Dear WAS Sponsor,

Thank you again for your partnership with World Affairs Seminar (WAS)! Together, we prepare tomorrow’s leaders to advance peace through understanding. With registration opening today (November 1) for WAS 2024, we welcome you to return as a sponsor for next year’s edition. Set for June 22 – 28, we’re again at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Our theme – Democracy and Governance: Evolving Global Perspectives – is timely and momentous. A WAS 2024 flyer can be found below.

This past June’s Seminar, Climate Change: Youth Take Action, expanded our usual WAS Partner Luncheon into a full Partner Day. Rotary International President-elect Gordon McInally was our very special guest. Those in attendance also witnessed a Climate Summit, the culmination of our newly-expanded Diplomacy Simulation. And as always, the Capstone Presentations by small groups were a huge hit, as were the student mini-presentations that began the day. In fact, WAS Partner Day was so well-received that we’re bringing it back June 27. Save the date!

Speaking of savings, two popular discounts return that reduce your overall sponsorship fee of $945 per student. Leap into action and pay your fee by Leap Day (February 29) to score the $50 early-bird discount, and sponsor four or more delegates to claim the $50 group discount. Combine discounts for even greater savings. Unsure how you’d identify four or more delegates? Email us at for ideas and suggestions. If you come up short in securing delegates, let us know. We’ll locate a worthy teen or two to fill the bill. Complete the attached WAS Pledge Form when sending payment. Please know that the $945 fee is only slightly more than last year’s $895 rate. We’re doing all we can to contain costs, yet still deliver the summer academic camp of a lifetime for our delegates. Over 30,000 prospective world leaders have experienced WAS since our first Seminar in 1977, including students sponsored by your Club or service organization!

Questions or comments? Call, text or email me, using the contact information in my signature. And if you would like me to present about WAS at your Club or organization, in person or virtually, Iet me know! While WAS began as a Rotary International youth initiative, our big tent includes Kiwanis, Lions, Optimists and Womens Clubs, as well as school districts, caring individuals, parents and more. Most of all, thank you for your partnership. Together, let’s continue advancing peace through understanding at a pivotal moment in time.

Yours in Service,

Francis X. Vogel
Executive Director
World Affairs Seminar
10600 W. Mitchell St.
West Allis, WI 53214
Mobile: (414) 520-4790

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World Affairs Seminar
10600 W. Mitchell Street
West Allis, Wisconsin 53214

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To receive credit after payment has been made, students, sponsors must notify the World Affairs Seminar in writing that their delegate is unable to attend, or if the sponsor is unable to fill a paid for space at the Seminar. (e-mail is considered "in writing" for these purposes as long as the e-mail is acknowledged as having been received.) Full credit applies if notification is received by April 1; 50% credit if application is cancelled between April 1 but prior to May 21; no credit is available if application is cancelled after May 21, unless extraordinary circumstances such as illness, death exist. All cancellation credits are subject to $75.00 processing fee and must be used within one calendar year. Note: in agreeing to attend WAS, parents and students promise to reimburse their sponsor for the full amount of any loss due to cancellation. WAS offices: (414) 453-4984, or

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