National Press Club

P90X's Tony Horton on search for "community inventors" at June 9 Newsmaker

June 6, 2011 | By Ed Lewis | elewis@tma.toyota.com

P90X Trainer Tony Horton, honorary race marshal for the NPC Beat the Deadline, is partnering with the GO Campaign, a non-profit that supporting youth in the developing world, to launch a global search for community inventors and entrepreneurs at a Newsmakers press conference at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 9.

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Former Interior Secretary Babbitt on urgent environmental threats, June 8

June 6, 2011 | By Ron Baygents | ronaldbaygents@aol.com

Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt will outline the urgent threats facing U.S. land, water, wildlife and air at 1 p.m. June 8 in the Zenger room.

"At this critical juncture for our public lands, leaders in Washington have made stunningly little progress to advance our nation's conservation legacy and are setting progress back on a number of fronts," Babbitt said.

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FDIC Chair Bair to address efforts to stabilize tumultuous financial sector at NPC luncheon June 24

June 3, 2011 | By Lee Perryman | Lee_Perryman@hotmail.com

Sheila C. Bair, the 19th chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, will address a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, June 24.

Bair, appointed by President George W. Bush, ends her five-year term on July 8. She will reflect on her tenure during a tumultuous period for the nation's financial sector and her work to bolster public confidence and system stability.

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Jamaican Prime Minister cancels NPC Newsmaker

June 3, 2011 | By Ron Baygents | ronaldbaygents@aol.com

CANCELLED: Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding planned to talk about strides made in reforming the Jamaican government, reducing crime and improving education. With billions in new loan guarantees, Golding says Jamaica is poised for dramatic redevelopment and assuming a position of regional leadership. The Newsmaker was to begin at noon Thursday, June 9, in the First Amendment Lounge.

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Best-selling author to speak on her mission to save the family dinner; June 7

June 2, 2011 | By Tim Young | timyoungjd@gmail.com

Join the Young Members in welcoming New York Times best-selling author Leanne Ely to the Club on June 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the conference rooms. Leanne will speak on strategies for healthy family living and her mission to save family dinner time.

For more information on Leanne, you can go to www.SavingDinner.com.

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Jamaican Prime Minister to discuss country's "renaissance"; June 9

June 2, 2011 | By Ron Baygents | ronaldbaygents@aol.com

Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding plans to talk about strides made in reforming the Jamaican government, reducing crime and improving education. With billions in new loan guarantees, Golding says Jamaica is poised for dramatic redevelopment and assuming a position of regional leadership. The Newsmaker begins at noon Thursday, June 9, in the First Amendment Lounge.

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Change of Venue for "Out on Assignment" Reception

June 1, 2011 | By Anthony Shop | anthony@socialdriver.com

The National Press Club is no longer hosting the Wednesday evening event, "Out on Assignment: How LGBT Journalists Are Shaping the Media Landscape." Capital Pride and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association are now holding this event at the Chastleton Ballroom (1701 16th St., NW). For questions or more information, contact Missy at missytlakewood@gmail.com.

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Legendary RS bartender Jack Kujawski dead at 72

June 1, 2011 | By Donna Leinwand | dleinwand@usatoday.com

Jack Kujawski, a legend at the Reliable Source Bar where he served up drinks and wisdom for a quarter century, has died at age 72.

A Vietnam veteran, Jack had been ill for several months and was being treated for a condition related to his service. Most recently he had also suffered from a minor stroke, but had returned from the hospital to his apartment.

On Thursday evening May 26 a call came in to the Bar with the news that Jack had passed away.

Jack first came to the Club in 1986.

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GO Campaign, P90X's Tony Horton and Lemelson-MIT launch global search for inventors, June 9

May 31, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau | melcharbonneau@aol.com

P90X Trainer Tony Horton will team up with the GO Campaign, a non-profit organization supporting orphans and vulnerable children throughout the developing world, to launch a global search for community innovators and entrepreneurs. Details of the global search will be announced at a Newsmakers press conference at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 9.

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Daring to Draw: An evening with political cartoonists from around the world, June 20

May 31, 2011 | By Anthony Shop | anthony@socialdriver.com

Political cartoonists have the unique ability to capture complex issues in a picture and a few short words. In many parts of the world, they contribute political commentary that few print or broadcast journalists would dare.

The U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is hosting a group of 20 political cartoonists from North Africa, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia. During their three weeks in the U.S., they will meet with fellow cartoonists around the country and get a taste of American culture.

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