The World Affairs Council of Sonoma County

The World Affairs Council of Sonoma County (WACSC) is a  non-profit, non-partisan  organization whose purpose is to promote study and public education  in world affairs and to contribute to improved international understanding and relations. We feature speakers such as Ambassadors, international figures, journalists, academics, and business  professionals. 


Council programs provide participants the opportunity to meet and ask questions of people who shape world events in a variety of formats. Regular programs are sponsored by the Council and are open both to members and the general public.


P.O. Box 1433
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Phone: (707) 573-6014


If you are a WACSC member and have a change of name, address, phone or email, please notify Brantly Richardson by clicking here.

Save the Dates


WAC ANNUAL PICNIC (no speaker)

Thursday, July 12, 2018
4:00-7:00 p.m., Quail Inn, Oakmont
7035 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa


Thursday, July 26, 2018
7:30 p.m., Spring Lake Village Auditorium
5555 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa


Friday, September 7, 2018
Noon, DoubleTree Hotel
One Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park


Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:30 p.m., Spring Lake Village Auditorium
5555 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa









Details Within ....

Call for Volunteers

We request that all eager volunteers for the Program Committee and for general Council help, contact Pat Givens here. Pat, who is one of our most experienced management volunteers, will be inter-viewing volunteer applicants for all positions.


WACSC Donor Appreciation


Thank You, Patron Sponsors!


Please Consider a Gift here


Perspectives Newsletter here


Member Comments & Feedback

To share your comments and suggestions about our programs, restaurants, meals, meal service, meeting venues, or whatever is on your mind, contact the WACSC Board and Program Committee via email by clicking here.


Many Thanks

We want to thank West County Net (Chris Frost) for the generous technical support of WACSC website.

WACSC Donor Appreciation

We would like to express our great appreciation to the many members who made philanthropic contributions to the WACSC in the past year. We highlight our Sustaining and Corporate-level members in each issue of Perspectives and would like to emphasize again how much their gifts impact the success of our organization. In addition to these members, we want to recognize donors who sent the WACSC additional contributions over the past 12 months. All told, the generosity of our donors resulted in more than $3,800 in additional funds that we are using to support our mission to promote study and public education in world affairs and to contribute to improved international understanding and relations.


Gladys Praplan, Sam Walker, & La Gare Restaurant

Charmain & Robert Shimetz (In honor of Richard & Debbie McKay)

Helen Baum
Ron & Lyn Crocker
Gail Ellestad
Dick & Sally Gearhart
Anne Hagenlockher
Kyra Janssen
Joe Leadem
George & Marie McKinney
Roger Morcomb
Kathleen & Chuck Rogers
Patricia Smith

Carrie Anabo
Judy Burness
Sandra & Richard Drew
Genevieve Estrada
Carole Gerst and Phillip Herzog
Richard & Katherine Harkness
Diana Williams
Pat Lewis
Jean McVeigh
Tom & Darlys Perry
Mark & Viviann Stapp

Robert Anschicks
Barbara Colley
Sheila Einhorn
Barbara Fry
Sam and Ava Guerrera
L.G. Hermann
Thomas Johnson
Charles McGowan
Shahrokh Moeveni
Beverly Penn
Jon Stark
Nelson Weller

If any members are interested in making gifts in honor of family or friends, please let us know either in person or via the donation card here. We will continue to recognize honorary gifts in future issues of Perspectives.

Thank You, Patron Sponsors!

Last year we inaugurated our Patron Program for members who wished to underwrite specific WACSC programs.  We would like to honor the generosity of people who have chosen to become Patrons:  Anonymous, Robert Anschicks (twice!), Kathleen & Chuck Rogers, and Mark & Vivian Stapp.


If you are interested in becoming a program Patron, please fill out the donation form here, or contact WACSC President Mike Morrison (707) 833-6365 or by email or Joe Leadem by email.

WACSC Speakers Bureau 

An officer of our Council will gladly visit a service club or civic organization to present a 20-minute talk on the many benefits of the World Affairs Council of Sonoma County.  We want to inform the community of what we are doing and how we can help them keep informed about international relations.  If you belong to a club that might like a speaker, please give contact information to Bob Kirk at or 538-9294.

Searching for a World Travel Opportunity?

WAC of Philadelphia continues to offer wonderful travel experiences for WAC members and their friends. Their 2014 Travel Tours are available for our members to view, consider, inquire and reserve. You can reach the WAC Philadelphia website at You can call toll free to their Travel Department at 800-942-5004, Ext. 209 or 217. You may reach their VP of Travel, Joan Russell, directly at WAC Philadelphia has been arranging world tours for many years and is highly recommended by our national parent organization, World Affairs Councils of America.


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