National Press Club

Annual Membership Meeting, Noon Jan. 21

January 20, 2011

The annual membership meeting of the National Press Club will be in the conference rooms at noon Friday, Jan. 21, when Mark Hamrick will take office as the Club's 104th president.

Outgoing President Alan Bjerga and other officers will review the Club's operations of the past year including developments since the autumn membership meeting on Oct. 8. Hamrick will outline his plans for 2011.

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Iran Photo Exhibition Opens, 6 pm Jan. 21

January 20, 2011

Marking the 30th anniversary of the release of American Embassy hostages in Iran, an exhibition of photos by Peter Bregg focusing on developments in Iran during the 444 days that the hostages were held will be on display in the Club lobby from Jan. 21 through Feb. 4.

The 35 images reflect a haunting look back at events and personalities that marked the seizure of the embassy.

The formal opening of the exhibition will be at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, with remarks in the conference rooms at 6:30 p.m.

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Hungarian Embassy Concert, Buffet Dinner, Jan. 26, 27; $60

January 20, 2011

National Press Club members can receive a $15 discount off the cost of an all-Liszt concert and buffet/wine reception at the Embassy of Hungary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, or at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.

The price for Club members and their guests is $60. Please purchase tickets as early as possible to guarantee a seat by phoning 202-625-2361.

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Kalb Report to Examine The New York Times, Jan. 31

January 20, 2011

New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller and Washington Bureau Chief Dean Baquet will be Marvin Kalb's guests at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, in the ballroom for the next edition of "The Kalb Report."

"All the News That's Fit to Print: Behind the Scenes at the New York Times" will take you behind the headlines, bylines and paywalls of a 21st century newsroom to look at how one of America's leading newspapers is coping with changes in the news business.

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Journos Rock Out for Club Library, Journalism Groups 6:30 pm, Jan. 21; $25

January 19, 2011

Tickets are going fast for the most outrageous rock & roll spectacle ever planned for the National Press Club on Friday, Jan. 21. The door and bar opens at 6:30 p.m. The bands begin at 7:30.

General admission tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Tickets, including an exclusive VIP package with an open bar meet-and-greet with the media/rockstars ($40), are available at www.Journopalooza.com.

Email Joshua Funk (jfunk@press.org) for the member discount code. Please provide your member number when you inquire.

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Wyclef Jean Headlines Fundraiser for Haiti Journalists 7 pm, Jan. 26; $75

January 19, 2011

Wyclef Jean will be among several Haitian musicians performing at the National Press Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at an event to raise funds for journalists in Haiti.

Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive will be among the speakers at the Night of Solidarity for Haitian Journalists, which is also designed to raise awareness of the need for a strong, vibrant and free press as Haiti rebuilds from last year’s earthquake.

Tickets are $75 for National Press Club members and can be purchased online at www.press.org or at the door. This event will include light appetizers and a cash bar.

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Colombia VP to Discuss Human, Workers' Rights 10 am, Jan. 26

January 18, 2011

During his first visit to Washington, Vice President Angelino Garzon of Colombia will discuss human and workers' rights in his country at a Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26.

While in Washington, Garzon is also scheduled to meet with members of the Obama administration, Congress, labor organizations and non-governmental organizations to discuss these issues.

-- Peter Hickman, pjhickman@hotmail.com

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Hamrick Inaugural Menu Features Kansas, Maryland Cuisine; Jan. 29, $95

January 18, 2011

National Press Club Executive Chef Susan Delbert has revealed the menu guests can expect to enjoy at the Jan. 29 inaugural gala for new National Press Club President Mark Hamrick.

The lineup for the “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore” themed event features nods to Hamrick’s ties to Kansas and Maryland, along with a few surprises.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and the formal program following at 7:30. Special guests include broadcast legend Bill Kurtis, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, longtime Hollywood television director/producer Chuck Bowman and others.

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Journopalooza III Tickets Going Fast, $25 Jan. 21

January 13, 2011

Tickets are going fast for the most outrageous rock & roll spectacle ever planned for the National Press Club Friday, Jan. 21. The door and bar opens at 6:30 p.m. The bands begin at 7:30.

Email Joshua Funk (jfunk@press.org) for the member discount code. Please provide your member number when you inquire.

General admission tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Tickets, including an exclusive VIP package with an open bar meet-and-greet with the media/rockstars ($40), are available at www.Journopalooza.com.

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Heart Association to Release Cost Projections, Noon Jan. 24

January 13, 2011

Cost projections for heart disease will be released by American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown at a Newsmaker at noon Monday, Jan. 24.

Brown will discuss trends in cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States. Her organization has developed a methodology to project future costs of care for hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke and all other forms of CVD from 2010 to 2030. CVD is the leading cause of death in the United States and is responsible for 17 percent of national health expenditures.

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