National Press Club

Cuban historian to offer look into Old Havana at Club event, Sept. 12

September 5, 2013 | By Allyson Cannon |

Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler, director of the Old Havana Cuban Restoration Program, will describe the preservation, restoration and transformation of Cuba's capital city at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the National Press Club.

Reserve your seat by clicking here.

This event is free to members and the general public.

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Got the goods or some special skills? Consider donating them to the Fourth Estate's silent auction

September 5, 2013 | By Lori Russo |

This year’s Fourth Estate Award gala, honoring NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, will include a silent auction featuring items ranging from plane tickets to golf lessons with proceeds to benefit the National Press Club Journalism Institute.

If your organization has goods or services that can help raise money for the Institute, please consider offering them for the auction. All donations are tax deductible.

Contact Julie Schoo at or Lori Russo at for more information.

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Taste the best of craft beer with a multi-course dinner at the Fourth Estate, Sept. 12

September 5, 2013 | By Brent Gwathney |

Experience the California micro-brewery explosion with a five-course dinner featuring the best of North Coast Brewing Company at the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12.

The event is open to the public. Click here to reserve your tickets.

North Coast, founded in 1988, is among the nation's micro-brewing pioneers.

The dinner begins with an assortment of hors d'oeuvres, including barbecue pork sliders and cheese puffs served with Scrimshaw Pilsner.

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North Coast micro brews with dinner at NPC's Fourth Estate, Sept. 12

September 4, 2013 | By Susan Delbert |

National Press Club members and their friends are invited to experience the California micro-brewery explosion on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Fourth Estate.

Try craft beers produced by North Coast Brewing Company paired with a five course dinner. North Coast was founded in 1988, making it one of the oldest micro-breweries in the country.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Six beers will be poured:

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Mexican ambassador to U.S. to speak on immigration, other issues Sept. 13

September 4, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

Eduardo Medina Mora, Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S., will discuss immigration, security, Mexico’s economy and his country’s role in the world at a Newsmaker news conference on Friday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Murrow Room.

For more information, contact: Peter Hickman at

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

September 4, 2013 | By Matt Mlynarczyk |

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 |

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 |

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.

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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 |

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

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 |

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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