Our Programs

To educate and inspire members, WACR usually schedules 10 monthly dinner meetings a year at the Country Club of Rochester on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. A cocktail reception at 6:30 precedes dinner, followed by a thirty-minute presentation by the featured speaker. A lively Q&A session follows allowing members to ask questions and engage in a dialogue with the speaker. Speakers range from ambassadors, leading authors, noted journalists, university faculty, foreign policy scholars, “think tanks” and foundations. To consistently obtain the high quality of speakers desired, the schedule does require flexibility, including holding an occasional luncheon instead of a dinner.

DUES AND FEES

Annual dues are $160 per household, not per member.  Members, spouses, interested adult children, or friends are welcome to attend as guests.  Dues fund the speaker honorarium, and necessary logistics of transportation, meals, and lodging for the speaker.

WACR is a 501(c)(3) organization and the annual dues are fully tax-deductible.

The cost of monthly meetings is separate from the annual dues.  Currently, the meal price is $40 per person and includes one beverage of choice, dinner, the speaker, and all service charges, and is paid prior to each meeting.

Recent Topics

China Trade Relations

China Trade Relations

Political realities in Northeast Asia

21st Century Space Race

21st Century Space Race

Populism in Italy and France

Populism in Italy and France

Brexit

Africa: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Afghanistan – Pakistan: friends or foe?

Afghanistan – Pakistan: friends or foe?

The Iran Nuclear Treaty

COVID Precautionary Notice

WACR, in partnership with CCR, is committed to resuming programming when it is deemed safe to do so. The safety of our members is our number one priority and we are committed to limiting exposure to the coronavirus.

We will be following the most conservative guidelines available from leading global and local health authorities (such as the CDC, WHO and Monroe County Health Department), which include mask-wearing, social distancing, frequent hand washing, and limiting the number of people gathered. Specific requirements will be communicated when in-person programming resumes. Please note that we may need to adjust or cancel programs as new information comes to light. If it becomes necessary for us to cancel, we will make every effort to provide as much notice as possible.