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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 Renaissance Resort & Spa 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.




Mr. & Mrs. Shad Lamm - Cypress Group
Mr. & Mrs. Ren Rooney - Desert Lexus
Mr. & Mrs. David Thatcher - Cypress Group
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Thatcher - Cypress Group
Dr. John D. Welty & Dr. Sharon Brown - Welty
Mrs. Cynthia Hutchinson & Mr. J. Philip Hunter 
Mr. Dinsmore Glenn, Jr.
Dr. Jane & Mr. James Woolley
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Kramer
Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Glass
BG (Ret) Guido Portante
Ms. Katharine Russell & Mr. Phil Gagnard
MG (Ret) & Mrs. Kenneth Bouldin
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Rogers
Mr. Frank Jones - Palm Springs Life
Dr. & Mrs. Ed Tauber
Mr. & Mrs. Dale Weaver
Mr. Ron Baumann
Ms. Elaine Dexter
Mr. & Dr. Charles Porter
LTG (Ret) Herb Temple 

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 Platinum Sponsors

$10,000 - $24,999 Gift



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Media Sponsor


Charles & Priscilla Porter


Gold Ambassador Sponsors 

$5,000 - $9,999 Gift


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Silver Ambassador Sponsors

 $2,500 Gift

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