National Press Club

Lions of the Club lost: NPC mourns former presidents Don Larrabee and Dave Hess

July 19, 2017 | By Frank Aukofer | faukofer@gmail.com

The National Press Club lost two of its former presidents within a day: Donald R. Larrabee, president in 1973, died July 18 at the Sunrise on Connecticut home in Washington; and David Hess, president in 1985, died July 19 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

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You don't want to miss the Summer Crab Feast, July 20; Reserve your spot now

July 19, 2017 | By Mesfin Mekonen | mmekonen@press.org

Get ready to crack shells, pick crab meat and dip it in melted butter! The National Press Club's annual Crab Feast in the Reliable Source restaurant is almost here.

The popular crustaceans will be served along with a buffet of sides on Thursday, July 20, starting at 5:30 p.m. It's great way to celebrate summer.

The Crab Feast buffet costs $33 per person for Club members and $38 for nonmembers, plus tax and gratuity.

To make a reservation contact the Reliable Source at RS@press.org or at 202-662-7443. Reservations are encouraged because this event has sold out in the past.

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Update-1 talks one-on-one with award-winning Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary

July 18, 2017 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary says regardless of income level, the key to successful money management is living below your means.

In an Update-1 interview with Bankrate.com senior economic analyst and former National Press Club President Mark Hamrick, Singletary discusses why even high wage earners have money problems. She talks about growing up in Baltimore and being taken in by her grandmother, who taught her valuable financial lessons. She explains the role her grandmother played in the start of her award-winning column, “The Color of Money.”

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Celebrate journalism excellence at the National Press Club awards dinner, July 28; Tickets available now

July 16, 2017 | By Will Lester | WJLester@aol.com

This seems like a very good year to celebrate the best of journalism at the National Press Club Awards Dinner on Friday, July 28.

The winners of the Press Club’s journalism contest will be honored at a reception and dinner at the club. The reception in the Holeman Lounge starts at 6 p.m. and the dinner and program start at 7 p.m. in the National Press Club Ballroom.

Club President Jeff Ballou said that recognizing quality work and the bravery of our colleagues is very appropriate right now.

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Army Staff Chief Milley plans to review state of the Army at Headliners Luncheon, July 27

July 14, 2017 | By Jan King | jan.king@live.com

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark. A. Milley plans to speak on the current state of U.S. Army at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Thursday, July 27.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 for Club members, who may purchase two tickets at this rate, and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Tickets may be purchased online.

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Broadcast/podcast team member Irv Chapman reviews more than 50 years in journalism

July 11, 2017 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

National Press Club member and Bloomberg Radio Washington reporter Irv Chapman reviews his more than 50 years of broadcast network news reporting for Radio Press International, six bureaus of ABC, and now Bloomberg in a new Update-1 podcast interview with fellow broadcast/podcast team member Bill McCloskey.

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Headliners Newsmaker examines how to elect more independents in 2018, July 12

July 10, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

A panel of elected officials from across the country who were elected as independent candidates without the support of a political party plan to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmakers event Wednesday, July 12, at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Bloomberg Room to examine whether electing more independents could break the current political gridlock.

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Tickets still available for Press Club Headliners Luncheon featuring Amtrak CEO, July 12

July 9, 2017 | By Kevin Wensing | kmwensing@comcast.net

Tickets are still available for the National Press Club Headliners Luncheon featuring Charles “Wick” Moorman IV, Amtrak’s president and chief executive officer, on Wednesday, July 12, in the Club's Ballroom.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Purchase tickets online.

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NPC Toastmasters meets Monday, July 10 at 7pm in the McClendon Room

July 9, 2017 | By Leslie Kingsley | lrkingsley@gmail.com

Are you aspiring to deliver a TED talk? Or perhaps speaking in front of others make you jittery? No matter your expertise, the NPC Toastmasters Club has helped many of us get to the next level.

Join your fellow colleagues and take your speaking to the next level at 7 p.m. Monday in the McClendon Room. There is no charge to visit and advance registration is not necessary.

The NPC’s Toastmasters club consists of many seasoned professionals who continue to find value in practicing in this safe and friendly environment. We meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

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Tonight: NY Times correspondent plans to discuss his new Obama book

June 29, 2017 | By William Pierce | wpierce@apcoworldwide.com

Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times, plans to appear at a Headliners Book Rap Thursday, June 29, to discuss his new book, Obama:The Call of History.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Club's Conference Rooms. The Book Rap will include a discussion with the author, a question-and-answer session from the audience and then a signing session

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