National Press Club

Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin to discuss National Governors Association initiative on education and training at Sept. 17 luncheon

September 4, 2013 | By Matt Mlynarczyk | matt@advocatusgroup.com

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, newly-appointed chairwoman of the National Governors Association, will lay out her 2013-14 Chair’s Initiative, “America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs,” at a National Press Club Luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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Investment powerhouse Schwab CEO to assess retirement in the U.S. at Nov. 11 luncheon

September 4, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

Walter W. Bettinger, CEO of The Charles Schwab Corporation, one of the world’s largest investment companies, will tackle issues facing future retirees at a National Press Club luncheon on Nov. 11.

Bettinger, 52, presides over more than $2 trillion in client assets and 1.6 million retirement plan participants. As CEO since October 2008, Bettinger leads a workforce of 14,000 full-time employees in 300 offices in United States, London and Hong Kong, and sets strategies that guide the investment and savings of millions of people worldwide.

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Pols vs. Press in the Spelling Bee of the century, Sept. 18

September 4, 2013 | By Gil Klein | Gilbert.Klein@me.com

Nine members of Congress will contend with a like number of journalists for the title of “Best Speller in the United States” on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. in a fund-raiser for the Club’s Journalism Institute.

Joining in the event will be the Club’s favorite political satirist Mark Russell.

One hundred years ago, the Club held a similar bee that attracted more than 1,000 people, including President Woodrow Wilson. A Ohio House member won. Now the journalists are spoiling for a rematch.

Reserve your tickets here.

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Ready, Set, Mark your Calendars for the countdown to BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K on Sept. 7

September 3, 2013 | By Melinda T. Cooke | mcooke@press.org

Set your stopwatches! The countdown to the National Press Club's annual "Beat the Deadline" 5K is underway with a week packed full of events.

There is still time to register.For more information and to register, click here or contact us at 5K@press.org

Here is the schedule for the week:

Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m.: Online Registration closes

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Tony Horton P90X boot camp style work-out set for Sept. 5

September 3, 2013 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

Tony Horton, celebrity trainer known for creating the P90X® Extreme Home Fitness System, will once again lead an Washington, D.C. audience in a workout session at the National Press Club on Thursday, Sept. 5.

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Pulitzer Prize winners to discuss new book on counterterrorism at NPC book rap

September 3, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, will discuss and sign copies of their new book "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America," at a National Press Club book event on Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

For Americans who wonder, "How safe are we?" Associated Press reporters Apuzzo and Goldman pull back the curtain to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of our counter-terrorism measures.

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Members' photo exhibit opens with reception, Sept. 3

September 3, 2013 | By Darlene Shields | darleneshields@earthlink.net

A reception honoring members whose photos are displayed in the 14th Annual National Press Club Members' Photo Exhibit will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the Club's Holeman Lounge instead of the Library Classroom as previously announced.

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Award-winning photojournalist to discuss challenges in Myanmar Sept.11

September 1, 2013 | By Darlene Shields

Award-winning photojournalist Thomas Cheatham will discuss "Myanmar Today and the Challenges Ahead," at a special event presented by the Club's International Correspondents and Photography Committees on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Holeman Lounge. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is sponsoring Cheatham's presentation and slideshow.

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Tickets and sponsorships available for Oct. 4 Fourth Estate Dinner honoring Andrea Mitchell

September 1, 2013 | By Lori Russo | LRusso@stantoncomm.com

Mark your calendars! On Friday, Oct. 4, the National Press Club will honor Andrea Mitchell, NBC News' chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC’s "Andrea Mitchell Reports," with the 2013 Fourth Estate Award. Join your fellow members and Washington movers and shakers in celebration of Mitchell’s long career in journalism covering everything from the energy crisis and Three Mile Island to presidential campaigns and national security issues.

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Lisbon trip over MLK holiday weekend filling

August 28, 2013 | By Pat Schoeni | PQSCHOENI@aol.com

Sign up for the Jan. 15-20, 2014, trip to Lisbon over the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. The trip includes four nights in the 5-star Hotel Tivoli Lisbon, buffet breakfast daily, round trip airfare, taxes, fees and sightseeing in central Lisbon, including the Belem Tower, the Monument to the Age of Discovery and the Jeronimos Monastery.

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