A few months ago a British family were returning home to the UK from New Zealand via San Francisco. During the layover at SFO, one member of the family became very unwell and was denied boarding back onto the plane by the airport doctor. On further investigation it was discovered she had a brain tumor and was treated at UCSF. Working closely with the British Consulate we helped the family find a hotel for over 2 weeks, contributed to their living costs and helped with logistics while they were stranded here with dwindling finances as they were not on paid leave. Eventually the lady was cleared to fly & begin treatment in England and the family was able to return home.
The first pub quiz of the year was held at the Elephant & Castle, Clay Street, San Francisco in early April. The amazing Quiz Masters, Peter Brook & Hugh MacMillan challenged everyone with some difficult questions for both the UK & US guests. Prizes were two beautiful gift baskets containing British goodies, British beer donated by Green King Brewery and the booby prize was a can of Spotted Dick! Watch out for the invitation for our next pub quiz scheduled for Britweek in June.
Sponsored by Ghurka located on Post in San Francisco, the BBS held a special Mothers’ Day champagne & appetizers party in Ghurka’s beautiful store. Kim Roberts, Ghurka’s General Manager, generously donated a beautiful iPad case for the prize draw. Craig & Marjorie Thomas were the lucky winners – congratulations!
A beautiful day sailing on the bay, what more could you ask for? The BBS rented the Bay Lady out of Pier 40 on 6 October and the weather was perfect. Members, guests, families and friends joined us for a brunch and a no – host bar for those who wanted to indulge. All feedback received, reported that this event was a great success. The plan is to sail again, at a similar time this year, please watch out for the invitation and join in the fun on our beautiful Bay!
The annual BBS Christmas dinner will be held at the St. Francis Yacht Club on Wednesday, December 10th 2014. Her Majesty’s Consul-General, Ms. Priya Guha, will be out special guest and she will deliver a speech of thanks for the support and good works of the BBS on behalf of the British Consulate. Invitations will be sent out to all BBS members in the near future.
We now have a new updated Facebook Page!