National Press Club

Reception to celebrate women's suffrage centennial Feb. 28, 6 p.m.

February 26, 2013 | By Megan Cotten | megan@thehatchergroup.com

One hundred years ago, suffragist Alice Paul and about 8,000 marchers from every state in the nation and every country where women had the vote led the historic women's suffrage procession down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington to the White House.

In honor of this anniversary, the National Press Club is hosting a reception Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

Admission is $15, $10 for Club members with promotional code. Click here to purchase a ticket.

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United Nations Foundation leader to address Club luncheon, March 20

February 25, 2013 | By Alison Fitzgerald | alifitzgerald@me.com

Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, March 20 as part of the Club's recognition of Women's History Month.

Calvin has been chief executive of the organization since 2009 and took on the additional role of president this year. The foundation spent $110 million on programs and services last year.

Luncheon will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

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Maine lobsters -- but not Maine's winter -- coming to Fourth Estate, Feb. 27

February 24, 2013 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

A bit of Maine will arrive at the Fourth Estate restaurant Wednesday, Feb. 27. But fortunately it will be Maine's prized product -- succulent lobsters -- not the state's winter weather (unusually brutal recently) that will make an appearance.

The Fourth Estate's popular monthly Lobster Night will occur from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

National Press Club members pay $25, non-members $30, for a steamed 1¼ pound Maine lobster with coleslaw or salad, and choice of French Fries or oven-crisped new potatoes.

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Journalism contest seeks the best stories about animal welfare

February 24, 2013 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The best journalism about animals and the threats they face will be recognized by National Press Club through the Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award, a part of the Club's annual Journalism Contest.

The award was established by the family of journalist and longtime National Press Club member Ann Cottrell Free, who wrote extensively about animals and their welfare. The prize recognizes serious work by journalists that informs and educates the public about threats facing animals.

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Economist Dean Baker to discuss merits of devaluing the dollar, Feb. 28

February 23, 2013 | By Joe Sparks | jjs_jjs@yahoo.com

Economist Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic Policy and Research, will explain arguments for erasing trade deficits by devaluing the dollar at a Newsmaker press conference at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Zenger Room of the National Press Club.

Baker says the trade deficit is the major imbalance in the U.S. economy and that as long as the deficit continues, the U.S. will suffer budget deficits or negative private savings.

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Former ambassador to address embassy security after Benghazi, March 5

February 23, 2013 | By Anthony E. Gallo | agallo2368@verizon.net

Ambassador Prudence Bushnell, CEO of consulting firm Sage Associates, will address embassy security in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi at a Newsmaker press conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5 in the Zenger Room.

The attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens shined a harsh spotlight on whether the State Department had taken sufficient steps to keep its diplomats safe and how such threats are assessed.

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Mariska Hargitay, actress, foundation founder, plans luncheon address, March 13

February 22, 2013 | By Danny Selnick | danny.selnick@businesswire.com

Mariska Hargitay, Emmy award-winner who stars as Olivia Benson on television's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” plans to speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, March 13.

Luncheon will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

This event is open only to members and their guests. Members may bring a maximum of two guests to this luncheon.

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National Press Club plans women's suffrage centennial celebration, Feb 28 at 6 p.m.

February 22, 2013 | By Megan Cotten | megan@thehatchergroup.com

One hundred years ago, suffragist Alice Paul and about 8,000 marchers from every state in the nation and every country where women had the vote led the historic women’s suffrage procession down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.

In honor of this anniversary, the National Press Club is hosting a reception Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

Admission is $15, $10 for NPC members with promotional code. Click here to purchase a ticket.

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Past women NPC presidents prepare to speak on panel

February 22, 2013 | By Megan Cotten | megan@thehatchergroup.com

On March 1 at 6 p.m., in the the Holeman Lounge, the National Press Club plans to celebrate Women's History Month with a panel discussion from past NPC female presidents.

The panel discussion will be moderated by 2012 NPC President Theresa Werner and is expected to include Vivian Vahlberg (1982), Kay Vose (1991), Sylvia Smith (2008) and Donna Leinwand Leger (2009).

The event is free and open to the public. So we can get a headcount, please register for free here.

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Take a lobster to dinner at Fourth Estate Lobster Night, Wednesday, Feb. 27

February 21, 2013 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Celebrate the end of Washington’s coldest and shortest month with a trip to Maine: The National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant is hosting Lobster Night, the last Wednesday of the month, Feb. 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. .

Press Club members pay $25; non-members $30 for a steamed 1¼ pound Maine Lobster with coleslaw or salad, and choice of French Fries or Oven Crisped New Potatoes.

Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance to assure a lobster; phone: 202-662-7638. A very limited number of lobsters will be available for those without a reservation.

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