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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
Catherine Delfino, Assistant to the Consul General, Consulate General of France

YDC Founders

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


Guest Comments


Sail into Summer
YDC's Got Talent
Lucky Strike III
Breaking Bread
Chinese New Year
Feria de Sevilla
Lucky Strike IV
Bem-Vindo a Copacabana
Holiday Reception
Cherry Blossom Festival
Anchor Brewery
Karaoka Night
Lucky Strike V
Habana Night
Family Day Picnic
Dutch Holiday Party

Through My Lens Photo Contest - 2014

HRM King Willem-Alexander's Birthday Party
Family Day - Bay Area Discovery Museum
Lucky Strike VI
Blazing Saddles Bike Ride
"Blue Lagoon" at Waterbar
Things That Sparkle
Facebook Visit
"Shalom Its Spring"
El Classico Soccer Game
The Chinese Table
Pinterest Visit
Through My Lens Photo Contest - 2015
Hard Rock Cafe
Lucky Strike VII
Concert at Stern Grove
Shaken Not Stirred
Sonoma Wine Tasting
Christmas on Broadway, SF Symphony
St. Patrick's Day
Pub Crawl
Hard Rock Cafe II
Lucky Strike VIII
Rio Olympics 2016
Cirque de la Symphonie
Year of the Rooster
SF Deltas Happy Hour
Cinco de Mayo
Lucky Strike IX
Christmas Party
Philippines, After Hours
Thirsty Thursdays
Japan Hanami Party
France Red Carpet Party

Ms. Catherine Delfino is a French citizen even though she was born in England and then lived in seven different countries before landing in California. She has been working at the French Consulate in San Francisco since 2013, first at the visa department and now as assistant to the Consul General since 2016. She brings a lot of enthusiasm and experience with networking and organizing events in the San Francisco Bay Area, having served for more than 6 years as Vice President of the San Francisco Bay Accueil French association.

Message from Catherine Delfino:

I am honored to serve as honorary co-chair with Sherri and her wonderful team. I have been part of the YDC for the past 5 years and have been enjoying seeing it thrive. I am excited about the events to come, as they are so well organized and so much fun to attend. I am looking forward to many more occasions to mingle all together with this very special international group! Long life to YDC!




Thursday, October 11, 5:30pm
Welcome to Fall MeetUp! Thirsty Thursday
A very casual gathering at the Golden Gate Tap Room to share a drink and play some fun games… Bring friends
449 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
No Host Bar, Hosted Bar Bites
No Rsvp required. We will gather wherever there is space.


"LUCKY STRIKE X" - Annual Bowling Tournament
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6pm until 10pm
Presidio Bowling Center
93 Moraga Avenue (corner of Moraga & Montgomery)
San Francisco Presidio CA 94129
Parking: $1.50 per hour before 6pm, 6pm to 8am FREE
Accepts: Amex, Coins, Debit card, Discover, MC/Visa


Kindly note: "A reservation made is a reservation paid." In order to assure proper team assignments, cancellations may occur ONLY in emergencies.
YDC members are welcome to join for this very special 10th year of successful competition.

Cost $30 per person cash or check payable to "PPI" includes bowling, shoes, appetizers, buffet dinner, open bar, paid at the door with advance reservation.
Trophies, free T-shirts, and cash prizes will be available. Six members per team with four alternates - maximum ten guests from each consulate.
Attendance is limited: All participants must work at San Francisco consulates or be a spouse or partner of someone who does. Adults only.

Questions & R.S.V.P.: Email: Or, phone Sherri Ferris: 415.673.5311



Read GUEST COMMENTS About Previous YDC Events


Please note:

  • Participation is open to all career San Francisco Consular Corps members, staff and spouses or partners
  • All events require advance reservations
  • By invitation only. Invitations are non-transferable

For further information about YDC contact:
Sherri Ferris:
or Evren Sarac Essner:
Tel:  415.673.5311


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