Welcoming President Irené Waldman

The Saint Andrew’s Society of San Francisco proudly welcomes President, Irené Waldman. 

Irené Waldman is a highly respected global professional who brings a wealth of professional experience to complement her entrepreneurial mindset.    She is excited to lead the team and continue the legacy, momentum and growth that the Society has seen in the past few years.    Irené has served with the Society in various leadership positions over the last 6 years and is motivated to help bring more awareness to the good work that the Society conducts in the USA and in Scotland.  Irené is originally from Edinburgh and is married with 2 young children in the bay area. 

Irené is delighted and honored to accept the position as President of the SASSF  Her main focus is on Members, our Relief efforts and the Scholarship Program that has benefited so many students in North America and Scotland over the years.

The St Andrew’s Society of San Francisco

Founded in 1863, our society joins men and women of Scottish birth and those of the same heritage in a bond of culture and benevolent purpose, the latter best expressed in our motto:

“OUR AIN ILLS HAE STRENGTH TO BEAR ANITHER’S AYE HAE HEART TO FEEL”

Aid to people of Scots origin or descent in distress remains an important function for us. We cooperate frequently with the British Benevolent Society of San Francisco, and join with such organizations as the Caledonian Club, the PBFSCO and the St. Andrew’s Society of Oakland and St. Andrew’s Society of Los Angeles in special projects.

His Grace, Alexander Douglas-Hamilton,
16th Duke of Hamilton,
Patron of the Saint Andrew’s Society of San Francisco

~ Upcoming Events~

  • Hogmanay 2022

Hogmanay Dec 31st 2022

Saturday Dec 312022 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM PST

1088 Green Street, San Francisco, 94133

Join us this year as we “bring in the bells” to celebrate Hogmanay in Scotland’s time zone!

At this special annual event, we will open the firehouse to bring …read more>

  • Burns Supper 2023

Burns Supper January 21st, 2023

Join us for an incredible night to rejoice and celebrate the life and works of Scotland’s national Bard – Robert Burns.

Our evening will begin with a delightful welcome reception, followed by Piping in the Haggis, the Selkirk …read more>

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