National Press Club

Fourth Estate Lobster Night, Wednesday, May 29

May 12, 2013 | By Susan Delbert, Executive Chef |

Celebrate an end to the Memorial Day Weekend; it’s unofficially summer in Washington: The Fourth Estate restaurant is hosting Lobster Night, 5:30-8:30pm, Wednesday, May 29, the last Wednesday of the month. Members pay $25; Non-members $30 for a steamed 1-¼ 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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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack will Speak at a Press Club Luncheon on June 5

May 12, 2013 | By Kasia Klimasinska

By U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be speaking at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, June 5

Before ascending to the position of USDA chief in January 2009, Vilsack, a native of Pittsburgh, served two terms as the Governor of Iowa. He has led the Agriculture Department since the start of President Barack Obama's first term.

The luncheon begins at 12:30 with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a Q-and-A session ending at 2 p.m.

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Certified Angus Beef/Rodney Strong Dinner May 21

May 12, 2013 | By Susan Delbert, Executive Chef |

At 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, the Fourth Estate restaurant on the Club's 13th floor, will host one of the most unique food and wines dinners offered at the Press Club. The five course menu will feature unusual cuts of Certified Angus Beer, including Spinalus and Teres Major, paired with beautiful wines from Rodney Strong, the renowned Sonoma County, Calif., winery.

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Journalism Boot Camp Saturday to Help With Job Search or Career

May 12, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

For job search or career help, save May 18 to attend the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s Journalism Boot Camp. Get tips from the experts on using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and schedule a check-up with the “resume doctor.”

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Famous Filmmaker to Show Clips from Eight Films and Discuss Them, May 20

May 12, 2013 | By Megan Cotten |

From the Vatican to Venezuela, from Berbers to buffalos, from gauchos to gold, the documentaries of Judith Dwan Hallet spread all over the map. A documentary filmmaker for more than 40 years, she will discuss her career and her adventures making films around the world.

The event will take place at 7:00 p.m., May 20, in the conference rooms. It is free for club members and $5 for nonmembers. Please register here. There will be free refreshments and popcorn provided.

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Newsmaker: Government Contracting in Era of Sequestration, May 16

May 9, 2013 | By Herb Perone, Chair, NPC Newsmakers Committee |

Companies that do business with the U.S. government, Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike, are faced with unprecedented fiscal uncertainty as they work to navigate the impact of sequestration. At a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room on Thursday, May 16th, three private-sector CEOs will discuss the future of government contracting in the era of sequestration.


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Panel to discuss U. S. Immigration Reform May 20

May 9, 2013 | By Myron Belkind, chair, International Correspondents Committee |

"U.S. Immigration Reform: What's Ahead" will be the focus of a panel
discussion organized under the auspices of the International Center for
Journalists and the National Press Club's International Correspondents
Committee from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 20, in the Holeman Lounge.

The event coincides with what is considered unprecedented momentum for
immigration reform in the U.S. Congress.

Cindy Carcamo, a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, who covers
border and immigration issues, will moderate the discussion.

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Programs for Young English-Language Learners: Study To be Unveiled at Club Newsmaker on May 14

May 9, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

"Public Policy for the Emerging Population of Dual Language Learners" -– an extensive study to determine which educational programs have worked for dual language learners and which programs have been wasteful or even harmful -– will be released at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10 a.m., on May 14 in the Club’s Zenger Room.

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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno to Speak at Luncheon, June 4 – Tickets Available

May 9, 2013 | By Erik Meltzer |

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno will be speaking at a National Press Club luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

Before ascending to the position of Army Chief of Staff, Odierno commanded United States Joint Forces Command and was the commanding general for the U.S. campaign in Iraq.

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Tuesday: "The Endangered Newsroom Ombudsman?"

May 7, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association's Washington, D.C., Chapter and the National Press Club Journalism Institute will present a discussion on the role of the ombudsman in a changing news business from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, in the Zenger Room.

Admission is free, but registration is required by clicking here.

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