Northern California Updates

NorCal Chapter Returns to South San Francisco’s Basque Cultural Center for Our March 2023 Gathering

The Northern California TCC Chapter will meet on Saturday, March 4, at the Basque Cultural Center (599 Railroad Ave. in  South San Francisco). Social time will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. Parking is free. Speaker Lucinda Hayden will discuss

The speaker will be provisional TCC member Lucinda Hayden on the topic of “Adventures in Traveling While Working.” Lucinda loves her work and doesn’t want to abandon her clients, but she also wants to reach her TCC 100 soon. Her clients were supportive of her travel goal and willing to be flexible. So, in spite of some hilarious challenges, she was able to continue working while traveling — non-stop — for 5 months in 2022.

Lucinda’s presentation will cover highlights of the 14 new TCC countries/territories she added, including those in the Mediterranean (Malta, Sicily, Tunisia, Sardinia, Corsica), the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey and the charming Sark), Turkey and East Africa (Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar) as well as some funny stories about how she managed to work the whole time.

As a result, Lucinda is making great progress toward full TCC membership, and her adventures along the way are sure to entertain!

RSVP: Fully Vaxxed Only

(1) Select your entrée

  • Salmon $55
  • New York Strip $55
  • Vegetarian $40

(2) Please mail your check* no later than Feb. 24 and advise your entrée selection. Email us at if you are running late! Make your check payable to:

Travelers’ Century Club
P.O. Box 2297
Cupertino, CA 95015

*We also accept Zelle or Venmo; email us for details.

Platinum Award for Lillie Echevarria at the NorCal Holiday Party

Thirty dedicated travelers braved a cold, rainy Saturday to celebrate the Northern California Chapter’s holiday luncheon at Trader Vic’s in the East Bay. In addition to delicious food and spirited conversation, attendees were treated to an amazing presentation by Lillie Echevarria entitled “The Pursuit of 330 During COVID Times.” Lillie retired in March 2019 and… Continue Reading

December NorCal Meeting at Trader Vic’s in Emeryville

The Northern California TCC Chapter will meet on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Trader Vic’s (9 Anchor Drive in Emeryville). Social time will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. Parking is free. TCC member Lillie Echevarria will present “The Pursuit of 330 during COVID Times,” a full-time travel journey after her retirement. In… Continue Reading