The lunch sounds like a pain but necessary because people start hating you if you don't get involved. But it does suck getting singled out in front of a whole group of people when I already know they have their own agendas so I don't even bother deviating from a very simple and straightforward response to the topic, no extraneous explanations opening up the possibility for bullshi* debates. Anyways I hope the meeting goes well just keep things simple and productive!
LOL I do the same thing! I always have an interesting or controversial topic in the back of my head to both get people around me engaged and talking so I don't have to!