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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 Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage 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 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 the coming season. This is the “Year of Membership” and with your support, we can make it happen!



2018 - 2019

Harold and Roberta Barron

Ken and Marianne Bouldin

Elaine Dexter

William and Wendy DeWoskin

Philip and Ellen Glass

Denny Glenn

Christopher and Dorothy Hebb

Don and Donna Hirschbein

Boyd and Dody Hopkins

Cynthia Hutchinson

Dr. Richad Jennings

Gordon and Eve Kramer

Art and Sandy Kubal

Dave and Pat Lamb

Richard Longmire

USCG (Ret) Robert McCarthy

Jim and Doreen McElvany

Jim McFarlin and Maureen Dowd

Ron and Beverly Ostrowski

Bonnie Pauker

Charles and Priscilla Porter

Robert and Charlotte Radi

Yul and Roula Roe

Katharine Russell and Phil Gagnard

Greg and Teri Sanders

Bruce and Cyndie Shepard

Elisa Silva

Phill and Becky Smith

Karen Speros and Chuck Steeley

Rick and Marcia Stein

Ed Tauber and Corinne Murphy

Jim and Bea Taylor

David and Tara Thatcher

Nicolas and Meegan Villa

John and Sharon Brown-Welty

John and Nancy Westerholm

Doris Wilson


2018 - 2019

Lisa Corbin

Cash and Betty Baxter

Rod Hendry

Don and Donna Hirschbein

Carl and Sally Lehrkind

Ronald and Karen Lempert

Ricardo Loretta

Joy Mench

Allen and Karen Moses

Gary and Berneil Mroz

Bonnie Pauker

Paul and Linda Racano

Robert and Sharon Turner

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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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Cal State


Riverside CO Logo 


Silver Ambassador Sponsors

 $2,500 Gift


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