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April 2017 Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends,

It’s been an eventful month – let’s get started… It’s not every week that one gets to have breakfast with a Head of State.  Well, that was my honor this week during First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s Bay Area visit – timed around Scotland week and Tartan Day.

April 2017 Newsletter

March 2017 Newsletter

Dear Members & Friends

Happily, I begin this month’s report with the news that Past President John Allison is free and clear of the cancer for which he had been receiving treatment last year. It was nice to see John & Terry out – at Gerry Sample’s memorial service in February; and then to catch up …read more>

February 2017 Newsletter

Dear Members & Friends
Sadly, I must report the passing of our own dear Gerry Sample who served the St. Andrew’s Society with such commitment and devotion in so many roles for so many years, decades even, including as President (1976 – 1979). Gerry, you will be missed greatly—we wish you Godspeed; and we are here …read more>

January 2017 Newsletter

Dear St. Andrew’s Society of San Francisco and readership:
First I would like to wish you a Happy New Year! I also want to say what an honor and humbling experience it is to have been nominated and confirmed as President for the term 2017–18. I’m looking forward to serving our membership, our Mission; and also upholding …read more>

December 2016 Newsletter

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Decemeber 31st at 1:00 pm for a very warm annual Hogmanay celebration at the Fire House. This will allow u the entire evening afterwards for further carousing !!! Last week the Rt Honorable the Viscount Thurso, together with his very able colleague Simon Bergenrith joined various scoundrels from our Society …read more>

November 2016 Newsletter

I hope to see you all on the 26th at our Ball!! We are very proud that the Australian Consul General Oldfield will be joining us as our Honored Guest this year.
The pace of activity is picking up as we approach the Holiday season. I enjoyed the St. Andrew’s of Oakland Ball last week. They …read more>

October 2016 Newsletter

Last week the BBS arranged a small cocktail reception at the PUC for several of the Anglo groups here in the city to meet the new BCG Andrew Whittaker. We were all delighted to have the BCG attend himself with his lovely wife Alex. Andrew appears to be very active and I expect to see him …read more>

September 2016 Newsletter

OK now you’ve had your summer break. Time to get back to get back to work. First on the agenda—do you have your official St. Andrews name tag? Susan Goodier can provide complimentary name tags but there’s a catch—requests will only be entertained in person at a monthly meeting!
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June 2016 Newsletter

The big event was of course the Queen’s Birthday Ball. This was a joint event sponsored by the St. Andrew’s, the BBS and the BABC (British American Business council). The folks at the BBS headed by Kathleen really did the yeoman’s work. About 250 attended.
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April 2016 Newsletter

I’d like to say a special thanks to Francesca McCrossan and Fred Rutledge who have been doing yeoman’s work in helping to interface with the Queen’s Birthday group which includes
the BBS and the BABC.  I hope all of you will consider attending this once in a lifetime event.
Read the April 2016 Newsletter