Are you British by birth?
Do you live in south east Florida?
Do you want to meet up with other British women on a regular basis?
Who Are We and What Do We Offer?
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. Post pandemic, we now 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; music; speakers, for example on British fiction, the important women in Winston Churchill’s life, 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 are encouraged to bring guests. The total cost for the dinner is $49, including service and tax, as well as coffee and tea.
Smaller groups meet throughout the month, participating in such activities as book groups, card and mahjong games, play reading, poetry reading, relaxation and meditation sessions, theatre trips, 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. We also have occasional outings, for example a picnic at Jupiter’s Blowing Rocks and to the Wick Theatre and Costume Museum. 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 (for example we are setting up a fundraising committee which will organize events to support local charities and non-profits). We also have an optional ‘sunbeam’ system: small groups headed by a sunbeam lady who keeps in touch about things like lifts to meetings, emergencies, and pre- and post-hurricane needs.
Our members pay annual dues ($40 in 2021/2022) to cover running and entertainment expenses.
For BWCBR purposes, British is defined as born in the UK or in any territory considered British at the time of the member’s birth or born outside the UK of British parentage and entitled to a British passport at the time of the member’s birth.
As a non-member, you are very welcome to attend two of our monthly dinner meetings to see how you like us. After that, we hope you will decide to join BWCBR!
For more information on membership, email firstname.lastname@example.org