Today at Berkeley Lab

Elephant Image Garners Top Prize at Spring Showcase

Employees attending the recent Photo Club Spring Showcase cast their votes for best image, and the winner was EH&S retiree Randy Roig for his image “Sunset Procession of the Herd.” Brian Friesen of NERSC won the raffle drawing and took home a nighttime photo of the ALS by Haris Mahic (ALS). Go here to view the winning image and for more on the Photo Club.

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Winners Selected for Photo Club’s ‘Berkeley’ Theme Contest

First place winner is Anirban Basu (Energy Geosciences), second is Robert Cheng, third is Janie
Page (both with Energy Technologies), and fourth is Jill Eymann (ALS). Go here to view the winning images and for more on the Photo Club.

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Toast on the Hill Toastmasters Club Hosts May 12 Open House

Learn more about the Lab’s Toastmasters group at an open house on Thursday, May 12, at noon in Building 70A-3377. The event will feature a talk by James Jeffley, a Toastmaster contest winner, “Table Topic” session, and refreshments. Toastmasters helps improve presentation, public speaking, and leadership skills. The Lab group and meets on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. More>

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Photo Club Spring Showcase on May 4

The Lab’s Photo Club hosts its annual Spring Showcase Wednesday, May 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Refreshments will be served from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Visitors can enter a raffle and vote for their favorite image. Go here for more on the Photo Club.

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Ukulele Club Hosts Polynesian Songs Workshop

Learn how to pronounce and sing Hawaiian and Tahitian song lyrics using an easy-to-learn emphasis on phonetics. The free workshop starts at noon on Friday, May. 6, in Building 2-100B and will run for four weeks every Friday. For more information, contact lbl-uke-club@lbl.gov.

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Last Wellness Tips Class on May 3

The class will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Building 2-100B. Wellness tips plus head-to-toe and eye exercises will be shared with participants. This is the last class led by Tennessee Gock, president of the PASSport to Wellness Club, as she is retiring. E-mail tgock@lbl.gov for more information.

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Earth Month Walk Rescheduled for April 26; A Few Spots Left

Due to rain on April 22, the Lab Environmental Walk has been rescheduled for April 26 at noon. Get some exercise, meet some new people, and learn about the Lab’s unique flora, fauna, geology, and hydrology. More details are in the Earth Month calendar. Only a few spots are left, so register asap. If there is sufficient interest, a future walk may be scheduled.

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Retirees Working at the Lab Invited to Join Ex-Ls Group

As members, retirees and their spouses will receive invitations to the group’s quarterly luncheons with featured speakers (the next scheduled for May 19), a quarterly newsletter, and opportunities to network. To sign up, send e-mail to EXLS@berkeley.edu. Go here for more information.

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Lab Postdoc Association Launches Logo Competition

All employees are invited to submit designs in .jpg, .pdf, or .png format, less than less than 5MB in size. The design should incorporate either “Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association” or its acronym “BLPA.” Send submission to Sinead Griffin by 5 p.m. on May 3. Go here for more on the group.

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Administrative Professionals Day BBQ Rescheduled to April 29

The Lab’s administrative professionals are invited to stop by the Guest House patio between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for some food, beverage and appreciation. Go here to RSVP.

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