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Channel City Club
& Committee on Foreign Relations
Santa Barbara's Window on the World

The Channel City Club was founded in 1946 in Santa Barbara, California, to provide the community with a local venue for outstanding experts on state, national, and international issues.

The  Committee on Foreign Relations promotes foreign relations dialogue  through


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George A. Smith in front of news screens

Annual Christmas Brunch

Soldier of the Airwaves, Defending Democracy One Song at a Time

George A. Smith

DJ / Newscaster / Author Extraordinaire 

Topic: Soldier of the Airwaves, Defending Democracy One Song at a Time

Captain J. Witt in uniform in front of flags

The current role of Naval Special Warfare (NSW) in Great Power Competition, Counter-Terrorism (CT) and Crisis Response

Captain Richard J. Witt
Director of Strategy, Policy and Assessments for NSW

Hugh Dugan hostage envoy Dec 2019.jpg

Hostage Politics in International Relations

Hugh T. Dugan

Hugh T. Dugan is an international affairs practitioner and scholar having served in the diplomatic corps, senior executive service, academia, and media for 38 years

2023 Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days Fiesta poster with 2 Flamenco dancers at the beach

Let's Fiesta!

El Presidente David Bolton welcomed CCC/CFR members and guests as we celebrated the 99th year of Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta at the Carriage & Western Art Museum


Fiesta honors and and  preserves Santa Barbara’s history, spirit, culture, heritage, and traditions

Pauletta Walsh

Empowering Growth - Securing Prosperity and Stability for the American People: The Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State

Pauletta Walsh
Public Affairs Officer, U. S.  Dept. of State, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

 An Invitation to Membership
Please join us for your first CCC luncheon program at the member price.
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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2247
Santa Barbara, CA 93120

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