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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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Meet the Ambassadors 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, June 16  – Natalie DiBlasio with USA Today was elected President of the American News Women’s Club at this evening’s meeting.  Her election was immediately followed by remarks from Estonia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Her Excellency Marina Kaljurand -- the evening’s featured guest on the ANWC’s Meet the Ambassadors series.

Estonia, formally a part of the Soviet Union, was described by Ambassador Kaljurand as having a “friendly” relationship with the U.S.  She provided her listeners with a history of her small Baltic nation which became fully independent in 1991.  She explained that Estonians were the creators of the Skype technology and that her country has established an “e-government,” where documents and communication are conducted completely online.  She added that laws and regulations have been enacted to protect Estonian citizens’ privacy and identity.

Ambassador Kaljurand earned a Fulbright scholarship and a Master’s Degree in international law and diplomacy from Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; a professional diploma in international relations from the Estonian School of Diplomacy; and an LL.B cum laude from Tartu University.  She is fluent in Estonian, English and Russian.  

She played a key role in the recent “Estonia in Concert” at the Kennedy Center featuring the music of the internationally acclaimed Estonian composer Arvo Part.

Ambassador Kaljurand has a husband, a daughter and a son.  Her hobbies include Nordic walking, reading, dogs and badminton.  She will soon return to Estonia to become Undersecretary in the Foreign Ministry for Legal and Consular Affairs.

Previous Meet the Ambassadors speakers include Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae of Japan who hosted club members at his residence;  the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Washington, Ambassador Roble Olhaye of the Republic of Djibouti;  and  Ambassador Tebelelo Seretse of the Republic of Botswana. The Meet the Ambassadors series is chaired by Marion Mattingly, the club’s Vice President for Programs.

ANWC’s immediate past President Claire Swift said, “Meet the Ambassadors is underwritten by a grant from the MARPAT Foundation and will enable the ANWC to provide global forums for ambassadors and their delegates to share their untold stories with club members, both veteran and young journalists.”  Swift, who secured the grant, added, “The programs feature exchanges of views on important issues, thus, promoting international understanding and cultural awareness in a globalized world.”

Past events:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014: H.E. Marina Kaljurand of Estonia

Wednesday, June 4, 2014: H.E. Tebelelo Mazile Sereste of the Republic of Botswana (Read the press release here.)

Monday, April 28, 2014: H.E. Roble Olhaye of the Republic of Djibouti (Read the press release here.)