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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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ANWC Member Spotlights

Christy Eagleton Fleming resides in Wilmington Del., where she is a marketing executive and writer for, a digital media web site she created in 2011 with her husband Michael and another colleague. She manages content, writes stories, edits submissions, maintains the Facebook presence and photographs non-profit events for the "social" feature of the web site.  
Christy also serves on the Board of the Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association, where she focuses on marketing, media, event management and annual giving. Christy also served on the Board of the Jefferson Awards for Public Service of Delaware and the Christmas Shop Foundation, which hosts the largest charitable gift show in Delaware. She designed and launched the Christmas Shop Foundation web site, automated its finances and developed its first large scale e-mail database.
In the 10 years Christy worked prior to raising a family, she spent 5 years at Sprint International/Global One as a manager of advertising, 5 years at Earle Palmer Brown Public Relations and Advertising and 3 years as a journalist -- for WWBT-NBC 10 in Richmond, VA, and WJTV-12 in Jackson, MS.
Christy spends loads of time in the afternoons and evenings with her three children, ages 17, 15 and 12. Lucky for Christy, all of her children enjoy tennis -- two are on Varsity this year. Christy and her husband Michael play tennis and paddle tennis, and the Flemings were named the Delaware USTA Family of the Year in 2012 and then the USTA Middle States (DE, PA, NJ) Family of the Year that same year.


Elizabeth Jia is the winner of the annual Society of Professional Journalists DC Pro Chapter's 2013 Dateline Award. She won within the TV News Feature category for her year-long coverage of the impact of local non-profit organizations and institutions. The judge's comments noted that her “writing shines in giving inside perspective on a menu of topics and organizations." Jia said that receiving the award was surprising and very affirming.

Jia is a multimedia journalist/producer for CBS-affiliate WUSA 9, covering news for MD, DC, VA. Currently, she produces for Hero Central, a weekly segment profiling local non-profit organizations. She interviews, shoots video, writes and edits the news pieces. Jia is excited to be apart of the ANWC, and said that her membership has been off to a great start with our most recent Gala Award Luncheon honoring Barbara Walters with our Excellence in Journalism award.

“Meeting Barbara Walters in person is nothing like knowing her name in media,” Jia said. “She was very personable and gracious, and her speech was very positive and enlightening.” Jia said that Walters definitely helped women in journalism, and that we shouldn’t forget how hard it is for journalists. “There's been huge progress, and the opportunities have opened up; I think women can make a choice about what they want to do, and this is a very demanding, but awarding, career.”
Jia appreciates all the opportunities to even enter for an award in journalism, much less win one, because the existence of journalism awards speaks to upholding a certain quality, a quality that Jia said Walters never lost sight of — she hopes she will continue to strive in her field and maintain her own quality of work.


Patricia Cullen Raine, formerly Patricia Cullen Clark, has been a graphic designer/illustrator for over 25 years. Born in Lakewood, Ohio, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Miami University of Ohio.

Early in her career, Patricia moved to Guam (as wife of a Navy pilot), where she became a reporter/ illustrator for The Pacific Daily News, a Gannett newspaper serving Guam and the Marianas Island chain. Under her byline, she wrote daily human interest articles and in-depth feature stories on various topics. She also developed a pen and ink caricaturist style depicting local and international politicos. After her stint at the paper, Patricia then joined an ad agency on the island and contributed her skills as a designer, illustrator, copywriter and jingle writer/performer for clients that included Hilton Hotels, Mobil Oil and various Japanese-owned hotels.   

Patricia then relocated to the Washington, D.C. area and continued her work in full-time and free-lance capacities as an assistant art director and a designer/illustrator for major associations.  Since 1986, she has worked exclusively as a free-lance illustrator.  She produced political caricatures for the weekly "Washington Whispers" column in U.S. News and World Report for nearly 3 years and was syndicated by Editor's Press Service in New York to produce international political caricatures. She also became a regular contributor to The Washington Post, specifically the Book World section.  Her literary caricatures grace the collections of Pat Conroy, the family of the late Robertson Davies, Garrison Keillor, and the family of the late Norman Cousins.

Patricia's work has been honored by the Society of Illustrators and by several national illustration, graphic design and print organizations. Original oil portraits commissioned for her International Economy covers are now in the collections of the family of the late economist Rudi Dornbusch of MIT, former New York Federal Reserve Bank Chairman William McDonough and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill.

While continuing to produce illustration, Patricia is now focusing her time on making fine art (paintings, drawings and sculpture) and limited editions of her new and existing work. She also gives entertaining and thought-provoking talks—with accompanying film and Q & Aabout her own experience with the multi-dimensional perception known as 'synesthesia,' a condition that, like many musical and visual artists, informs her work.


In 2001 Ann Telnaes became the second woman ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. One of the few women in this highly competitive field, Telnaes creates some of today's boldest political cartoons. Ann Telnaes's generous gift to the Library of Congress is of eighty-one original drawings that represent the range of themes that engage this gifted artist who has recently emerged as a leader in American editorial cartooning.

Humor's Edge celebrates Ann Telnaes's generous gift to the Library of Congress of eighty-one original drawings that represent the range of themes that engage this gifted artist who has recently emerged as a leader in American editorial cartooning. An artist who bravely criticizes the actions and words of powerful public figures, Telnaes takes stands on complex, divisive issues and affirms the editorial cartoon as a potent means of expressing opinions and illuminating issues of the day.