Coming ........ March 26th
Robert Gates: "How I See My Duty"
On March 26, Bellingham City Club is thrilled to welcome Robert Gates as our guest speaker. When presenting Mr. Gates with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Obama referred to him as "one of the nation's finest public servants."
PLEASE SEE SPECIAL TICKETING INFORMATION BELOW
Robert Gates has served eight Presidents in positions including Soviet Analyst with the CIA, Staff of the National Security Council, Deputy Director of the CIA, Deputy National Security Adviser, Director of the CIA, and, most recently, Secretary of Defense under Presidents Bush and Obama.
In addition to his governmental service, Mr. Gates served as Dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M following which he spent four years as President of Texas A&M.
Mr. Gates's memoir, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, was published by Knopf in January of this year. Copies of the book will be available at our meeting.
SPECIAL TICKETING INFORMATION
Due to an anticipated high demand for this program, City Club is giving priority to its members with a special ticketing policy, as follows:
Tickets will be available for purchase only by members for an initial period – March 5 through March 16. Members may not purchase tickets for guests during this time.
Beginning March 17 at 8:00am, remaining tickets, if any, will be available to members and guests. Luncheon ticket sales will close at 10:30am on Monday, March 24, or sooner, if all remaining tickets have been sold.
We do not anticipate having any tickets available at the door. However, beginning March 24, a small number of Program Only (No Lunch) tickets will be made available through Brown Paper Tickets at no cost to members and for $5 to non-member guests.
March 5-16: Ticket sales open to City Club members only (no guest tickets).
March 17-24: Remaining tickets, if any, available to members and guests.
March 24: Program Only (No Lunch) tickets available to all.
Thank you for patience as we do our best to accommodate members as we welcome this very special guest.
City Club specific, printable instructions for using Brown Paper Tickets are available here.
LUNCH RESERVATIONS CLOSE at
10:30 a.m. Monday, March 24th, 2014.
To reserve ticket(s) for the next Bellingham City Club meeting:
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE TICKETS OR
CALL Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006
For a full explanation of the cause for the ticketing policy change please see the Ticketing Policy Change page.
Founded in 1993, the Bellingham City Club is a non-partisan civic organization with over 400 members that fosters dialogue and debate on important issues facing our community. City Club meets for lunch on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Northwood Hall (3240 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham, WA). Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; buffet lunch is served at 11:50 a.m.; the program starts at 12:20 p.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. Lunch costs $13 for members, $18 for non-members and $5 for Young Adults (29 and under) when purchased in advance on Brown Paper Tickets; a limited number of tickets may be available at the door at the cost of $15 for members and $20 for guests. The program is open to the public.
Bellingham City Club
P.O. Box 964
Bellingham, WA 98227
For more information contact Don Keenan: firstname.lastname@example.org