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ANWC Holiday Party - Wed. December 11, 2019. Save this date and prepare for a fabulous celebration!

Attention ANWC Members: 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the American News Women's Club, please call the office at (202) 332-6770 or send us an email to

Club Hours:

Monday, Wed. 12 - 4 p.m., Fri. 12 - 2 p.m.

Phone: 202-332-6770


Our Historic Clubhouse

The ANWC Clubhouse (also known as Cranford House) 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. Great for seasonal events, consider booking your event today! (click here for more information)

Meet our ANWC 2019 Mission Oriented Interns!

Meet Caroline Zonts, a senior in the School of Media & Public Affairs at the George Washington University. We are thrilled to have her with us and look forward to great achievements.

Annaliese Keller is a rising junior at the George Washington University studying political science. She is a passionate supporter of the ANWC's mission to expand the advancement of women in journalism. 

And our Proud 2019 ANWC Scholarship Winners!

Jaha Knight, AU       Colleen Grablick, GWU

Programs 2019-2020 at the Clubhouse

Thurs. October 24,  6:30 p.m. Women Ambassadors: The Art of Diplomacy.

Mon. September 23, 6:30 p.m. - Celebrating 100 years of Women and the 19th Amendment. Come join Elaine Weiss, esteemed author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote (Viking Press) and board member Eleanor Clift, author of Founding Sisters and the Nineteeth Amendment (Wiley Publishers) for what is sure to be a lively presentation and conversation on one of the great accomplishments for women of our era.  

Popular Past Programs 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 6:30 p.m at the Clubhouse. In celebration of Women's History Month, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, making history with her Groundbreaking Memoir.

Programs 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.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Howard Kurtz and his take on the media in the age of Trump. 


PAST PROGRAMS: January 24, Washington insider Sally Quinn on her book "Finding Magic", Liza Mundy's November 16 "Code Girls" book discussion was very special. If you joined us October 4 for State of Education with Politico's Kimberly Hefling and Laura McGiffert Slover, CEO of Centerpoint Education, it was a stellar event.

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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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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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Photo Galleries

Click here to view photos of
the many exciting ANWC events.


Board of Governors:

President: Mary Catherine Andrews

Immediate Past President: Janis Lamar

Secretary/Treasurer: Helen R. White

VP Strategic Development: Sandy Trupp

VP Communications: Sarah Lee Park

VP Membership: Jane Pennewell

Governor: Internatonal Relations: Jan Du Plain

Governor:  Eleanor Clift

Governor:  Sheilah Kast

(Acting) Executive Director: Claire Swift


Board Meeting Dates (all ANWC Board Meetings are held at the ANWC Clubhouse beginning at 6:30 p.m.):

September 18, 2019

November 13, 2019

January 8, 2020

March 11, 2020

TBD June 3, 2020 (Annual Meeting)

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Board of Governors:

President: Janis Lamar

VP Strategic Development: Sandy Trupp

VP Membership: Jane Pennewell

Secretary/Treasurer: Pamela Hosey

Governor -Internatonal Relations: Jan DuPlain

Governor:  MC Andrews

Governor:  Eleanor Clift

Governor:  Sheilah Kast

Immediate Past President: Jean White

**Historian:  Hal Matson

Executive Director of Strategic Development:   Claire Swift

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Board Meetings 2017-2018

The following are the dates for the scheduled meetings of ANWC Board of Governors for this fiscal year:

7/14/2017,  9/12/17; 11/28/17; 2/20/18; 4/24/18  -- moved to 5/22/18)

The following is our slate of officers as proposed by the Nominating Committee and unanimously voted in by membership at the June 14th Annual Meeting.


Board of Governors:

President: Janis Lamar

VP Strategic Development: Sandy Trupp

VP Diplomatic Relations: Jan Du Plain

VP Membership: Jane Pennewell

Secretary/Treasurer: Pamela Hosey

Governor:  MC Andrews

Governor:  Eleanor Clift

Governor:  Sheilah Kast

Immediate Past President: Jean White

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Executive Director of Strategic Development:  Claire Swift

The ANWC Board of Governors is comprised of a group of dedicated members who give their time and resources in their chosen area to support and govern the ANWC.  Developed by a nominating committee, and guided by the Club's historic bylaws, the slate of nominees are elected by the general Club membership. Board terms depend on position held. To be considered for serving on our next Board, please contact the Club president.




Jean White


Jan DuPlain

VP of Diplomatic Relations

Jane Pennewell

VP of Membership

Sandy Trupp

VP of Strategic Development

Pamela Hosey



Eleanor Clift 


Ginny Daly


Sheilah Kast


Marion Mattingly



Hal Matson

Club Historian

Claire Sanders Swift

 Sr. Director of Strategic Development, Past President


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July 18  (Mon) 2016
Sept 12 (Mon) 2016

Oct 11 (Tues)  2016 (additional date added)

Nov 1  (Mon) 2016
Holiday Party  Dec 12 (Mon)  2016
Jan 9th  (Mon)  2017
Mar 6th  ((Mon) 2017 ***85th Anniversary Celebration - TBD
May 8th  (Mon)  2017
June 14   (Wed)  ANNUAL MEETING  - Election of Officers