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, Wednesday 12 - 4 p.m., Friday 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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August 14, 2019



Dear Members and Friends of the ANWC,


I am pleased to welcome you to the 2019-2020 ANWC year and honored and proud to serve as the board president this year.
In my view, at no time in American history has the news been more important. Over the next two years, I believe that the American New Women's Club has an important role in supporting those that educate and inform voters about our elections and critical issues facing our world.
Many of you don't know me, and what you should know is, at my core, I am a true bipartisan, who believes in comity, or why else would I have been an officer in the George W. Bush White House and served as the director of the George Soros Foundation in Macedonia? It is this balance that I like to bring to my life and want to bring to the ANWC.
By now, I hope that you have joined me in renewing your ANWC membership for the 2019-2020 year. You should have received your renewal package, but if you did not, please contact the Club office or click here for the renewal form. We are excited to have you continue as part of our historic club.
We already have booked fall activities in keeping with the theme of educating and informing about key issues facing our world:
The following club activities are in the works:

- Celebrating 100 years of the 19th Amendment: September 23, Sheilah Kast has secured Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, and our board member, Eleanor Clift, author of Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment (Turning Points in History), for a celebration of the 19th Amendment.
- Women Ambassadors- Role of Women in Diplomacy: On October 24, Jan Du Plain amassing an impressive group of women ambassadors for a special program. Thank you to Sheilah and Jan.
- We are also working with the News Literacy Project on a program in November, setting a date for our holiday celebration, and more exciting programs in 2020.
- GALA MEETING: Please join us on September 4 for an open planning meeting for the 2020 Gala and Excellence in Journalist nominee. At this meeting, I hope we will have a meaningful discussion about potential EIJ nominees. I want to ensure that our 2020 EIJ recipient is culled from the best ideas from our membership, and I look forward to an invigorating discussion.
I am thrilled that you will be a part of our club and look forward to integrating your thoughts and ideas into our 2019-2020 agenda. Please reach out to me personally if you have ideas or concerns at, and I look forward to greeting you in person at one of our upcoming events.
Thank you for your support of the ANWC and your contributions to the role of the media in America. Please remember to check for updates, and we look forward to seeing you often this year.
With highest regards for your role in American media,
Mary Catherine Andrews

Advancing Journalistic Excellence since 1932   
 1607 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC  20008

Past "Messages from the President:"

May 2014

February 2014

October 2013