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President: *Paul Willihnganz 

Vice-President: *Mike Morrison

Treasurer: *Dale Schmid

Assistant Treasurer:  Tom Gemetti

Secretary: *Pat Givens

Perspectives: *Bill Anderson

Perspectives Editorial Board: *Bill Anderson, *Leanna Breese,   Doris Evans

Great Decisions: *Kathleen Riley

* Members of Board of Directors

Membership Chairman:  *Pat Kocher

Program Co-Chairman: *Leanna Breese, Susan Standish

Program Committee: Tom Bond, *Leanna Breese, Judy Burness, *Barbra Fry,*Pat Givens, *Mike Morrison, Joe Oliver, Susan Standish, Rashmi Singh, *Kathleen Riley, *Paul Willihnganz   

IT: Marvin Mai

Publicity: *Bob Kirk

WACSC Database: *Brantly Richardson

WACSC Website: Joe Oliver, Jim York

Sunshine Rep.: Nancy Broomhead

 

 

 

Paul Willihnganz: A Thumbnail Biography

 

Paul graduated from the University of Notre Dame with an engineering degree and a Navy commission. After five years of sea duty in the Pacific, he became Program Manager for submarine training in the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington. While there, he earned a Secretary of the Navy Commendation and law degree from Georgetown University. Shifting to a career in law, Paul served as a trial lawyer in San Diego, then as a life insurance company in-house counsel and ultimately General Counsel. He returned to California as a partner in a San Francisco law firm, then became an independent consultant and expert witness in the fields of life, health, and disability insurance. Prior to his retirement in 2011, Paul was Chair of the California State Bar Committee on Group Insurance Programs. Paul and his wife, Gerry French, moved to Santa Rosa in 1998 and live in Rincon Valley. They have five children, and two grandchildren.

 

To review Paul Willihnganz's letter click your mouse arrow on the globe.

 

To review a profile of WACSC member Juanita Roland click your mouse arrow on the hands.

 


Members of the WACSC Program Committee are shown below.

Leanna Breese

Mike Morrison

Tom Bond

 

 

 

 

Front Row: Rashmi Singh, Pat Givens, Joe Oliver

Middle: Judy Burness

Back Row: Kathleen Riley, Susan Standish, Barbra Fry

 

 

WACSC HAS ITS OWN STYLE AND PERSONALITY          

The World Affairs Councils of America is a loose affiliation of about 100 Councils differing greatly in size and mission. Some Councils target the business and professional community, some develop programs for high schools, and others, like ourselves, provide world affairs programs for individuals. Certain large Councils do all of these and more.

 

Some Councils have over 10,000 members, while about 20 Councils in smaller communities have 500 or fewer members. The large Councils have professional staffs, while smaller Councils like our Sonoma County Council are run by volunteers. Many of the smaller Councils are affiliated with universities or other institutions that offer office space and staff assistance.

 

The World Affairs Council of Sonoma County (WACSC) is purely volunteer and does not maintain an office. We have a working board of directors; each director has personal responsibility for some aspect our operations. Assignments include areas such as administration, programs, and publicity.

 

Our all-volunteer style has distinct advantages:

          We do not need a staff and have low expenses.

          We fund programs entirely from member dues.

          We devote all our effort to programs and have no fundraising.

          Our working directors stay directly in touch with members and our community.

 

We are constantly looking for new directors and other volunteers. If you would like to help, please contact President Paul Willihnganz or any of our directors via the local  WACSC phone number, 707-573-6014, or e-mail wacscca@gmail.com.

 

Because WACSC is an IRC Section 501(c) (3) organization, contributions to WACSC, including dues, are tax-deductible, subject to normal IRS rules for substantiating contributions. Regular dues should be paid by check; your cancelled check serves as your receipt. We provide written receipts for Sustaining Member dues and other contributions over $75.00. Of course, amounts paid for luncheon and dinner programs are for meals and are not tax-deductible.

 

WACSC Restaurant Prices and Member Costs

The Council's policy is to price all meal programs at cost. Our Program Committee negotiates the best meal quality at the lowest price with all of our restaurant venues.

 

The WACSC is managed by volunteers and is dependent on member volunteers for all phases of our activities. With over 420 members, there must be qualified people on our member list who can handle a wide variety of responsibilities. Please step forward and volunteer your skills and time. The satisfaction you will experience, knowing that you are contributing to the operations of this Council, will make it well worthwhile.

 


  WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF SONOMA COUNTY

 

STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS & DISBURSEMENTS

Receipts

2012

2013

Membership Dues

$8,860

$10,060

Events with Meals (Note 1)

565

535

Other Events

225

105

Grants 2,100 500

Interest Income (Note 2)

40

35

Miscellaneous

     210

     165

Total

 12,000

 11,400

 

Disbursements

2012

2013

Member Communications

$1,460

$1,385

Administrative

1,075

1,130

Programs

5,580

6,395

Insurance & National Dues

     1,180

     1,180

Computer Purchase       0       0
Wireless System   2,405
Great Decisions   575
Total 9,295 13,070

 

 

 

RECEIPTS OVER (UNDER) DISBURSEMENTS

2,705

-1,670

     

TRANSFER FROM CHECKING ACCOUNT TO SAVINGS

-5,000 0
     

BANK BALANCE - Beginning of Year

17,915

15,620

     

BANK BALANCE - End of Year 

$15,620

$13,950


 

Note 1: Receipts for meal events (luncheons, annual dinner and picnic) are offset by the cost of the related meals.

Note 2: At the end 2012 and 2013 The Council had $15,000 invested in cash reserves. The cash reserves are in addition to the Operating Checking Account balances shown above.


General Membership

Individual $35
- Invitations to more than 12 programs and luncheons each year
- Discounted admission to most programs, including the Annual Meeting
- Complimentary issues of the Council's newsletter
, Perspectives

Family $50
- All Individual benefits for two adults
 

Sustaining $100
- All Individual benefits
- Four Membership Cards

 

Corporate $500
- All Individual benefits
 

Senior $20
- All Individual benefits

 

Senior/Dual $35
- All Individual benefits
 

Student $10
- All Individual benefits

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