Attention Members: 

If you are interested in renewing your 2019-2020 membership and have not received a package, please call the office at (202) 332-6770 or send us an email to

Meet our Proud 2019 ANWC Scholarship Winners!

Jaha Knight, AU & Colleen Grablick, GWU

And our ANWC 2019 Mission Oriented Interns!

Meet Caroline Zonts, a rising senior at the George Washington University's School of Media and Strategic Communication. 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. 

Programs 2019 at the Clubhouse

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. $30 for members,  $35 for guests, $15 for students/jrs. (under 25). Light supper/networking before the program.  Reserve by calling the clubhouse 202-332-6770 or email

Thurs. October 24,  6:30 p.m.   Women Ambassadors: the Art of Diplomacy.  Speakers tbd coming soon.  Save this date.



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.

 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:

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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 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 Street parking is available but limited depending on time of day. Parking garages are nearby on Mass. Avenue. Allow yourself time to park.


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

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the many exciting ANWC events.


Board of Governors:

President: Mary Catherine Andrews

Immediate Past President: Janis Lamar

VP Strategic Development: Sandy Trupp

VP Communications: Sarah Lee

VP Membership: Jane Pennewell

Secretary/Treasurer: Jean White

Governor -Internatonal Relations: Jan DuPlain

Governor:  Eleanor Clift

Governor:  Sheilah Kast

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







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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