BATW meetings are normally held the third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m., with a short business meeting followed by a presentation and/or a tour related to the location. Occasionally the date is changed because that date is too close to a holiday (particularly in December), or because an evening meeting is scheduled.
Members: Please RSVP through your invitation – and bring a printout of your confirmation or smartphone to the meeting.
Non-members thinking of joining BATW: You are welcome to attend a meeting as our guest (except for meetings classified as Members Only). Let us know of your interest in advance by emailing ExecutiveDirector@BATW.org.
Monthly General Meetings 2019 – Our 2019 calendar is under development; details will be posted as soon as available. (Note the coordinator’s email address with each listing.)
January 21 – Food and travel-focused panel of chefs, Maybeck restaurant and wine bar, San Francisco (email@example.com)
February 16 – Meet Greg Thomas, new Travel Editor for the “San Francisco Chronicle,” Spero Hotel, San Francisco (firstname.lastname@example.org)
March 16 – Filoli gardens, Woodside; business meeting and tour (email@example.com)
April 13 – Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland; special lecture on history and docent-led walking tour (firstname.lastname@example.org)
May 23 – BATW Spring Mixer and travel partner’s marketplace hosted by San Francisco Travel at their offices at One Front St. (email@example.com)
June 13 – Publishers Round-table and hosted lunch at Scoma’s Restaurant in San Francisco. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
July 20 – A day in Benecia, including lunch at Bella Siena and docent-led tours of the capitol and rarely open Fischer Hanlon House. (email@example.com)
August – No meeting.
September 21 – Award-winning photographer Mort Beebe hosts a travelogue based on his National Geographic expedition to China. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
October 19 – Harvest lunch, wine tour and croquet at Sonoma Cutrer Winery. (email@example.com)
November – Holiday mixer TBD
December – Holiday party TBD
Here were the list of meetings and venues in 2018:
January 20 – Taste of Travel readings at Mechanics’ Institute, San Francisco (firstname.lastname@example.org)
February 17 – History and docent-led tour, Boudin Bakery at The Wharf, San Francisco (email@example.com)
March 17 – “Does Your Travel Journalism Website Need a Refresh?”, BAMPFA, Berkeley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
April 21 – Apple Park Visitor Center, Cupertino and Computer History Museum, Mountain View (email@example.com)
May 19 – Airport/Airline News, Oakland International Airport, Oakland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
June 16 – Shameless Self-Promotion, The Lodge at Tiburon, Tiburon (email@example.com)
July 21 – Photo Like a Pro with iPhone, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
August – Summer Vacation/No meeting
September 15 – Blogging Panel, Lodge at the Presidio (email@example.com)
October 20 – Tweet Like a President, Social Media Update, Savanna Jazz Club, San Carlos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
November 17 – The Great Dickens Christmas Fair (email@example.com)
December 9 – Annual Holiday Party, Aracely Cafe, Treasure Island (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Monthly General Meetings 2017
January 21, 2017 – Annual membership meeting; introduction of new Board; members read from Taste of Travel. This meeting will probably take place at The Diamond on Pier 45. Suzie Rodriguez (email@example.com)
February 18 – BATW Awards Contest at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Karen Misuraca (firstname.lastname@example.org)
March 18 – Sustainability and commitment to community, held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Molly Blaisdell (email@example.com)
April 15 – Twitter guru Chris McGinnis at Presidio Officer’s Club, San Francisco. Lee Daley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
May 20 – Pier 45, San Francisco, USS Pampanito presentation and tour. MJ Pramik (email@example.com)
June 17 – A celebration of San Francisco’s Castro District and San Francisco’s Summer of Love; GLBT Museum. Jim Gebbie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
July 15 – Hosted lunch meeting at Savio Restaurant in Pleasanton, tasting at Steven Kent Winery in Livermore. Carole Terwilliger-Meyers (email@example.com)
August 12 – A jam-packed experience in Fairfield, hosted by Fairfield CVB. Wendy VanHatten (firstname.lastname@example.org)
September 16 – A day in Pacifica (Surf, Turf and Art). Judith Horstman (email@example.com)
October – Hawaii-themed event, Palace Hotel, San Francisco. Tom Wilmer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
November – No meeting this month.
December 9 – Annual Holiday party at the Parc 55 Hotel. Lee Daley/Molly Blaisdell. .
January 20, 2018 – Taste of Travel readings at Mechanics’ Institute Library, San Francisco. Stephanie Levin (email@example.com)