RESCHEDULED: Rich Rediker to Speak December 3 on World Affairs Councils of America Leadership Mission to China

Rich Rediker the "Chinese Dream" monument in Tiananmen Square with Mao's portrait and the Forbidden City in the background

Rich Rediker in front of the “Chinese Dream” monument in Tiananmen Square with Mao’s portrait and the Forbidden City in the background

Rich Rediker, CEO of Rediker Software and a member of the World Affairs Council Board of Directors will speak at an Instant Issues event on Perspectives of China: Notes from a WACA Leadership Mission on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room at One Financial Plaza  (1350 Main Street) 3rd Floor, downtown Springfield.

The cost for members is $5 without a lunch and $15 with a lunch provided.  Nonmembers cost is $10 without a lunch and $20 with a lunch provided.  To reserve a sandwich–tuna, turkey or vegetarian–reply by email or call the World Affairs Council office at 413-733-0110.  Register online with a credit card here.

The World Affairs Councils of America Leadership Mission Delegation in front of the The National People's Congress

The World Affairs Councils of America Leadership Mission Delegation  in front of the The National People’s Congress.  From left to right: Craig Snyder, Joe Shaw, Lee Pasquarella, Bill Clifford, Kimberly McLaughlin, Pat Ryan, Claire Morton, Joe Oliver, Rich Rediker

The World Affairs Councils of America, in partnership with The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), hosted a Leadership Mission to the People’s Republic of China October 11-19, 2014. The eight member delegation of World Affairs Councils representatives visited Beijing, Shanghai, and Wuhan during the mission. In addition to Rich Rediker, the delegation included: Mr. Bill Clifford – Head of Delegation, President & CEO, World Affairs Councils of America; Ms. Kimberly Ann McLaughlin, Assistant Treasurer, Maine WAC, Executive Director, Sustainable Economic Solutions; Ms. Clare Higgins Morton, Assistant Director & Council Administrator, WAC of Atlanta; Mr. Charles Oliver, Director and Treasurer, Montana WAC; Mr. Lee Pasquarella, Board Member, WAC of Seattle, Board Member, World Affairs Councils of America, President, Cascade Consulting Group; Mr. Patrick W. Ryan, President, Tennessee WAC, Board Member, World Affairs Councils of America; Mr. Craig Snyder, President & CEO, WAC of Philadelphia.

Rich in ChinaA Leadership Mission is a working visit made by a WACA National Leadership Delegation to a foreign country.   (Some will recall that former Council president Ken Furst participated in similar Missions to Taiwan and Afghanistan.)  Missions allow participants to obtain firsthand knowledge of the host country, which helps them to design and operate programs, events and activities for their councils that make a real difference in fostering grassroots understanding and engagement in international affairs.  Itineraries and meetings are organized by the host.

The Instant Issues series is generously sponsored by Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Bacon & Wilson PC, Charista Construction,  Cignoli & Company, Prosperity Candle and Sir Speedy  Our media sponsor is BusinessWest

 

About Cynthia Melcher

Cynthia Melcher is Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts
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