WACOC Newsletter - Summer 2022



Next, the Annual Trustee Luncheon will be held at the Balboa Bay Club on September 25th, at which we will commission the new Class of Trustees and Executive Board for 2023. Additionally, we welcome your participation in our upcoming strategic planning effort to set the future direction of the WACOC. As the new President, I am charged to coordinate a strategic plan that refines our vision and sets objectives regarding the growth of our organization and membership, community outreach and partnerships. Your ideas and input are critical—as the strategy we develop must reflect a consensus on the goals our membership seeks for this Council. Finally, we need your help! The Executive Board has determined that to sustain our financial independence and stability, the Council must shift to the fundraising model typical of non-profit organizations. For that reason, we greatly need—and would sincerely appreciate your generous contributions during our first-ever Annual Fall Giving Campaign starting in September.

Many thanks for all you do to support the WACOC! Please let me know what is on your mind concerning how our Council can be more responsive to your needs—and those of the community.

Very best wishes to all,


RichardDownie Richard Downie, Ph.D. President, World Affairs Council of Orange County

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