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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

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the many exciting ANWC events.

Membership Information

APPLY to be a member today! Download the membership application here.

RENEW your membership.   Download the membership renewal form here.

Membership Levels

Active Membership
Active members are individuals currently employed in print, electronic and broadcast news and information, including reporters, writers, editors, photographers and illustrators as well as book authors, publishers, public relations practitioners and newsletter producers.
Level II - Professional to age 25 ($50)
Level III - 26-36 years of age ($75)
Level IV - 37 years of age and above ($140)
Level V - Retired ($50)
Out of Washington Area - OOA ($50)

Affiliate Members

$165 Affiliate members are individuals whose professions and interests are allied to the American News Women’s Club.

Associate Members
$165 Associate members are persons, or spouses of persons, who are prominent in the arts, science, education, government, civic affairs, or social services.

Out of State Members $50
Initiation Fee
(one time only) 

Honorary Members

U.S. presidents, royalty, and other individuals who have achieved national or internationaldistinction may be elected to this category by the Board of Governors.

For a more extensive description of these membership categories and the categories of Honorary, Distinguished Member Emeritus and Retired, please contact the clubhouse at (202) 332-6770.

We accept all major credit cards. You will have to contact the Club Manager with your card information.
Please call (202) 332-6770.

Membership Benefits

Founded in 1932, the American News Women's Club brings together a diverse group of reporters, editors, publishers, independent authors and public relations professionals who embrace the club's goals.

Promoting Journalistic Excellence
A series of professional development workshops and seminars give members insight into the latest developments in the field.

Fostering Professional Growth
Networking evenings with other professional groups and members-only happy hours ensure that members connect with people who share their interests. ANWC supports community activities with complementary missions and goals.

Advancing Women's Roles
ANWC raises public awareness of contributions made by women in journalism and related professions. An annual benefit supports college scholarships in the field.

Reasons to Join
Whether you're a current member or looking to become a member, here are a few of our club membership benefits:

  1. Emphasis on Women as Washington Opinion Leaders/Newsmakers
  2. Camraderie, Fellowship, Networking Opportunites
  3. Club website:
  4. Monthly Dispatchees
  5. Fall,  Winter and Spring ShopTalk
  6. Membership Directory (as requested)
  7. Newsmaker Programs & Author Evenings
  8. Embassy Programs and/or Visits
  9. Annual Benefit Gala/Award dinner to present ANWC's Excellence in Journalism Award
  10. ANWC Scholarship Award Program granted by Scholarship Committee
  11. Unique and historic Clubhouse (Cranford House)
  12. Member Rates for Programs and Club Rentals at Clubhouse
  13. ANWC Archives