The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis strongly condemns the manhandling and disrespect shown to our colleagues by authorities during the unfolding crisis in Ferguson, MO. We believe these actions should cease, and that those responsible for maintaining order in Ferguson establish and enforce rules to assure the safety of our journalistic colleagues. We further believe journalists should be able to freely cover these important events without undue restrictions.

This statement was unanimously approved by the Press Club Board of Directors at its meeting on Monday, August 18, 2014.

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Upcoming Press Club Events

SAVE THE DATE:  PRESS CLUB ANNUAL MEETING, 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, with guest speaker, BILL MCCLELLAN, columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.   Buffet, meeting and program will be at The Highlands of Forest Park. Click Here for more. Click Here to pay by credit card.

The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis invites you to attend a forum in conjuction with Media Literacy Week "ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING--REALITY, SPECIAL INTERESTS AND THE MEDIA'S ROLE" Noon, on Thursday, November 13 at the Emerson Library, Conference Room, 101 Edgar Rd., Webster University Campus, Webster Groves. Click Here for more.

Board Meeting: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 at noon.
8888 Ladue Rd. Conference room 250

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Announcements and Recent Press Club Events

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"Twitter Seminar: Two for One -- a Refresher and Internediate" 9 to noon, Saturday, October 18 at Webster University Library computer lab. Just $10, with lunch $20. Click Here for description. Click Here to register by credit card.

Press Club members and friends at Reception and Movie Night September 23.  Click Here for invitation.

Enjoying the pre-movie reception are Amanda Cook, who chaired the event for the second year,  and Press Club president Bill Smith.

Among the guests for Press Club’s movie night (from left) are Charlie Brennan and his son, Charles Brennan, and Lori Berg and Sarah Parker.

Dr. Avis Meyer of St. Louis University giving a pre-screening introduction to “All the President’s Men”

“The State of the Plate” Press Club Food Forum and Gourmet Lunch

Press Club members and guests enjoyed a three-course gourmet lunch at Ces & Judy’s, while learning the latest about St. Louis food and beverage trends at the club’s forum on August 27.  Suzanne Corbett (left at panel table), St. Louis food writer and culinary historian, coordinated and moderated the event.  Panel members included: (from left of Corbett) Glenn Bardgett, wine director and sommelier at Annie Gunn’s and contributor to Sauce Magazine; Alex Donley, owner and operator of Gioia’s Food Truck; Frank Schmer, president of the St. Louis BBQ Society and KTRS radio host of BBQ Pitmasters.

Press Club Enterprise Journalism Grant Helps Fund Post-Dispatch Feature about St. Louis Surgeon's Orphanage in India. Click Here to read.

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Press Club Annual Scholarship Reception
with Guest Speaker Wendy Wiese

Tuesday, July 15, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Norman Probstein Golf Clubhouse in Forest Park

2014 Scholarships were announced and presented at the July 15 reception held at the Probstein Golf Clubhouse. Guest speaker for the evening was veteran St. Louis television and radio personality, Wendy Wiese. Nine of the the ten scholarship recipients attended. From left to right: Wendy Weise, and scholarship winners: Delores McKenzie-Bush, Laura Therese Schilli, Laura Berry, Regan Gillam, Jack Suntrup, Lauren Parker, Elizabeth Barmeier, Morgan Purdy, Lauren Blankenship. 

PRESS CLUB HONORED SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS.  Click Here to read  press release. Click Here to read introducing scholarship recipients

Press Club Membership Round-Up Wine Reception and Portrait Photography Exhibition
Tuesday, July 1, 2014,  4:30pm - 6:30pm
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From left, John Nagel, executive director of the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, speaking to Press Club members and guests about “Portraits/Process”, the current exhibit,  at the July 1 Members Round-Up wine and cheese reception.  Wines were donated by the Adam Puchta Winery.  Photograph by Lauren Parker. 

June 10: Charlie Brennan told stories from his book “Amazing St. Louis”, and lunch at Sheraton in Clayton 11:30 am to 1 pm. Click Here for more information.

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