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The Young Diplomats Club of San Francisco

The Young Diplomats Club of San Francisco (YDC), launched April 15, 2009, is a private organization, endorsed by the former Dean of the San Francisco Consular Corps, The Honorable Marc LePage of Canada. The intent of the YDC is to serve as a networking social group with quarterly events, held in various and unique Bay Area settings. Participation is only open to all career San Francisco Consular Corps members, staff and spouses or partners.

The YDC, cofounded by Sherri Ferris, Protocol Professionals, Inc. and Russian Vice Consul, The Honorable Alexey Dobrynskiy, held its first exciting event at the Press Club in San Francisco, April 15, 2009. It was attended by career diplomats from more than thirty countries.

YDC Honorary Chair

Sietze Vermeulen, communications and public diplomacy, Consulate General of the Netherlands
YDC Founders

YDC Cofounder Sherri Ferris, President & CEO,
Protocol Professionals, Inc.

Joyce Millet President Cultural Savvy
YDC Associate, Joyce Millet, President Cultural Savvy

Mr. Sietze Vermeulen is in charge of communications and public diplomacy at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco. Before moving to California in 2017, he worked as press officer for the Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation, EU communications and in TV-journalism. He brings a lot of enthusiasm and creativity with him, having organized and hosted many events for the Consulate and in his previous position as board member of the Young
Diplomats Club of the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs.

Message from Sietze Vermeulen:

"The YDC brings together younger and older diplomats and consulate staff that, even though they work for different countries,
have a lot in common. Working in international affairs in the middle of the Silicon Valley tech scene, brings a lot of excitement
and challenges. It's great to share these with colleagues. I'm looking forward to all the next events, catching up with this very
special international group and of course working together with Sherri and her wonderful team."


Upcoming Events


Thursday February 20, 2020
From 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)

Dada Bar
65 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

No host YDC cocktail reception . Spouses, partners, dates welcome with advance reservation

Reservations through Eventbrite

For questions:


"Lawn Bowling Tournament" in collaboration with the Consulate General of Australia - date to be announced  
Collaborative Event - with the Consulate General of Switzerland - more details to be announced  

Past Events  
2009 Events
Launch Event - SF Press Club Lucky Strike I - Presidio Bowl
Za Vstrechu! Vodka & caviar tasting - Russian Consulate Anchors Away aboard "SF Spirit" luxury yacht
2010 Events
Night Life - Moss Room, CA Academy of Sciences Lucky Strike II - Presidio Bowl
Family Day Picnic - Angel Island Room with a View - Top of the Mark Hopkins Hotel
2011 Events
"YDC's Got Talent" Contest - Century Club Sail into Summer - Golden Gate Yacht Club
Lucky Strike III - Presidio Bowl "Breaking Bread" - Boudin Bakery & Museum
2012 Events
Chinese New Year of Dragon - China Historical Society "Feria de Sevilla" - Spanish Suite, Clift Hotel
Sonoma July 4 parade and lunch Lucky Strike IV - Presidio Bowl
"Bem-Vindo a Copacabana" - Ventana Room, GG Club "Tis The Season" Holiday Party - Marine's Memorial Club
2013 Events
Cherry Blossom Festival - Golden Gate Room, Hotel Nikko Anchor Brewery tour and tasting
Karaoke Night - Pa'Ina Bar Lucky Strike V - Presidio Bowl
Habana Night - Cigar Bar Family Day Picnic - Golden Gate Park
"Sintrclaus" Dutch Holiday Party - Netherlands Consulate    
2014 Events
Through My Lens "SF Bay Area" Photo Contest -
Caldwell Snyder Gallery
H.R.M. King Willem-Alexander's Birthday Party -
Netherlands Consulate
Family Day - Bay Area Discovery Museum Lucky Strike VI - Presidio Bowl
"Facebook as a Diplomatic Tool" Seminar - PRC Consulate Blazing Saddles Famiiy Bike Ride & Sausalito Picnic
"Blue Lagoon" at Waterbar "Things That Sparkle" - Marine's Memorial Club
2015 Events
Superbowl Party - Jasper's Corner Tap Diplomatech Facebook Visit
"Shalom Its Spring" - Contemporary Jewish Museum El Classico Soccer Game - Jasper's Corner Tap
"Dining Etiquette for Diplomats" The Chinese Table -
Old Shanghai Restaurant
Through My Lens Photo Contest "My Favorite
Posting" - SF Gallery
Diplomatech Pinterest Visit "World Burger Tour" - Hard Rock Cafe at Pier 39
Sonoma July 4th Parade - Maysonnave House Lucky Strike VII - Presidio Bowl
Concert at Stern Grove Fall Harvest Sonoma Wine Tasting - Buena Vista Winery
"Shaken Not Stirred" Cocktail Crawl - Mourad, Novela,
"The View" Marriott Marquis Hotel
"Christmas on Broadway" - SF Symphony
2016 Events
St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl - Patriot House, Blanc et Rouge,
Irish Times
"World Burger Tour" - Hard Rock Cafe
Lucky Strike VIII - Presidio Bowl Rio Olympics 2016 - Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
"Oktoberfest" - Rosamunde Sausage Grill "Cirque de la Symphonie" - San Francisco Symphony
2017 Events
Chinese NY of the Rooster - Far East Cafe Opening Night, SF Deltas
"Happy Hour" with the SF Deltas Blazing Saddles Family Bike Ride to Sausalito
"Cinco de Mayo" Bar Crawl Diplomatech Twitter Visit
4th of July Parade and Lunch - Maysonnave House Thirsty Thursday - Barbarossa Lounge
Thirsty Thursday - The Jones Harvest wine Country Visit - Cline, Jacuzzi and Benziger Wineries
Thirsty Thursday - Suppenkuche Biergarten Thirsty Thursday - The Irish Bank
Lucky Strike IX - Presidio Bowl "Happy Holidays" Party - Netherlands Consulate
2018 Events
"Carnavale Veneziano" - Italian Residence "Philippines After Hours" - Philippines Consulate
Japan Cherry Blossom Festival - Toto showroom "Red Carpet Party" - French Residence
"Thirsty Thursday" - Golden Gate Tap Room Lucky Strike X - Presidio Bowl
"Happy Holidays Celebration" - Chinese Consulate    
2019 Events
"International Networking for a Cause", with Alliance for
Smiles - Cambria Gallery
"Cinco de Mayo" - Nick's Crispy Tacos
Thirsty Thursday on Wednesday - The Irish Bank Thirsty Thursday! - The Orchard Hotel San Francisco
Thirsty Thursday on Wednesday - The Press Club Lucky Strike X I- Presidio Bowl
Holiday Reception hosted by the Consulate General of
Canada, Nob Hill Fairmont Hotel
2020 Events


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