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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
Japan Hanami Party
France Red Carpet Party
Thirsty Thursdays
Lucky Strike X

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!




Happy Holidays Celebration

The Young Diplomats Club of San Francisco, Honorary Chair, Catherine Delfino, of the Consulate General of France
and the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China request the pleasure of your company for a Holiday Celebration.

Consulate General of China
1450 Laguna Street (Geary Street entrance)
San Francisco, California 94115
Street parking, Uber or Japan town garages

Spouses, partners welcome
Holiday Attire

Please bring food from your country to share & a gift valued under $10 if you want to participate in the gift exchange. Hosted Full Bar

Please Rsvp by December 1st

Due to security, all guests must be pre-registered.

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



"LUCKY STRIKE X" - Annual Bowling Tournament
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6pm until 10pm
Presidio Bowling Center

Congratulations to all of the winners of our 10th annual bowling tournament.
It was the largest turnout since our inception in 2009.

Winners included:

First Place, Consulate General of Japan, score of 823
Second Place, Consulate General of the Philippines, score of 803
Third Place, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, score of 738
Fourth Place, Consulate General of Canada, score of 679

Highest women's score - Tiphaine Marlin, Consulate General of France, score of 127
Highest men's score: Hiroshi Hatanaka, Consulate General of Japan, score of 190
Raffle winner, generously donated by the Intercontinental Hotels - Tatyana Binello, Consulate General of Brazil


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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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