December 2022 Newsletter


The 28th Annual Christmas Luncheon was a wonderfully festive afternoon! Thank you for coming out to help us kick off the holiday season in style while supporting the BABC OC Scholarship Program!

A big thank you to our special guest speakers, Emily Cloke, Ross King MBE, Ant Anstead, and of course the legendary Richard Blade.

And a special shoutout to our amazing performers, Lil' Dickens Carolers, Piper Brennan Foley, and the amazingly talented Ellie Soufi and her NBT Academy!

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winners!

"London in Style"

2 round trip Premium tickets on Virgin Atlantic to London plus 5 nights at the London Hilton on Park Lane

Congrats to winner Kim & Tim Roberts

"An Irish Adventure"

2 round trip tickets to Dublin on Aer Lingus plus 2 nights at The Shelbourne Hotel and 1 night at Ashford Castle

Congrats to winner Mike Shipman

"London Red Carpet"

2 round trip tickets to London on American Airlines plus tickets to the "invite only" top pre-BAFTA event in London with Newport Beach Film Festival!

Congrats to winner Jonathan and Jennifer Timm

"Grand Raffle Prize"

2 round trip tickets on Alaska Airlines

Congrats to winner Vince Polito

Thanks to all who joined the festivities, we loved hosting you and we can't wait to do it all again.

SAVE THE DATE December 8th, 2023 for the 29th Annual Luncheon!

Please enjoy this fabulous photo gallery from the event:

2022 Christmas Luncheon Photo Gallery

Photo Credit: Grace Photography By Sarah




WHEN: Thursday, January 5th, 2023 5pm-7pm

WHERE: Paddy's Station Pub, San Juan Capistrano

Make 2023 your best year for business yet. Join us on the First Thursday of each month for a little beer, business, and banter.


Don't miss the chance to meet Dean Stott, former British Special Forces Soldier, 2x World Record Cyclist, and Author. Dean will be signing copies of his new book, Relentless.

This is a free event. Food and Beverages available to purchase.

Register Required


"FIRST THURSDAY" Monthly Business Networking

continues on the first Thursday of each month. Locations TBA

BABC Congressional Fly-In

March 6th-8th, 2023

Go to beautiful Washington D.C. in the Spring to meet your elected officials and deliver your message. BABA will arrange all the logistics except for your travel to and from Washington D.C. Included in the price are a welcome reception and dinner with keynote speaker, and breakfast, lunch and reception on Hill Day. MORE INFO & TO REGISTER

Annual BABC OC Golf Tournament - Strawberry Farms GC

May 18th, 2023

BABN Transatlantic Conference - London

June 12th-14th, 2023

3rd Annual Best of British Brands Event

September 2023

29th Annual Christmas Luncheon

December 8th, 2023

New in 2023 - Quarterly "Business & Breakfast Speaker Series".

Enjoy panel discussions with guest speakers from various business sectors. More details to come.


The BABC OC is a membership based non-profit organization. Without our wonderful members, we would not exist.

Individual Membership allows any individual with a general interest in British American relationships to stay connected with other individuals and companies who share that interest. Our Individual Membership provides opportunities to extend your personal and business networks by providing access to the full range of social events and programs.

Corporate Membership is designed for SME's, branch offices or larger companies. Corporate Level Membership offers excellent value by providing access to a range of opportunities to promote your company and its services, extend your business networks, and acquire relevant business intelligence.

If you have enjoyed our events in the past, we ask you to please consider becoming a member. Membership dues are what keeps us ticking! We look forward to bringing you more valuable content in 2023 and we thank you for your continued support.



Congratulations to BABC OC member Dean Stott on the release of his book, Relentless. Dean is a former British Special Forces Soldier and a 2 time world record setting cyclist. Readers may purchase a signed and personalized book at Dean is donating $5 of each book sold to the Honor Foundation which is a transition program that prepares men and women of the US Special Operations community for their next mission in life being civilians.

And don't miss a chance to say hi to Dean at the special book signing event at Paddy's Station Pub on Thursday, January 5th


It's not too late to order your British bangers and back-home bacon for the holidays. The last day for Christmas orders is Saturday Dec. 17th. Use the code BABCOC at check out to receive at 15% discount. Place your orders at The British Banger Co

Thanks to our friends at Jo Malone South Coast Plaza, please enjoy 25% off your purchases on December 20th. Call Gigi at 949-545-1325 to place orders ahead of time or visit the store on December 20th and mention BABC.

Click here for a recap of the policy and trade headlines of November and early December 2022!

Sending warm wishes to you and yours for a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season, from all of us at the BABC OC

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