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 lecture-discussions.
Member of ACFR, Washington, D.C.

CCC Sponsored By
Union Bank

Monday, December 9, 2019
Annual Christmas Luncheon Program


Gil Rosas, Santa Barbara’s iconic pianist
Montecito Union School Chorus, directed by Pam Herzog

Speaker: Thomas Spoehr

Thomas Spoehr serves as director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for National Defense where he is responsible for supervising research on matters involving U.S. national defense. Prior to joining Heritage, Spoehr served for over 36 years in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Lieutenant General. He is an expert on national defense policy and strategy, and has testified before the U.S. Congress on defense strategy, budgets and equipment modernization.

We Thank Our
Luncheon Program Sponsors!

Condor Express
Montecito Journal
City National Bank

Hiroko Benko, Owner

State Street Ballet
Jonatha King, King Communications
Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center

Gary Simpson, Owner

Our Partners
Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation
Santa Barbara Navy League
National Association of Corporate Directors - Pacific Southwest Chapter

National Association of Corporate Directors
Pacific Southwest Chapter

OTOJOY Hearing Loop System
The Reagan Room at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort has been equipped with an OTOJOY hearing loop system. This system enables guests to wirelessly tap into the sound of presentations and meetings with their own hearing aids or cochlear implants with an activated t-coil implant. Please contact your audiologist if you are not sure if your device(s) are compatible. Give the OTOJOY hearing loop system a try during our next meeting and enjoy crystal clear clarity!

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Ambassador Anthony Wayne

Ambassador Anthony Wayne and Suzi Schomer at June 2018 Luncheon "Why NAFTA and US-Mexico Relations Are Important to You" Photo by Lori Roper