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. As we always do, we encourage 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 of our current members bring in just one new member, we will double our ranks for the coming season. We look forward to sharing this new season with you.