The Commonwealth Club will host the BATW Nov. 16 at 110 The Embarcadero, with breakfast, an informative talk and a walking tour of the historic San Francisco waterfront.
The 116-year old organization was founded in San Francisco to study and discuss problems and their solutions. It has hosted U.S. presidents, beginning with Theodore Roosevelt in 1911, and Nobel and Pulitzer laureates and leading thinkers, doers and innovators of the time. Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Jerry Brown, Nancy Pelosi and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.
Breakfast will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m., on the rooftop terrace (weather willing) of its new headquarters, opened in 2017, followed by a tour of the building.
Kristina Nemeth, the Commonwealth travel director, will speak about its educational or mission-directed travel programs, and about the growing educational travel industry which features experts, educators and guest speakers as a major component to these travel experiences.
The BATW will then undertake its own educational tour with Rick Evans, who will lead us on a one-hour walking and talking tour of the historic San Francisco waterfront, one of several San Francisco specialized tours he provides for the Commonwealth Club.
Proposed schedule. NOTE: Timing flexible but the program begins on time.
9:30: Breakfast on the rooftop terrace (with spectacular views) weather permitting
10:15: Tour of the new building and introduction to the Commonwealth Club
10:30: Presentation on the Commonwealth travel program and educational travel
11:00: CC guide Rick Evans describes San Francisco walking tours
11:15: One-hour walking tour of the Waterfront begins. (link: https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-10-10/waterfront-walking-tour)
12:30: Lunch on your own with plenty of great choices in the Ferry Building alone.
For more information: Contact Judith Horstman, President@BATW.com. Thanks to member Lina Broydo for setting up this venue.
Note… BATW meeting attendance policy is to charge members $10 if they register and fail to show up or if they show up without registering. If you need to cancel, please go online to Events to cancel.