PARRA Events

Upcoming Events

New events will be posted here when scheduled.

Past Events

September 28, 2023 - PARRA Fall Luncheon with Guest Speaker Dr. Atul Butte.

Dr. Atul Butte, the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor and inaugural Director of the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute ( at UCSF and the Chief Data Scientist for the entire University of California Health System gave an informative talk on artificial intelligence in precision medicine and what we have learned in our new data-driven era of medicine. The Berkeley City Club in the historic Julia Morgan-designed hotel was the setting for our luncheon.

Dr. Atul Butte

April 20, 2023 - PARRA Luncheon with Guest Speaker Erwin Chemerinsky. 

There was a great turnout to hear the excellent, if sobering, talk on the Supreme Court  by Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. The beautiful weather and locale (the Berkeley Country Club in the El Cerrito hills) made for a memorable day.

Erwin Chemerinsky

March 29, 2023 - Food Bank Volunteer Event.

Our March 29th volunteer event at the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano was at the Concord warehouse, and was a chance to see our fellow retirees and do some good for the community. We sorted and packed apples and pears and heard about how much the food bank does in the two counties. Lots of conversation about planned trips, past trips and who was planning to attend the upcoming luncheon. The volunteer event was easy to get to from Berkeley and ended in time to beat the traffic.

Food Bank Volunteer Event