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Former Governor Scott Walker Headlines Newsmaker Luncheon

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11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Rotary Club of Milwaukee
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. Milwaukee WI, 53202



Scott Walker, former two-term Wisconsin governor, will be the guest speaker at a Newsmaker Luncheon set for Tuesday, August 8, hosted by the Milwaukee Press Club, and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee. The luncheon event will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N Lincoln Memorial Drive, Suite 320.

Walker now is president of Young America’s Foundation [YAF], an outreach organization that introduces young adults to principles of conservatism such as individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.

The foundation is a partner with Fox News in the first Republican presidential primary debate for the 2024 election cycle, scheduled for August 23 at Fiserv Forum.  Walker, who briefly sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has urged former President Donald Trump to take part in the debate. Trump, the current Republican front-runner, has not committed despite such criticism and has said he might hold an alternative event.

Walker will take questions from a panel of journalists and from the audience at the luncheon, to be moderated by Milwaukee Press Club President Maryann Lazarski, series/documentary producer for Milwaukee PBS.

The media panel:
Charles Benson, TMJ4 News
Jessie Opoien, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Matt Smith, WISN 12 News

The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon series is underwritten by presenting sponsor Spectrum News 1 and supporting sponsor We Energies. partners with the press club as part of its ongoing event series in Milwaukee, sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Medical College of Wisconsin and Spectrum.

The press club’s Newsmaker Luncheons are held to inform the public about the people and issues that affect individuals and communities in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. The cost to attend is $25 for MPC members, $30 for non-members and $20 for students. Lunch is included. Registration deadline is Friday, August 4. Seating is limited. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done by booking below. Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at with any questions, or call 262-894-2224.

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  • Spectrum News 1

Supporting Sponsor

  • We Energies

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  • Rotary Club of Milwaukee


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