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The Channel City Club
now including the 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


Upcoming Event


Viva el Centenario
Fiesta 1924 - 2024

Thursday, July 11, 2024
5:00PM - 7:00PM
(check-in begins at 4:45PM)

Santa Barbara Carriage and Western Art Museum
129 Castillo Street

CCC/CFR Members & Guests: 
Please attend our special celebration of Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days 100th anniversary.
Enjoy Fiesta tacos, wine, cake, and mariachi music!
Show your own Fiesta Spirit by coming in costume!


Channel City Club member co-hosts:
former La Presidenta Stephanie Petlow & former El Presidente W. Scott Burns

Introducing 2024 Old Spanish Days dignatarios:
El Presidente Brian Schwabecker
El Primer Presidente Fritz Olenberger
El Secundo Presidente Colin Hayward
La Secretaria Marge Romero
El Tesorera / Presidente Pasado Denise Sanford
El Presidente Anterior David Bolton

Fiesta Spirit Georgey Taupin and Junior Spirit Aleenah Soriano


Registration Requested by Monday, July 8th 

Charles H Dallara PHD in suit and tie

How the Largest Debt Restructuring in History Helped Save Greece and Preserve the Eurozone

Charles H. Dallara, Ph.D.



Britain and the US post-Brexit

David Ruffley
Former Member of Parliament (18 years)

Maj Kenneth Bell, USAF in uniform with american flag in background

Great Power Competition in Space

Maj Kenneth Bell, USAF
Faculty, National Intelligence University
Global Security Intelligence Studies Dept.

George A Smith in front of media 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 Richard J. Witt photo in navy uniform with flags in background

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

 An Invitation to Membership
Please join us for your first CCC/CFR program.
Please contact us for more information.
Click Here for Membership 

© 2024 Channel City Club

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2247
Santa Barbara, CA 93120

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