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and broaden your horizons!

The World Affairs Council of Tacoma creates and promotes activities to enhance public awareness of and interest in international, cultural, economic, and political issues -- especially those with relevance to the greater Tacoma community. We provide insight into today’s world through special guest speakers, travel programs, and unique networking events, including the Washington State Consular Association Reception.

Who should join?

Our membership is a group of South Sounders who are passionate about fostering global engagement and aiding in connecting our region with the rest of the world. We are always looking for like-minded individuals to help us in our mission. 

Why join?

We need your support. We are a volunteer-driven organization with a commitment to providing great programming on topical global issues. Membership dues are critical to fulfilling that mission and enabling us to meet program expenses. If you share this commitment, we very much hope you will become a member. Membership is tax deductible, and the World Affairs Council of Tacoma is a 501©(3) non-profit organization.

Membership Benefits!

By joining us, your membership will directly support our programming and mission. In addition, your membership will provide you with:

  • Access to the entire network of World Affairs Councils in the United States, including online and in-person events.

  • Ability to network and converse with a diverse group of members with shared interests in global affairs.

  • Discounts and reduced pricing to our premier events, including but not limited to the Washington State Consular Association Reception.

  • Access to member only events that take place in private homes and unique spaces in the region.

  • Special rates on travel opportunities through the World Affairs Councils of America and our sponsors.

  • Opportunities to attend national conferences

  • Opportunities to volunteer with us!

We love our members and their passion to give back. Join us and help shape the future of the World Affairs Council of Tacoma. 

Choose Your Membership Plan

  • Individual

    Valid for one year
    • One year membership for individual.
    • This plan does not automatically renew each year.
    • Discount on Consular Association Reception Ticket
  • Couple

    Valid for one year
    • Bundle of two one-year memberships for couple
    • Does not automatically renew each year
  • Board Membership

    Valid for one year
    • One year subscription for members of WACT Board
    • Candidates nominated and approved by board annually
    • If approved, membership begins January 15th
  • Organization

    Valid for one year
    • Bundle of three one-year memberships
    • Does not automatically renew each year
  • Student/Military

    Valid for one year
    • For high school/college students and active duty military
    • One year membership subscription
    • Does not automatically renew each year

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions, or check out our Membership FAQs.

If you aren't ready for a yearly commitment at this time with a membership, please consider a donation to support our work.  Thank you for your consideration! 

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