Calendar for 2019

Calendar for 20192019-10-28T13:02:18-08:00


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

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 (

February 16 – Meet Greg Thomas, new Travel Editor for the “San Francisco Chronicle,” Spero Hotel, San Francisco (

March 16 – Filoli gardens, Woodside; business meeting and tour (

April 13 – Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland; special lecture on history and docent-led walking tour (

May 23 – BATW Spring Mixer and travel partner’s marketplace hosted by San Francisco Travel at their offices at One Front St. (

June 13 – Publishers Round-table and hosted lunch at Scoma’s Restaurant in San Francisco. (

July 20 – A day in Benicia, including lunch at Bella Siena and docent-led tours of the capitol and rarely open Fischer Hanlon House. (

August – No meeting.

September 21 – Award-winning photographer Mort Beebe hosts a travelogue based on his National Geographic expedition to China. (

October 19 – Harvest lunch, wine tour and croquet at Sonoma Cutrer Winery. (

November 16 – BATW and the Commonwealth Club host breakfast, an informative talk on mission-oriented travel — and an historic walking tour of the San Francisco waterfront. Contact Judith Horstman,

December 7 – BATW’s annual Holiday Party will be from 3-5 pm Saturday Dec. 7 at the newly renovated The Berkeley Boathouse in the DoubleTree Hotel on the Berkeley Marina. Contact Judith Horstman,

Here were the list of meetings and venues in 2018:

January 20 – Taste of Travel readings at Mechanics’ Institute, San Francisco (

February 17 – History and docent-led tour, Boudin Bakery at The Wharf, San Francisco (

March 17 – “Does Your Travel Journalism Website Need a Refresh?”, BAMPFA, Berkeley (

April 21 – Apple Park Visitor Center, Cupertino and Computer History Museum, Mountain View (

May 19 – Airport/Airline News, Oakland International Airport, Oakland (

June 16 – Shameless Self-Promotion, The Lodge at Tiburon, Tiburon (

July 21 – Photo Like a Pro with iPhone, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (

August – Summer Vacation/No meeting

September 15 – Blogging Panel, Lodge at the Presidio (

October 20 – Tweet Like a President, Social Media Update, Savanna Jazz Club, San Carlos  (

November 17 – The Great Dickens Christmas Fair (

December 9 – Annual Holiday Party, Aracely Cafe, Treasure Island (

And previously:

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 (

February 18 – BATW Awards Contest at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Karen Misuraca (

March 18 – Sustainability and commitment to community, held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Molly Blaisdell (

April 15 – Twitter guru Chris McGinnis at Presidio Officer’s Club, San Francisco. Lee Daley (

May 20 – Pier 45, San Francisco, USS Pampanito presentation and tour. MJ Pramik (

June 17 – A celebration of San Francisco’s Castro District and San Francisco’s Summer of Love; GLBT Museum. Jim Gebbie (

July 15 – Hosted lunch meeting at Savio Restaurant in Pleasanton, tasting at Steven Kent Winery in Livermore. Carole Terwilliger-Meyers (

August 12 – A jam-packed experience in Fairfield, hosted by Fairfield CVB. Wendy VanHatten (

September 16 – A day in Pacifica (Surf, Turf and Art). Judith Horstman (

October – Hawaii-themed event, Palace Hotel, San Francisco. Tom Wilmer (

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 (