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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

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, APRIL 12, 2018, 6:00 PM until 9PM
Graciously hosted by the Consulate General of Japan
Toto "Concept 190"
190 King Street, San Francisco 94107
Parking is difficult in the Giants Stadium area so please take a taxi, Uber or Lift.

The evening celebrates the Cherry Blossom Festival and includes:
Sake, Sapporo Beer, Shochu, delicious teas and special Japanese hors d'oeuvres
Wonderful gifts and raffle prizes!
Complimentary but open only to YDC members with advance registration.
WITH APOLOGIES, WE ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT but will be pleased to add guest names to the waiting list

Questions & R.s.v.p: Email: Or, phone Sherri Ferris: 415.673.5311



Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The YDC celebrates France at the residence of the French Consul General.


Thirsty Thursdays will be postponed for a few months due to a full schedule of YDC events. Please stay tuned for future announcements.

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
Fax: 415.673.5380


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