August 2010 San Francisco Happy Hour Attendees.BY SHARLEE MERNER BRADLEY

TheĀ end-of-summer Happy Hour drew 10 translators to the regular haunt at the San Francisco Ferry Building’s Mijita restaurant to celebrate a lovely day and gird our loins for the fall season of work. We were happy to have French translator-interpreter Martin Hoffman back, visiting from New York, accompanied by another NCTA member, Tarek Dachraoui. Member John Koch came, too, looking for more involvement in our organization.

Two relatively new members, Pascal Parra and Connie Archea, received seasoned advice from Juliet Viola (our we-couldn’t-manage-without-her administrator), Tuomas Kostiainen (our president, recently returned from a restful vacation in his native Finland), Raffaella Buschiazzo (our ever-friendly and welcoming hostess) and long-time members Sylvia Korwek and Sharlee Bradley.

It was such good weather for The City that we stood for a group photo which Martin was kind enough to contribute for Translorial.

Make history by joining us at the next Happy Hour (check the NCTA Events Calendar on line). We always enjoy our networking after a hard day at the computer or interpreting. SMB