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A Few Days Left for a 2009 Tax Deduction

December 28, 2009

Donations to charitable organizations made through Thrusday, Dec. 31, are eligible to be claimed on your 2009 tax filings. As you make final decisions on your year-end giving, please consider the Library.

Over the past year, you have seen all of the great activities that take place at the Club, but none is more central to its continued existence than the classes and training and panels conducted by our 501-c3, the Eric Friedhiem National Journalism Library.

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Frosty, Loyal Nats Fan, Wins NPC Snowman Contest

December 28, 2009 | By NPC President Donna Leinwand | president@press.org

Sophia Donnelly, daughter of Club member John Donnelly, vice chairman of the NPC Board of Governors, is the winner of the NPC Snow Day Snowman Contest. Sophia's well-designed snowman incorporated all the traditions of a typical Frosty but also demonstrated her devotion to the sports teams of the Nation's Capital, despite their mediocre records.

Thanks to all who sent snowman photos.

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This Week in National Press Club History

December 28, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Jan. 2, 1980: C-SPAN, the then-fledgling cable network devoted to live coverage of both the House and Senate floors, covers its first NPC luncheon featuring Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker.

This Week in National Press Club History is brought to you by the History Committee, which is dedicated to preserving, and revitalizing the Club’s history through displays, panel discussions and lectures, as well as interviewing members as part of the Club’s long-standing oral history project.

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This Week in National Press Club History

December 28, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Jan. 2, 1980: C-SPAN, the then-fledgling cable network devoted to live coverage of both the House and Senate floors, covers its first NPC luncheon featuring Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker.

This Week in National Press Club History is brought to you by the History Committee, which is dedicated to preserving, and revitalizing the Club’s history through displays, panel discussions and lectures, as well as interviewing members as part of the Club’s long-standing oral history project.

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Frosty, Loyal Nats Fan, Wins NPC Snowman Contest

December 28, 2009 | By NPC President Donna Leinwand | president@press.org

Sophia Donnelly, daughter of Club member John Donnelly, vice chairman of the NPC Board of Governors, is the winner of the NPC Snow Day Snowman Contest. Sophia's well-designed snowman incorporated all the traditions of a typical Frosty but also demonstrated her devotion to the sports teams of the Nation's Capital, despite their mediocre records.

Thanks to all who sent snowman photos.

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This Week in National Press Club History

December 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Dec. 23, 1908: Fire breaks out at the Club’s first headquarters in the old Brentano Building at 12th and F Streets.

This Week in National Press Club History is brought to you by the History Committee, which is dedicated to preserving, and revitalizing the Club’s history through displays, panel discussions and lectures, as well as interviewing members as part of the Club’s long-standing oral history project.

For more information on upcoming History Committee-sponsored events, or to join the History Committee, contact Marc A. Wojno at MarcAWojno@aol.com .

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Dance Band at New Year's Eve Party; $75

December 22, 2009 | By Josh Funk | jfuck@press.org

Remember how great the Centennial was? Want to party like that at the Press Club again? Come to dance the night away at the New Year's Eve Swing featuring Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra.

This fun-filled night includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, party favors, midnight champagne toast and a 10% discount on New Year's Eve dinner at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

The party begins at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 and ends at 1 a.m. Jan. 1.

Cost is $75 for NPC members; $100 for non-members

Reserve at 202-662-7501 or at www.press.org/swing . Advance payment required.

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Dance Band at New Year's Eve Party; $75

December 22, 2009 | By Josh Funk | jfunk@press.org

Remember how great the Centennial was? Want to party like that at the Press Club again? Come to dance the night away at the New Year's Eve Swing featuring Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra.

This fun-filled night includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, party favors, midnight champagne toast and a 10% discount on New Year's Eve dinner at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

The party begins at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 and ends at 1 a.m. Jan. 1.

Cost is $75 for NPC members; $100 for non-members

Reserve at 202-662-7501 or at www.press.org/swing . Advance payment required.

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This Week in National Press Club History

December 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Dec. 23, 1908: Fire breaks out at the Club’s first headquarters in the old Brentano Building at 12th and F Streets.

This Week in National Press Club History is brought to you by the History Committee, which is dedicated to preserving, and revitalizing the Club’s history through displays, panel discussions and lectures, as well as interviewing members as part of the Club’s long-standing oral history project.

For more information on upcoming History Committee-sponsored events, or to join the History Committee, contact Marc A. Wojno at MarcAWojno@aol.com .

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'Scoop' Rescheduled for Books & Brunch, Noon Jan. 16

December 21, 2009

Evelyn Waugh’s satirical classic, “Scoop,”will be discussed at Books & Brunch at noon Saturday, Jan. 16.

The event was rescheduled because of the snow storm. The new date coincides with DC Restaurant Week, so participants will be able to enjoy the traditional brunch selections and also special prices for lunch.

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