National Press Club

Toastmasters to meet tonight, 7 pm, in the McClendon Room

July 11, 2016 | By Leslie Kingsley |

Practice different speaking styles – extemporaneous and planned, humorous and serious – and develop your leadership skills at Toastmasters at the National Press Club. The next meeting is tonight at 7 p.m. and is open to Club members and the public. Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Toastmasters also serves as a platform to practice delivering a policy piece or other technical speech. You’ll be amazed at the things people do and know.

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Menu announced for July 18-21 GOP convention watch party

July 8, 2016 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

National Press Club members and their guests are invited to watch live coverage from Cleveland of the Republican National Convention on wide-screen TVs in the Truman Lounge from the evening of July 18 through the end of the convention July 21.

Here is the menu:

Appetizer: Chicken croquettes with roasted pepper remoulade $10

Special entrée: Meat lover's grilled porterhouse steak with baked potato $25

Grilled salmon with fruity rice pilaf and lemon butter sauce $22

Drinks: DC Brau ale $6.50

Old Fashioned $9

Manhattan $9

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Wednesday NPC Communicators Breakfast: The evolution of the press release

July 8, 2016 | By Tom McMahon |

National Press Club Communications and Marketing Co-chair Danny Selnick will discuss the evolution of the press release at the Communicators Breakfast in the Games Room on Wednesday, July 13, at 8 a.m.

Admission to the breakfast is free for Club Members. Guests are admitted for $10 per person, but they must be accompanied by a member.

Click here to register.

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Tues., July 12 Newsmaker with DCCC Chair Rep. Ben Ray Luján to Highlight Shifting House Battlefield

July 7, 2016 | By Bob Weiner |

Rep. Ben Ray Luján. D-N.M., Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, will speak at a Newsmaker news conference, Tues., July 12, at 10 a.m., in the Zenger Room. The DCCC Chair will outline the House Democrats’ offensive strategy, messaging, targeting, voter outreach and highlight the expanding House battlefield for this November, along with new approaches to tie GOP House members to Donald Trump.

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Saturday July 16 Books & Brunch to Discuss Book on Garfield’s assassination

July 6, 2016 | By Jack Williams, Books & Brunch chair |

The National Pres Club Books & Brunch group will meet on Saturday, July 16, in the Fourth Estate restaurant to discuss “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President,” by Candice Millard.

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Women Photographers from Iran and Arab World Featured at Photo Committee, Noon, Wednesday July 13

July 5, 2016 | By Al Teich |

The next meeting of the National Press Club Photography Committee will be Wednesday, July 13, at noon in the McClendon Room. Kathryn Wat, chief curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, will be the guest speaker.

The museum is currently hosting an exhibition of photos by 12 contemporary women photographers with roots in Iran and the Arab world titled, "She Who Tells a Story." Wat will discuss how the portraits, cityscapes, and staged narratives of these artists reflect upon gender, war and the history of their home countries.

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Thursday July 28 Crab Fest Menu Finalized

July 5, 2016 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

The menu has been set, so get ready to crack the shells and pick the crab meat to dip in the melted butter! It is time for the popular National Press Club Crab Fest in the Reliable Source.

The popular crustaceans will be served along with a buffet of sides on Thursday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m..

What a great way to celebrate summer 2016!

Here's what's on the menu:

The Main event:

Hard Shell Crabs, Quick boiled with Old Bay seasoning

Available: Melted Butter


Additional Old Bay

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Snapchat Boot Camp: Wednesday, July 13, Just in time for political conventions

July 1, 2016 | By Julie Schoo |

Got room for one more app in your life? How do you know if you don’t try?

Find out what the big deal is with Snapchat at a training session Wednesday, July 13 presented by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Professional Development Committee.

The 90-minute session starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room will cover the big picture and how Snapchat took off to the point that First Lady Michelle Obama now has an account. It will also cover basic features and best practices, plus time for Q&A.

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Crab Crackin' On Deck Thursday, July 28

June 30, 2016 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

Get ready to crack the shells and pick the crab meat to dip in the melted butter! It is time for the popular National Press Club Crab Fest in the Reliable Source.

The popular crustaceans will be served along with a buffet of sides on Thursday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. The full menu will be announced soon.

What a great way to celebrate summer 2016!

The Crab Fest Buffet is $30 per person for members and $35 for nonmembers plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are encouraged because this event has sold out in the past.

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Get it Online: Baseball reporting from transistors to Twitter, noon Wednesday July 20

June 28, 2016 | By Joan B. Coyle |

Nats Talk Live host Phil Wood will discuss how baseball reporting has changed with the advent of social media at noon on Wednesday, July 20th in the Games Room.

The event is part of the "Get It Online" lunch discussion series that brings experts in social media to the National Press Club for am informal chat. Wood will deliver a short presentation and then answer questions.

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