NORTH COUNTY CHAPTER EVENTS
The complicated world we live in is illuminated a bit more every week at the North County Chapter’s Thursday Morning Forum in Rancho Bernardo. These free, weekly talks address a range of global topics in a relaxed and social atmosphere. Forums begin with a coffee social at 9:30 a.m., followed by a program at 10 a.m. and Q&A from 11:10 a.m. to noon. The public is invited and no reservation is needed.
Unless otherwise indicated, Forums are held at the Remington Club (Phase II), 16916 Hierba Drive, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92128. Parking is available in the adjacent shopping center.
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(hurry! registration closes 5/24)
The North County Chapter
of the San Diego World Affairs Council
The Thirty-second Annual Meeting and Luncheon
1986 - 2018
June 7, 2018 ~ 10:30 am Reception ~ 11:00 am Presentation ~ 12:15 pm Luncheon
Guest Speaker Ambassador (ret.) Leslie Ann Bassett, former Ambassador to Paraguay on
Tio Sam in the Looking Glass: How Latin America Sees the U.S.
Bernardo Heights Country Club
16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway ~ Rancho Bernardo, California 92128
RSVP Before May 24. $30/person Name(s)________________________________________ Phone___________________ Check # ______________ Date ________________
Indicate Choice of Entree: ____Grilled Marinated Flat Iron Steak
____Pan Roasted Salmon
____Vegetarian Option: Mushroom Fettuccine
Number Attending @ $30 each _______ TOTAL Amount $_________
Checks payable to:WAC-NCC P.O. Box 28574, San Diego, CA 92198-0574
North County Chapter President's Communiqué May, 2018
by Tom Reeve
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Guests and Visitors. Welcome. Each week we are privileged to meet new people. Please feel free to introduce yourself to your program neighbor. We are very glad you have chosen to spend time with us, and we invite you to return and become members.
Please Make Reservations for our June 7th Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon
Please make your reservations now for the North County Chapter’s Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon on June 7th. It will once again be held at the Bernardo Heights Country Club (16066 Bernardo Heights Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92128). Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Our speaker will be Ambassador (ret.) Leslie Ann Bassett. Ambassador Bassett held posts in Israel, El Salvador, South Africa, Nicaragua, Colombia, Botswana, and South Korea, as well as Washington, D. C. before her appointment as Ambassador to Paraguay. She will speak about, Tio Sam in the Looking Glass: How Latin America Sees the U.S. We often look at Latin America’s issues and challenges in terms of their impact on the United States, but the nations of the region are increasingly independent, assertive and effective global players who have broadened their alliances, trade relationships and allegiances. Recent polling by the Pew Research Center shows China is more popular than the U.S. in key Latin American nations like Mexico, Chile, Peru and Argentina. The Economist links U.S. standing in Latin America to factors well beyond who is the sitting president, to include distance, investment, and remittances as key influences. Understanding how Latin America sees the U.S. is key to our security and economic well-being.
Please join us for a wonderful lunch and a thoughtful look at "Tio" (Uncle) Sam from the Latin American perspective.
Remington Club. We thank and appreciate the Remington Club for its continued support. We are very pleased to be guests in their house. Their continuing cooperation and support helps to make these programs possible.
Chapter Mission and Policy. The North County Chapter supports free and fair discussion of foreign policy and the conduct of international affairs by presenting a balance of speakers with diverse viewpoints about policies and events, while maintaining respect and civility in our discourse. Although our speakers and members have opinions, the Chapter is steadfastly non-partisan and takes no stand on any public issue, policy, or candidate.