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September 2020 Propeller

PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

A PRINCETON PROPELLER ZOOM EVENT

UWMA @ QUADRANGLE CLUB

 

 

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,

NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS

Please Join Us with Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

WHEREVER YOU ARE

7 P, EASTERN TIME (USA) -- TUESDAY, September 8th, 2020

“American Postal Innovations:  What Citizens Need to Know”

2 Speakers:  Christopher W Shaw & Kyle Moore

Historian & Author of “Preserving the People’s Post Office”

AND

A Postal Carrier & Past President of NALC – NJ Branch 268

 

Decades of congressional and corporate pressures on the US Postal Service are now driving home the point that “innovation” means novelty or change --- but not necessarily improvement.  Though OUR Post Office was initially established “to bind the nation together,” over the years it has delivered much more!  With facts not widely known, our speakers will furnish a bracing account of Post Office achievements --- and the ongoing hobbling --- of this national treasure.  Their accounts will be unsparing and non-partisan in detail.   They will then look ahead to potential future roles & innovations for the Post Office --- consistent with its historic mandate to function “for the benefit of the public.”  There will be ample time for Q & A, and priority will be given to questions submitted in advance to:  propellers@princetonaaa.org.  

 

ZOOM LINK will be sent to the first 300 who register by September 6th:   propellers.princetonaaa.org

 

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER:  Tuesday, October 13th (7 P)


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Argentinian Wine Tasting Sept. 3, 7 p.m.

Wine Tasting
Thursday, September 3, 7–8:15 p.m.
Via Zoom
 
Cost: $67 plus tax for four bottles of Argentinian wine plus a seminar with a certified sommelier and educator
For Zoom instructions, RSVP with affiliation by Thursday, August 27 to Mo Chen ’80 mochen1746@outlook.com
Seats (Screens): 100 due to Zoom license limitations
 
Details
 
One of our members has arranged with Public Wines, 23 Witherspoon St., to do a wine tasting for us. Our certified Sommelier and educator for the evening will be Sebastian Koncurat, who has 20 years of experience in the wine and culinary industries.
 
Here is the link about the four Argentinian wines and how to purchase them: 

https://www.publicprinceton.com/newsletters/2020/08/11/Princeton-Alumni-Virtual-Tasting-Argentina-n2197652ks
 
Please purchase or reserve wines by noon on Thursday, August 27. 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.
 
If you would like to pair with cheese, Sebastian suggests the following cheeses, which can be found at Olsson's Fine Foods in Princeton.
 
1. Fromager D' Affinois - France. This is a very good Double cream and soft cheese style based on pasteurized Cow milk. Suggested to pair with the white: Amalaya Torrontes 2018.
 
2. Bucheron - France. This is a medium soft pasteurized goat cheese. Texture is crumbly and the flavor is slightly salty and earthy. Ideal pairing with Gouguenheim Malbec Rose Sparkling.
 
3. Ossau- Iraty- Basque Country. This is a firm and mild cheese based on sheep milk from the Pyrenees. Slightly sweet with nutty and herbal flavors. Ideal pairing with A Lisa Malbec 2018.
 
4. Primma Donna - Netherlands. This is a hard and firm texture cow milk cheese and pasteurized. This cheese shows spicy aromas along with fruit-driven and nutty flavors. Ideal pairing with Aguijon de Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon.


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Racism and Its Impact on the American City: Trenton as a Case Study

Tuesday, August 18, 8 p.m. via Zoom

 Using our neighboring city Trenton as a case study, John Hatch '84 will present on how racism has negatively impacted the development and progress of American cities and towns and how it has shaped virtually every aspect of our built environment.

 John is an architect and principal with Clarke Caton Hintz, an architecture, planning and landscape architecture firm located in Trenton, NJ.  In his more than 30 years with CCH, John has managed the design and construction of a wide array of architecturally significant buildings. These include Glen Cairn Hall at Thomas Edison State University, the new School of Business at NJCU, the restoration of Morven, the former governor’s mansion in Princeton, and multiple phases of the Roebling Complex Redevelopment in Trenton. At Princeton, he led the design team for 200 Elm, which houses Public Safety and the Office of Design and Construction; renovations and two expansions of Tower Club; and he is currently working with Terrace Club on renovations and expansions.  His work includes new and renovated facilities for colleges and universities, as well as public and independent schools; multi-unit and senior housing projects; historic and urban revitalization projects; as well as significant commercial and civil projects. All of his projects address issues of context, civic life and sustainability. In addition to his design work, John has written and lectured about such topics as historic preservation, sustainability and urban redevelopment.

 He is a 32 years resident of the City of Trenton, sits on the Trenton Landmarks Commission as well as the boards of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, Passage Theatre, the NJ Capital Philharmonic and the Trenton Historical Society.  He is also a principal with Hx2 Development, which is the developer for Roebling Lofts  and Roebling Center in Trenton.

 Please RSVP by sending an email to Sorina Negoiu at snegoiu@yahoo.com.


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Join us on Zoom for a Panel Discussion on the award-winning film 'Abacus: Small Enough to Jail' with Chanterelle Sung ’00, Abacus Chief Executive Officer Jill Sung, Board member Vera Sung, and film producer Mark Mitten, moderated by Ti-Hua Chang on Wednesday, August 12th 2020, 7:00-8:30 pm EDT.  Registration button below.

ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL tells the incredible story of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus was the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forced the Sung family to defend themselves - and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community - over the course of a five-year legal battle. The film received a nomination for the 2018 Academy Award - Best Documentary Feature, among numerous other awards and nominations.

 

Hear from the Sung sisters - Jill Sung, President and CEO of Abacus Bank, Vera Sung, member of the Board of Directors of Abacus Bank, and Chanterelle Sung '00, ironically a former Assistant District Attorney within the Manhattan District Attorney's Office that prosecuted the case, as well as Mark Mitten, the film producer. The panel will be moderated by Ti-Hua Chang, an award-winning investigative reporter.

 

The documentary is available for viewing here: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/abacus/

 

Bios of Panelists

 

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