WACOC’S Annual Holiday Event


Monday, December 3, 2018

*Dinner Event*



Congressman Ed Royce


Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee


U.S. Representative of California’s 39th Congressional District


Former Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade


“Royce has always been driven by a desire to do the right thing and not let partisan politics or special interests get in the way.”  (Council on Foreign Relations blog, 1/17/18)

 “In the last five years, we’ve produced legislation that has made the United States safer and stronger, helping advance our interests and values around the world. We’ve left politics at the water’s edge to do what’s right for our country. For all those accomplishments, we have Ed Royce to thank.” (Washington Examiner, 1/8/18)

 Ed Royce “deserves particular praise for his years promoting human rights, especially in the fight to end human trafficking and protect the most vulnerable people around the world”.  (, 1/10/18)


Those warm salutes to Congress member Ed Royce by Democrats, Independents, and Republicans alike are just the proverbial tip of the iceberg.  Few people have his grasp of international relations globally.  Few people understand, as he does, the forces shaping the international arena, and, in turn, affecting our own lives and the freedoms that we treasure.

Now, after 36 consecutive years of public service representing Orange County in both the California State Senate and the US House of Representatives, and as Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee since 2013, Ed Royce has announced that he will retire this year when his term is completed.

We at WACOC are most appreciative of his distinguished career and are excited to honor Ed Royce with a special retirement party to thank him for his service.  We are excited that he will be our keynote speaker, for our third Annual Round the World Lecture & Holiday Celebration on Monday, December 3, 2018.

We look forward to his presentation of his perspectives on the implications of the most significant events of our time, where the game changers are leading us, and where we need to place our priorities moving forward.  We will have an audience question and answer opportunity as well, so come prepared to inquire about what matters to you!

You can register now to attend the dinner, and/or the reception.  Also, you may want to become a sponsor and help WACOC — our nonprofit, nonpartisan, trusted source of information — to continue to provide the public service our community needs.  We can continue to bring renown leaders to our county, so our members and guests can interact with the decision makers who are shaping the future.  Please see the attached materials to learn what levels of sponsorship and corresponding benefits might interest you.

We’re excited to have the opportunity to thank Congress member Ed Royce for his service and host his final local public event!



The Resort at Pelican Hill

(22701 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Beach, CA 92657)


VIP and General Reception 5:30 PM

Dinner and Speaker Event 6:30 PM





Dietary Restrictions: Please e-mail or call our office (949) 253-5751 by the registration deadline.

Refund Policy: Refund requests will not be accepted after the registration deadline. Cancellations must be made no later than the registration deadline. 

Paying by Check: If sending in a check, please call our office.



Thank You 
To Our
Promotional Sponsors:

 Chapman University

Orange County Forum

Lincoln Club of Orange County

Hispanic 100

Republican Party of Orange County