National Press Club

This Week in National Press Club History

December 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Dec. 13, 1929: National Press Club occupies new quarters with a 99-year lease at $1 a year.

Dec. 14, 1934: The National Press Club presents its second “An Evening of Magic” for children, featuring magicians from Baltimore and Washington.

Dec. 15, 1921: President Warren G. Harding, an active Press Club member, casts his ballot at the Club’s election.

Dec. 17, 2003: Lance Armstrong, multiple winner of the Tour de France and cancer survivor, is greeted by Washington area cyclists during his luncheon.

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Holiday Buffet Dec. 17; $17.50

December 14, 2009 | By Emily Hand | ehand@press.org

Turkey and all the fixings will be served at the holiday buffet beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Reliable Source. The price is $17.50 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

Free parking is available after 5 p.m. at the PMI Garage, 1325 G St. Present a receipt showing a restaurant purchase of $20 or more to the front desk between 5 and 9 p.m. or later at the bar.

The menu will include:

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This Week in National Press Club History

December 9, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Dec. 7, 1939: Founders’ Day dinner is attended by President Roosevelt; James Farley, head of the Post Office; Secretary of State Cordell Hull; and Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau.

Dec. 7, 1941: Members converge from everywhere on the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Dec. 9, 1985: Journalist Flora Lewis receives the Fourth Estate Award.

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This Week in National Press Club History

December 9, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Dec. 7, 1939: Founders’ Day dinner is attended by President Roosevelt; James Farley, head of the Post Office; Secretary of State Cordell Hull; and Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau.

Dec. 7, 1941: Members converge from everywhere on the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Dec. 9, 1985: Journalist Flora Lewis receives the Fourth Estate Award.

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Ring in 2010 at the Club! Party Starts at 8 pm Dec. 31; $75 for Members

December 9, 2009 | By Theresa Werner | Theresa_Werner@hotmail.com

Dance the night away at a gala 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: $75 for NPC members; $100 for non-members

Reservations may be made by calling 202-662-7501. Advance payment required.

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New Year's Eve at the Fourth Estate: 3 Courses, Champagne, $55

December 9, 2009

The Fourth Estate Restaurant will offer a three-course menu for $55 per person for NPC members, $65 for non-members, including a glass of champagne.

The menu is:

    Appetizers
  • Shrimp Cocktail with Horseradish Sauce
  • Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Caesar Salad with Peppercorn Pecorino
  • Organic Greens with Peppercorn Vinaigrette
  • Lobster Bisque
    Entrees
  • Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Demi Glace
  • Lobster and Shrimp Risotto, Sautéed Spinach and Pine Nuts

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Multimedia Classes in Early 2010; $30 for Members

December 9, 2009 | By Beth Shankle | bshankle@press.org

A series of three classes on learning and improving multimedia uses will be offered in January and February for professional journalists and educators. The fee is $30 per class for NPC members.

Each course takes place entirely online. Participants will receive lessons and assignments from the instructor via email.

Each course is approximately 10 hours of work, including class time and independent work. Each class is three days, but
students will have 10 days to complete assignments. There is a limit of 30 students per class.

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Dec. 11 is Deadline for Cartagena Trip Sign-up

December 9, 2009

The deadline for signing up for the NPC trip to Cartagena on Feb. 12-16, 2010, is Friday, Dec. 11.

The total fee is $1,795 per person, double occupancy. Cartagena is a World Heritage Site with narrow streets, bastions, forts, and castles. The price includes four nights at the five-star Sofitel Santa Clara, guided sightseeing, horse carriage ride, airfare, and daily breakfast include in the per person, double occupancy, price.

Contact Richard Meyer at Rambotrvl@aol.com or 703-356-6884.

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Dec. 11 is Deadline for Cartagena Trip Sign-up

December 9, 2009

The deadline for signing up for the NPC trip to Cartagena on Feb. 12-16, 2010, is Friday, Dec. 11.

The total fee is $1,795 per person, double occupancy. Cartagena is a World Heritage Site with narrow streets, bastions, forts, and castles. The price includes four nights at the five-star Sofitel Santa Clara, guided sightseeing, horse carriage ride, airfare, and daily breakfast include in the per person, double occupancy, price.

Contact Richard Meyer at Rambotrvl@aol.com or 703-356-6884.

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Multimedia Classes in Early 2010; $30 for Members

December 9, 2009 | By Beth Shankle | bshankle@press.org

A series of three classes on learning and improving multimedia uses will be offered in January and February for professional journalists and educators. The fee is $30 per class for NPC members.

Each course takes place entirely online. Participants will receive lessons and assignments from the instructor via email.

Each course is approximately 10 hours of work, including class time and independent work. Each class is three days, but students will have 10 days to complete assignments. There is a limit of 30 students per class.

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