PhD, founder of Inventive Strategies, business coach, and author of the book Formerly Corporate: Mindset Shifts for Success in Your Own Business, will share the key things to consider as you navigate the move from employee to entrepreneur.

Attendees will leave with a better sense of what it takes to start and succeed in a new business venture. They will also receive a free chapter from Lorette’s book and an opportunity for a free 30-minute coaching session.

This program is free to join. Zoom details will be shared with those who register via the Register link below.

Questions? Contact Diane Hasling ’79, PWN Princeton Area Chair

Register: Register for Presentation

Short Bio of the Speaker:

Working at the intersection of business and people processes, Lorette Pruden, *81, has helped hundreds of small business owners and start-up entrepreneurs. Many of those clients turned from the corporate world to build businesses of their own.

Lorette earned a Princeton PhD with a Mobil Incentive Fellowship, and is a chemical engineer and entrepreneur.

Lorette helps clients with the transition from working for others to building a successful business. With her latest book, Formerly Corporate: Mindset Shifts for Success in Your Own Business, she lays out the path for the erstwhile employee to become a successful business owner.


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Location: Virtual
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Posted by dhasling about 1 year ago.


Propeller videos available online

LInks to Recorded Propeller Talks


October 2021 (Joby Aviation & The Future of Urban Mobility) Joby Aviation & The Future of Urban Mobility 

September 2021 (Prevention of Myopia & Treatment of Metabolic  Disorders) Prevention of Myopia & Treatment of Metabolic Disorders:  Surprising New Roles for Light-Based Disease Therapies 

June 2021 (Vertical Urban Farming) Vertical Urban Farming: A Technological Solution to Farming in  the 21st Century & Beyond 

May 2021 (Medical Drone Delivery) Transforming Medical Logistics with Drones:  Bringing Health Products to Africa, the US & Beyond Not Released 

April, 2021 (AI & Developing Autonomous Commercial Vehicles) How AI is Empowering a Non-Collision Driving World:  Possibilities, Limitations & Next Steps 

March, 2021 (Offshore Aquaculture) Offshore Aquaculture & World Protein Demand: Commercial  Incentives to Fulfill Conservation Imperatives 

October, 2020 (Hydrofoiling) Technical Innovations in Hydrofoiling: Breakthroughs in Crafting  ‘The Boat That Flies’ 

September, 2020 (US Postal Innovations) American Postal Innovations: What Citizens Need to Know  

June, 2020 (COVID @ Local Level) An Up-To-Date Briefing on COVID-19 Infection: And Dealing with  this Pandemic at the Local Level 

May, 2020 (Telemedicine/Telehealth) COVID-19 Unleashes Telemedicine Innovations: New Paradigms  for Delivering Patient Care 

Spring, 2020 (Princeton Propellers Response to COVID-19) Princeton Propellers New Flight Plan 

September, 2019 (Reprise of the December, 2018 Propeller) Assessing a New Treatment for Age-Related Macular Degeneration


Posted by tmswift about 1 year ago.