DATE: SUNDAY, JUNE 12th, 2022 TIME: 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

“I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service.” – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

On February 6th, 1952, at 25 years of age, Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the Throne of the United Kingdom and is now the longest serving Monarch in British History. This year, she also celebrated her 96th birthday.

The BABC Northern California and the Saint Andrew’s Society of San Francisco have come together to celebrate this momentous occasion and to honor the Queen for her sense of duty and her devotion to a life of service for the past 70 years.

Join us on June 12th at the fabulous Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco for a fun-filled afternoon to commemorate the British Monarchy’s longest serving member of the Royal Family. Promised to be one of the best events this summer!

In true British style, this event will have lots of pomp and ceremony so Ladies, break out your fancy frocks, hats and fascinators, and Gents, your tops and tails, Bonnie Prince Highland Dress or your best suit, to help us to celebrate in style!

12.30pm Champagne Reception, sponsored by Penfolds
1.25 pm The Macintosh Pipe Band, Welcome Address by British Deputy Consul General, Tammy Sandhu, Royal Toast & National Anthem
1.35 pm Presentation of highlights of the Queen’s reign
1.45 pm Afternoon Tea, served with a perfectly selected assortment of Penfold’s delicious wines.  See menu below.
2.00 pm Raffle Prize Drawing*
2.30 pm Best-Dressed Competition**
3.00 pm British Trivia Quiz
4.00 pm Carriages

*Proceeds of the Live Auction and Raffle will support the Saint Andrew’s Society Foundation, dedicated to enhancing the musicianship of Scottish Pipers in the Bay Area.

** Prize awarded to guest who has gone above and beyond to “dress to impress” in true Royal fashion.

Attire: Formal British afternoon tea attire requested:  Hats, matching shoes / purses!, blazers, formal afternoon Highland dress etc.

Chive & Cheddar, Fairmont Raisin, Lemon Blueberry Scone
Assorted Preserves, Devonshire Cream & Honey

Assorted Pastries
Executive Pastry Chef’s Selection of Petite French Pastries
& Petite FoursTea Sandwiches
Local Chevre, Walnut Bread, Quince Paste & Cucumber
Charred Peppers & Grilled Artichoke
Smoked Turkey, Apple, Fiscallini Aged Cheddar
Tuna Salad, Green Bean, Frisée & Olive

With thanks to our Sponsors to-date:












With thanks to sjDANCEco for donating tickets to sjDANCEco’s 20th anniversary celebration (8 tickets total) — EITHER four tickets to the June 17th performance or four tickets to the October 7th performance.

Encores and Celebration is a program of encore performances of World Premieres that were originally scheduled for 2021, but were only seen by a small audience as a virtual performance rehearsal. This will be the first fully theatrical setting of these pieces.

The new works are by choreographers Fred Mathews, Maria Basile, Hsiang Hsiu Lin, Gary Masters and the dancers of sjDANCEco. Presented in collaboration with San José Chamber Orchestra.

June 17th performance takes place at The Hammer Theatre in San Jose. October 7th performance takes place at The California Theatre.

Visit sjdanceco.org for more details.

Kathleen Kimura MBE and Kozo Kimura













With thanks to Meg Young for donating a six night stay in an idyllic cottage in Little Compton, Rhode Island.

Relax in the sea-side town of Little Compton, Rhode Island.  This well appointed 2-bedroom cottage is situated on 2 acres just a mile and half from beautiful beaches and the Sakonnet light house. The cottage sleeps 4 comfortably in a twin bedroom and a king bedroom.  There is one bath, a well-appointed kitchen, dining for 6 and a comfortable living room with internet TV and Sonos music system.  A large porch is equipped with a BBQ, outdoor dining table and lounge chairs. Walker’s Roadside Stand and Young’s Family Farm are a quick walk down the road. Boston, MA, Providence and historic Newport and Bristol Rhode Island are all just a short drive away.

The winner may select any consecutive 7 day/6 nights from May 1st to August 31st, 2023.  Other dates may be arranged based on availability.  Value is $2,500.00.  Please note this is a non-smoking home.



With thanks to Kearsley for donating a Charcoal St. Anton Cashmere Wrap lined in Nantucket Red Soleil 300tc Sateen.  Woven in Italy and made in Sonoma to the highest ethical, environmental, and craftsmanship standards.  Value $850.


With thanks to Walkers Shortbread for donating tins of their Scottish Piper & Highland Dancer Icon Tin of Walkers shortbread.  Winners of the British Trivia Quiz will each receive one!

 Scottish Piper & Highland Dancer Icon Tin – Walkers Shortbread Inc.


With thanks to Crown & Crumpet for donating prizes for the Best Dressed Lady (Tea for Two at the shop) and gift cards for the winners of the British Trivia Quiz.

With thanks to Timothy Oulton for donating the prize for the Best Dressed Gentleman – A Union Jack Cushion and the iconic Timothy Oulton Bowler Hat!



With thanks to William Glen & Son for donating a bottle of Bruichladdich Classic Laddie

“The Classic Laddie, is a very accessible single malt Scotch whisky. Bright and crisp. Malty coupled with floral elegance and offshore breeze on the nose. Orchard fruits(red apples, pears, apricot), and hints of baking spices on the palette. Malt is apparent in the finish as on the nose, as is honey and toffee.”


With thanks to Sarah Thongnopneua, owner and creator at Baked Blooms for donating a $50 gift card to our Raffle.

Check out Sarah’s amazing creations at BakedBlooms.com.

Art you can eat!



With thanks to The G Spa San Francisco for donating a gift certificate to enjoy a Hydro-Facial treatment at their downtown location PLUS a 3D Body Scan to start your wellness journey with The G Spa.

Learn more here:


The Saint Andrew’s Society for donating 2 Whisky Tastings for 5 people at either the September or October 2022 Whisky Wednesday’s Tasting events.




In partnership with the British American Business Council of Northern California

And with thanks to our Marketing Partners:


Fairmont Hotel
Pavillion Room
950 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94108


BABC Members – $95
Non-Members – $125
Member Table of 10 – $850
Non-Member Table of 10 – $1,250