National Press Club

Freelance Committee Meets 7 pm Feb. 3

January 26, 2010 | By Jamila Bey | jbey@npr.org

Calling NPC freelancers one and all to the first Freelance Committee meeting of 2010. Let’s talk about the programming the new year will bring, and let us know how you think the committee can best serve our freelance members.

We meet on the mezzanine at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. Bring your ideas and your cards.

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Blood Drive 10 am to 3 pm Feb. 5

January 26, 2010

A blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. Please contact Cara Lanza at clanza@press.org or 202-662-7522 to reserve a time.

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New Name for History Committee

January 26, 2010

The History and Heritage Committee is the new name of the Club committee that deals with collecting, preserving and publicizing NPC history. A change from History Committee was approved last week by President Alan Bjerga and reflects the committee's intention to do more than perform oral history interviews.

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Seminar on Helping Staff Cope with Haiti Coverage, 9 am Feb. 2

January 26, 2010

A session for newsroom managers whose staffs are covering the earthquake and aftermath in Haiti will be conducted from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2.

The session will focus on: How do those reporters and news photographers internalize and process the human suffering they’ve witnessed while doing their job? How can their home bureaus best support them when they return?

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This Week in National Press Club History

January 25, 2010 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Jan.23, 1932: President Herbert Hoover attends the inauguration of the Club’s new president and hates to leave because he‘s having a good time for once.

Jan. 24, 1997: New U.N. Secretary Kofi Annan addresses the Club at Hotel Washington and urges the press to encourage the U.S. to pay its share of the U.N. budget.

Jan. 26, 2007: Actor Gary Sinise pleas for help for disabled veterans at a Club luncheon.

Jan. 26, 1915: Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan makes the first transcontinental telephone call for the Bell Telephone Company from the Club.

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Young Members Happy Hour, 7 pm Jan. 25

January 25, 2010 | By Evan Sweetman | ecsweetman@gmail.com

Join the Young Members Committee for a special happy hour meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan 25, in the McClendon Room. This Young Members-only event is a chance to share in the excitement of the New Year and hear about what the committee is planning to do for you. Every young member will receive a free drink ticket and a raffle ticket for a prize.

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Young Members Happy Hour, 7 pm Jan. 25

January 25, 2010 | By Evan Sweetman | ecsweetman@gmail.com

Join the Young Members Committee for a special happy hour meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan 25, in the McClendon Room. This Young Members-only event is a chance to share in the excitement of the New Year and hear about what the committee is planning to do for you. Every young member will receive a free drink ticket and a raffle ticket for a prize.

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This Week in National Press Club History

January 25, 2010 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Jan.23, 1932: President Herbert Hoover attends the inauguration of the Club’s new president and hates to leave because he‘s having a good time for once.

Jan. 24, 1997: New U.N. Secretary Kofi Annan addresses the Club at Hotel Washington and urges the press to encourage the U.S. to pay its share of the U.N. budget.

Jan. 26, 2007: Actor Gary Sinise pleas for help for disabled veterans at a Club luncheon.

Jan. 26, 1915: Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan makes the first transcontinental telephone call for the Bell Telephone Company from the Club.

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Fewer Than 100 Tickets Remain for NPC Inaugural Gala

January 22, 2010 | By Melissa Charbonneau | melcharbonneau@aol.com

Fewer than 100 tickets are available for the Jan. 30 inauguration gala for the NPC’s 103rd president, Alan Bjerga of Bloomberg News, Saturday, Jan. 30. Members, their guests, and the public are invited to attend.

A cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m., and program at 8:25 p.m., followed by entertainment. The event is black-tie optional, and reservations are required.

Tickets are $75 and may be reserved by calling 202-662-7501 or emailing reservations@press.org .

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Fewer Than 100 Tickets Remain for NPC Inaugural Gala

January 22, 2010 | By Melissa Charbonneau | melcharbonneau@aol.com

Fewer than 100 tickets are available for the Jan. 30 inauguration gala for the NPC’s 103rd president, Alan Bjerga of Bloomberg News, Saturday, Jan. 30. Members, their guests, and the public are invited to attend.

A cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m., and program at 8:25 p.m., followed by entertainment. The event is black-tie optional, and reservations are required.

Tickets are $75 and may be reserved by calling 202-662-7501 or emailing reservations@press.org .

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