Programs 2017-2018

Some fabulous programs featuring barrier breaking speakers are in the works this year. Please continue to check in and see what we have in store for you.

Just in: January 24, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Bestselling author Sally Quinn will discuss her epic book, "Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir."


Liza Mundy's November 16th "Code Girls" book discussion was very special. If you joined us October 4th for State of Education with Politico's Kimberly Hefling and Laura McGiffert Slover, CEO of Centerpoint Education, it was a stellar event.

Renewals

2017-2018 Membership Renewals are out. If you did not receive yours, you can download here: http://anwc.com/membership-renewal/  Send in your renewal today!

Meet our Interns

Blair Abington, Lily Chorches, Gianna Rago and Shelby Weathers from AU's Washington Mentorship Program.

 Historic Clubhouse

The ANWC Clubhouse is located at 1607 22nd Street,NW, Washington, DC on Embassy Row and two blocks from the Dupont Circle metro. Street parking is available depending upon time of day and there are parking garages in the neighborhood.

Club Hours: M, T, W, F 10:30 am - 2:30 PM Phone: 202-332-6770, Email: anwclub@comcast.net

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Scholarship Winners 2017

(left to right) Pres.NPC, Jeff Ballou, Scholarship winners Lauren Sullivan (George Mason University) and Makeda Francis, (Howard University), ANWC EIJ honoree Susan Page and ANWC Pres. Helen R. White

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History in the Making: Cranford House

 Cranford House: Home to the American News Women's Club

ANWC is located at 1607 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008 at 22nd Street and Florida Ave., on Embassy Row between the Bulgarian and Estonian Embassies.  For use for an event contact cranfordhouse@anwc.org. Regular  office hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10a-4p and move to summer hours in June. Call us at 202-332-6770 or e-mail us anwclub@comcast.net. Street parking is available but limited depending on time of day. Parking garages are nearby on Mass. Avenue. Allow yourself time to park.

MEMBERSHIP:A FAMILY AFFAIR: Meet the Trupp Family

The Trupps, with Sandy Trupp as our revered member and her husband Phil and daughters make membership for the ANWC a family affair. Contact the Club office if you are interested in becoming an esteemed member.

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ANWC Celebrating 85 Years of Women Breaking Barriers

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SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR NEXT EXCITING PROGRAM FEATURING:

SALLY QUINN

Thursday,  January 24, 2018, 6:30 PM

 FINDING MAGIC: A Spiritual Memoir

 RESERVE EARLY: call 202-332-6770

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 Dec. 7, 2017

ANWC Annual Holiday Party

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - We've got some exciting entertainment in the works, a delicious buffet and the IWMF Emergency Fund for women journalists (for more info visit iwmf.org/programs/emergency-fund/) as our designated charity this year. Board Member MC Andrews is our Chair. You'll be hearing more details very soon. We look forward to a fun & festive evening.Reserve early! Don't miss this one.  


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LIZA MUNDY: Breaking the Code

COMING UP SOON: Thurs., Nov. 16, 2017 at the Club, 6:30 p.m. networking, dinner 7:15 p.m. program

Journalist and bestselling author: Liza Mundy will discuss "Code Girls," (Hachette Books, just released and on bestellers lists already), the "riveting untold story of the brave American young women who cracked the Japanese and German code to help win World War II." For more info on the book or the author go to http://www.lizamundy.com.  Reserve early for what will surely be a fascinating evening, anwclub@comcast.net or call 202-332-6770.                                   

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 SLOVER, HEFLING, MARGOLIS: Breakng Barriers in Education

A VERY SPECIAL EVENING HAD BY ALL:

Come Join Us: Wed. Oct. 4th,  STATE OF EDUCATION 

6:30 p.m. Come join us at the Club as we discuss our current State of Education. This is first in a seris of "State of" discussions! Meet Kimberly Hefling, Senior Education Writer at Politco (pictured below).   

                                 Kimberly Hefling

 Also meet Laura McGiffert Slover, President and CEO of Centerpoint Education Solutions (pictured below).  And Aleta Margolis,  Found of Center for Inspired Teaching. Reserve today. 202-332-6770 or email us at anwclub@comcast.net! 

Laura Slover Aleta Margolis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESERVE TODAY for lite fare dinner, networking and this very special program. CALL 202-332-6770 or email Janina at anwclub@comcast.net. 

The ANWC is America's oldest women's Press Club.

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 ANWC Welcomes New Board

CONGRATULATIONS to ANWC's new President, Janis Lamar (center) who will keep the momentum and continue to lead our new 2017-2018 Governing Board and our membership to great success. We are truly honored and grateful to have such a professional as Janis Lamar head up our leadership team. For a complete list of the newly appointed slate of ANWC Governing Board officers click here.

 (2017-2018 ANWC Board Members (L-R), Jean White, Pamela Hosey, Sandy Trupp, Janis Lamar, Eleanor Clift, Jan DuPlain, Jane Pennewell, not pictured: Sheilah Kast, MC Andrews)


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 SUSAN PAGE: Asking the Tough Questions

Wash., DC, May 4, 2017 - USA TODAY's Susan Page accepted the ANWC Excellence in Journalism Award 2017 with great fanfare and with CNN's Wolf Blitzer as emcee at the National Press Club. A great night was had by all in support of the best journalism and in celebrating the founding of the ANWC. The "Who What Where" award, a question mark,

was designed by trailblazing artist Lolo Sarnoff.  It's made of plexiglass but you don't win it without asking the tough questions. Bravo Susan! Thank you ANWC President Jean White (pictured above left next to 2017 honoree Susan Page) for your stalwart efforts to steer the efforts celebrating our 85 years of the ANWC.   "After 85 years, we've earned our way, said Claire Swift," Co-chair of the dinner with Co-chairs Jan Du Plain, Janis Lamar, Pam Stevens and Sandy Trupp.

 Susan Page proudly accepted the honor surrounded by her family and friends, members of the ANWC and a gamut of journalsts and newsmakers including roasters Diane Rehm, Chris Matthews, her son, Ben Leubsdorf and so many others including artist Patty Raine, writer and producer John Greco. And a benefit committee of ANWC supporters. 

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REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!  

MEET OUR ANWC EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALIMSM PAST RECIPIENTS AND GUESS WHO'S NEXT?  On May 4th in a glorious celebration, we'll be honoring USA TODAY's SUSAN PAGE (in red). Registration is OPEN to purchase seats and tables for ANWC's All-Star Evening of Excellence 2017 at the Press Club.  Click here to reserve today!  It's looking to be sold out. Purchase now!

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ELEANOR AND HICK by Susan Quinn

COME JOIN US AT THE CLUB
Thursday, March 30, 2017/
SOLD OUT
6:30 PM at the ANWC  

 Susan Quinn will present her intimate portrait published by Penguin Books of the three decades long relationship between the First Lady and  journalist Lorena Hickok that tranformed them both.  Their relationship begain in 1932 when the ANWC was founded.

 

$25.00 for members and guests/ lite fare dinner (limited seating) Please reserve early!. Contact JANINA AT THE CLUB OFFICE AT 202-332-6770,  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am- 4:00 pm, e-mail anwclub@comcast.net  Books will be available. 


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   USA TODAY'S SUSAN PAGE WINS HIGHEST HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE 

Award Evening to be held at Nat'l Press Club, Thurs. May 4, 2017

        

The American News Women's Club has chosen veteran news reporter and Washington bureau chief Susan Page from USA TODAY to receive its Excellence in Journalism Award for 2017. Ms. Page has covered The White House and national politics through ten presidential elections. She will be recognized for her outstanding professional accomplishments at the ANWC gala award evening at the National Press Club on Thurs., May 4, 2017,  to benefit ANWC's scholarships for aspiring journalism students.  The ANWC is celebrating its eighty-fifth year of women breaking barriers.   MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

 

AMAZING EVENING:  Wed. FEBRUARY 15th at the CLUB - 'THE SILVER BARON'S WIFE' by Donna Baier Stein -  First in our "Women Breaking Barriers" series

 Hear about the colorful life and times of Lizzie McCort Taber aka "Baby Doe", one of America's original legends from the Wild West to her Willard Hotel Wedding.  Reserve early! Limited seating.  Click here for more info or go to our Programs page for more on exciting programs.  

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FAREWELL GWEN IFILL

 In 2014, the ANWC honored legendary broadcast journalist Gwen Ifill (PBS News Hour, Washington Week) with the ANWC Excellence in Journalism Award for her outstanding service in journalism. She was incredibly gracious and grateful. On behalf of all the members of the ANWC we are sorry for the world's great loss of such a beloved figure.  Rest in Peace Gwen Ifill.  Your presence and dedication to excellence will be sorely missed.   

                    

Left to right:  Julie Chase,  Martha Raddatz,  Eleanor Clift,  Claire Swift, Gwen Ifill,  Dorothy Giliiam and John Dickerson.

 

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 HILLARY CLINTON MAKES U.S. HISTORY

Congratulations to ANWC lifetime honorary member (former FLOTUS)  Hillary Clinton who made history on July 27, 2016, as the first woman ever to be nominated by the Democratic Party for president of the United Sates. Congratulations Hillary for having the courage to continue breaking barriers for all women. On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratiefied to grant American women the right to vote. Every First Lady of the United States has been a member of the ANWC since 1932. 

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Annual Meeting/Election of Officers 2016

Page Crosland (Comms Liaison) Ginny Daly, (Past President, Governo), Claire Swift (Past Presiden) Jan DuPlain (VP of Diplomatic Relations) Jean White (President) and Pamela Hosey (Secretary) gather for the ANWC Annual Meeting and Election of Officers on June 21st at the ANWC.     

 

Page Crosland, Jane Pennewell (VP of Membership), Jan DuPlain (VP of Diplomatic Relations),  Marion Mattingly (Governor),  Claire Swift,  Eleanor Clift (Governor) and Jean White.  Missing Sandy Trupp, (VP of Stratgic Development) and Hal Matson (Historian).

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Frances Stroh

The gorgeous Frances Stroh packed the house at the ANWC June 15th for our Author's program: Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss (published by Harper Collins).

ANWC sponsoring Board Member Claire Swift, our speaker, Frances Stroh and ANWC President Jean White.    

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Greta Van Susteren Receives
ANWC 2016 Excellence in Journalism Award 

May 19, 2016 - National Press Club, Wash., DC - Fox friends, fans along ANWC members and guests alike adored and adorned Fox News host and veteran reporter Greta Van Susteren as she recieved the ANWC's prestigious Excellence in Journalism Award. A magnificent time was had by all. Thank you Greta for making it look effortless and for being such a pro for all of these years. As our 2016 recipient, Greta joins our hall of fame of lifetime honorary members of the ANWC  Way to go Greta! Click here for our list of past recipients.

 

Click here for more photos from our 2016 Greta gala and more from our photo galleries.

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ANWC Gala 2016:  A Family Affair

 

Three ANWC members Kathy Trupp, Sandy Trupp and Becky Trupp gather with their husbands John, Phil and Kevin Rolan at the Press Club this year. Phil and Sandy Trupp were the first to join our Club as a couple!                                            ____________________________________________

                             Click here for more photos and/or visit our photo galleries!