National Press Club

Mark Russell Entertains at Spring Hoot, 6:30 pm April 15; $35

December 31, 1969 | By Don Larrabee | newstodon@aol.com

Musical political satirist Mark Russell will perform at the Spring Hoot on Thursday, April 15.

The dinner coordinated by the Club’s Silver Owls (25 years or more members) will install newly eligible members of the Owls and trace the years since Russell was introduced to the Club in 1961 during the NPC presidency of the current Head Hoot, John Cosgrove.

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Seats Available at Oct. 17 Political Reporting Workshop; $10 for Members

December 31, 1969 | By Susan Heavey | sheavey@thomsonreuters.com

Looking for ways to break from the DC political reporting pack? Join the National Press Club Eric Friedheim Library's second political reporting workshop on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Veteran politicos will offer tips on covering the 2010 election, campaign finance reporting and more with a special keynote address by USA Today Washington Bureau Chief and NPC member Susan Page.

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Club Closed Oct. 11 for Columbus Day

December 31, 1969

The Club will be closed Monday, Oct., 11, in observance of Columbus Day. The Fourth Estate Restaurant will be open for brunch and dinner on Saturday, Oct. 9.

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Drink Wine, Buy Wine, Help the Library, Oct. 1; $25

December 31, 1969

Support the National Press Club's Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library with your ticket to "Stomp the Presses," a wine and spirits tasting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in the ballroom.

Admission is $25, but Club members get a discount. Email Josh Funk at jfunk@press.org for the discount code. Tickets can be purchased here.

A portion of the ticket sales and proceeds from wine and spirits sales at the event will be donated to the library. Attendees will sample more than 60 wines, beers and spirits from around the world.

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Massey Energy CEO at July 22 Luncheon

December 31, 1969

Don L. Blankenship, the chairman and chief executive officer of Massey Energy Co., will speak at a Luncheon on Thursday, July 22, on the need to increase surface mining of coal to meet the nation’s energy requirements.

Massey Energy is the fourth-largest coal company in the United States. An explosion at the company’s Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, W.Va., on April 5 killed 29 miners, making it the deadliest coal mine explosion in the United States in 40 years.

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Financial Services Roundtable Chief Discusses Reform Bill, Noon July 1

December 31, 1969

Steve Bartlett, president of the Financial Services Roundtable, will discuss the financial services reform legislation, including the challenges for the industry and consumers, at a Newsmaker press conference at noon Thursday, July 1, in the Lisagor Room.

-- Tejinder Singh, tejindersinghdc@gmail.com

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A Few Days Left for a 2009 Tax Deduction

December 31, 1969

Donations to charitable organizations made through Thursday, 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.

Without these activities, the Club could not fulfill its mission as the world's leading professional organization for journalists.

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Presidential Makeup Artist Interview, 6:30 pm Oct. 7

December 31, 1969

Makeup artist Lillian Brown, who applied makeup to John Kennedy and Richard Nixon before the first televised presidential debate in 1960, will be interviewed at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the broadcast studios on the fourth floor.

Brown will discuss the nine U.S. presidents she worked with during her career.

NPC member Larry Quinn will conduct the interview. This program will also be available streamed on the NPC website along with a radio podcast version. There is no admission charge. Please RSVP to: (202) 662-7501 or reservations@press.org

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NYT Energy Reporter Talks to Young Members, 7 pm July 1

December 31, 1969

Matthew Wald, the long-time energy and transportation reporter for the New York Times, will speak to young members at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 1, as part of the Cocktails with Champions series. The event is open to members under age 35. RSVP to Evan Sweetman evsweetman@gmail.com

Wald has worked at the Times since 1976. During that time he has developed a reputation for clear writing on complicated topics including the nuclear industry and the ins and outs of what makes airplanes work – or, in the case of accidents, not work.

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Social Networking Classes Jan. 13-14; $25 Each

December 31, 1969

Classes on social networking will be offered Thursday, Jan. 13 and Friday, Jan. 14. Each class is one hour and fifteen minutes. Sign up for as many as fit your schedule.

The fee is $25 per class for National Press Club members and $50 per class for non-members. The classes will be held in the 13th floor Bloomberg Center for
Electronic Journalism next to the library.

Jan. 13:
9:30 to 10:45 a.m. - Web 2.0 Tools
11 a.m. to 12:15p.m. - Advanced Google Search Techniques
1:30 to 2:45 p.m. - Twittering Away
3 to 4:15 p.m. - Reporting from Facebook

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