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The World Affairs Council of the Desert needs a robust membership to bring our community, at affordable cost, nationally recognized guest speakers on a broad range of World Affairs subjects. The cordial social setting for our dinners at the Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. This venue provides a unique opportunity for our members to meet and conduct intellectual discourse with those of similar interests. You will have an opportunity to personally meet our distinguished speakers and to participate in the question and answer period. Membership of any organization is important to its robust continuity. New members can bring new ideas and see things with a new set of eyes, thus enhancing overall effectiveness as an organization and the community. This year we are encouraging each of our members to invite one guest to attend one of our dinners so they will see how their membership will bring added value to our organization. If all our current members bring in just one new member, we will double our ranks for this coming season. I want to make this year "The year of membership." With your support we can make this happen.



David and Tara Thatcher

Mark Thatcher

BG (R) Guido Portante and Pamela Green

MG (R) Kenneth and Marianne Bouldin

Frank Jones, Palm Springs Life

Dr. John and Dean Sharon Brown-Welty

Dr. Ed Tauber

Charles and Priscilla Porter

Phil and Becky Smith

LTG (R) Herb Temple

John and Nancy Westerholm

Elaine Dexter

Philip and Ellen Glass

Charles Hay

Cynthia Hutchinson

Gordon and Eve Kramer

James McFarlin and Maureen Dunn

Katharine Russell

Rick & Marcia Stein

Elizabeth Vanderbilt Hay

Meegan and Nicolas Villa

Karen Speros

Yul and Roula Roe

Mary Lehman

Richard Longmire

Doris Wilson

Shad Lamm

James and Jane Woolley

James Bruner

Patrick Lizza

Diane Schlesinger

Emily Sparks

Ronda Edwards

Dr. Joel Kinnamon

Manuel and Gladis Perez

Elisa Silva

Ron Baumann

Philip and Meredith Bettencourt

John and Nikki Bianchi 

Harold and Roberta Barron

Art and Sandy Kubal

Jim and Doreen McElvany

Greg and Teri Sanders





Mike Avila

Charles Bennett

Jeanne and David Carlson

Brian Daly

Richard and Sue Dell'Acqu

Eileen Feldman

Cynthia Hilland

Dr. Mary Howell

Liza Ivins

Key Vashti

Steve Lachs and Michael Ruvo

Judy Mathes

Martha McCool

Col. F.P. and Nancy Meinhardt

David Ponsar and Terry Anderson

James Rosenbloom

Wilhemina Schnitzer

Pendleton and Nancy Siegel

Marie Staudhammer

Gary and Donna Swanson

Bert Weaver and Chris Norman

JoAnn Wellner

Bates Westerberg

Nan Shipp and Brent Jones

William Rutherford

Rod Sherriffs

Michael and Peggy Berk

Iris Anderson

Marc Rosen

Barry Ilberman

Dennis Miller

Jerry Marshak and Signe Bergman

Robert and Carolyn Lamb

Virginia Sapp and Bill Pierpoint 

Harold and Roberta Barron

CoCo Washington

Joanne Ahmadi

Mike Doolin

Nancy Stone

Gary and Nancy Plotkin

Nancy Benson

Sally Dempsey

Rich Andrews

William and Yvonne McCallum

Robert McCarthy

Dr. Roger and Felice Freeman

Dr. Barry Berlin and Mary Reisher

Cornell and Betty Teoman

Scott Nettum

Val Fernandez, Jr.

Julie Poe

Michael and Mary Carra

Larry Borses

Ron and Beverly Ostrowski



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