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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Make sure and visit the new North County Chapter website: www.NorthCountyWorldAffairs.org
by Tom Reeve
Guests and Visitors. Welcome, we are very glad you have chosen to spend time with us and we invite you to
return and become members.
Our Website www.northcountyworldaffairs.org has photos of the Annual Meeting.
Annual Meeting and Luncheon. On June 7th, at the Bernardo Heights Country Club we enjoyed a superb program by Amb. Leslie Bassett -- Tio Sam in the Looking Glass: How Latin America Sees the U.S.
After a delicious meal we held Board elections: continuing nine members, adding five new members (Mary Agne, Dale Feine, Dr.
Alan Lasnover, Cliff Reed, and Tibor Varga), and returning Cy Chadley. Welcome to our new and returning Board
members -- thank-you for supporting the Chapter. A much deserved “Well Done” to all our wonderful volunteers
who supported this event!
July 26th – Chapter Authors Day and End-of-Season Social. We will showcase books by our member-
authors. Amb. Irving Tragen (J.D.), who served in the Foreign Service for 46 years will present, Two Lifetimes
As One; Ele and Me and The Foreign Service. Mehdi Sarram, (Ph.D.), formerly with the Atomic Energy Org.
of Iran and later with the Int’l Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will present, Nuclear Lies, Deceptions and Hy-
pocrisies, endorsed by Dr. Hans Blix, former Dir. Gen. of the IAEA. Arnold Regardie (J.D.), a former federal pros-
ecutor will present, Prelude to Disaster – How Imperial Japan’s Diplomatic Treachery Led to America’s
Greatest Military Disaster – Pearl Harbor, based upon government archives. Kiki Skagen Munshi (Ph.D.), re-
tired Foreign Service Officer, will present, Whisper in Bucharest an historical / spy novel and Nonny, Nani, the
adventures of an El Centro girl, living abroad with an Indian family. Vojin Joksimovich (Ph.D.), will present, Re-
venge of the Prophet: How Clinton and His Predecessors Empowered Radical Islam. Sir Eldon Griffiths
wrote “an important book that reveals how arrogance and blindness in Washington served the cause of radical
Islam.” Jack Bowsher (MBA), the former director of IBM’s Education and Training for 400,000 employees, will pre-
sent, Educating Voters for Rebuilding America, discussing the need for national goals, including balancing
the federal budget in the next decade.
Remington Club. We thank and appreciate the Remington Club for its continued support. We are very pleased
to be guests in their house.
Chapter Mission and Policy. The North County Chapter is steadfastly non-partisan and presents speakers with
diverse viewpoints about foreign policy and international affairs for civil discussion.
Regular schedule: Coffee Social 9:30 a.m.; Speaker 10:00 a.m.; Question & Answer 11:10 a.m. until Noon.