Coming up at the ANWC:  Great Programs/2017 Gala Registration Open!

Gala 2017 seats and tables are on sale early. First come, first served for seating preference.  Reserve today!

PURCHASE SEATS TODAY!: Go to http://www.anwc.org/2017-gala/, click on the drop down menu under gala 2017 or call the Club office 202-332-6770 or email anwclub@comcast.net!

Thurs. 3/9 6:30pm
"Post-Inaugural State of the Media" moderated by Eleanor Clift joined by a panel of insiders

Thurs. 3/30 6:30 pm
"Eleanor and Hick: The Affair that Shaped a First Lady" by Susan Quinn. (Penguin books, Oct. 2016) Books will be available.

Click here to Reserve  Our programs are open to members and guests.

CALL FOR STUDENT JOURNALISTS/SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

CONTACT THE CLUB OFFICE (anwclub@comcast.net)  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OBTAINING A JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP. ANWC WILL AWARD THREE, $3,000 SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOCAL AREA JOURNALISM STUDENTS IN 2017.

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Winter, 2016-2017

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ANWC is located at 1607 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008 at 22nd Street and Florida Ave., on Embassary Row between the Bulgarian and Estonian Embassies. 

ANWC Club office hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10 am - 2 pm. Call us at 202-332-6770 or e-mail us anwclub@comcast.net.  Street parking is limited. 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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ELIZABETH BREE: Intern Extraordinaire! Special Thanks!

Thank you Elizabeth for your special service in support of the ANWC. Elizabeth interned with us as part of her Georgetown University Summer in Washington DC program.  She's back to Fordham University. 

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OUR 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 and there are parking garages in the neighborhood. 

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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.)