For example: the Intercultural Union "luncheon"

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    If "luncheon" is part of the name of an event, then yes. If it's simply a meal organised by the Intercultural Union, then no.
    – Simon B
    Commented Mar 24, 2015 at 16:40
  • I agree with Simon B. See: The Boardman - Volumes 27-28 - Page 70 1972 The Luncheon event drew nearly 200 homefolks last year in far away Anahiem, California, and is expected to attract over 250 this year in Houston, as convention- goers get together briefly to see who's there from home. Commented Mar 24, 2015 at 17:55

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Simon B. is correct.

additional comment: No. But if the luncheon is in honor of a person, for a charity event, or a retirement party the name of the honoree together with the event or occasion's name is capitalized.


Charlie Brown's Retirement luncheon. but, Healthy Octogenarian Club's Annual Fundraising Luncheon.


If it is part of the name or title of a specific event, then yes. Otherwise no.

We are having a luncheon for the tenth anniversary of the founding of this college.

Not capitalized, not the name of the event.

The Foobar University Tenth Anniversary Luncheon will be held on Thursday at noon.

The name of the event is "Foobar University Tenth Anniversary Luncheon", so it is capitalized.

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