We hold 10 dinner meetings a year.  On rare occasions we hold a luncheon meeting to accommodate a desired speaker who is only available at that time.  A short pre-dinner registration and cocktail period starting at 6:30 PM is followed by an excellent dinner at 7:00 PM and the featured speaker at 8:00 PM. Programs conclude at 9:00 PM but members are welcome to stay for a few extra minutes to further exchange thoughts with the speaker.  The highlight of the evening is most often our extended Q&A session, where members have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a dialogue with the speaker.  Examples of speakers have been former ambassadors, leading authors, noted journalists, faculty from universities, and scholars from foreign policy “think tanks” and foundations.