National Press Club

Upcoming National Press Club luncheons

May 31, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood | lunderwood@press.org

Monday, June 13
Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chávez
Topic: Gold Award Centennial.
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Monday, June 20
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler
Topic: The new 5G landscape
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*Location: Holeman Lounge

Tuesday, June 21
Note starting time of 9 a.m. for breakfast
University of Missouri System President Michael Middleton
Topic: Moving forward after racial tension.
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Wednesday, June 22

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Annual freelance workshop scheduled for June 10

May 30, 2016 | By Scott Sowers | scott@scottsowers.com

The Freelance Committee's annual workshop is scheduled for Friday, June 10.

A program on writing for trade publications will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a panel starting at 3 p.m. focusing on social media. The event is free for club members and $10 for non-members.

More information on ticketing can be found by clicking here.

Panelists include:

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June 6 cookbook dinner to feature Michelin-starred chef, craft brews

May 30, 2016 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

Join chef Daniel Burns and gypsy brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso on the culinary avant garde at dinner pairing craft beers paired with exquisite foods at the Fourth Estate Restaurant on Monday, June 6.

At the Michelin-starred Luksus in Brooklyn, Burns works with Jarnit-Bjergso, the brewer behind Evil Twin Brewing and the beer bar at Torst, to curate beer to match the highest levels of culinary achievement.

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Speakers next month: Girl Scout leader, labor secretary, safety board chairman

May 30, 2016 | By Jonathan D. Salant | jds15@aol.com

The head of the Girl Scouts and the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board are among the National Press Club luncheon speakers coming in June.

First up is the first Latina to serve as chief executive of Girl Scouts, Anna Maria Chavez, who will speak Monday, June 13, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the highest honor in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award. Girl scouts devote as much as two years in a community service project they must develop in order to earn the award.

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Go on safari through the eyes of photographer and safari guide Phil West, June 7

May 30, 2016 | By Fay Iudicello | faysiudicello@gmail.com

Join the Travel and Photography Committees for an adventure through African photo safaris and photography.

Our speaker, Phil West, is a wildlife photographer and safari guide based in Kenya and spent most of his childhood in Tsavo National Park. His specialty is adventure and walking/photo safaris as well as tracking big game on foot. He has led safaris all over Africa, from tracking desert elephants in the Namibian Desert and canoeing the Zambezi River, to following gorillas and chimps through the Ugandan Forests.

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Cookbook dinner to feature Michelin-starred chef, craft brews, June 6

May 30, 2016 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | Dleinwand@usatoday.com

Join chef Daniel Burns and gypsy brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso on the culinary avant garde at dinner featuring craft beers paired with exquisite foods at the Fourth Estate restaurant on Monday, June 6.

At the Michelin-starred Luksus in Brooklyn, Burns works with Jarnit-Bjergso, the brewer behind Evil Twin Brewing and the beer bar at Torst, to curate beer to match the highest levels of culinary achievement.

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Labor Secretary Perez to speak at June 22 luncheon

May 30, 2016 | By Jerry Zremski | jzremski@buffnews.com

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, increasingly mentioned as a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton should she win the Democratic nomination, will speak at the National Press Club on June 22.

In two and a half years at the Department of Labor, Perez has made his mark through a series of aggressive efforts aimed at protecting workers from everything from unfair overtime practices to conflicts of interest that can wreck their retirement savings.

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The Freelance Workshop returns June 10

May 29, 2016 | By Scott Sowers | Scott@ScottSowers.com

The Freelance Committee will reprise its annual workshop event on June 10 in the conference rooms. The two-part presentation will focus on writing for trade publications and monetizing social media efforts. The first panel will start at 1 p.m., followed by a second panel at 3 p.m. The event ends at 4:30 p.m.

Tam Harbert, independent journalist and former chair of the Freelance Committee, will moderate the first panel. She will be joined on the panel by the experts listed below. The event is free for club members and $10 for non-members.

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NTSB Chair Christopher Hart to discuss plane, train, Metro accidents at June 30 luncheon

May 29, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane and Kasia Klimasinska | agreilingkea@bloomberg.net and k.klimasinska@gmail.com

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart will address the recent train, plane and Metro accidents at a National Press Club luncheon June 30.

Hart has served as NTSB Chairman since April 2014. Before joining NTSB, Hart was a deputy director for air traffic safety oversight at the Federal Aviation Administration.

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NPC American Legion Post to honor WWII vet Metelsky, talk Ike, June 6

May 29, 2016 | By Ken Dalecki | kdalecki@hotmail.com

The anniversary of D-Day will include a status report on the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial and a ceremony honoring long-time NPC member and WWII veteran John Metelsky at a June 6 noon luncheon meeting of NPC American Legion Post 20 in the McClendon Room.

The ceremony and report portions of the meeting are open to all NPC members.

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