Are you entitled to a British Passport?
Do you live in south east Florida?
Do you want to meet up with other British women on a regular basis?
Let’s Get Together
The British Women’s Club of Boca Raton (BWCBR) started in 1997 when an advertisement, placed in The Union Jack newspaper, attracted seven people to meet at a local tea room. It was unanimously agreed that there was a real need for a British Social Club in south east Florida and that’s what these intrepid ladies did. We meet for dinner on the first Wednesday of every month at the Farmer’s Table Events Center in Boca Raton (which is easily accessed via the I-95 and the Turnpike for members in the tri-county area). We start our meetings with a cocktail hour and then move to the venue’s beautiful ‘ballroom’ for a seated dinner. We sometimes have entertainment after dinner: quizzes; fashion shows; speakers, for example on British fiction, the Morikami Museum, and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. We have a holiday party in December and a summer party in June to which members can bring guests. We collect ‘in-kind’ donations for local charities (food banks; nappy banks; and others) at our dinners three times a year.
Smaller groups meet throughout the month, participating in such activities as book groups, card and mahjong games, play reading, poetry reading, movie night, and a cycling club. An important feature of the club’s social calendar is a monthly lunch. Recent venues have included Sant Ambroeus in Palm Beach, Seasons 52 in Boca Raton, and JB’s on the Beach in Deerfield Beach. Dinners, lunches and other events are announced in a monthly newsletter.
It is easy to get to know club members through participating in the monthly dinners and lunches and our small groups and committees. We also have an optional ‘sunbeam’ system: small groups headed by a sunbeam lady for help with emergencies, and crises.
Our members pay annual dues ($40 in 2022/2023) to cover running and entertainment expenses. In addition, we hold one fundraising raffle a year.
For BWCBR purposes, “British” is defined as being entitled to a British passport.
As a non-member, you are very welcome to attend two of our monthly dinner meetings, with advanced reservation, to see how you like us. After that, we hope you will decide to join BWCBR!
For more information on membership, email Karen Patching, membership Officer, at email@example.com or call her on 561-543-2339.