Luncheon Discussion on China and 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party – Austin, TX
October 13 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm CDT
BENS is pleased to host a discussion on China and 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party with Heino Klinck, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia. The National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is a party congress that is held every five years. The National Congress is theoretically the highest body within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Since 1987 the National Congress has been held in the months of October or November. The venue for the event, beginning in 1956, is the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Congress is the public venue for top-level leadership changes in the CCP and the formal event for changes to the Party’s Constitution. In the past two decades, the National Congress of the CCP has been pivotal at least as a symbolic part of leadership changes, and therefore has gained international media attention. The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party will be held in Beijing, opening on 16 October 2022. 2,300 delegates will represent the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s estimated 90 million members. Preparations for the 20th National Congress began in 2021 and will end with a plenary session of the 19th Central Committee, a few days prior to the 20th National Congress. In 2021, local and provincial party organizations began electing delegates to the congress as well as receiving and amending party documents. It will be followed by the 21st National Congress in 2027.
Annual Southeast Holiday Social
Join us for a festive evening with friends, great food, and an open bar. Please bring your significant other and a prospective member. We are pleased to offer this event at no cost thanks to the generosity of BENS MembersMike Campbell and Steve Russell.
Army-Navy Game Watch Party
Please join BENS NY Metro for our inaugural Army-Navy Game watch party at Stout Grand Central on Saturday, December 10th. We have rented out the mezzanine level of this festive midtown location and are partnering with the New York Council Navy League for this event. Doors open at 2:30 pm ET, Kickoff is at 3:00 PM. Families and guests are welcome and encouraged. Heavy appetizers and first beverage will be covered. We’ll have ten TVs to watch the football action…
A Conversation with The Honorable William J. Walker, Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives
Join BENS DC for an in-person conversation with The Honorable William J. Walker, Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives. Walker was sworn in as Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives on April 26, 2021. He is the thirty-eighth person to hold this post since the House of Representatives first met in New York City in 1789. Prior to this, Major General Walker was the 23rd Commanding General of the District of Columbia Army and Air Force…