On Oct. 7, 1994, I was Club president when Nelson Mandela spoke here during his first visit to the United States as president of the Republic of South Africa.
Two things stand out about that day:
The following statement on Nelson Mandela was issued by Angela Greiling Keane, President of the National Press Club.
Former Vice President Richard Cheney and Dr. Jonathan Reiner presented their book on Cheney’s health, Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, to a packed audience at the National Press Club on Dec 3.
What have you done for the Press Club lately? That's the question I constantly ask myself and that I challenged members to answer this year.
The Club is a lot of things to a lot of people, and the Club wouldn't be what it is without those same people - its members. Member volunteers are what make the Club the vibrant place it is.
I'd like to take an opportunity to thank so many people for answering that question of what you've done for the Club lately by doing so much.