British United
Services Club
of Los Angeles
November 7, 2016
The 2016 Commonwealth Night
Friday, November 18
RSVP Cut-Off date:   November 14

R.S.V.P. options:
Click here to use our Web Siteís R.S.V.P. form (this is the preferred method), or
email Major Sandor X. Mayuga at,
or phone him at (562) 436-2000, or mail to:
6571 El Roble Street, Long Beach, CA 90815

November 13
All are encouraged to attend

Sunday 13 November 2016
4:00 p.m. (1600 hrs).
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
100 N. 3rd Avenue Covina. CA 91723
(South of the 210 Fwy. and North of the 10 Fwy.)
take Citrus Av. off ramp. turn West on Badillo. one block

All are welcome, please join us at this special community
Annual Remembrance Service
Church attire, Military Service Dress, Kilt,
Military & Community Organizations wear your uniform
Military Medals and Decorations are appropriate

(Canadian and UK, Pin on Poppies will be available for all)

Holy Trinity are very pleased to again host this service.
Included are the Clergy, Choir, Pipe Organ, Tradition Hymns,
Piper, Trumpeter, High School Honour Guard,
Flanders Fields,
The Act of Homage - "We Win Remember Them"
and a Tribute to all Branches of the Armed Services
Three National Anthems will be sung at the end of the service.
The USA. Canada and The UK

All organizations are asked to bring your Flag. It will be Pre-Posted prior to the
start of the service, it will remain posted throughout the service and will be retired
at the end of the service in file behind the Official Honour Guard
When you bring your Flag/Banner? You must provide a person to carry your flag
and a flag stand, a carry sling is optional.
Following the service a social reception will be held in the church hall.
(Light refreshments, tea and punch).
For details & information, contact Robert Edmonds, MBE. (Commander).
626-339-3644 Cell. 562-882-6192

November 18
RSVP Cut-Off date:  November 14

Our Speaker
2016 Commonwealth Night

Chris OíConnor, OBE. has been the British Consul General in Los Angeles since August 2013. He represents the UK government in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Hawaii. He promotes trade and investment, scientific cooperation, creative and media collaborations and educational partnerships between the UK and the southwestern United States. He also oversees delivery of essential consular services to a 600,000-strong British resident community and British visitors numbering over a million per year.

Prior to his current role, Chris was UK Ambassador to Tunisia from 2008-2013. He has worked in British embassies in Cairo, Riyadh and Beirut as well as the British High Commission in Ottawa and the UK Delegation to NATO. He was head of the UK Foreign Office Middle East Peace Process Team in London from 2003-2005.

Chris earned a Bachelorís Degree from the University of Cambridge and a Masterís Degree in Middle Eastern Politics from Durham University.  He speaks Spanish, French and Arabic. He is married to Martha Nelems, who is Canadian. They have two daughters.

For formal Club invitations identify any special guests with names and addresses to Bob Edmonds, Esq., MBE.  For personal guests feel free use the attached invitation card, and then RSVP per our normal website page.  (See Attachment 3 below)  The entire Executive Committee encourage all members to make that extra effort to be in attendance on this special Mess Night occasion.