Join BATW for this year’s holiday party, to be held on Saturday, December 7, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Mars Bar, 798 Brannan (@ 7th Street in San Francisco (415-621-6277 – http://www.marsbarsf.com/index.html).
Lunch will be served, guests will be welcome ($14 per guest if postmarked by Dec. 1 and received by Dec. 5; otherwise, it’s $20 per guest at the door). There will be a no-host bar. Of course, prizes and giveaways (restaurant certificates, passes to attractions and general travel items) will enliven the proceedings!
Street parking is available in the neighborhood.
Note: This year’s event will feature a special celebration. Lee Foster—a director of the SATW Foundation, which sponsors the Lowell Thomas Awards and an eight-time winner himself—will be presenting the organization’s award certificates to this year’s winners who are also BATW members. This is especially significant, as BATW members won three awards, including the Grand Award, Travel Journalist of the Year, and two “honorary” members won awards as well. Overall, there were 1,257 entries in the Lowell Thomas competition; these were the winners. Let’s celebrate these BATW members and their achievements!
No further RSVPs are being taken, as this event is now on a wait-list basis. If you have already RSVP’d, remember to print out your confirmation or bring your smartphone to the event.