National Press Club

Fourth Estate Offers Early Valentine's Dinner, Feb. 12; $50

February 9, 2011

Celebrate Valentine's Day when you can really enjoy it, on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Enjoy a three-course meal designed by Executive Chef Susan Delbert, accompanied by two free glasses of champagne with every reservation.

Dinner is $50 for National Press Club Members and $65 for non-members; beverages, gratuity and tax are not included. For reservations call 202-662-7638,


  • Soup du Jour
  • Green Salad with Roasted Beet Hearts, Oranges and Fried Shallots

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Book Event Puts Techie Twist on Presidents Day, 12:30 pm Feb. 14

February 9, 2011

National Press Club member Jane Hampton Cook will put a techie twist on Presidents Day by showing how the new social media of the day impacted Presidents Washington, Lincoln, Obama and others through her new children’s book What Does the President Look Like? at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, in the McClendon Room.

What Does the President Look Like? shows how paintings, cartoons in penny newspapers, Currier and Ives posters, photographs, film, TV, smart phones and other innovations have shaped the president’s image over the years.

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New Club Board Photo Posted in Lobby

February 9, 2011

The official photo of the 2011 National Press Club Board of Governors is now hanging in the 13th floor lobby.

The image was taken by Noel St. John, coordinator of the Club's volunteer photographers, on Jan. 29 at the inaugural gala for Club President Mark Hamrick.

The 2011 Board of Governors (as pictured) are:

Front row - Ed Barks, governor; Myron Belkind, treasurer; Angela Greiling Keane, membership secretary; Mark Hamrick, president; Joel Whitaker, secretary; Keith Hill, vice president; Theresa Werner, governor and board chair.

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Malaysian Opposition Leader, 6 pm Feb. 11

February 7, 2011


Anwar Ibrahim, the former deputy prime minister of Malaysia who is now leader of the opposition in Parliament, will speak at a meeting of the International Correspondents Committee at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in the McClendon Room. The meeting is open to Club members and guests.

Anwar, a former visiting professor at Georgetown University, will discuss the political outlook in Malaysia and also comment on developments in Tunisia and Egypt. After his remarks, he will conduct a Q&A session.

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Nigerian Presidential Candidate, 3 pm Feb. 16

February 7, 2011

Patrick Okedinachi Utomi, a reform candidate in Nigeria's April presidential elections, will speak at a Newsmaker at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16.

Utomi, who is challening incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, will outline his platform of job creation, accountability in politics and election reform. In addition, he will discuss the evolving Nigerian-Chinese relationship, including what he calls "the risk of heightened Nigerian dependence on China" and Chinese "business incursions" into Nigeria.

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Carter Began Journey to White House at 1973 Club Luncheon

February 7, 2011

This Week In Press Club History

February 7, 2006: Actor Ben Vereen and Richmond mayor and former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder discuss their plans for a National Slavery Museum at a Club luncheon.

February 9, 1973: Jimmy Carter announces his candidacy for president at the National Press Club.

February 10, 1998: Activist and folksinger Pete Seeger sees some hope for the planet if small groups, not big government, act.

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Labor Secretary Reiterates Support of Journalism in Blog Post on Hamrick Inauguration

February 4, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis recounts her experience swearing-in National Press Club President Mark Hamrick Saturday, Jan. 29 in her latest blog post, titled "The Fourth Estate".

An excerpt:

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Club welcomes 54 new members

February 2, 2011

The Board of Governors approved the following applications for membership:

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Hamrick Interviewed by FishbowlDC

February 1, 2011

FishbowlDC's Betsy Rothstein questions newly-inaugurated Press Club President Mark Hamrick for their "Fishbowl5" series. The wide-ranging interview touches on Hamrick's thoughts on becoming NPC President as well as his ideas about the future of journalism and the Club.

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Ukrainian Legislators, Journalists, NGO Reps at Feb. 3 Newsmaker

January 31, 2011

Representatives of the Ukraine parliament, media and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will speak at a 2 p.m. Newsmaker Thursday, Feb. 3 on what they see as political oppression and threats to freedom of the press in their country.

Speakers will be Andriy Shevchenko, Member of Parliament and President of the Center for Public Media, an NGO promoting public broadcasting; Oleh Rybachuk, Chairman of the Board of the NGOs Suspilnist Foundation, and Centre UA; and Alyona Getmanchuk, Director of the Institute of Policy and wrilter for Kyiv News newspaper.

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